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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 383 353 322
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -31
Permanent jobs citing GSM 55 65 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.54% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18 47 89
Average salary £43,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +11.76%
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
4418 4222 4887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.81% 20.32% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3405 3287 3916
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +13 43 £43,500 +15.23% 11
Buckinghamshire +7 6 - -
Surrey -23 4 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Middlesex - 1 £43,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 128 (75.74%) UMTS
2 102 (60.36%) Telecoms
3 69 (40.83%) Wireless
4 67 (39.64%) LTE
5 64 (37.87%) UNIX
6 61 (36.09%) 3G
7 58 (34.32%) Service Delivery
8 57 (33.73%) GPRS
9 55 (32.54%) Degree
10 51 (30.18%) Linux
11 49 (28.99%) WiMAX
12 48 (28.40%) Marketing
13 43 (25.44%) 2G
14 39 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 36 (21.30%) SS7
16 34 (20.12%) Ericsson
16 34 (20.12%) QA
17 33 (19.53%) RNC
18 32 (18.93%) TIBCO
18 32 (18.93%) Change Management
18 32 (18.93%) NDS
18 32 (18.93%) Product Marketing
19 31 (18.34%) Nokia
19 31 (18.34%) Nortel
20 29 (17.16%) Radio Access Network
20 29 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (15.98%) HNC
21 27 (15.98%) HND
22 25 (14.79%) C++
23 24 (14.20%) C

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 7 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 128 (75.74%) UMTS
2 69 (40.83%) Wireless
3 67 (39.64%) LTE
4 61 (36.09%) 3G
5 57 (33.73%) GPRS
6 49 (28.99%) WiMAX
7 43 (25.44%) 2G
8 36 (21.30%) SS7
9 33 (19.53%) RNC
10 29 (17.16%) Radio Access Network
11 24 (14.20%) VPN
12 23 (13.61%) Firewall
13 22 (13.02%) CDMA
13 22 (13.02%) SGSN
14 19 (11.24%) VLAN
15 18 (10.65%) CDMA2000
15 18 (10.65%) HSPA
16 17 (10.06%) HTTP
16 17 (10.06%) Internet
17 15 (8.88%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) MySQL
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Trac
1 12 (7.10%) Subversion
2 11 (6.51%) GCC
2 11 (6.51%) GDB
General
1 102 (60.36%) Telecoms
2 48 (28.40%) Marketing
3 5 (2.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 23 (13.61%) Technical Engineer
2 22 (13.02%) Support Engineer
2 22 (13.02%) Wireless Engineer
3 21 (12.43%) Network Engineer
4 18 (10.65%) RAN Engineer
5 17 (10.06%) Radio Engineer
6 16 (9.47%) Radio Network Engineer
6 16 (9.47%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 14 (8.28%) Software Engineer
8 12 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Software Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Embedded Software Developer
10 9 (5.33%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.14%) Technical Support Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) 3G Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) Transmission Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) Transmission Planning Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.88%) MAPI
1 15 (8.88%) HTML
2 14 (8.28%) SOAP
3 12 (7.10%) REST
3 12 (7.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (7.10%) LAMP
3 12 (7.10%) XML-RPC
3 12 (7.10%) Web Services
3 12 (7.10%) XML
4 11 (6.51%) STL
5 3 (1.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.18%) Internet of Things
3 2 (1.18%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 64 (37.87%) UNIX
2 51 (30.18%) Linux
3 15 (8.88%) Solaris
4 7 (4.14%) Windows NT
4 7 (4.14%) Windows 2000
4 7 (4.14%) Windows
5 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.32%) Service Delivery
2 32 (18.93%) Change Management
2 32 (18.93%) Product Marketing
3 21 (12.43%) Network Planning
4 17 (10.06%) Project Management
5 16 (9.47%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (8.88%) Load Balancing
7 14 (8.28%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.10%) OO
9 11 (6.51%) OOD
9 11 (6.51%) Multithreading
9 11 (6.51%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.96%) Test Strategy
11 5 (2.96%) OpenUP
12 4 (2.37%) Information Security
12 4 (2.37%) Ethical Hacking
12 4 (2.37%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (2.37%) Mobile Commerce
12 4 (2.37%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.79%) C++
2 24 (14.20%) C
3 12 (7.10%) PHP
4 4 (2.37%) Java
5 2 (1.18%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.18%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.59%) SQL
6 1 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (32.54%) Degree
2 27 (15.98%) HNC
2 27 (15.98%) HND
3 5 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.96%) CCNA
4 2 (1.18%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (20.12%) QA
2 18 (10.65%) SLA
3 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (18.93%) NDS
2 12 (7.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.59%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 34 (20.12%) Ericsson
3 32 (18.93%) TIBCO
4 31 (18.34%) Nokia
4 31 (18.34%) Nortel
5 20 (11.83%) Cisco
6 19 (11.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 18 (10.65%) Microsoft
8 12 (7.10%) Huawei
9 7 (4.14%) Sybase
10 4 (2.37%) HP
10 4 (2.37%) BT
11 3 (1.78%) VMware
11 3 (1.78%) Oracle
11 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.59%) Business Objects
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