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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
Rank 769 854 802
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -52
Permanent jobs citing GSM 76 93 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.55% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 58 76 75
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £39,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -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
14078 16773 18893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.77% 16.75% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13935 15340
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 19 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +49 75 £55,000 +22.22% 7
London +54 30 £66,250 +15.21% 1
South East +64 26 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Berkshire +52 14 £77,500 +171.92%
Surrey +36 8 £42,500 +10.38% 2
West Yorkshire +35 8 £37,000 -10.84% 1
Yorkshire +31 8 £37,000 -10.84% 1
Wakefield +6 8 £37,000 -10.84% 1
Camberley - 6 £45,000 - 2
Reading +45 5 - -
East Midlands +17 4 £40,000 -23.80%
East of England +4 4 £51,250 +28.12%
Nottinghamshire -4 4 £40,000 -23.80%
Nottingham -4 4 £40,000 -23.80%
North West -21 3 £37,500 -24.24% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £52,500 -
Slough - 3 £77,500 -
Buckinghamshire +20 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 £51,250 -
Manchester - 2 £35,625 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +34 1 £58,000 -
Milton Keynes +15 1 - - 1
Watford -10 1 £27,500 -31.25%
Hertfordshire -11 1 £27,500 -31.25%
Cheshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £37,500 - 1
Guildford - 1 £24,500 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 84 (56.38%) Telecoms
2 61 (40.94%) C
2 61 (40.94%) C++
2 61 (40.94%) 3G
3 55 (36.91%) Linux
4 50 (33.56%) 4G
5 49 (32.89%) UMTS
6 47 (31.54%) Multithreading
7 45 (30.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 44 (29.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 44 (29.53%) VMware
9 40 (26.85%) KVM
10 39 (26.17%) Ansible
10 39 (26.17%) Opscode Chef
10 39 (26.17%) OpenFlow
10 39 (26.17%) Puppet
11 35 (23.49%) Translating Business Requirements
12 33 (22.15%) LTE
13 27 (18.12%) TCP/IP
14 26 (17.45%) GPRS
15 25 (16.78%) Windows
15 25 (16.78%) Firmware
15 25 (16.78%) Software Engineering
16 23 (15.44%) Electronics
17 21 (14.09%) Wireless
18 18 (12.08%) Service Delivery
18 18 (12.08%) Active Directory
19 16 (10.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 16 (10.74%) Microsoft
19 16 (10.74%) Degree

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 14 (9.40%) IIS
2 8 (5.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.67%) MS Office
1 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (40.94%) 3G
2 50 (33.56%) 4G
3 49 (32.89%) UMTS
4 39 (26.17%) OpenFlow
5 33 (22.15%) LTE
6 27 (18.12%) TCP/IP
7 26 (17.45%) GPRS
8 21 (14.09%) Wireless
9 15 (10.07%) 2G
9 15 (10.07%) Bluetooth
10 14 (9.40%) DNS
10 14 (9.40%) Ethernet
10 14 (9.40%) Value-Added Service
11 13 (8.72%) SS7
12 12 (8.05%) SNMP
12 12 (8.05%) WCDMA
13 10 (6.71%) Radio Access Network
14 9 (6.04%) VPN
14 9 (6.04%) WLAN
14 9 (6.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.67%) GIS
2 1 (0.67%) MS Access
2 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.03%) GCC
1 6 (4.03%) GDB
1 6 (4.03%) Subversion
1 6 (4.03%) Trac
2 1 (0.67%) Android Studio
2 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 84 (56.38%) Telecoms
2 23 (15.44%) Electronics
3 12 (8.05%) Marketing
4 9 (6.04%) Finance
5 7 (4.70%) Banking
6 5 (3.36%) Automotive
7 3 (2.01%) Billing
8 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.50%) Developer
2 35 (23.49%) C++ Developer
3 22 (14.77%) Linux Developer
4 21 (14.09%) Software Engineer
4 21 (14.09%) Telecoms Developer
5 18 (12.08%) Lead Developer
6 15 (10.07%) Design Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) VAS Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) C Developer
8 12 (8.05%) C/C++ Developer
8 12 (8.05%) Monitoring Engineer
9 11 (7.38%) Embedded Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Senior C++ Developer
10 10 (6.71%) Senior Developer
11 9 (6.04%) Electronics Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) Firmware Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (4.03%) STL
3 2 (1.34%) Ajax
3 2 (1.34%) CSS
3 2 (1.34%) HTML
3 2 (1.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) BREW
4 1 (0.67%) Flash
4 1 (0.67%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.67%) J2ME
4 1 (0.67%) Java ME
4 1 (0.67%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.67%) Series 60
4 1 (0.67%) SVG
4 1 (0.67%) Symfony
4 1 (0.67%) UIQ
4 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.36%) CPLD
1 5 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.01%) Handset
3 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.34%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.34%) Physics
4 2 (1.34%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.67%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.67%) iPhone
5 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) MPEG
5 1 (0.67%) SCADA
5 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (36.91%) Linux
2 25 (16.78%) Windows
3 15 (10.07%) Unix
4 12 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.37%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.68%) Android
7 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.67%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.54%) Multithreading
2 35 (23.49%) Translating Business Requirements
3 25 (16.78%) Software Engineering
4 18 (12.08%) Service Delivery
5 15 (10.07%) Change Management
6 13 (8.72%) Presales
7 12 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.71%) Product Marketing
9 9 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.04%) Validation
10 8 (5.37%) Application Packaging
10 8 (5.37%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.37%) Network Design
10 8 (5.37%) Project Management
10 8 (5.37%) Schematic Capture
10 8 (5.37%) SDLC
11 7 (4.70%) OO
12 6 (4.03%) Cross-Platform Development
13 5 (3.36%) Mentoring
14 4 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 61 (40.94%) C
1 61 (40.94%) C++
2 15 (10.07%) Embedded C
3 13 (8.72%) SQL
4 8 (5.37%) Embedded C++
4 8 (5.37%) Python
5 7 (4.70%) Java
6 6 (4.03%) C#
7 4 (2.68%) Perl
7 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.34%) MapBasic
8 2 (1.34%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) Degree
2 7 (4.70%) HNC
2 7 (4.70%) HND
3 2 (1.34%) CCNA
3 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.34%) ISEB
3 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.67%) CCNP
4 1 (0.67%) MBA
4 1 (0.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (29.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (26.85%) KVM
3 25 (16.78%) Firmware
4 18 (12.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 39 (26.17%) Ansible
1 39 (26.17%) Opscode Chef
1 39 (26.17%) Puppet
2 12 (8.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 12 (8.05%) HP SIM
2 12 (8.05%) SCOM
2 12 (8.05%) SCOrch
3 8 (5.37%) AirWatch
3 8 (5.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 44 (29.53%) VMware
2 16 (10.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 16 (10.74%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.72%) TIBCO
4 12 (8.05%) HP
5 11 (7.38%) Cisco
5 11 (7.38%) EMC
5 11 (7.38%) Nokia
6 10 (6.71%) Nokia Networks
7 8 (5.37%) Cognizant
7 8 (5.37%) Ericsson
7 8 (5.37%) Polycom
8 7 (4.70%) Atmel
8 7 (4.70%) Huawei
9 6 (4.03%) Apple
10 5 (3.36%) Mitel
11 4 (2.68%) Actix
11 4 (2.68%) Nortel
12 3 (2.01%) Mapinfo
13 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 23 days holiday, Healthcare,
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits & Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica
Salary: 50000
Posted: 6 days ago
London, UK
Concirrus
Salary: £23,000+ p.a dependent on experience, + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago