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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 391 383 304
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -79
Permanent jobs citing GSM 47 70 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.31% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.39% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 40 37 75
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.44% -10.00%
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
4344 5034 4755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.85% 22.61% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3489 3731 3681
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 August 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 August 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 -14 24 £85,000 +112.50% 3
Hampshire - 8 £40,000 -
Surrey +1 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Oxfordshire +4 3 £48,500 +7.77% 2
Kent - 3 £32,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Middlesex +3 1 £30,000 -50.00%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 64 (64.65%) UMTS
2 58 (58.59%) Telecoms
3 57 (57.58%) LTE
4 29 (29.29%) Wireless
5 28 (28.28%) Linux
6 27 (27.27%) Degree
7 21 (21.21%) SQL
7 21 (21.21%) 3G
8 20 (20.20%) Windows
8 20 (20.20%) GPRS
8 20 (20.20%) Electronics
9 19 (19.19%) Radio Access Network
10 18 (18.18%) UNIX
11 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (17.17%) Computer Science
12 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
12 15 (15.15%) 2G
12 15 (15.15%) LAN
12 15 (15.15%) 4G
13 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (12.12%) WiMAX
14 12 (12.12%) Marketing
15 11 (11.11%) CDMA
15 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 11 (11.11%) C#
16 10 (10.10%) C++
16 10 (10.10%) .NET
16 10 (10.10%) Python
16 10 (10.10%) Project Management
16 10 (10.10%) Network Planning

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.01%) Apache
2 1 (1.01%) MTS
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 64 (64.65%) UMTS
2 57 (57.58%) LTE
3 29 (29.29%) Wireless
4 21 (21.21%) 3G
5 20 (20.20%) GPRS
6 19 (19.19%) Radio Access Network
7 15 (15.15%) 4G
7 15 (15.15%) 2G
7 15 (15.15%) LAN
8 12 (12.12%) WiMAX
9 11 (11.11%) CDMA
9 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 9 (9.09%) VPN
10 9 (9.09%) Internet
10 9 (9.09%) SS7
10 9 (9.09%) TCAP
10 9 (9.09%) SCCP
11 8 (8.08%) SCTP
11 8 (8.08%) Diameter Protocol
12 7 (7.07%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) Big Data
2 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.02%) HBase
3 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Subversion
2 3 (3.03%) Maven
2 3 (3.03%) JIRA
2 3 (3.03%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.02%) Trac
General
1 58 (58.59%) Telecoms
2 20 (20.20%) Electronics
3 12 (12.12%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Finance
4 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
5 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) French Language
5 1 (1.01%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (13.13%) Software Engineer
2 10 (10.10%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.09%) Sales Manager
4 8 (8.08%) Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Telecoms Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Consultant
6 6 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Design Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Tester
7 5 (5.05%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Mobile Tester
8 4 (4.04%) Applications Tester
8 4 (4.04%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
2 8 (8.08%) jQuery
2 8 (8.08%) HTML
3 6 (6.06%) Web Services
4 5 (5.05%) HTML5
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.04%) RESTful
5 4 (4.04%) Ajax
5 4 (4.04%) WPF
5 4 (4.04%) LINQ
5 4 (4.04%) CSS
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.03%) XML
6 3 (3.03%) MAPI
6 3 (3.03%) Spring
7 2 (2.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.02%) REST
8 1 (1.01%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.05%) User Experience
5 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.03%) Physics
6 3 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.03%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.03%) SCADA
7 2 (2.02%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.02%) Handset
7 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.02%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.01%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.01%) VHDL
8 1 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.01%) IPTV
8 1 (1.01%) Statistics
8 1 (1.01%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Linux
2 20 (20.20%) Windows
3 18 (18.18%) UNIX
4 9 (9.09%) Solaris
5 5 (5.05%) Android
6 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Fedora
9 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.01%) VMS
9 1 (1.01%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
3 10 (10.10%) Network Planning
3 10 (10.10%) Project Management
4 6 (6.06%) BDD
5 5 (5.05%) Test Planning
5 5 (5.05%) Scrum
6 4 (4.04%) Validation
6 4 (4.04%) OO
6 4 (4.04%) Web Development
6 4 (4.04%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.03%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.03%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.03%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.03%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.03%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.03%) Kanban
7 3 (3.03%) ETL
7 3 (3.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) SQL
2 11 (11.11%) C#
3 10 (10.10%) C++
3 10 (10.10%) Python
4 9 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.08%) C
6 7 (7.07%) Perl
7 6 (6.06%) Java
7 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.03%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.03%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.02%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.01%) VB
10 1 (1.01%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) HND
2 3 (3.03%) ISEB
3 2 (2.02%) MCP
3 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.01%) HNC
4 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.01%) PMP
4 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Firmware
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) OpenView
2 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.01%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Cisco
1 9 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.03%) Ericsson
3 3 (3.03%) EMC
3 3 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (2.02%) Wind River
4 2 (2.02%) Perforce
4 2 (2.02%) Huawei
4 2 (2.02%) Sun
4 2 (2.02%) HP
4 2 (2.02%) BT
5 1 (1.01%) Anite
5 1 (1.01%) Nokia
5 1 (1.01%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.01%) Remedy
5 1 (1.01%) QNX
5 1 (1.01%) Nortel
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Salary: 45,000-52,000
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus bonuses and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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