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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 387 367 331
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -36
Permanent jobs citing GSM 55 79 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.35% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.71% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30 52 74
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 £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
4555 4612 5174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.74% 20.56% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3484 3577 4109
Average salary £43,750 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 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 30 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 -10 38 £43,500 +8.75% 9
Surrey -10 8 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 5 - -
East Sussex -18 1 £47,500 -8.65%
Middlesex - 1 £43,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 129 (74.57%) UMTS
2 105 (60.69%) Telecoms
3 71 (41.04%) Wireless
4 66 (38.15%) LTE
5 65 (37.57%) 3G
6 61 (35.26%) UNIX
7 57 (32.95%) Service Delivery
8 56 (32.37%) GPRS
9 53 (30.64%) Degree
10 49 (28.32%) Marketing
11 48 (27.75%) WiMAX
12 46 (26.59%) 2G
13 44 (25.43%) Linux
14 38 (21.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 36 (20.81%) SS7
16 35 (20.23%) QA
17 33 (19.08%) Ericsson
18 32 (18.50%) RNC
19 31 (17.92%) Product Marketing
19 31 (17.92%) TIBCO
19 31 (17.92%) Change Management
19 31 (17.92%) NDS
20 30 (17.34%) Nokia
20 30 (17.34%) Nortel
21 28 (16.18%) Radio Access Network
22 26 (15.03%) HNC
22 26 (15.03%) HND
22 26 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
23 23 (13.29%) C
24 22 (12.72%) Network Planning

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.58%) MTS
Applications
1 7 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 129 (74.57%) UMTS
2 71 (41.04%) Wireless
3 66 (38.15%) LTE
4 65 (37.57%) 3G
5 56 (32.37%) GPRS
6 48 (27.75%) WiMAX
7 46 (26.59%) 2G
8 36 (20.81%) SS7
9 32 (18.50%) RNC
10 28 (16.18%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (12.14%) Firewall
11 21 (12.14%) CDMA
12 20 (11.56%) 4G
12 20 (11.56%) SGSN
13 19 (10.98%) VPN
14 17 (9.83%) CDMA2000
14 17 (9.83%) HSPA
15 16 (9.25%) VLAN
16 15 (8.67%) Internet
16 15 (8.67%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.78%) MySQL
2 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.36%) Subversion
2 10 (5.78%) Trac
3 8 (4.62%) GCC
3 8 (4.62%) GDB
General
1 105 (60.69%) Telecoms
2 49 (28.32%) Marketing
3 6 (3.47%) Billing
4 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.58%) Finance
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (13.29%) Technical Engineer
2 22 (12.72%) Network Engineer
2 22 (12.72%) Support Engineer
3 21 (12.14%) Wireless Engineer
4 19 (10.98%) RAN Engineer
5 16 (9.25%) Radio Engineer
6 15 (8.67%) Radio Network Engineer
6 15 (8.67%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 12 (6.94%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.78%) Developer
8 10 (5.78%) Senior Software Engineer
9 9 (5.20%) Technical Support
10 8 (4.62%) Embedded Software Developer
10 8 (4.62%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.05%) Technical Support Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) 3G Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Transmission Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Transmission Planning Engineer
13 5 (2.89%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.09%) HTML
2 12 (6.94%) SOAP
2 12 (6.94%) MAPI
3 11 (6.36%) XML
4 10 (5.78%) LAMP
4 10 (5.78%) XML-RPC
4 10 (5.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 10 (5.78%) REST
4 10 (5.78%) Web Services
5 8 (4.62%) STL
6 4 (2.31%) WAP
7 2 (1.16%) .NET
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.16%) CSS
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.16%) HTML5
7 2 (1.16%) Ajax
7 2 (1.16%) WPF
7 2 (1.16%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.16%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.16%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.58%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.58%) VHDL
5 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.58%) IPTV
5 1 (0.58%) CPLD
5 1 (0.58%) SCADA
5 1 (0.58%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 61 (35.26%) UNIX
2 44 (25.43%) Linux
3 15 (8.67%) Windows
4 12 (6.94%) Solaris
5 8 (4.62%) Windows 2000
5 8 (4.62%) Windows NT
6 4 (2.31%) Android
6 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.95%) Service Delivery
2 31 (17.92%) Change Management
2 31 (17.92%) Product Marketing
3 22 (12.72%) Network Planning
3 22 (12.72%) Project Management
4 15 (8.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (6.94%) Software Engineering
5 12 (6.94%) Load Balancing
6 10 (5.78%) OO
7 9 (5.20%) Capacity Management
8 8 (4.62%) Multithreading
8 8 (4.62%) OOD
9 7 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (2.89%) Network Architecture
11 4 (2.31%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (2.31%) Mobile Commerce
11 4 (2.31%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (2.31%) Information Security
11 4 (2.31%) Security Management
12 3 (1.73%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.29%) C
2 22 (12.72%) C++
3 10 (5.78%) PHP
4 5 (2.89%) SQL
5 4 (2.31%) Java
6 3 (1.73%) C#
6 3 (1.73%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.16%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) VC++
8 1 (0.58%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 53 (30.64%) Degree
2 26 (15.03%) HNC
2 26 (15.03%) HND
3 3 (1.73%) CCNA
3 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.16%) MCP
5 1 (0.58%) PMP
5 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.23%) QA
2 17 (9.83%) SLA
3 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) PMBOK
System Software
1 31 (17.92%) NDS
2 11 (6.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) OpenView
2 1 (0.58%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (21.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 33 (19.08%) Ericsson
3 31 (17.92%) TIBCO
4 30 (17.34%) Nokia
4 30 (17.34%) Nortel
5 18 (10.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 17 (9.83%) Cisco
6 17 (9.83%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.94%) Huawei
8 8 (4.62%) Sybase
9 7 (4.05%) Oracle
10 6 (3.47%) HP
11 4 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.31%) BT
11 4 (2.31%) VMware
12 2 (1.16%) EMC
13 1 (0.58%) Remedy
13 1 (0.58%) QNX
13 1 (0.58%) Xilinx
13 1 (0.58%) Altera
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