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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 839 864 828
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -36
Permanent jobs citing GSM 75 118 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 61 98 124
Median salary £48,750 £49,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.01% +3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £31,400 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £85,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.77%

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
16448 18407 21200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 16.77% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 13610 15257 16764
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 25 August 2016 within the UK.

GSM Salary Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 29 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 25 August 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 -5 70 £48,750 +1.56% 9
South East +1 29 £50,000 +25.00% 5
London +47 16 £53,500 -6.95% 1
Surrey +38 12 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Berkshire 0 12 £45,000 -47.05% 1
Camberley - 12 £50,000 - 2
North West +7 10 £48,750 +30.00% 1
Manchester -15 9 £48,750 +30.00% 1
Reading +12 5 £87,500 +105.88%
East Midlands +9 5 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £35,000 -26.31% 1
South West - 5 £47,250 -
Hampshire -4 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Farnborough - 4 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
Slough +9 3 £38,000 -55.29% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £39,500 -
Mansfield - 3 £35,000 - 1
Nottingham +5 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +62 1 £60,000 +14.28%
East of England +27 1 £57,500 -42.50%
Newbury -3 1 £45,000 -2.70%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £57,500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £39,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £57,500 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 89 (58.17%) Telecoms
2 76 (49.67%) UMTS
3 70 (45.75%) LTE
4 42 (27.45%) 3G
5 34 (22.22%) Project Management
5 34 (22.22%) Windows
5 34 (22.22%) 4G
6 33 (21.57%) VoIP
7 29 (18.95%) Linux
7 29 (18.95%) Wireshark
8 28 (18.30%) 2G
8 28 (18.30%) GPRS
8 28 (18.30%) HP
9 27 (17.65%) C++
10 26 (16.99%) Wireless
10 26 (16.99%) Electronics
11 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
12 24 (15.69%) SQL
12 24 (15.69%) Radio Access Network
13 23 (15.03%) Presales
13 23 (15.03%) WCDMA
13 23 (15.03%) SS7
14 22 (14.38%) PBX
15 21 (13.73%) Cisco
15 21 (13.73%) Degree
15 21 (13.73%) Diameter Protocol
16 18 (11.76%) Huawei
16 18 (11.76%) ISEB
16 18 (11.76%) SCCP
17 17 (11.11%) Nokia

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.88%) IIS
2 3 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (49.67%) UMTS
2 70 (45.75%) LTE
3 42 (27.45%) 3G
4 34 (22.22%) 4G
5 33 (21.57%) VoIP
6 29 (18.95%) Wireshark
7 28 (18.30%) 2G
7 28 (18.30%) GPRS
8 26 (16.99%) Wireless
9 24 (15.69%) Radio Access Network
10 23 (15.03%) SS7
10 23 (15.03%) WCDMA
11 22 (14.38%) PBX
12 21 (13.73%) Diameter Protocol
13 18 (11.76%) SCCP
14 15 (9.80%) SIGTRAN
15 14 (9.15%) WAN
16 13 (8.50%) ISUP
16 13 (8.50%) PSTN
16 13 (8.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) Big Data
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.31%) HBase
5 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.88%) GCC
1 9 (5.88%) GDB
1 9 (5.88%) Subversion
1 9 (5.88%) Trac
2 4 (2.61%) eggPlant
3 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.31%) JMeter
3 2 (1.31%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Maven
4 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
General
1 89 (58.17%) Telecoms
2 26 (16.99%) Electronics
3 11 (7.19%) Finance
4 7 (4.58%) Billing
5 6 (3.92%) Marketing
6 4 (2.61%) Automotive
6 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.96%) Advertising
8 2 (1.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (10.46%) Support Engineer
2 15 (9.80%) Software Engineer
3 11 (7.19%) Account Manager
3 11 (7.19%) Technical Account Manager
3 11 (7.19%) Technical Manager
3 11 (7.19%) Telecoms Engineer
4 10 (6.54%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (6.54%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (6.54%) Technical Support
5 9 (5.88%) Designer
5 9 (5.88%) Monitoring Engineer
5 9 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 9 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.88%) Senior Designer
5 9 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
6 8 (5.23%) Analyst
6 8 (5.23%) Network Analyst
6 8 (5.23%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.58%) Developer
7 7 (4.58%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (5.88%) STL
3 5 (3.27%) .NET
3 5 (3.27%) LINQ
3 5 (3.27%) WPF
4 3 (1.96%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.96%) SOAP
4 3 (1.96%) Spring
5 1 (0.65%) Ajax
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) jQuery
5 1 (0.65%) Velocity
5 1 (0.65%) WAP
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.46%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.50%) IVR
3 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.61%) Clustering
5 4 (2.61%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.96%) CPLD
6 3 (1.96%) Handset
6 3 (1.96%) Mechatronics
6 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.31%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.31%) Physics
7 2 (1.31%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.22%) Windows
2 29 (18.95%) Linux
3 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
6 13 (8.50%) Unix
7 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.92%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.92%) Windows NT
9 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.61%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.22%) Project Management
2 23 (15.03%) Presales
3 17 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 16 (10.46%) Software Engineering
5 15 (9.80%) Multithreading
6 14 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (9.15%) Test Planning
7 12 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (7.84%) Change Control
7 12 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
7 12 (7.84%) Network Design
7 12 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 12 (7.84%) Service Design
8 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.88%) Cross-Platform Development
8 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.88%) OO
8 9 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (5.23%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.23%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) C++
2 24 (15.69%) SQL
3 13 (8.50%) C
4 7 (4.58%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.58%) C#
5 6 (3.92%) Java
6 5 (3.27%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.61%) Perl
8 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.31%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (13.73%) Degree
2 18 (11.76%) ISEB
3 17 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 15 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.31%) CCNA
8 2 (1.31%) CCNP
8 2 (1.31%) HNC
8 2 (1.31%) HND
8 2 (1.31%) MCSE
8 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.54%) Firmware
4 8 (5.23%) KVM
5 4 (2.61%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 9 (5.88%) HP SIM
1 9 (5.88%) SCOM
1 9 (5.88%) SCOrch
2 6 (3.92%) Ansible
2 6 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.92%) Puppet
3 3 (1.96%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (18.30%) HP
2 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.73%) Cisco
4 18 (11.76%) Huawei
5 17 (11.11%) Nokia
6 15 (9.80%) VMware
7 14 (9.15%) Ericsson
8 9 (5.88%) Oracle
9 8 (5.23%) Actix
10 7 (4.58%) EMC
11 6 (3.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (3.92%) Nortel
11 6 (3.92%) Sybase
12 4 (2.61%) Dell
13 3 (1.96%) Apple
13 3 (1.96%) Cognizant
13 3 (1.96%) Nokia Networks
13 3 (1.96%) Polycom
14 2 (1.31%) Extreme Networks
14 2 (1.31%) TIBCO
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