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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / South East
Rank 375 417 394
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -23
Permanent jobs citing GSM 24 34 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.84% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 22
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £12,250 £37,100 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.04%

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
2970 4030 4587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.00% 21.26% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2390 3424 3540
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,464
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing GSM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +49 10 £46,250 +15.62% 2
Berkshire +17 8 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 5 - - 1
Kent +14 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for GSM.

1 39 (70.91%) UMTS
2 35 (63.64%) Telecoms
3 23 (41.82%) LTE
4 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
5 16 (29.09%) Service Delivery
5 16 (29.09%) GPRS
6 15 (27.27%) C++
7 14 (25.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 13 (23.64%) Linux
8 13 (23.64%) Value-Added Service
9 12 (21.82%) Presales
9 12 (21.82%) Unix
9 12 (21.82%) Cisco
9 12 (21.82%) Change Management
10 11 (20.00%) SS7
10 11 (20.00%) TIBCO
10 11 (20.00%) Marketing
11 10 (18.18%) Degree
12 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
12 9 (16.36%) PBX
12 9 (16.36%) Wireless
12 9 (16.36%) Subversion
13 8 (14.55%) RTP
13 8 (14.55%) Firmware
13 8 (14.55%) STL
13 8 (14.55%) C
13 8 (14.55%) OO
13 8 (14.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (14.55%) Asterisk PBX
13 8 (14.55%) Nokia Networks

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Infor M3
1 4 (7.27%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 39 (70.91%) UMTS
2 23 (41.82%) LTE
3 16 (29.09%) GPRS
4 13 (23.64%) Value-Added Service
5 11 (20.00%) SS7
6 9 (16.36%) PBX
6 9 (16.36%) Wireless
6 9 (16.36%) Wireshark
7 8 (14.55%) Asterisk PBX
7 8 (14.55%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (14.55%) RANAP
7 8 (14.55%) RTP
8 7 (12.73%) 3G
8 7 (12.73%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (12.73%) SGSN
9 6 (10.91%) CDMA
9 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.09%) 2G
10 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.09%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) MS Access
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Subversion
2 8 (14.55%) GCC
2 8 (14.55%) GDB
2 8 (14.55%) Trac
3 1 (1.82%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) Maven
3 1 (1.82%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.82%) Xcode
General
1 35 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.00%) Marketing
3 6 (10.91%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Software Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) VAS Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Core Network Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Network Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Network Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Network Operations Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Network Performance Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Communications Specialist
10 2 (3.64%) Desktop Specialist
10 2 (3.64%) Mac Specialist
10 2 (3.64%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (14.55%) STL
2 4 (7.27%) MFC
3 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Home Automation
3 3 (5.45%) Handset
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Unix
3 3 (5.45%) Windows
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
2 16 (29.09%) Service Delivery
3 12 (21.82%) Change Management
3 12 (21.82%) Presales
4 8 (14.55%) Cross-Platform Development
4 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
4 8 (14.55%) OO
4 8 (14.55%) Product Marketing
5 6 (10.91%) ITIL
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.27%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.27%) Network Performance Management
7 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) Business Development
9 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
9 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.64%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) C++
2 8 (14.55%) C
3 7 (12.73%) Embedded C
4 6 (10.91%) SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Embedded C++
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.64%) C#
7 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) HNC
2 5 (9.09%) HND
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Netcool
1 4 (7.27%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 12 (21.82%) Cisco
3 11 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 8 (14.55%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (12.73%) Nokia
6 6 (10.91%) Mitel
7 4 (7.27%) EMC
7 4 (7.27%) Huawei
7 4 (7.27%) NEC
8 3 (5.45%) Ericsson
9 2 (3.64%) Cognizant
9 2 (3.64%) Polycom
10 1 (1.82%) Apple
10 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.82%) F5
10 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.82%) Nortel
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
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