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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 405 409 382
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Permanent jobs citing GSM 32 52 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.17% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 31 53
Median salary £48,000 £44,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.58% -
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
3850 4462 4932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.10% 21.70% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3146 3410 3861
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 31 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 20 £56,000 +10.89%
Surrey -2 5 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 4 £36,000 +4.34%
Middlesex +7 1 £52,500 +75.00%
Kent - 1 £32,000 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 50 (72.46%) UMTS
2 44 (63.77%) Telecoms
3 35 (50.72%) Windows
4 33 (47.83%) LTE
5 30 (43.48%) GPRS
6 28 (40.58%) Degree
7 22 (31.88%) PSTN
8 19 (27.54%) CDMA
8 19 (27.54%) Unix
9 18 (26.09%) 3GPP
9 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 18 (26.09%) 3G
10 17 (24.64%) WCDMA
10 17 (24.64%) ISDN
10 17 (24.64%) Presales
11 16 (23.19%) ATM
11 16 (23.19%) SQL
11 16 (23.19%) Sybase
11 16 (23.19%) Electronics
12 15 (21.74%) Windows NT
12 15 (21.74%) Windows 2000
13 14 (20.29%) Oracle
13 14 (20.29%) Linux
13 14 (20.29%) SS7
14 13 (18.84%) Project Management
14 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
14 13 (18.84%) Wireless
14 13 (18.84%) HP
14 13 (18.84%) 4G
14 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 50 (72.46%) UMTS
2 33 (47.83%) LTE
3 30 (43.48%) GPRS
4 22 (31.88%) PSTN
5 19 (27.54%) CDMA
6 18 (26.09%) 3G
6 18 (26.09%) 3GPP
7 17 (24.64%) ISDN
7 17 (24.64%) WCDMA
8 16 (23.19%) ATM
9 14 (20.29%) SS7
10 13 (18.84%) 4G
10 13 (18.84%) Wireless
11 12 (17.39%) GGSN
11 12 (17.39%) SGSN
11 12 (17.39%) VoLTE
11 12 (17.39%) VoWiFi
12 8 (11.59%) WLAN
13 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.80%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) HBase
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
1 2 (2.90%) Maven
1 2 (2.90%) NetBeans
1 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
1 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.45%) GCC
2 1 (1.45%) GDB
2 1 (1.45%) JMeter
2 1 (1.45%) Subversion
2 1 (1.45%) Trac
General
1 44 (63.77%) Telecoms
2 16 (23.19%) Electronics
3 7 (10.14%) Finance
4 5 (7.25%) Automotive
5 3 (4.35%) Advertising
5 3 (4.35%) Billing
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) French Language
6 1 (1.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Core Network Engineer
1 16 (23.19%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Technical Support
3 7 (10.14%) VoLTE Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Communications Specialist
6 4 (5.80%) Engineering Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Electronics Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Presales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
1 8 (11.59%) LINQ
1 8 (11.59%) WPF
2 4 (5.80%) Spring
3 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.45%) Ajax
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.45%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) HTML5
3 1 (1.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Cybercrime
3 4 (5.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.35%) Handset
4 3 (4.35%) Mechatronics
4 3 (4.35%) User Experience
5 2 (2.90%) Physics
5 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.72%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) Unix
3 15 (21.74%) Windows 2000
3 15 (21.74%) Windows NT
4 14 (20.29%) Linux
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Presales
2 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.84%) Project Management
2 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
3 10 (14.49%) Software Engineering
4 9 (13.04%) BDD
5 8 (11.59%) Network Optimisation
6 6 (8.70%) Test Planning
7 5 (7.25%) Defect Management
7 5 (7.25%) Line Management
7 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.80%) Business Development
8 4 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.80%) Digital Signal Processing
8 4 (5.80%) Network Design
8 4 (5.80%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.80%) Scrum
8 4 (5.80%) Signal Processing
9 3 (4.35%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) C#
3 8 (11.59%) Java
4 7 (10.14%) C++
5 6 (8.70%) C
6 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.35%) Perl
6 3 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (2.90%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (40.58%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.59%) ISEB
2 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) CCNA
4 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) MCSE
4 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.80%) HNC
5 4 (5.80%) HND
6 1 (1.45%) CCNP
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.35%) Firmware
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) KVM
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Sybase
3 14 (20.29%) Oracle
4 13 (18.84%) HP
5 11 (15.94%) Huawei
6 9 (13.04%) Cisco
7 6 (8.70%) VMware
8 5 (7.25%) Dell
8 5 (7.25%) EMC
9 4 (5.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (5.80%) Ericsson
9 4 (5.80%) Nokia
10 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.45%) 3Com
11 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.45%) Citrix
11 1 (1.45%) Extreme Networks
11 1 (1.45%) Google
11 1 (1.45%) Mitel
11 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
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