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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 851 801 761
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -40
Permanent jobs citing GSM 84 136 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.70% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 66 74 122
Average salary £40,000 £45,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.08% -4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 -29 84 £40,000 -12.08% 13
East of England +16 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South East -30 27 £39,250 -13.25% 8
Hertfordshire - 27 £40,000 - 1
Watford - 25 £40,000 -
London -1 17 £53,750 -40.27%
Surrey +17 11 £38,500 -33.04% 2
Berkshire -53 11 £56,250 +29.31% 2
Newbury +23 5 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Chertsey - 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +1 4 £41,500 +18.57%
South West -8 4 £42,500 +21.42% 1
West Midlands -13 4 £42,500 -
Reading -33 4 £55,000 +27.90%
Wakefield - 4 £41,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £41,500 -
Bristol - 4 £42,500 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £42,500 -
Letchworth - 2 £62,500 - 1
Kent - 2 £32,000 - 1
Whitstable - 2 £32,000 - 1
Hampshire +22 1 £40,000 -4.76%
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands +4 1 £52,500 -
Nottingham +3 1 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes -1 1 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £35,000 -36.36% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £40,000 -
Wembley - 1 £47,500 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 83 (39.52%) Wireless
3 72 (34.29%) GPRS
4 62 (29.52%) VoIP
5 57 (27.14%) 3G
6 52 (24.76%) UMTS
7 51 (24.29%) Project Management
8 45 (21.43%) PBX
8 45 (21.43%) Linux
8 45 (21.43%) LTE
9 42 (20.00%) WAN
10 39 (18.57%) Computer Science
11 37 (17.62%) Unix
11 37 (17.62%) TCP/IP
12 34 (16.19%) 4G
13 33 (15.71%) SQL
14 32 (15.24%) SS7
15 31 (14.76%) Unified Communications
16 30 (14.29%) Degree
16 30 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
16 30 (14.29%) IVR
17 28 (13.33%) Software Engineering
17 28 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 26 (12.38%) Product Management
18 26 (12.38%) SIGTRAN
19 25 (11.90%) C++
19 25 (11.90%) Windows
20 23 (10.95%) C#
20 23 (10.95%) Electronics
21 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.48%) Apache
3 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 5 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.90%) MS Project
3 3 (1.43%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.43%) MS Office
3 3 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (39.52%) Wireless
2 72 (34.29%) GPRS
3 62 (29.52%) VoIP
4 57 (27.14%) 3G
5 52 (24.76%) UMTS
6 45 (21.43%) LTE
6 45 (21.43%) PBX
7 42 (20.00%) WAN
8 37 (17.62%) TCP/IP
9 34 (16.19%) 4G
10 32 (15.24%) SS7
11 31 (14.76%) Unified Communications
12 30 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
13 26 (12.38%) SIGTRAN
14 22 (10.48%) Firewall
15 21 (10.00%) Ethernet
16 20 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
16 20 (9.52%) TCAP
16 20 (9.52%) xDSL
17 19 (9.05%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.90%) Big Data
3 4 (1.90%) MySQL
4 3 (1.43%) GIS
5 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Ant
1 8 (3.81%) NetBeans
2 7 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.86%) Maven
4 5 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.38%) Subversion
5 4 (1.90%) Trac
6 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 126 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.95%) Electronics
3 7 (3.33%) Finance
4 5 (2.38%) Billing
5 4 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.43%) Marketing
7 2 (0.95%) French Language
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (17.62%) Project Manager
2 19 (9.05%) VoIP Project Manager
3 15 (7.14%) Architect
3 15 (7.14%) Developer
3 15 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 15 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 15 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
4 14 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 14 (6.67%) Consultant
4 14 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 14 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 12 (5.71%) Radio Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Technical Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Technical Support
7 10 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
7 10 (4.76%) Unified Communications Manager
8 9 (4.29%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) SCADA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.48%) .NET
2 18 (8.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 14 (6.67%) STL
4 13 (6.19%) SOAP
5 11 (5.24%) REST
6 8 (3.81%) Spring
7 7 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.33%) J2EE
7 7 (3.33%) JMS
8 5 (2.38%) HTML
8 5 (2.38%) MEAP
9 4 (1.90%) Web Services
10 3 (1.43%) LINQ
10 3 (1.43%) WPF
11 1 (0.48%) HTML5
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.48%) WAP
11 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.57%) Computer Science
2 30 (14.29%) IVR
3 18 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.24%) Handset
5 9 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.29%) SCADA
5 9 (4.29%) Telematics
6 6 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.86%) Smartcard
7 5 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.90%) CAN bus
8 4 (1.90%) iPhone
9 3 (1.43%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.43%) User Experience
10 2 (0.95%) IPTV
10 2 (0.95%) Physics
10 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.43%) Linux
2 37 (17.62%) Unix
3 25 (11.90%) Windows
4 21 (10.00%) Solaris
5 16 (7.62%) Android
6 5 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.90%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.43%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (0.95%) VMS
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.29%) Project Management
2 28 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 28 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 26 (12.38%) Product Management
4 22 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.57%) Network Design
5 18 (8.57%) OO
6 14 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 14 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 14 (6.67%) Validation
7 10 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.29%) Test Planning
9 8 (3.81%) Line Management
9 8 (3.81%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (3.33%) Business Analysis
10 7 (3.33%) Presales
10 7 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.33%) Structured Programming
11 6 (2.86%) High Availability
11 6 (2.86%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.71%) SQL
2 25 (11.90%) C++
3 23 (10.95%) C#
4 21 (10.00%) Java
5 13 (6.19%) C
6 10 (4.76%) Embedded C
7 6 (2.86%) Perl
8 5 (2.38%) Python
9 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.43%) PHP
11 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (14.29%) Degree
2 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.86%) HNC
4 6 (2.86%) HND
5 5 (2.38%) CCNA
5 5 (2.38%) MCSE
5 5 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.43%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.95%) PMP
7 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) CCIE
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.14%) SLA
2 7 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.95%) TickIT
4 1 (0.48%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (5.24%) iptables
2 7 (3.33%) Firmware
3 5 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.90%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.48%) Control-M
4 1 (0.48%) Nagios
4 1 (0.48%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (7.62%) Oracle
2 14 (6.67%) Cisco
2 14 (6.67%) Sybase
3 12 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.86%) Atmel
5 5 (2.38%) Citrix
5 5 (2.38%) HP
5 5 (2.38%) Syclo
5 5 (2.38%) VMware
6 4 (1.90%) Apple
6 4 (1.90%) Assembla
6 4 (1.90%) MobileIron
7 3 (1.43%) EMC
7 3 (1.43%) Sun
7 3 (1.43%) Symbian
8 2 (0.95%) Huawei
8 2 (0.95%) hybris
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.48%) Twitter
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