The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 394 368 360
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Permanent jobs citing GSM 53 94 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.89% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 32 53 50
Average salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £40,000 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £41,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -17.50%
GSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4482 4962 5281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.51% 21.12% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3421 3903 4259
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GSM
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region.

GSM Salary Trend in the South East

GSM
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in the South East

GSM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -7 27 £50,500 -1.46% 8
Surrey +39 13 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -34 5 £34,500 -18.82% 3
Middlesex - 3 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Hampshire -6 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSM.

1 82 (68.91%) UMTS
2 74 (62.18%) Telecoms
3 53 (44.54%) LTE
4 40 (33.61%) 3G
4 40 (33.61%) UNIX
5 39 (32.77%) Linux
5 39 (32.77%) Wireless
6 36 (30.25%) GPRS
7 29 (24.37%) 2G
8 25 (21.01%) Service Delivery
8 25 (21.01%) Degree
8 25 (21.01%) WiMAX
9 24 (20.17%) Marketing
9 24 (20.17%) SS7
10 22 (18.49%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (17.65%) Firewall
11 21 (17.65%) VPN
12 20 (16.81%) CDMA
12 20 (16.81%) 4G
13 19 (15.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 17 (14.29%) SGSN
15 16 (13.45%) QA
15 16 (13.45%) VLAN
15 16 (13.45%) Cisco
15 16 (13.45%) HTML
16 15 (12.61%) HND
16 15 (12.61%) NDS
16 15 (12.61%) Change Management
16 15 (12.61%) TIBCO
16 15 (12.61%) Internet

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.84%) MTS
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 82 (68.91%) UMTS
2 53 (44.54%) LTE
3 40 (33.61%) 3G
4 39 (32.77%) Wireless
5 36 (30.25%) GPRS
6 29 (24.37%) 2G
7 25 (21.01%) WiMAX
8 24 (20.17%) SS7
9 22 (18.49%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (17.65%) Firewall
10 21 (17.65%) VPN
11 20 (16.81%) CDMA
11 20 (16.81%) 4G
12 17 (14.29%) SGSN
13 16 (13.45%) VLAN
14 15 (12.61%) Internet
15 14 (11.76%) RNC
16 13 (10.92%) HTTP
17 12 (10.08%) POP3
17 12 (10.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.84%) Big Data
2 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Subversion
2 7 (5.88%) Trac
3 4 (3.36%) GCC
3 4 (3.36%) GDB
4 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
General
1 74 (62.18%) Telecoms
2 24 (20.17%) Marketing
3 7 (5.88%) Electronics
4 5 (4.20%) Billing
5 2 (1.68%) Finance
6 1 (0.84%) French Language
6 1 (0.84%) German Language
6 1 (0.84%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 11 (9.24%) Technical Engineer
3 10 (8.40%) Software Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) RAN Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) Radio Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Wireless Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Telecoms Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.36%) Tester
9 4 (3.36%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.36%) Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Applications Tester
9 4 (3.36%) 3G Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Network Optimisation Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Radio Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) HTML
2 12 (10.08%) MAPI
3 7 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (3.36%) WAP
4 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.36%) CSS
4 4 (3.36%) STL
4 4 (3.36%) Ajax
4 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.36%) HTML5
4 4 (3.36%) WPF
4 4 (3.36%) LINQ
4 4 (3.36%) jQuery
4 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (1.68%) XML
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) REST
6 1 (0.84%) XML-RPC
6 1 (0.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.36%) User Experience
4 3 (2.52%) Physics
4 3 (2.52%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.84%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.84%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.84%) SCADA
6 1 (0.84%) Handset
6 1 (0.84%) VHDL
6 1 (0.84%) IPTV
6 1 (0.84%) CPLD
6 1 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.61%) UNIX
2 39 (32.77%) Linux
3 13 (10.92%) Windows
4 12 (10.08%) Solaris
5 4 (3.36%) Windows NT
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.36%) Android
5 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.68%) Fedora
8 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) Service Delivery
2 15 (12.61%) Change Management
2 15 (12.61%) Product Marketing
3 12 (10.08%) Project Management
3 12 (10.08%) Network Planning
3 12 (10.08%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.40%) Software Engineering
4 10 (8.40%) Capacity Management
5 8 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.88%) OO
7 6 (5.04%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.20%) Information Security
9 4 (3.36%) OOD
9 4 (3.36%) Security Management
9 4 (3.36%) Mobile Commerce
9 4 (3.36%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (3.36%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (3.36%) Web Development
9 4 (3.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) C++
1 13 (10.92%) C
2 8 (6.72%) SQL
3 6 (5.04%) Perl
4 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.20%) Python
5 4 (3.36%) C#
5 4 (3.36%) Java
5 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.52%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.68%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.68%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.84%) PHP
8 1 (0.84%) VB
8 1 (0.84%) VC++
8 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (21.01%) Degree
2 15 (12.61%) HND
3 13 (10.92%) HNC
4 2 (1.68%) MCP
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PMP
5 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.45%) QA
2 6 (5.04%) SLA
3 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) NDS
2 2 (1.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) Netcool
2 1 (0.84%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (15.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 16 (13.45%) Cisco
3 15 (12.61%) TIBCO
4 14 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 11 (9.24%) Nokia
5 11 (9.24%) Nortel
6 10 (8.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 10 (8.40%) Huawei
7 9 (7.56%) Oracle
8 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.04%) HP
9 6 (5.04%) BT
10 4 (3.36%) Sybase
10 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.36%) VMware
11 2 (1.68%) EMC
11 2 (1.68%) Perforce
11 2 (1.68%) Wind River
12 1 (0.84%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.84%) Altera
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