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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 438 381 382
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +1
Permanent jobs citing GSM 26 76 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.67% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 49
Average salary £40,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £40,450 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%
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
4003 4548 4231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.68% 22.20% 21.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3389 3483 3321
Average salary £45,000 £42,250 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% -3.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Surrey +11 11 £38,500 -33.04% 3
Berkshire -45 10 £55,000 +26.43% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Hampshire +10 1 £40,000 -4.76%
Kent - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 33 (50.00%) GPRS
2 30 (45.45%) Linux
3 29 (43.94%) Telecoms
4 28 (42.42%) UMTS
5 23 (34.85%) LTE
6 20 (30.30%) Electronics
6 20 (30.30%) Unix
7 17 (25.76%) Firewall
7 17 (25.76%) 3G
8 16 (24.24%) Windows
8 16 (24.24%) Diameter Protocol
9 15 (22.73%) Solaris
9 15 (22.73%) Ethernet
9 15 (22.73%) SS7
10 14 (21.21%) Cisco
10 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
10 14 (21.21%) Computer Science
10 14 (21.21%) 4G
11 13 (19.70%) SQL
11 13 (19.70%) Wireless
12 12 (18.18%) Project Management
12 12 (18.18%) Wireshark
12 12 (18.18%) Validation
12 12 (18.18%) Degree
13 11 (16.67%) PSTN
14 10 (15.15%) SIGTRAN
14 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (13.64%) SCADA
15 9 (13.64%) SMS
15 9 (13.64%) LAN

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) AutoCAD
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (50.00%) GPRS
2 28 (42.42%) UMTS
3 23 (34.85%) LTE
4 17 (25.76%) 3G
4 17 (25.76%) Firewall
5 16 (24.24%) Diameter Protocol
6 15 (22.73%) Ethernet
6 15 (22.73%) SS7
7 14 (21.21%) 4G
7 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
8 13 (19.70%) Wireless
9 12 (18.18%) Wireshark
10 11 (16.67%) PSTN
11 10 (15.15%) SIGTRAN
12 9 (13.64%) LAN
12 9 (13.64%) SCCP
12 9 (13.64%) SMPP
12 9 (13.64%) SMS
12 9 (13.64%) TCAP
12 9 (13.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Big Data
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.52%) GIS
3 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Subversion
2 4 (6.06%) Trac
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) Maven
3 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
General
1 29 (43.94%) Telecoms
2 20 (30.30%) Electronics
3 3 (4.55%) Billing
3 3 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) French Language
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) SCADA Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Engineering Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Junior
7 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Network Support
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) SOAP
2 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (3.03%) LINQ
3 2 (3.03%) REST
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) WPF
3 2 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) HTML5
4 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.64%) SCADA
3 5 (7.58%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.55%) User Experience
5 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (45.45%) Linux
2 20 (30.30%) Unix
3 16 (24.24%) Windows
4 15 (22.73%) Solaris
5 3 (4.55%) Android
5 3 (4.55%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (3.03%) VMS
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.52%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Project Management
1 12 (18.18%) Validation
2 9 (13.64%) Test Planning
3 8 (12.12%) Line Management
3 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.58%) Presales
4 5 (7.58%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.06%) Network Design
5 4 (6.06%) OO
6 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.55%) Schematic Capture
6 3 (4.55%) TDD
6 3 (4.55%) Time Management
7 2 (3.03%) BDD
7 2 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.03%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (3.03%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) C#
2 5 (7.58%) C++
2 5 (7.58%) Java
2 5 (7.58%) Perl
3 4 (6.06%) C
3 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.06%) Python
4 3 (4.55%) Embedded C
4 3 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.09%) HNC
3 6 (9.09%) HND
4 5 (7.58%) CCNA
4 5 (7.58%) MCSE
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Cisco
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.58%) HP
5 3 (4.55%) EMC
5 3 (4.55%) Sun
5 3 (4.55%) Sybase
5 3 (4.55%) Symbian
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.52%) Dell
7 1 (1.52%) Juniper
7 1 (1.52%) Motorola
7 1 (1.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.52%) Twitter
7 1 (1.52%) VMware
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Whitstable, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-65,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago