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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / South East
Rank 361 432 371
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -61
Permanent jobs citing GSM 26 23 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.12% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.59% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 26
Median salary £45,000 £38,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% -21.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £7,000 £27,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%

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
3188 3918 4553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.22% 20.09% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2567 3302 3453
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Berkshire +56 14 £77,500 +171.92%
Surrey +32 8 £42,500 +10.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 33 (70.21%) UMTS
2 31 (65.96%) Telecoms
3 18 (38.30%) LTE
4 17 (36.17%) Service Delivery
5 15 (31.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 14 (29.79%) Unix
6 14 (29.79%) Change Management
7 13 (27.66%) Value-Added Service
8 12 (25.53%) Presales
8 12 (25.53%) TIBCO
8 12 (25.53%) SS7
9 11 (23.40%) Cisco
10 10 (21.28%) Linux
10 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
10 10 (21.28%) Marketing
11 9 (19.15%) C++
11 9 (19.15%) Nokia Networks
11 9 (19.15%) Product Marketing
12 8 (17.02%) GPRS
12 8 (17.02%) PBX
13 7 (14.89%) Nokia
13 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
14 6 (12.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 6 (12.77%) Asterisk PBX
14 6 (12.77%) RANAP
14 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
14 6 (12.77%) GCC
14 6 (12.77%) GDB
14 6 (12.77%) Trac
14 6 (12.77%) Diameter Protocol

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 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (70.21%) UMTS
2 18 (38.30%) LTE
3 13 (27.66%) Value-Added Service
4 12 (25.53%) SS7
5 8 (17.02%) GPRS
5 8 (17.02%) PBX
6 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
7 6 (12.77%) Asterisk PBX
7 6 (12.77%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (12.77%) RANAP
7 6 (12.77%) RTP
7 6 (12.77%) Wireless
8 5 (10.64%) CDMA
8 5 (10.64%) GGSN
8 5 (10.64%) SGSN
8 5 (10.64%) VPN
9 3 (6.38%) MIMO
9 3 (6.38%) Node B
9 3 (6.38%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (6.38%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) MS Access
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) GCC
1 6 (12.77%) GDB
1 6 (12.77%) Subversion
1 6 (12.77%) Trac
2 1 (2.13%) Android Studio
2 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 31 (65.96%) Telecoms
2 10 (21.28%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) VAS Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Software Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Core Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Communications Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Mac Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (12.77%) STL
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Handset
1 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Unix
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Service Delivery
2 14 (29.79%) Change Management
3 12 (25.53%) Presales
4 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
5 9 (19.15%) Product Marketing
6 6 (12.77%) Cross-Platform Development
6 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
6 6 (12.77%) OO
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) Business Development
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL
9 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.26%) Information Security
9 2 (4.26%) Network Design
9 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Scrum
9 2 (4.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C++
2 4 (8.51%) C
2 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) Embedded C
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) HNC
1 6 (12.77%) HND
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Firmware
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 12 (25.53%) TIBCO
3 11 (23.40%) Cisco
4 9 (19.15%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (14.89%) Nokia
6 5 (10.64%) Mitel
7 4 (8.51%) Huawei
8 3 (6.38%) Ericsson
9 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.26%) Cognizant
9 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.26%) Nortel
9 2 (4.26%) Polycom
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.13%) Apple
10 1 (2.13%) F5
10 1 (2.13%) Mapinfo
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle
10 1 (2.13%) Sourcefire
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