The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 848 849 770
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -79
Permanent jobs citing GSM 89 125 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.62% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 62 69 136
Median salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £34,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.12% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17671 20049 20487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.23% 18.16% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14669 15886 16267
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GSM as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GSM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM within the UK.

GSM Salary Trend in the UK

GSM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 within the UK.

GSM Salary Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England -6 79 £48,750 +5.97% 8
South East +18 49 £53,750 +23.56% 3
Berkshire +5 31 £57,500 +33.72% 3
Reading +15 15 £56,000 +30.23% 2
London -5 11 £56,000 -2.60% 2
East of England +12 9 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Newbury +1 8 £57,500 +43.75%
Hertfordshire +23 7 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £36,000 -
Slough +4 7 £57,750 +14.35%
Surrey +2 7 £42,500 -15.00%
Watford - 7 £40,000 -
South West +1 6 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Bristol - 6 £43,000 - 1
Guildford -6 4 - -
Buckingham - 3 £36,000 -
East Midlands +19 2 £48,750 +21.87%
Amersham +2 2 - -
Whitstable - 2 £32,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £67,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £56,000 -
Kent - 2 £32,000 -
Nottingham +12 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Cambridge +11 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Middlesex +10 1 £52,500 +20.68%
North West +7 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Manchester -1 1 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Birmingham - 1 £65,000 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 with a requirement for GSM.

1 115 (64.25%) Telecoms
2 78 (43.58%) UMTS
3 64 (35.75%) GPRS
3 64 (35.75%) Wireless
4 60 (33.52%) VoIP
5 54 (30.17%) LTE
6 46 (25.70%) 3G
6 46 (25.70%) Degree
7 41 (22.91%) Windows
8 34 (18.99%) WCDMA
9 33 (18.44%) Unix
10 32 (17.88%) PBX
10 32 (17.88%) Radio Access Network
11 29 (16.20%) Project Management
12 28 (15.64%) SS7
12 28 (15.64%) Linux
12 28 (15.64%) Product Management
13 27 (15.08%) Computer Science
13 27 (15.08%) CDMA
14 26 (14.53%) TCP/IP
14 26 (14.53%) 4G
14 26 (14.53%) Presales
15 24 (13.41%) WAN
15 24 (13.41%) SQL
15 24 (13.41%) Sybase
16 23 (12.85%) WLAN
16 23 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (12.85%) Electronics
16 23 (12.85%) xDSL
17 22 (12.29%) PSTN

GSM
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (1.12%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (43.58%) UMTS
2 64 (35.75%) GPRS
2 64 (35.75%) Wireless
3 60 (33.52%) VoIP
4 54 (30.17%) LTE
5 46 (25.70%) 3G
6 34 (18.99%) WCDMA
7 32 (17.88%) PBX
7 32 (17.88%) Radio Access Network
8 28 (15.64%) SS7
9 27 (15.08%) CDMA
10 26 (14.53%) 4G
10 26 (14.53%) TCP/IP
11 24 (13.41%) WAN
12 23 (12.85%) WLAN
12 23 (12.85%) xDSL
13 22 (12.29%) PSTN
14 21 (11.73%) 3GPP
15 18 (10.06%) Diameter Protocol
15 18 (10.06%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.26%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.91%) Big Data
2 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.12%) GIS
4 2 (1.12%) HBase
4 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.91%) NetBeans
2 5 (2.79%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.79%) Maven
3 4 (2.23%) eggPlant
4 3 (1.68%) Ant
4 3 (1.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.12%) JIRA
5 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.56%) CppUnit
6 1 (0.56%) GCC
6 1 (0.56%) GDB
6 1 (0.56%) JMeter
6 1 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.56%) Trac
General
1 115 (64.25%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.85%) Electronics
3 11 (6.15%) Billing
4 10 (5.59%) Finance
5 5 (2.79%) Automotive
6 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.68%) Marketing
6 3 (1.68%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.12%) French Language
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (13.41%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.50%) Project Manager
2 17 (9.50%) Support Engineer
2 17 (9.50%) Technical Engineer
3 16 (8.94%) Core Network Engineer
3 16 (8.94%) Software Engineer
3 16 (8.94%) Technical Support
4 15 (8.38%) Field Engineer
4 15 (8.38%) Technical Support Engineer
5 11 (6.15%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) GSM Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Consultant
7 9 (5.03%) Technical Manager
7 9 (5.03%) Test Leader
7 9 (5.03%) Unified Communications Manager
7 9 (5.03%) Voice Project Manager
8 8 (4.47%) Test Engineer
8 8 (4.47%) VoIP Project Manager
9 7 (3.91%) Embedded Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) .NET
2 9 (5.03%) SOAP
2 9 (5.03%) Spring
3 8 (4.47%) LINQ
3 8 (4.47%) WPF
4 7 (3.91%) REST
5 6 (3.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 6 (3.35%) STL
6 5 (2.79%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.79%) J2EE
6 5 (2.79%) JMS
7 3 (1.68%) HTML
7 3 (1.68%) Web Services
8 2 (1.12%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.12%) MEAP
8 2 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (0.56%) jQuery
9 1 (0.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.08%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.82%) IVR
3 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.79%) Physics
5 4 (2.23%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.23%) Handset
6 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.68%) Mechatronics
6 3 (1.68%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.68%) Telematics
6 3 (1.68%) User Experience
7 2 (1.12%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.12%) iPhone
7 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.91%) Windows
2 33 (18.44%) Unix
3 28 (15.64%) Linux
4 14 (7.82%) Windows 2000
4 14 (7.82%) Windows NT
5 9 (5.03%) Solaris
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.79%) Android
7 5 (2.79%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.79%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.79%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.56%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.20%) Project Management
2 28 (15.64%) Product Management
3 26 (14.53%) Presales
4 23 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.73%) Software Engineering
6 14 (7.82%) Network Design
6 14 (7.82%) Service Delivery
6 14 (7.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (6.15%) Defect Management
7 11 (6.15%) Mentoring
7 11 (6.15%) Test Planning
8 10 (5.59%) Validation
9 9 (5.03%) BDD
10 8 (4.47%) Network Optimisation
10 8 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.91%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.91%) Line Management
11 7 (3.91%) Network Planning
12 6 (3.35%) OO
12 6 (3.35%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.41%) SQL
2 19 (10.61%) C++
3 17 (9.50%) C
3 17 (9.50%) C#
4 14 (7.82%) Java
5 7 (3.91%) Embedded C
6 6 (3.35%) Perl
7 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.79%) Python
8 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.68%) PHP
10 2 (1.12%) Ruby
11 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (25.70%) Degree
2 12 (6.70%) ISEB
2 12 (6.70%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.47%) CCNA
6 8 (4.47%) HNC
6 8 (4.47%) MCSE
7 7 (3.91%) HND
8 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.12%) CCNP
9 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.15%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (4.47%) Firmware
2 7 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.79%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.23%) iptables
5 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) KVM
5 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Nagios
1 2 (1.12%) OpenNMS
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (13.41%) Sybase
2 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.73%) Oracle
4 19 (10.61%) Huawei
5 18 (10.06%) HP
6 14 (7.82%) Cisco
7 12 (6.70%) Nokia
8 8 (4.47%) Ericsson
9 7 (3.91%) VMware
10 6 (3.35%) EMC
11 5 (2.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (2.79%) Atmel
11 5 (2.79%) Dell
12 2 (1.12%) 3Com
12 2 (1.12%) Actix
12 2 (1.12%) Citrix
12 2 (1.12%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (1.12%) Nortel
12 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.12%) Syclo
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