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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 749 688 604
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -84
Permanent jobs citing GSM 137 187 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 1.05% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74 121 234
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%

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
18793 17807 21534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.13% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15284 13978 17888
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 23 January 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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 -28 134 £46,000 -3.15% 24
South East -12 81 £47,250 -3.07% 11
Berkshire +38 58 £46,000 +22.66% 8
Reading +43 46 £43,500 - 1
London -34 24 £90,000 +111.76% 3
Brentford - 13 £90,000 -
East of England -37 10 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 - 1
Sheffield - 9 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge +5 8 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £55,000 +24.29% 1
Guildford -14 7 £57,500 +4.54%
Surrey -24 7 £57,500 +15.00%
Oxfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes -8 3 £55,000 +15.78%
Hampshire -15 3 £42,000 -11.57% 1
West Midlands -21 3 - - 1
Coventry - 3 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £45,250 -
North West - 2 £65,000 -
East Midlands +25 1 - - 1
Newbury -10 1 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Amersham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 - -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 190 (61.89%) UMTS
2 179 (58.31%) Telecoms
3 134 (43.65%) LTE
4 129 (42.02%) Wireless
5 96 (31.27%) Degree
6 93 (30.29%) 3G
7 84 (27.36%) GPRS
8 75 (24.43%) UNIX
9 72 (23.45%) Linux
10 64 (20.85%) C++
11 62 (20.20%) Service Delivery
12 58 (18.89%) 2G
13 55 (17.92%) Marketing
14 54 (17.59%) C
15 52 (16.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 48 (15.64%) Software Engineering
16 48 (15.64%) WiMAX
17 46 (14.98%) Ericsson
18 45 (14.66%) SS7
19 44 (14.33%) Radio Access Network
20 43 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (13.68%) Microsoft
22 39 (12.70%) QA
23 36 (11.73%) Nokia
23 36 (11.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
24 35 (11.40%) Project Management
25 34 (11.07%) Change Management
25 34 (11.07%) HND
25 34 (11.07%) Product Marketing
25 34 (11.07%) 4G

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.33%) Lync
2 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (9.12%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.54%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.98%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 190 (61.89%) UMTS
2 134 (43.65%) LTE
3 129 (42.02%) Wireless
4 93 (30.29%) 3G
5 84 (27.36%) GPRS
6 58 (18.89%) 2G
7 48 (15.64%) WiMAX
8 45 (14.66%) SS7
9 44 (14.33%) Radio Access Network
10 34 (11.07%) 4G
11 32 (10.42%) TCP/IP
11 32 (10.42%) RNC
12 31 (10.10%) 3GPP
13 30 (9.77%) Ethernet
14 28 (9.12%) VPN
15 27 (8.79%) LAN
15 27 (8.79%) WCDMA
16 26 (8.47%) CDMA
16 26 (8.47%) VoIP
16 26 (8.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.12%) MySQL
2 2 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (6.84%) GDB
2 18 (5.86%) Subversion
3 16 (5.21%) GCC
3 16 (5.21%) Trac
4 3 (0.98%) JIRA
5 2 (0.65%) Valgrind
5 2 (0.65%) CppUnit
6 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.33%) Moq
6 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.33%) Selenium
6 1 (0.33%) Robolectric
6 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.33%) Robotium
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 179 (58.31%) Telecoms
2 55 (17.92%) Marketing
3 22 (7.17%) Electronics
4 12 (3.91%) Finance
5 6 (1.95%) Mandarin Language
6 5 (1.63%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.30%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.98%) German Language
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (13.68%) Support Engineer
2 36 (11.73%) Software Engineer
3 35 (11.40%) Network Engineer
4 31 (10.10%) Technical Engineer
5 28 (9.12%) Wireless Engineer
6 25 (8.14%) Developer
7 22 (7.17%) RAN Engineer
8 17 (5.54%) Radio Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Radio Network Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Network Optimisation Engineer
10 13 (4.23%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.23%) Technical Support
11 12 (3.91%) Account Director
12 11 (3.58%) Technical Support Engineer
12 11 (3.58%) Embedded Software Developer
13 10 (3.26%) Design Engineer
14 9 (2.93%) Core Network Engineer
14 9 (2.93%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.84%) STL
2 20 (6.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 17 (5.54%) SOAP
3 17 (5.54%) HTML
3 17 (5.54%) .NET
4 14 (4.56%) MAPI
4 14 (4.56%) Web Services
5 13 (4.23%) LAMP
6 12 (3.91%) XML-RPC
6 12 (3.91%) XML
6 12 (3.91%) REST
7 10 (3.26%) MFC
8 7 (2.28%) Middleware
9 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.33%) RESTful
10 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.33%) SQLAlchemy
10 1 (0.33%) HTML5
10 1 (0.33%) Castle Windsor
10 1 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.77%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.86%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.26%) Handset
5 10 (3.26%) Home Automation
6 7 (2.28%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.28%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.98%) Statistics
8 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.65%) Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.65%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.65%) iPhone
9 2 (0.65%) Social Media
9 2 (0.65%) Open Source
9 2 (0.65%) Telematics
10 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 75 (24.43%) UNIX
2 72 (23.45%) Linux
3 18 (5.86%) Windows
4 17 (5.54%) Solaris
5 10 (3.26%) Windows NT
5 10 (3.26%) Windows 2000
6 9 (2.93%) Android
7 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.20%) Service Delivery
2 48 (15.64%) Software Engineering
3 35 (11.40%) Project Management
4 34 (11.07%) Change Management
4 34 (11.07%) Product Marketing
5 25 (8.14%) Network Planning
6 24 (7.82%) OO
7 21 (6.84%) Multithreading
8 16 (5.21%) OOD
8 16 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.21%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (4.56%) Network Architecture
9 14 (4.56%) Load Balancing
10 13 (4.23%) Time Management
11 11 (3.58%) Capacity Management
12 10 (3.26%) CRM
13 9 (2.93%) Performance Management
14 7 (2.28%) High Availability
14 7 (2.28%) B2B
15 6 (1.95%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.85%) C++
2 54 (17.59%) C
3 23 (7.49%) Embedded C
4 19 (6.19%) Java
5 17 (5.54%) SQL
5 17 (5.54%) Embedded C++
6 16 (5.21%) C#
7 14 (4.56%) Perl
7 14 (4.56%) PHP
8 13 (4.23%) Python
9 12 (3.91%) Assembly Language
10 10 (3.26%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 96 (31.27%) Degree
2 34 (11.07%) HND
3 32 (10.42%) HNC
4 10 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.93%) CCNA
6 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.65%) MCSE
8 1 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.70%) QA
2 24 (7.82%) SLA
3 9 (2.93%) JTAG
3 9 (2.93%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (10.75%) NDS
2 23 (7.49%) Firmware
3 7 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.33%) SCCM
1 1 (0.33%) StatsD
1 1 (0.33%) Netcool
1 1 (0.33%) Control-M
1 1 (0.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 52 (16.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 46 (14.98%) Ericsson
3 42 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 36 (11.73%) Nokia
4 36 (11.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 33 (10.75%) TIBCO
6 32 (10.42%) Nortel
7 29 (9.45%) Cisco
8 22 (7.17%) Huawei
9 19 (6.19%) EMC
10 10 (3.26%) NEC
10 10 (3.26%) Sybase
11 9 (2.93%) Lauterbach
12 8 (2.61%) VMware
13 4 (1.30%) Google
14 3 (0.98%) DoubleClick
14 3 (0.98%) BT
14 3 (0.98%) Juniper
15 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
15 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
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