The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 735 630 626
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -4
Permanent jobs citing GSM 164 247 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.32% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 121 150 238
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,950 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
England -106 155 £48,000 +1.05% 26
South East -69 70 £45,000 -10.00% 15
London +3 54 £52,500 +10.52% 5
Berkshire -10 49 £40,000 -20.00% 6
City of London +5 26 £46,000 -18.58% 1
East of England -12 21 £53,750 -2.27% 5
Reading -16 18 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 16 £50,000 +31.57% 5
Cambridge -2 13 £46,250 +21.71% 1
Newbury -5 10 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Guildford +7 9 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Surrey -24 9 £45,000 -16.27% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 8 £48,000 -8.57%
Wales - 7 £23,000 - 1
Bracknell +1 6 £35,000 -
Brentford - 6 £65,000 -
Monmouthshire - 6 £23,000 -
South Wales - 6 £23,000 - 1
Chepstow - 5 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £48,000 -
Bedfordshire -1 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Luton -2 4 £67,500 +22.72%
Slough +7 3 £39,000 -44.28%
Oxfordshire -7 3 £45,000 - 1
Peterborough - 3 £55,000 - 2
Amersham 0 2 - -
Manchester -8 2 £32,500 -
North West -18 2 £32,500 -
South West -28 2 £61,000 -28.23%
Bicester - 2 £45,000 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 224 (58.18%) Telecoms
2 177 (45.97%) UMTS
3 147 (38.18%) LTE
4 105 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 104 (27.01%) Linux
6 91 (23.64%) Degree
7 90 (23.38%) C++
8 81 (21.04%) GPRS
9 80 (20.78%) Wireless
10 64 (16.62%) Marketing
11 62 (16.10%) VoIP
11 62 (16.10%) C
12 61 (15.84%) SQL
13 59 (15.32%) UNIX
13 59 (15.32%) SS7
14 57 (14.81%) Electronics
15 56 (14.55%) Windows
16 54 (14.03%) TCP/IP
17 50 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
18 48 (12.47%) 4G
19 47 (12.21%) Radio Access Network
19 47 (12.21%) 3G
20 45 (11.69%) C#
21 44 (11.43%) OO
22 41 (10.65%) Python
23 38 (9.87%) MS Excel
24 37 (9.61%) RTP
24 37 (9.61%) 2G
24 37 (9.61%) Computer Science
25 36 (9.35%) Subversion

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 2 (0.52%) IIS
2 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 38 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.71%) MS Office
3 10 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.30%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.64%) SaaS
2 12 (3.12%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (45.97%) UMTS
2 147 (38.18%) LTE
3 81 (21.04%) GPRS
4 80 (20.78%) Wireless
5 62 (16.10%) VoIP
6 59 (15.32%) SS7
7 54 (14.03%) TCP/IP
8 48 (12.47%) 4G
9 47 (12.21%) Radio Access Network
9 47 (12.21%) 3G
10 37 (9.61%) RTP
10 37 (9.61%) 2G
11 33 (8.57%) 3GPP
12 31 (8.05%) WCDMA
13 28 (7.27%) SMS
14 27 (7.01%) LAN
15 24 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (5.71%) TCAP
16 22 (5.71%) SIGTRAN
16 22 (5.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.94%) MySQL
2 11 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.04%) Big Data
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.52%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (9.35%) Subversion
2 15 (3.90%) GCC
2 15 (3.90%) GDB
2 15 (3.90%) Trac
3 14 (3.64%) JIRA
4 12 (3.12%) Selenium
4 12 (3.12%) SoapUI
5 11 (2.86%) Robotium
5 11 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.30%) CppUnit
7 4 (1.04%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.52%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 224 (58.18%) Telecoms
2 64 (16.62%) Marketing
3 57 (14.81%) Electronics
4 21 (5.45%) Billing
5 10 (2.60%) Finance
6 5 (1.30%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.04%) German Language
8 3 (0.78%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.78%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (18.18%) Software Engineer
2 51 (13.25%) Developer
3 32 (8.31%) Support Engineer
4 29 (7.53%) Consultant
5 25 (6.49%) Network Engineer
6 24 (6.23%) Sales Consultant
6 24 (6.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 20 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 20 (5.19%) C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (4.68%) Technical Manager
8 18 (4.68%) Technical Engineer
8 18 (4.68%) Telecoms Engineer
9 17 (4.42%) Senior Developer
10 14 (3.64%) Sales Manager
10 14 (3.64%) Python Developer
10 14 (3.64%) Python/Django Developer
11 12 (3.12%) Principal Engineer
11 12 (3.12%) Android Developer
11 12 (3.12%) Network Manager
11 12 (3.12%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.09%) STL
1 35 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 34 (8.83%) .NET
3 18 (4.68%) RESTful
3 18 (4.68%) Django
4 15 (3.90%) WPF
4 15 (3.90%) LINQ
5 12 (3.12%) SQLAlchemy
5 12 (3.12%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (3.12%) J2SE
5 12 (3.12%) ActiveMQ
5 12 (3.12%) JNI
6 11 (2.86%) XMPP
7 10 (2.60%) HTML
8 9 (2.34%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.08%) MFC
9 8 (2.08%) jQuery
9 8 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.61%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.49%) Handset
3 23 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.38%) Open Source
5 12 (3.12%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (3.12%) Firmware
5 12 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.08%) Home Automation
7 7 (1.82%) Telematics
8 5 (1.30%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.30%) Physics
8 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.52%) Social Media
10 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.52%) CCTV
10 2 (0.52%) Statistics
10 2 (0.52%) SCADA
11 1 (0.26%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 104 (27.01%) Linux
2 59 (15.32%) UNIX
3 56 (14.55%) Windows
4 22 (5.71%) Android
5 10 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.04%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) bada
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 50 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (11.43%) OO
4 29 (7.53%) Change Management
5 27 (7.01%) Network Design
5 27 (7.01%) Network Planning
6 26 (6.75%) Service Delivery
6 26 (6.75%) Multithreading
6 26 (6.75%) Product Marketing
7 19 (4.94%) OOD
7 19 (4.94%) Android Development
8 18 (4.68%) Product Management
9 16 (4.16%) Project Management
10 15 (3.90%) Service Management
11 14 (3.64%) CRM
11 14 (3.64%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (3.12%) Time Management
13 11 (2.86%) Network Architecture
13 11 (2.86%) UML
14 10 (2.60%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 90 (23.38%) C++
2 62 (16.10%) C
3 61 (15.84%) SQL
4 45 (11.69%) C#
5 41 (10.65%) Python
6 33 (8.57%) Embedded C
6 33 (8.57%) Java
7 20 (5.19%) Perl
8 12 (3.12%) Embedded C++
8 12 (3.12%) Assembly Language
9 10 (2.60%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.34%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.82%) PowerHouse
12 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.78%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.52%) Ruby
14 2 (0.52%) Lua
14 2 (0.52%) PHP
14 2 (0.52%) VB
15 1 (0.26%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 91 (23.64%) Degree
2 24 (6.23%) HNC
3 23 (5.97%) HND
4 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.04%) CCNA
6 3 (0.78%) ISEB
6 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.52%) PMP
7 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.26%) PhD
8 1 (0.26%) CCIE
8 1 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.38%) SLA
2 9 (2.34%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (6.23%) NDS
2 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.82%) Netcool
2 2 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (9.09%) Cisco
2 28 (7.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (6.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 24 (6.23%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.23%) TIBCO
5 23 (5.97%) EMC
6 21 (5.45%) Oracle
7 16 (4.16%) VMware
8 14 (3.64%) Google
9 8 (2.08%) Huawei
9 8 (2.08%) NEC
10 7 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.56%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.56%) HP
12 5 (1.30%) Ericsson
12 5 (1.30%) Cramer
13 4 (1.04%) Coverity
13 4 (1.04%) Juniper
13 4 (1.04%) Genesys
13 4 (1.04%) JBoss
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Connectus
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Posted: Yesterday
London
The F10 Group
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Superb Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £60000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + car, fuel, bonus, pension
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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