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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 787 747 650
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -97
Permanent jobs citing GSM 113 163 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.78% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 93 120 150
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £23,400 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.44% -10.00%

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
18448 20813 18849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 18.12% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15302 16464 15218
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015 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 31 August 2015. 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
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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 -27 111 £47,500 -0.52% 15
South East -9 47 £40,000 -11.11% 5
London -16 34 £60,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire -16 24 £85,000 +112.50% 3
North West +24 17 £37,500 +15.38%
Manchester +18 16 £37,500 +15.38%
Slough +4 12 £85,000 +117.94%
Newbury +8 10 £46,250 +15.62% 1
East Midlands - 9 £47,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 9 £47,500 - 1
Hampshire - 8 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 8 £47,500 - 1
City of London -1 7 £52,500 +14.13%
Southampton - 7 £40,000 -
Surrey -1 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Oxfordshire -2 3 £48,500 +7.77% 2
Guildford -8 3 £25,000 -44.44%
Whitstable - 3 £32,000 -
Kent - 3 £32,000 -
Brentford +1 2 £85,000 +30.76%
East of England -9 2 £100,000 +90.47% 2
Reading -20 2 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Altrincham - 2 £43,500 -
Banbury - 2 £48,500 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Middlesex +3 1 £30,000 -50.00%
Hertfordshire -2 1 £60,000 +26.31%
Essex - 1 £140,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £55,000 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 151 (61.63%) Telecoms
2 119 (48.57%) LTE
3 114 (46.53%) UMTS
4 79 (32.24%) Wireless
5 66 (26.94%) Degree
6 59 (24.08%) Linux
7 55 (22.45%) 3G
8 52 (21.22%) GPRS
9 47 (19.18%) Windows
10 46 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (16.73%) Radio Access Network
11 41 (16.73%) Software Engineering
12 39 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (15.92%) SQL
13 36 (14.69%) 4G
14 35 (14.29%) 2G
15 34 (13.88%) Computer Science
16 33 (13.47%) Electronics
16 33 (13.47%) C++
17 32 (13.06%) Project Management
18 29 (11.84%) LAN
18 29 (11.84%) UNIX
18 29 (11.84%) VoIP
19 27 (11.02%) Marketing
20 25 (10.20%) Handset
20 25 (10.20%) 3GPP
20 25 (10.20%) TCP/IP
21 24 (9.80%) WCDMA
21 24 (9.80%) C
21 24 (9.80%) C#

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (2.04%) Apache
2 3 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.41%) MTS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.53%) MS Office
3 7 (2.86%) AutoCAD
3 7 (2.86%) MicroStation
4 5 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (48.57%) LTE
2 114 (46.53%) UMTS
3 79 (32.24%) Wireless
4 55 (22.45%) 3G
5 52 (21.22%) GPRS
6 41 (16.73%) Radio Access Network
7 36 (14.69%) 4G
8 35 (14.29%) 2G
9 29 (11.84%) LAN
9 29 (11.84%) VoIP
10 25 (10.20%) 3GPP
10 25 (10.20%) TCP/IP
11 24 (9.80%) WCDMA
11 24 (9.80%) WiMAX
12 23 (9.39%) SS7
13 21 (8.57%) PSTN
14 19 (7.76%) WLAN
15 18 (7.35%) TCAP
16 17 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (6.12%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.67%) SQL Server
1 9 (3.67%) Big Data
2 7 (2.86%) MySQL
3 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.82%) HBase
6 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Subversion
2 5 (2.04%) OpenSTA
3 3 (1.22%) Maven
3 3 (1.22%) JIRA
3 3 (1.22%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.82%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.82%) GCC
4 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.82%) Trac
General
1 151 (61.63%) Telecoms
2 33 (13.47%) Electronics
3 27 (11.02%) Marketing
4 18 (7.35%) Finance
5 15 (6.12%) Billing
6 10 (4.08%) Automotive
7 9 (3.67%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.22%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Games
9 2 (0.82%) French Language
9 2 (0.82%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (12.24%) Software Engineer
2 26 (10.61%) Technical Manager
3 20 (8.16%) Developer
4 19 (7.76%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.53%) Architect
6 14 (5.71%) Sales Manager
7 13 (5.31%) Technical Account Manager
7 13 (5.31%) Account Manager
8 11 (4.49%) Analyst
9 10 (4.08%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.08%) C++ Developer
10 9 (3.67%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (3.67%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (3.67%) Product Manager
10 9 (3.67%) Telecoms Engineer
10 9 (3.67%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.67%) RAN Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.27%) Consultant
12 7 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.39%) .NET
2 14 (5.71%) HTML
3 11 (4.49%) Web Services
4 9 (3.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 8 (3.27%) OpenAL
5 8 (3.27%) jQuery
5 8 (3.27%) Qt
5 8 (3.27%) J2ME
5 8 (3.27%) UIQ
5 8 (3.27%) Series 60
5 8 (3.27%) BREW
5 8 (3.27%) Flash
5 8 (3.27%) SVG
5 8 (3.27%) OpenGL
5 8 (3.27%) Middleware
5 8 (3.27%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.27%) OpenCL
6 7 (2.86%) STL
6 7 (2.86%) OLE
7 5 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (13.88%) Computer Science
3 25 (10.20%) Handset
4 15 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.31%) iPhone
6 12 (4.90%) Device Driver
7 10 (4.08%) Telematics
8 9 (3.67%) Mobile App
9 8 (3.27%) CAN bus
9 8 (3.27%) MPEG
10 5 (2.04%) Wiki
10 5 (2.04%) User Experience
11 4 (1.63%) SCADA
11 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.63%) GIS
12 3 (1.22%) Physics
12 3 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 59 (24.08%) Linux
2 47 (19.18%) Windows
3 29 (11.84%) UNIX
4 22 (8.98%) Android
5 16 (6.53%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.31%) Windows Mobile
7 11 (4.49%) Solaris
7 11 (4.49%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.27%) Nucleus RTOS
8 8 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.45%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.04%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.63%) SUSE
11 4 (1.63%) CentOS
11 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.63%) VMS
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.73%) Software Engineering
2 39 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (13.06%) Project Management
4 15 (6.12%) Network Planning
5 14 (5.71%) Scrum
6 13 (5.31%) OO
7 12 (4.90%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.49%) Network Design
9 10 (4.08%) Programme Management
9 10 (4.08%) CRM
10 9 (3.67%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.67%) SDLC
11 8 (3.27%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (3.27%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.27%) Mobile Commerce
11 8 (3.27%) DRM
11 8 (3.27%) MVC
11 8 (3.27%) Validation
11 8 (3.27%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.27%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.92%) SQL
2 33 (13.47%) C++
3 24 (9.80%) C
3 24 (9.80%) C#
4 23 (9.39%) Java
5 13 (5.31%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.49%) Python
7 10 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.67%) Embedded C
9 7 (2.86%) Perl
10 6 (2.45%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.45%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.04%) Embedded C++
11 5 (2.04%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.63%) Ruby
13 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.22%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.41%) R
14 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (26.94%) Degree
2 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.22%) ISEB
3 3 (1.22%) HND
3 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.82%) PMP
4 2 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (0.82%) MCP
4 2 (0.82%) HNC
5 1 (0.41%) CCNA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.16%) QA
2 13 (5.31%) SLA
3 6 (2.45%) TickIT
3 6 (2.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) JTAG
4 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.86%) iptables
2 7 (2.86%) Firmware
3 5 (2.04%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.63%) Kamailio
5 3 (1.22%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.41%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.63%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.63%) Opsview
2 4 (1.63%) Graphite
2 4 (1.63%) Nagios
3 3 (1.22%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.82%) Netcool
5 1 (0.41%) Control-M
5 1 (0.41%) OpenView
5 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (5.71%) Oracle
1 14 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.90%) Ericsson
3 11 (4.49%) HP
3 11 (4.49%) Cisco
4 10 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (4.08%) Nokia
4 10 (4.08%) EMC
4 10 (4.08%) Nortel
5 9 (3.67%) Dell
5 9 (3.67%) Symbian
5 9 (3.67%) VMware
5 9 (3.67%) Huawei
6 7 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.86%) Perforce
7 6 (2.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (2.45%) Mapinfo
7 6 (2.45%) Cerillion
7 6 (2.45%) Siebel
8 4 (1.63%) Citrix
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