The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 696 639 610
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -29
Permanent jobs citing GSM 186 232 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.18% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 139 153 262
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,500 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20468 19663 21122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.58% 18.14% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16386 15794 17412
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 1 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 1 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 -90 178 £50,000 +5.26% 24
London +13 81 £60,903 +31.68% 4
South East -46 73 £42,500 -12.82% 13
Berkshire -3 46 £40,000 -10.11% 9
City of London +17 37 £50,000 -12.28% 3
Reading -13 16 £60,000 +41.17% 5
Brentford - 15 £65,000 -
East of England -21 14 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 13 £40,000 -18.78%
Cambridgeshire +9 10 £47,500 +102.12% 5
Newbury 0 10 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £40,000 -
Cambridge 0 8 £45,000 +91.48% 2
Bracknell - 8 £35,000 - 1
Monmouthshire - 6 £23,000 - 1
Wales - 6 £23,000 - 1
South Wales - 6 £23,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 5 £45,000 - 1
Guildford -3 5 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Surrey -37 5 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Chepstow - 5 £22,500 - 1
Bicester - 4 £45,000 -
Slough +9 3 £39,000 -30.66%
Basingstoke +2 3 - -
Hampshire -8 3 - -
Bedfordshire -11 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Luton -9 2 £63,750 +15.90%
East Midlands -24 2 - -
South West -29 2 £61,000 -15.86% 1
Leicester - 2 - -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 235 (56.35%) Telecoms
2 190 (45.56%) UMTS
3 161 (38.61%) LTE
4 112 (26.86%) Linux
5 105 (25.18%) Software Engineering
6 103 (24.70%) Degree
7 100 (23.98%) GPRS
8 88 (21.10%) C++
9 82 (19.66%) Wireless
10 73 (17.51%) VoIP
11 67 (16.07%) UNIX
12 65 (15.59%) 4G
13 64 (15.35%) Windows
13 64 (15.35%) C
14 63 (15.11%) SQL
14 63 (15.11%) Marketing
15 60 (14.39%) Electronics
16 57 (13.67%) SS7
17 56 (13.43%) TCP/IP
17 56 (13.43%) Radio Access Network
18 54 (12.95%) 3G
19 49 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
20 47 (11.27%) C#
21 44 (10.55%) OO
22 42 (10.07%) Python
23 40 (9.59%) MS Excel
23 40 (9.59%) 2G
24 39 (9.35%) Java
25 38 (9.11%) RTP
26 37 (8.87%) .NET

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (0.48%) IIS
2 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.52%) MS Office
3 9 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.20%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.72%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.36%) SaaS
2 12 (2.88%) GitHub
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 190 (45.56%) UMTS
2 161 (38.61%) LTE
3 100 (23.98%) GPRS
4 82 (19.66%) Wireless
5 73 (17.51%) VoIP
6 65 (15.59%) 4G
7 57 (13.67%) SS7
8 56 (13.43%) TCP/IP
8 56 (13.43%) Radio Access Network
9 54 (12.95%) 3G
10 40 (9.59%) 2G
11 38 (9.11%) RTP
12 34 (8.15%) WCDMA
13 32 (7.67%) 3GPP
14 31 (7.43%) LAN
15 30 (7.19%) SMS
16 24 (5.76%) SIGTRAN
17 23 (5.52%) INAP
17 23 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (5.04%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.08%) MySQL
2 11 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.96%) Big Data
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.48%) SQLite
5 2 (0.48%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (8.87%) Subversion
2 16 (3.84%) Trac
2 16 (3.84%) GCC
2 16 (3.84%) GDB
3 15 (3.60%) JIRA
4 12 (2.88%) Selenium
4 12 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.88%) SoapUI
5 11 (2.64%) Robotium
6 3 (0.72%) CppUnit
7 2 (0.48%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.48%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.24%) SCons
General
1 235 (56.35%) Telecoms
2 63 (15.11%) Marketing
3 60 (14.39%) Electronics
4 22 (5.28%) Billing
5 10 (2.40%) Finance
6 9 (2.16%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.20%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.96%) German Language
8 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.72%) Advertising
9 3 (0.72%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 74 (17.75%) Software Engineer
2 49 (11.75%) Developer
3 33 (7.91%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.43%) Consultant
5 27 (6.47%) Network Engineer
6 24 (5.76%) Sales Consultant
6 24 (5.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 22 (5.28%) C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (4.32%) Test Engineer
8 18 (4.32%) Technical Manager
9 17 (4.08%) Telecoms Engineer
9 17 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
9 17 (4.08%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.60%) Sales Manager
11 14 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
11 14 (3.36%) Architect
11 14 (3.36%) Python Developer
11 14 (3.36%) Python/Django Developer
12 13 (3.12%) IP Engineer
13 12 (2.88%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.87%) .NET
2 36 (8.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 36 (8.63%) STL
3 18 (4.32%) RESTful
3 18 (4.32%) Django
4 17 (4.08%) WPF
4 17 (4.08%) LINQ
5 13 (3.12%) JNI
6 12 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
6 12 (2.88%) SQLAlchemy
6 12 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (2.88%) J2SE
7 11 (2.64%) XMPP
8 10 (2.40%) HTML
9 9 (2.16%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.92%) jQuery
10 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.92%) MFC
11 7 (1.68%) CSS
11 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.63%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.24%) Handset
3 23 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.12%) Open Source
5 12 (2.88%) Firmware
6 11 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.92%) Home Automation
9 7 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.68%) Telematics
10 5 (1.20%) Physics
11 3 (0.72%) Social Media
11 3 (0.72%) Machine to Machine
12 2 (0.48%) Statistics
12 2 (0.48%) CCTV
12 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.48%) SCADA
12 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.48%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 112 (26.86%) Linux
2 67 (16.07%) UNIX
3 64 (15.35%) Windows
4 24 (5.76%) Android
5 11 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.92%) Solaris
8 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (0.72%) CentOS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) bada
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (25.18%) Software Engineering
2 49 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (10.55%) OO
4 27 (6.47%) Service Management
4 27 (6.47%) Change Management
4 27 (6.47%) Network Design
5 25 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 25 (6.00%) Network Planning
6 24 (5.76%) Multithreading
6 24 (5.76%) Product Marketing
7 21 (5.04%) OOD
7 21 (5.04%) Android Development
7 21 (5.04%) Product Management
8 19 (4.56%) B2B
9 15 (3.60%) CRM
10 14 (3.36%) Mobile Application Development
11 12 (2.88%) Time Management
11 12 (2.88%) Network Architecture
12 11 (2.64%) UML
12 11 (2.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (21.10%) C++
2 64 (15.35%) C
3 63 (15.11%) SQL
4 47 (11.27%) C#
5 42 (10.07%) Python
6 39 (9.35%) Java
7 27 (6.47%) Embedded C
8 16 (3.84%) Perl
9 10 (2.40%) Assembly Language
10 9 (2.16%) Embedded C++
10 9 (2.16%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.68%) PowerHouse
11 7 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.96%) TTCN
12 4 (0.96%) Tcl
12 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.72%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.72%) Erlang
14 2 (0.48%) Ruby
14 2 (0.48%) Lua
Qualifications
1 103 (24.70%) Degree
2 22 (5.28%) HNC
3 21 (5.04%) HND
4 7 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.68%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) ISEB
5 6 (1.44%) CCNA
6 5 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.48%) PhD
8 2 (0.48%) PMP
8 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCIE
9 1 (0.24%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.80%) SLA
2 12 (2.88%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (5.28%) NDS
2 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.68%) Netcool
2 2 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (8.39%) Cisco
2 27 (6.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.76%) Oracle
5 23 (5.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 22 (5.28%) TIBCO
7 20 (4.80%) EMC
8 17 (4.08%) VMware
9 14 (3.36%) Google
10 11 (2.64%) Huawei
11 10 (2.40%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.16%) HP
13 8 (1.92%) NEC
13 8 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.44%) Business Objects
14 6 (1.44%) Ericsson
15 4 (0.96%) Cramer
15 4 (0.96%) JBoss
15 4 (0.96%) Genesys
16 3 (0.72%) Juniper
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