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

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 827 844 792
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -52
Permanent jobs citing GSM 81 126 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.67% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 72 100 142
Median salary £48,750 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.36% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,050 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £85,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%

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
16643 18713 20565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 16.97% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13850 15346 16424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 25 July 2016 within the UK.

GSM Salary Histogram in the UK

GSM
Top 25 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 25 July 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 +18 71 £48,750 -7.14% 11
South East +16 31 £50,000 +14.28% 4
London +12 16 £50,250 -12.60% 1
Berkshire -5 14 £48,000 -12.72%
Surrey +38 12 £50,000 -13.04% 4
Camberley - 11 £50,000 - 3
North West +12 7 £48,750 +30.00% 2
Reading +11 7 £57,500 +4.54%
East of England +42 6 £46,250 -45.58% 2
South West +24 6 £55,000 -
Manchester -11 5 £48,750 +30.00% 1
Bristol - 5 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire +23 4 £45,000 +50.00%
Slough +2 4 £38,000 -55.29%
Hampshire 0 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Farnborough - 4 £57,500 -
Watford - 4 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £53,750 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £53,750 - 2
Isle of Man - 2 £43,750 -
West Sussex -10 1 - -
Crawley -14 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £42,500 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 108 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 85 (50.60%) UMTS
3 75 (44.64%) LTE
4 42 (25.00%) VoIP
5 41 (24.40%) GPRS
5 41 (24.40%) Windows
6 40 (23.81%) 3G
7 35 (20.83%) WCDMA
7 35 (20.83%) Wireless
8 32 (19.05%) Degree
8 32 (19.05%) Project Management
8 32 (19.05%) 4G
8 32 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
9 30 (17.86%) Presales
9 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 30 (17.86%) Wireshark
10 29 (17.26%) 2G
11 26 (15.48%) Huawei
11 26 (15.48%) PBX
11 26 (15.48%) Linux
11 26 (15.48%) SQL
11 26 (15.48%) HP
12 25 (14.88%) Electronics
13 22 (13.10%) SS7
13 22 (13.10%) PSTN
13 22 (13.10%) 3GPP
13 22 (13.10%) Cisco
14 21 (12.50%) CDMA
14 21 (12.50%) C++
14 21 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol

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 5 (2.98%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (50.60%) UMTS
2 75 (44.64%) LTE
3 42 (25.00%) VoIP
4 41 (24.40%) GPRS
5 40 (23.81%) 3G
6 35 (20.83%) WCDMA
6 35 (20.83%) Wireless
7 32 (19.05%) 4G
7 32 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
8 30 (17.86%) Wireshark
9 29 (17.26%) 2G
10 26 (15.48%) PBX
11 22 (13.10%) 3GPP
11 22 (13.10%) PSTN
11 22 (13.10%) SS7
12 21 (12.50%) CDMA
12 21 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
13 19 (11.31%) SCCP
14 18 (10.71%) ISDN
15 16 (9.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.57%) Big Data
3 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.19%) HBase
5 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) GCC
1 8 (4.76%) GDB
1 8 (4.76%) Subversion
1 8 (4.76%) Trac
2 6 (3.57%) eggPlant
3 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.19%) JIRA
3 2 (1.19%) JMeter
3 2 (1.19%) Maven
3 2 (1.19%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) CppUnit
General
1 108 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 25 (14.88%) Electronics
3 14 (8.33%) Finance
4 10 (5.95%) Billing
5 5 (2.98%) Automotive
5 5 (2.98%) Marketing
6 4 (2.38%) Advertising
6 4 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (11.31%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.71%) Software Engineer
3 15 (8.93%) Core Network Engineer
3 15 (8.93%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.74%) Technical Manager
5 11 (6.55%) Account Manager
5 11 (6.55%) Designer
5 11 (6.55%) Senior Designer
5 11 (6.55%) Technical Account Manager
6 10 (5.95%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (5.95%) Technical Support
6 10 (5.95%) Telecoms Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.36%) Technical Support Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.76%) Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) Network Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) .NET
2 8 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (4.76%) LINQ
2 8 (4.76%) STL
2 8 (4.76%) WPF
3 4 (2.38%) SOAP
3 4 (2.38%) Spring
4 3 (1.79%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.19%) HTML
5 2 (1.19%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) Ajax
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (0.60%) CSS
6 1 (0.60%) jQuery
6 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.60%) Velocity
6 1 (0.60%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.74%) IVR
3 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.38%) Clustering
5 4 (2.38%) Cybercrime
5 4 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.79%) Handset
6 3 (1.79%) Mechatronics
6 3 (1.79%) Physics
7 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.19%) PKI
7 2 (1.19%) Telematics
7 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.40%) Windows
2 26 (15.48%) Linux
3 20 (11.90%) Unix
4 15 (8.93%) Windows 2000
4 15 (8.93%) Windows NT
5 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.95%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.05%) Project Management
2 30 (17.86%) Presales
3 20 (11.90%) Defect Management
4 19 (11.31%) Software Engineering
5 16 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 15 (8.93%) Service Delivery
7 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.74%) Network Design
8 13 (7.74%) Product Management
9 12 (7.14%) Change Control
9 12 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
9 12 (7.14%) Service Design
10 11 (6.55%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.36%) BDD
11 9 (5.36%) Network Planning
11 9 (5.36%) Regression Testing
11 9 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.48%) SQL
2 21 (12.50%) C++
3 10 (5.95%) C
3 10 (5.95%) C#
4 9 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.17%) Java
5 7 (4.17%) Python
5 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (19.05%) Degree
2 19 (11.31%) ISEB
3 18 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 17 (10.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.38%) CCNA
7 4 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.38%) HNC
7 4 (2.38%) MCSE
8 3 (1.79%) HND
9 2 (1.19%) CCNP
9 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) QA
1 3 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.60%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.38%) Firmware
3 4 (2.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.19%) KVM
4 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (2.98%) HP SIM
1 5 (2.98%) SCOM
1 5 (2.98%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.60%) Nagios
2 1 (0.60%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.48%) HP
2 26 (15.48%) Huawei
3 22 (13.10%) Cisco
4 18 (10.71%) Nokia
5 15 (8.93%) Sybase
6 12 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 12 (7.14%) Oracle
7 6 (3.57%) Actix
7 6 (3.57%) Nortel
7 6 (3.57%) VMware
8 5 (2.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (2.38%) Dell
9 4 (2.38%) EMC
10 2 (1.19%) 3Com
10 2 (1.19%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.19%) Citrix
10 2 (1.19%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (1.19%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum Excellent plus benefits and company
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £57500.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 23 days holiday, Healthcare,
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + share options
Posted: 21 days ago