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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
Rank 783 850 820
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -30
Permanent jobs citing GSM 69 99 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.56% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 58 69 69
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £92,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.04%

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
13376 17559 19429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.12% 17.14% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10924 14578 15672
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 26 February 2017 within the UK.

GSM Salary Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 28 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 26 February 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 +68 69 £41,250 +3.12% 8
South East +52 24 £40,000 -11.11% 5
London +84 21 £65,000 +13.04%
West Yorkshire +45 12 £37,000 -10.84% 2
Yorkshire +42 12 £37,000 -10.84% 2
Wakefield +15 12 £37,000 -10.84% 1
Surrey +52 10 £46,250 +17.83% 2
Berkshire +42 8 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Camberley - 8 £47,500 - 2
North West - 7 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 6 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 6 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +21 5 - -
Bracknell - 4 £40,000 - 1
Reading +34 3 - -
East of England +4 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £50,000 -
East Midlands +7 2 £41,250 -21.42%
Nottingham +6 2 £41,250 -21.42%
Nottinghamshire -5 2 £41,250 -21.42%
Cambridge - 2 £51,250 -
Guildford +18 1 £24,500 -
Kent +17 1 - -
Amersham -11 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £22,500 -
Canterbury - 1 - -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 85 (57.43%) Telecoms
2 76 (51.35%) C++
3 74 (50.00%) C
4 63 (42.57%) Linux
5 60 (40.54%) 3G
6 53 (35.81%) UMTS
7 49 (33.11%) Multithreading
8 48 (32.43%) 4G
9 47 (31.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 47 (31.76%) Software Engineering
10 41 (27.70%) VMware
10 41 (27.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (27.03%) KVM
11 40 (27.03%) GPRS
12 39 (26.35%) Opscode Chef
12 39 (26.35%) OpenFlow
12 39 (26.35%) Ansible
12 39 (26.35%) Puppet
13 38 (25.68%) TCP/IP
14 34 (22.97%) Translating Business Requirements
15 32 (21.62%) LTE
16 29 (19.59%) Wireless
17 27 (18.24%) Firmware
17 27 (18.24%) Electronics
18 26 (17.57%) Degree
19 25 (16.89%) Bluetooth
20 24 (16.22%) Embedded C
21 21 (14.19%) Windows
22 19 (12.84%) Ethernet
23 17 (11.49%) Service Delivery

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 8 (5.41%) IIS
2 5 (3.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Infor M3
2 4 (2.70%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (40.54%) 3G
2 53 (35.81%) UMTS
3 48 (32.43%) 4G
4 40 (27.03%) GPRS
5 39 (26.35%) OpenFlow
6 38 (25.68%) TCP/IP
7 32 (21.62%) LTE
8 29 (19.59%) Wireless
9 25 (16.89%) Bluetooth
10 19 (12.84%) Ethernet
11 14 (9.46%) Value-Added Service
11 14 (9.46%) WLAN
11 14 (9.46%) ZigBee
12 13 (8.78%) 2G
12 13 (8.78%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (8.11%) SS7
14 10 (6.76%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (6.76%) VoIP
15 9 (6.08%) PBX
15 9 (6.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.68%) GIS
3 1 (0.68%) MS Access
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Subversion
2 8 (5.41%) GCC
2 8 (5.41%) GDB
2 8 (5.41%) Trac
3 1 (0.68%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 85 (57.43%) Telecoms
2 27 (18.24%) Electronics
3 14 (9.46%) Finance
4 13 (8.78%) Marketing
5 10 (6.76%) Automotive
6 7 (4.73%) Banking
6 7 (4.73%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.03%) Software Engineer
2 35 (23.65%) Developer
3 33 (22.30%) C++ Developer
4 20 (13.51%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (13.51%) Linux Developer
5 19 (12.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 18 (12.16%) Lead Developer
6 18 (12.16%) Telecoms Developer
7 16 (10.81%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 16 (10.81%) Firmware Engineer
8 15 (10.14%) C++ Software Engineer
9 12 (8.11%) C Developer
9 12 (8.11%) C/C++ Developer
9 12 (8.11%) VAS Engineer
10 11 (7.43%) Design Engineer
10 11 (7.43%) Senior C++ Developer
10 11 (7.43%) Senior Developer
11 9 (6.08%) Core Network Engineer
11 9 (6.08%) Network Engineer
12 8 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (5.41%) STL
3 6 (4.05%) BREW
3 6 (4.05%) Flash
3 6 (4.05%) J2ME
3 6 (4.05%) Middleware
3 6 (4.05%) OpenAL
3 6 (4.05%) OpenCL
3 6 (4.05%) OpenGL
3 6 (4.05%) Qt
3 6 (4.05%) Series 60
3 6 (4.05%) SVG
3 6 (4.05%) UIQ
4 4 (2.70%) MFC
5 2 (1.35%) Ajax
5 2 (1.35%) CSS
5 2 (1.35%) HTML
5 2 (1.35%) jQuery
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.68%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.05%) Device Driver
1 6 (4.05%) iPhone
1 6 (4.05%) MPEG
1 6 (4.05%) Smartphone
2 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.70%) Home Automation
4 3 (2.03%) Handset
5 2 (1.35%) CPLD
5 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.35%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.68%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) SCADA
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.57%) Linux
2 21 (14.19%) Windows
3 13 (8.78%) Unix
4 9 (6.08%) Android
5 7 (4.73%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.73%) Nucleus RTOS
5 7 (4.73%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.05%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.11%) Multithreading
2 47 (31.76%) Software Engineering
3 34 (22.97%) Translating Business Requirements
4 17 (11.49%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.78%) Change Management
6 12 (8.11%) Presales
6 12 (8.11%) SDLC
7 10 (6.76%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.08%) OO
8 9 (6.08%) Product Marketing
9 8 (5.41%) Cross-Platform Development
9 8 (5.41%) Validation
10 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.05%) DRM
11 6 (4.05%) ITIL
11 6 (4.05%) Mobile Commerce
11 6 (4.05%) Speech Recognition
12 5 (3.38%) Application Packaging
12 5 (3.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (51.35%) C++
2 74 (50.00%) C
3 24 (16.22%) Embedded C
4 16 (10.81%) Embedded C++
5 13 (8.78%) SQL
6 12 (8.11%) Java
7 8 (5.41%) C#
7 8 (5.41%) Python
8 4 (2.70%) Perl
9 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.35%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Degree
2 6 (4.05%) HNC
2 6 (4.05%) HND
3 2 (1.35%) CCNA
3 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CCNP
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) MBA
4 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (27.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (27.03%) KVM
3 27 (18.24%) Firmware
4 9 (6.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 39 (26.35%) Ansible
1 39 (26.35%) Opscode Chef
1 39 (26.35%) Puppet
2 7 (4.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (4.73%) HP SIM
2 7 (4.73%) SCOM
2 7 (4.73%) SCOrch
3 5 (3.38%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.38%) SCCM
4 4 (2.70%) Netcool
4 4 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 41 (27.70%) VMware
2 15 (10.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 12 (8.11%) Cisco
3 12 (8.11%) EMC
3 12 (8.11%) TIBCO
4 11 (7.43%) Atmel
5 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.08%) Nokia Networks
6 7 (4.73%) HP
6 7 (4.73%) Nokia
7 6 (4.05%) Intel
7 6 (4.05%) Mitel
7 6 (4.05%) Symbian
8 5 (3.38%) Cognizant
8 5 (3.38%) Polycom
9 4 (2.70%) Huawei
9 4 (2.70%) NEC
10 3 (2.03%) Apple
10 3 (2.03%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
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Posted: 37 minutes ago
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