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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 783 738 702
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -36
Permanent jobs citing GSM 122 210 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.01% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 91 149 120
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%

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
18667 20738 20557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.30% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16600 16658
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -47 111 £55,000 +10.00% 20
London -6 47 £57,500 -4.16% 4
South East -43 39 £52,500 +16.66% 12
Berkshire -26 20 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Manchester +21 12 £30,000 +50.00%
North West +6 12 £30,000 +50.00%
City of London +33 10 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Reading -10 10 £55,000 -8.33%
Surrey +11 9 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Guildford +12 8 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Slough +5 8 £85,000 +117.94% 2
Brentford -6 5 £75,000 +15.38%
Middlesex +16 4 £30,000 -50.00%
East Midlands +7 4 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham +5 4 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire -4 4 £40,000 - 2
South West -14 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Gloucester - 4 - -
East of England +1 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire -21 3 £34,500 -13.75%
Hertfordshire -6 2 £30,000 -36.84%
West Sussex - 2 £30,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 £37,500 -
High Wycombe - 2 £34,500 -
Yorkshire +3 1 £35,000 +75.00%
South Yorkshire -3 1 £35,000 -
Hampshire -4 1 - - 2
Newbury -6 1 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Sheffield -9 1 £35,000 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 158 (65.02%) Telecoms
2 129 (53.09%) UMTS
3 119 (48.97%) LTE
4 97 (39.92%) Wireless
5 74 (30.45%) Degree
6 66 (27.16%) 3G
7 61 (25.10%) Linux
8 57 (23.46%) GPRS
9 54 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
10 48 (19.75%) 2G
11 47 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (16.87%) Electronics
13 40 (16.46%) WiMAX
13 40 (16.46%) Software Engineering
13 40 (16.46%) 4G
14 38 (15.64%) UNIX
15 37 (15.23%) Marketing
16 36 (14.81%) C++
17 34 (13.99%) C
18 30 (12.35%) QA
19 29 (11.93%) Windows
19 29 (11.93%) VoIP
19 29 (11.93%) SS7
19 29 (11.93%) Project Management
19 29 (11.93%) Ericsson
20 27 (11.11%) Service Delivery
21 26 (10.70%) TCP/IP
21 26 (10.70%) WCDMA
22 25 (10.29%) LAN
22 25 (10.29%) Nokia

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (0.41%) MTS
Applications
1 16 (6.58%) MS Office
2 15 (6.17%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.06%) AutoCAD
3 5 (2.06%) MicroStation
4 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 129 (53.09%) UMTS
2 119 (48.97%) LTE
3 97 (39.92%) Wireless
4 66 (27.16%) 3G
5 57 (23.46%) GPRS
6 54 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
7 48 (19.75%) 2G
8 40 (16.46%) WiMAX
8 40 (16.46%) 4G
9 29 (11.93%) VoIP
9 29 (11.93%) SS7
10 26 (10.70%) TCP/IP
10 26 (10.70%) WCDMA
11 25 (10.29%) LAN
12 24 (9.88%) 3GPP
12 24 (9.88%) RNC
13 20 (8.23%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (7.82%) VPN
14 19 (7.82%) WLAN
15 17 (7.00%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.06%) Big Data
4 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Subversion
2 4 (1.65%) OpenSTA
2 4 (1.65%) Trac
3 2 (0.82%) GCC
3 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.82%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.41%) GDB
General
1 158 (65.02%) Telecoms
2 41 (16.87%) Electronics
3 37 (15.23%) Marketing
4 18 (7.41%) Billing
5 14 (5.76%) Finance
6 10 (4.12%) Automotive
7 9 (3.70%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Games
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) French Language
9 2 (0.82%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (12.35%) Technical Manager
2 29 (11.93%) Software Engineer
3 19 (7.82%) RAN Engineer
4 18 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) Technical Engineer
6 14 (5.76%) Developer
6 14 (5.76%) Account Manager
7 13 (5.35%) Sales Manager
8 12 (4.94%) Technical Account Manager
9 11 (4.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Senior RAN Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) Telecoms Engineer
11 9 (3.70%) Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Technical Support
12 8 (3.29%) Design Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) Product Manager
12 8 (3.29%) Technical Support Engineer
13 7 (2.88%) Graduate
13 7 (2.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.41%) HTML
1 18 (7.41%) .NET
2 10 (4.12%) MAPI
3 9 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (3.29%) OpenAL
4 8 (3.29%) Qt
4 8 (3.29%) OpenCL
4 8 (3.29%) J2ME
4 8 (3.29%) UIQ
4 8 (3.29%) Series 60
4 8 (3.29%) BREW
4 8 (3.29%) SVG
4 8 (3.29%) OpenGL
4 8 (3.29%) Middleware
4 8 (3.29%) Flash
5 7 (2.88%) CSS
5 7 (2.88%) Ajax
6 6 (2.47%) MFC
6 6 (2.47%) STL
6 6 (2.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.88%) Computer Science
3 23 (9.47%) Handset
4 14 (5.76%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.94%) Device Driver
6 9 (3.70%) iPhone
6 9 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (3.29%) Telematics
7 8 (3.29%) MPEG
8 5 (2.06%) Home Automation
8 5 (2.06%) Wiki
8 5 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.06%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) CAN bus
9 3 (1.23%) Physics
9 3 (1.23%) GIS
10 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.82%) SCADA
10 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.10%) Linux
2 38 (15.64%) UNIX
3 29 (11.93%) Windows
4 14 (5.76%) Solaris
5 13 (5.35%) Android
5 13 (5.35%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (3.29%) Nucleus RTOS
7 8 (3.29%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.47%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.23%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.82%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.46%) Software Engineering
2 29 (11.93%) Project Management
3 27 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 22 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (6.17%) Network Planning
6 11 (4.53%) OO
7 10 (4.12%) Load Balancing
8 9 (3.70%) CRM
8 9 (3.70%) Change Management
9 8 (3.29%) Mobile Commerce
9 8 (3.29%) Data Analysis
9 8 (3.29%) Speech Recognition
9 8 (3.29%) DRM
9 8 (3.29%) Network Design
9 8 (3.29%) Performance Engineering
9 8 (3.29%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.29%) SDLC
10 7 (2.88%) Capacity Management
10 7 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.88%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.81%) C++
2 34 (13.99%) C
3 24 (9.88%) SQL
4 18 (7.41%) C#
4 18 (7.41%) Java
5 13 (5.35%) Embedded C
6 11 (4.53%) Embedded C++
7 9 (3.70%) Assembly Language
7 9 (3.70%) Python
8 8 (3.29%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.88%) Perl
10 6 (2.47%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.23%) ANSI C
11 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.41%) R
12 1 (0.41%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 74 (30.45%) Degree
2 9 (3.70%) HND
3 8 (3.29%) HNC
4 2 (0.82%) MCP
4 2 (0.82%) CCNA
4 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PMP
5 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.35%) QA
2 19 (7.82%) SLA
3 6 (2.47%) JTAG
4 4 (1.65%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.82%) TickIT
6 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (4.53%) Firmware
2 7 (2.88%) NDS
3 6 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.06%) iptables
4 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Netcool
1 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) OpenView
2 1 (0.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 29 (11.93%) Ericsson
2 25 (10.29%) Nokia
3 23 (9.47%) Nortel
4 17 (7.00%) EMC
5 16 (6.58%) Cisco
6 15 (6.17%) Huawei
7 14 (5.76%) Oracle
7 14 (5.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 11 (4.53%) HP
9 9 (3.70%) VMware
9 9 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.29%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.29%) Symbian
11 7 (2.88%) Perforce
11 7 (2.88%) TIBCO
12 6 (2.47%) BT
12 6 (2.47%) Mapinfo
12 6 (2.47%) Siebel
12 6 (2.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 6 (2.47%) Cerillion
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