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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 800 857 804
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -53
Permanent jobs citing GSM 78 111 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.62% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 54 96 85
Median salary £53,750 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.58% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -2.29%

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
15747 17967 20766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 16.58% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12739 14860 16695
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 2 December 2016 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 2 December 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 +57 75 £55,000 +11.11% 12
South East +72 30 £50,000 +31.57% 8
London +55 26 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Berkshire +55 20 £77,500 +200.97% 4
Reading +42 9 - - 2
North West -13 8 £48,750 -1.51%
Manchester - 8 £48,750 -
East of England 0 5 £52,500 +5.52% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £53,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +29 3 £28,000 -36.72% 1
Surrey +17 3 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Milton Keynes +13 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £50,000 +42.85%
Slough - 3 £77,500 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £40,000 - 1
Camberley - 3 £45,000 - 3
Cambridge - 2 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 £37,000 -10.84%
West Yorkshire +20 1 £37,000 -10.84%
Newbury +19 1 £45,000 +80.00% 1
South West +11 1 £36,000 -22.99%
Wakefield +3 1 £37,000 -10.84%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £27,500 -44.72%
Watford -8 1 £27,500 -44.44%
Gloucestershire - 1 £36,000 -
Oxford - 1 £28,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £36,000 -
Mansfield - 1 £35,000 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 84 (55.26%) Telecoms
2 62 (40.79%) UMTS
3 53 (34.87%) 3G
4 46 (30.26%) LTE
5 45 (29.61%) C++
6 44 (28.95%) Linux
7 40 (26.32%) 4G
8 38 (25.00%) C
8 38 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 36 (23.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 32 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (21.05%) VMware
11 28 (18.42%) Windows
11 28 (18.42%) KVM
12 27 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (17.76%) OpenFlow
12 27 (17.76%) Ansible
12 27 (17.76%) Puppet
13 25 (16.45%) Translating Business Requirements
14 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
15 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
15 21 (13.82%) Electronics
16 20 (13.16%) HP
16 20 (13.16%) Wireless
17 19 (12.50%) Service Delivery
17 19 (12.50%) SS7
17 19 (12.50%) SQL
17 19 (12.50%) 2G
18 18 (11.84%) IIS
18 18 (11.84%) DNS

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 18 (11.84%) IIS
2 8 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Office
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (40.79%) UMTS
2 53 (34.87%) 3G
3 46 (30.26%) LTE
4 40 (26.32%) 4G
5 27 (17.76%) OpenFlow
6 20 (13.16%) Wireless
7 19 (12.50%) 2G
7 19 (12.50%) SS7
8 18 (11.84%) DNS
9 17 (11.18%) GPRS
10 16 (10.53%) SNMP
10 16 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 16 (10.53%) Value-Added Service
11 15 (9.87%) Wireshark
12 13 (8.55%) Diameter Protocol
12 13 (8.55%) PBX
13 12 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (7.89%) VoIP
13 12 (7.89%) VPN
14 11 (7.24%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) GIS
3 1 (0.66%) MS Access
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) GCC
1 9 (5.92%) GDB
1 9 (5.92%) Subversion
1 9 (5.92%) Trac
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 84 (55.26%) Telecoms
2 21 (13.82%) Electronics
3 16 (10.53%) Marketing
4 9 (5.92%) Finance
5 5 (3.29%) Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Automotive
6 3 (1.97%) Billing
7 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Back Office
8 1 (0.66%) Front Office
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (19.74%) Developer
2 27 (17.76%) C++ Developer
3 17 (11.18%) Linux Developer
3 17 (11.18%) Telecoms Developer
4 16 (10.53%) Monitoring Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) VAS Engineer
6 13 (8.55%) Design Engineer
6 13 (8.55%) Lead Developer
7 12 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.89%) Telecoms Engineer
8 11 (7.24%) C Developer
8 11 (7.24%) C/C++ Developer
8 11 (7.24%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Electronics Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Senior C++ Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Telecoms Software Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Electronics Design Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (5.92%) STL
3 2 (1.32%) Ajax
3 2 (1.32%) CSS
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) jQuery
4 1 (0.66%) .NET
4 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.66%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.66%) Doctrine
4 1 (0.66%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.66%) HTML5
4 1 (0.66%) Java ME
4 1 (0.66%) Node.js
4 1 (0.66%) Symfony
4 1 (0.66%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.95%) IVR
3 5 (3.29%) CPLD
3 5 (3.29%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.97%) Handset
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.32%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.66%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.66%) Physics
7 1 (0.66%) SCADA
7 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.95%) Linux
2 28 (18.42%) Windows
3 17 (11.18%) Windows Server
3 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (10.53%) Unix
4 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 25 (16.45%) Translating Business Requirements
3 19 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 17 (11.18%) Presales
4 17 (11.18%) Project Management
5 16 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (10.53%) Change Management
6 14 (9.21%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.24%) Product Marketing
8 10 (6.58%) OO
9 9 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.92%) Cross-Platform Development
10 8 (5.26%) Application Packaging
10 8 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.26%) Network Design
10 8 (5.26%) Schematic Capture
11 7 (4.61%) Network Architecture
11 7 (4.61%) Network Planning
11 7 (4.61%) Validation
12 6 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.61%) C++
2 38 (25.00%) C
3 19 (12.50%) SQL
4 9 (5.92%) Python
5 6 (3.95%) Embedded C
6 5 (3.29%) Perl
7 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.63%) C#
7 4 (2.63%) Java
7 4 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.32%) MapBasic
8 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) HNC
2 8 (5.26%) HND
3 6 (3.95%) ISEB
4 5 (3.29%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CCNA
6 1 (0.66%) CCNP
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.32%) QA
1 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (18.42%) KVM
3 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
4 17 (11.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.66%) Snort
Systems Management
1 27 (17.76%) Ansible
1 27 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (17.76%) Puppet
2 16 (10.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 16 (10.53%) HP SIM
2 16 (10.53%) SCOM
2 16 (10.53%) SCOrch
3 8 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 8 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 32 (21.05%) VMware
2 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.16%) HP
4 17 (11.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 17 (11.18%) Cisco
5 14 (9.21%) TIBCO
6 11 (7.24%) Nokia
6 11 (7.24%) Nokia Networks
7 10 (6.58%) EMC
8 8 (5.26%) Cognizant
8 8 (5.26%) Ericsson
8 8 (5.26%) Polycom
9 7 (4.61%) Huawei
10 4 (2.63%) Actix
10 4 (2.63%) Apple
10 4 (2.63%) Mitel
10 4 (2.63%) Nortel
11 3 (1.97%) Mapinfo
12 2 (1.32%) Anite
12 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
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set2recruit
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k Plus Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 23 days holiday, Healthcare,
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k DoE
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + private medical, pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
TDA Group
Salary: Neg
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + V Attractive
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
TDA Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Accenture
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: £22,000 per annum plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 16 days ago