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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 372 303 319
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +16
Permanent jobs citing GSM 70 122 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 2.58% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 37 74 111
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
5023 4726 5273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.26% 22.24% 23.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3734 3655 4307
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 -10 49 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Surrey -24 9 £45,000 -16.27% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 8 £48,000 -8.57%
Oxfordshire -7 3 £45,000 - 1
Middlesex -1 1 £60,000 +41.17%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 115 (70.55%) UMTS
2 92 (56.44%) Telecoms
3 71 (43.56%) LTE
4 55 (33.74%) GPRS
5 53 (32.52%) Software Engineering
6 44 (26.99%) Wireless
7 42 (25.77%) Degree
8 39 (23.93%) Linux
9 36 (22.09%) C++
10 34 (20.86%) Marketing
11 33 (20.25%) C#
12 32 (19.63%) Windows
13 30 (18.40%) UNIX
13 30 (18.40%) Cisco
14 27 (16.56%) C
14 27 (16.56%) SQL
14 27 (16.56%) SS7
15 26 (15.95%) OO
16 25 (15.34%) Service Delivery
16 25 (15.34%) Subversion
16 25 (15.34%) Product Marketing
16 25 (15.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 24 (14.72%) Network Planning
17 24 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (14.72%) Change Management
17 24 (14.72%) TIBCO
17 24 (14.72%) 3G
17 24 (14.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 24 (14.72%) NDS
18 23 (14.11%) HNC

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 17 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.68%) MS Office
3 5 (3.07%) AutoCAD
3 5 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (70.55%) UMTS
2 71 (43.56%) LTE
3 55 (33.74%) GPRS
4 44 (26.99%) Wireless
5 27 (16.56%) SS7
6 24 (14.72%) 3G
7 19 (11.66%) 4G
8 18 (11.04%) 2G
9 16 (9.82%) PBX
9 16 (9.82%) VoIP
9 16 (9.82%) WCDMA
9 16 (9.82%) Asterisk PBX
10 15 (9.20%) RANAP
10 15 (9.20%) Radio Access Network
10 15 (9.20%) TCP/IP
10 15 (9.20%) 3GPP
10 15 (9.20%) RTP
11 14 (8.59%) Ethernet
12 11 (6.75%) GGSN
12 11 (6.75%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.45%) Big Data
2 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (15.34%) Subversion
2 15 (9.20%) GCC
2 15 (9.20%) GDB
2 15 (9.20%) Trac
General
1 92 (56.44%) Telecoms
2 34 (20.86%) Marketing
3 21 (12.88%) Electronics
4 6 (3.68%) Finance
5 5 (3.07%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.84%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (27.61%) Software Engineer
2 22 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.04%) Network Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (6.75%) Developer
6 10 (6.13%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.13%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (6.13%) Performance Manager
6 10 (6.13%) Firmware Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Network Manager
7 9 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Core Network Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Embedded C Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.29%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.11%) .NET
2 15 (9.20%) STL
2 15 (9.20%) WPF
2 15 (9.20%) LINQ
2 15 (9.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (4.91%) jQuery
3 8 (4.91%) MFC
3 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.29%) CSS
4 7 (4.29%) HTML
4 7 (4.29%) HTML5
4 7 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (2.45%) Ajax
6 1 (0.61%) WML
6 1 (0.61%) XML
6 1 (0.61%) WAP
6 1 (0.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) Firmware
2 8 (4.91%) Home Automation
2 8 (4.91%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.29%) Telematics
4 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.07%) Physics
5 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.61%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.93%) Linux
2 32 (19.63%) Windows
3 30 (18.40%) UNIX
4 7 (4.29%) Android
4 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.45%) Windows 2000
5 4 (2.45%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.52%) Software Engineering
2 26 (15.95%) OO
3 25 (15.34%) Service Delivery
3 25 (15.34%) Product Marketing
4 24 (14.72%) Network Planning
4 24 (14.72%) Change Management
4 24 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.20%) OOD
6 10 (6.13%) Product Management
7 9 (5.52%) UML
8 8 (4.91%) Web Development
8 8 (4.91%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (4.29%) Android Development
9 7 (4.29%) iOS Development
9 7 (4.29%) Service Management
9 7 (4.29%) MVC
10 6 (3.68%) Multithreading
11 5 (3.07%) TDD
11 5 (3.07%) Performance Management
12 4 (2.45%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.09%) C++
2 33 (20.25%) C#
3 27 (16.56%) C
3 27 (16.56%) SQL
4 22 (13.50%) Embedded C
5 13 (7.98%) Python
6 9 (5.52%) Embedded C++
6 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.91%) Perl
7 8 (4.91%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (25.77%) Degree
2 23 (14.11%) HNC
2 23 (14.11%) HND
3 5 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.45%) CCNA
5 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) PMP
5 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.61%) CCIE
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) QA
2 4 (2.45%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.72%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) Netcool
2 2 (1.23%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 30 (18.40%) Cisco
2 25 (15.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 24 (14.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 24 (14.72%) TIBCO
4 15 (9.20%) Oracle
5 13 (7.98%) EMC
6 8 (4.91%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.91%) NEC
7 6 (3.68%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.07%) Cramer
8 5 (3.07%) Huawei
9 4 (2.45%) Juniper
9 4 (2.45%) Sybase
10 1 (0.61%) HP
10 1 (0.61%) Avaya
10 1 (0.61%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.61%) Ruckus Wireless
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