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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 776 715 677
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -38
Permanent jobs citing GSM 127 228 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.11% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 71 136 133
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%

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
20204 20462 22582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 16.94% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 16204 18194
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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 -59 116 £45,000 +4.65% 23
South East -29 56 £43,500 -13.00% 9
Berkshire -5 37 £43,500 -5.94% 5
London -2 31 £58,000 +16.00% 6
Reading -9 17 £43,000 -31.20%
Brentford - 10 £75,000 -
Manchester +9 8 - - 1
Surrey +6 8 £41,250 -17.50% 2
North West +3 8 - - 2
Newbury 0 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Hammersmith -3 7 £37,500 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire -8 7 - -
Glasgow - 7 - -
Scotland - 7 - -
Sheffield +3 6 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +3 6 £35,000 +75.00%
South Yorkshire -4 6 £35,000 -
Slough - 5 £45,250 - 3
Guildford +9 4 £50,000 - 1
South West -27 4 £35,000 -2.77%
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
East of England +3 3 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Gloucester - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
City of London +10 2 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Cambridge +5 2 £40,000 - 2
Amersham 0 2 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands +10 1 - - 2

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 175 (65.30%) Telecoms
2 155 (57.84%) UMTS
3 119 (44.40%) Wireless
3 119 (44.40%) LTE
4 92 (34.33%) Degree
5 89 (33.21%) 3G
6 73 (27.24%) GPRS
7 62 (23.13%) UNIX
7 62 (23.13%) Linux
7 62 (23.13%) 2G
8 58 (21.64%) Service Delivery
9 55 (20.52%) Radio Access Network
10 54 (20.15%) Ericsson
11 50 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
12 48 (17.91%) WiMAX
13 47 (17.54%) Marketing
14 46 (17.16%) QA
15 44 (16.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 44 (16.42%) C++
16 43 (16.04%) C
16 43 (16.04%) Software Engineering
17 42 (15.67%) Nokia
17 42 (15.67%) 4G
18 39 (14.55%) SS7
19 38 (14.18%) RNC
20 37 (13.81%) Electronics
20 37 (13.81%) Nortel
21 31 (11.57%) TCP/IP
22 29 (10.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
22 29 (10.82%) Huawei

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.37%) MTS
Applications
1 18 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.85%) MS Office
3 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (57.84%) UMTS
2 119 (44.40%) Wireless
2 119 (44.40%) LTE
3 89 (33.21%) 3G
4 73 (27.24%) GPRS
5 62 (23.13%) 2G
6 55 (20.52%) Radio Access Network
7 48 (17.91%) WiMAX
8 42 (15.67%) 4G
9 39 (14.55%) SS7
10 38 (14.18%) RNC
11 31 (11.57%) TCP/IP
12 25 (9.33%) Ethernet
13 23 (8.58%) Firewall
14 21 (7.84%) VLAN
14 21 (7.84%) SGSN
14 21 (7.84%) Internet
14 21 (7.84%) WCDMA
14 21 (7.84%) CDMA
15 20 (7.46%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.73%) MySQL
2 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (4.85%) GDB
2 12 (4.48%) Subversion
3 11 (4.10%) Trac
4 8 (2.99%) GCC
5 2 (0.75%) OpenSTA
General
1 175 (65.30%) Telecoms
2 47 (17.54%) Marketing
3 37 (13.81%) Electronics
4 10 (3.73%) Billing
5 8 (2.99%) Finance
6 3 (1.12%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (11.94%) Software Engineer
2 31 (11.57%) RAN Engineer
3 25 (9.33%) Technical Engineer
4 24 (8.96%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 18 (6.72%) Wireless Engineer
6 17 (6.34%) Network Engineer
7 16 (5.97%) Technical Manager
8 15 (5.60%) Developer
9 12 (4.48%) Account Director
10 11 (4.10%) Senior RAN Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (3.36%) Radio Engineer
11 9 (3.36%) Electronics Engineer
11 9 (3.36%) Technical Support Engineer
12 8 (2.99%) Design Engineer
12 8 (2.99%) Sales Manager
12 8 (2.99%) Firmware Engineer
12 8 (2.99%) Network Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.46%) .NET
2 18 (6.72%) HTML
3 15 (5.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 13 (4.85%) MFC
4 13 (4.85%) STL
4 13 (4.85%) MAPI
5 11 (4.10%) Web Services
5 11 (4.10%) XML
5 11 (4.10%) SOAP
6 7 (2.61%) LAMP
6 7 (2.61%) XML-RPC
6 7 (2.61%) REST
7 5 (1.87%) Ajax
7 5 (1.87%) CSS
8 4 (1.49%) WAP
9 3 (1.12%) Django
9 3 (1.12%) Servlets
9 3 (1.12%) J2EE
9 3 (1.12%) XSLT
9 3 (1.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 21 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.48%) Home Automation
5 9 (3.36%) Handset
6 6 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.49%) Wiki
9 3 (1.12%) Telematics
9 3 (1.12%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.75%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.75%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.75%) Clustering
10 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.75%) CCTV
11 1 (0.37%) CPLD
11 1 (0.37%) SCADA
11 1 (0.37%) Physics
11 1 (0.37%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.13%) Linux
1 62 (23.13%) UNIX
2 20 (7.46%) Windows
3 19 (7.09%) Solaris
4 10 (3.73%) Android
4 10 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.61%) Windows 2000
6 7 (2.61%) Windows NT
7 6 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.37%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.64%) Service Delivery
2 43 (16.04%) Software Engineering
3 25 (9.33%) Change Management
4 24 (8.96%) Project Management
4 24 (8.96%) Product Marketing
5 17 (6.34%) Network Planning
6 15 (5.60%) OO
7 13 (4.85%) Multithreading
7 13 (4.85%) Load Balancing
8 12 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.10%) Capacity Management
10 8 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (2.99%) OOD
11 7 (2.61%) Performance Engineering
12 6 (2.24%) Resource Management
12 6 (2.24%) Network Architecture
13 5 (1.87%) Product Management
13 5 (1.87%) Time Management
14 4 (1.49%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.42%) C++
2 43 (16.04%) C
3 21 (7.84%) C#
4 20 (7.46%) Embedded C
5 19 (7.09%) Embedded C++
6 15 (5.60%) SQL
7 13 (4.85%) Assembly Language
8 12 (4.48%) Java
9 7 (2.61%) PHP
10 5 (1.87%) Python
10 5 (1.87%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.12%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.37%) VC++
12 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (34.33%) Degree
2 25 (9.33%) HNC
3 24 (8.96%) HND
4 4 (1.49%) CCNA
4 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) MCP
6 2 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (17.16%) QA
2 27 (10.07%) SLA
3 13 (4.85%) JTAG
4 9 (3.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (9.33%) Firmware
2 24 (8.96%) NDS
3 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.49%) iptables
4 3 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) OpenView
2 1 (0.37%) Netcool
2 1 (0.37%) Control-M
2 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (20.15%) Ericsson
2 44 (16.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 42 (15.67%) Nokia
4 37 (13.81%) Nortel
5 29 (10.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 29 (10.82%) Huawei
6 24 (8.96%) TIBCO
6 24 (8.96%) EMC
7 23 (8.58%) Microsoft
8 21 (7.84%) Cisco
9 13 (4.85%) Lauterbach
10 12 (4.48%) NEC
11 11 (4.10%) HP
12 10 (3.73%) Oracle
12 10 (3.73%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.61%) BT
13 7 (2.61%) VMware
13 7 (2.61%) Sybase
14 4 (1.49%) Perforce
15 3 (1.12%) Dell
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