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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 398 428 390
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -38
Permanent jobs citing GSM 50 54 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.14% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 29 26 47
Average salary £52,500 £43,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £52,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
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
4330 4747 4923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.42% 22.10% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3616 3575 3815
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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 +5 31 £57,500 +32.18% 3
Surrey -4 8 £40,500 -19.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 7 £36,000 -
Kent - 2 £32,000 -
Middlesex +13 1 £52,500 +20.68%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 51 (68.00%) UMTS
2 45 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 37 (49.33%) Windows
4 33 (44.00%) GPRS
4 33 (44.00%) LTE
5 31 (41.33%) Degree
6 22 (29.33%) Unix
7 21 (28.00%) PSTN
7 21 (28.00%) 3G
8 20 (26.67%) Electronics
9 19 (25.33%) CDMA
9 19 (25.33%) Linux
9 19 (25.33%) Presales
10 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
11 17 (22.67%) 3GPP
11 17 (22.67%) WCDMA
11 17 (22.67%) SQL
12 16 (21.33%) Sybase
12 16 (21.33%) ISDN
12 16 (21.33%) ATM
13 15 (20.00%) 4G
13 15 (20.00%) Oracle
13 15 (20.00%) SS7
13 15 (20.00%) Wireless
14 14 (18.67%) Project Management
14 14 (18.67%) Windows NT
14 14 (18.67%) Windows 2000
14 14 (18.67%) GGSN
14 14 (18.67%) SGSN
15 13 (17.33%) Computer Science

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (2.67%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) UMTS
2 33 (44.00%) GPRS
2 33 (44.00%) LTE
3 21 (28.00%) 3G
3 21 (28.00%) PSTN
4 19 (25.33%) CDMA
5 17 (22.67%) 3GPP
5 17 (22.67%) WCDMA
6 16 (21.33%) ATM
6 16 (21.33%) ISDN
7 15 (20.00%) 4G
7 15 (20.00%) SS7
7 15 (20.00%) Wireless
8 14 (18.67%) GGSN
8 14 (18.67%) SGSN
9 13 (17.33%) VoLTE
10 12 (16.00%) VoWiFi
11 11 (14.67%) VoIP
12 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 9 (12.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Big Data
4 2 (2.67%) HBase
4 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.67%) JIRA
1 2 (2.67%) Maven
1 2 (2.67%) NetBeans
1 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.33%) GCC
2 1 (1.33%) GDB
2 1 (1.33%) JMeter
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) Trac
General
1 45 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (26.67%) Electronics
3 7 (9.33%) Finance
4 5 (6.67%) Automotive
5 3 (4.00%) Billing
5 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.67%) French Language
7 1 (1.33%) Advertising
7 1 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Core Network Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Technical Support
5 8 (10.67%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) VoLTE Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Electronics Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Engineering Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Communications Specialist
9 4 (5.33%) Network Support
9 4 (5.33%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Network Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Electronics Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) .NET
1 8 (10.67%) LINQ
1 8 (10.67%) WPF
2 4 (5.33%) Spring
3 1 (1.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.33%) Ajax
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) HTML5
3 1 (1.33%) jQuery
3 1 (1.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Cybercrime
3 4 (5.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.00%) Handset
4 3 (4.00%) Mechatronics
4 3 (4.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.67%) Physics
5 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Unix
3 19 (25.33%) Linux
4 14 (18.67%) Windows 2000
4 14 (18.67%) Windows NT
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.00%) Solaris
8 1 (1.33%) Android
8 1 (1.33%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Presales
2 14 (18.67%) Project Management
3 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 9 (12.00%) BDD
7 8 (10.67%) Network Optimisation
8 6 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (8.00%) Line Management
8 6 (8.00%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.67%) Test Planning
10 4 (5.33%) Business Development
10 4 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (5.33%) Digital Signal Processing
10 4 (5.33%) Network Design
10 4 (5.33%) Scrum
10 4 (5.33%) Signal Processing
11 3 (4.00%) Process Management
11 3 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 8 (10.67%) Java
4 7 (9.33%) C
4 7 (9.33%) C++
5 4 (5.33%) Perl
6 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.00%) PHP
6 3 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) Degree
2 10 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.33%) CCNA
4 7 (9.33%) HNC
4 7 (9.33%) HND
4 7 (9.33%) MCSE
4 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.00%) ISEB
5 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.00%) Firmware
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) KVM
4 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.33%) Sybase
3 15 (20.00%) Oracle
4 12 (16.00%) Cisco
4 12 (16.00%) HP
5 11 (14.67%) Huawei
6 6 (8.00%) EMC
6 6 (8.00%) VMware
7 5 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (6.67%) Dell
8 4 (5.33%) Ericsson
8 4 (5.33%) Nokia
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.33%) 3Com
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.33%) Citrix
10 1 (1.33%) Google
10 1 (1.33%) Mitel
10 1 (1.33%) Symbian
10 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
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