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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 833 843 790
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -53
Permanent jobs citing GSM 83 127 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.66% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 75 95 146
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £75,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%

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
16651 19150 20929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.07% 17.28% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13836 15616 16734
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 July 2016 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 1 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 +11 72 £47,000 -14.54% 6
South East +24 33 £47,750 -6.82% 2
Berkshire +10 17 £40,000 -25.58%
London +17 16 £50,250 -12.60% 1
Surrey +27 8 £48,750 -15.21% 2
Slough +3 7 £38,000 -41.53%
Camberley - 7 £50,000 - 2
East of England +42 6 £46,250 +54.16% 2
South West +12 6 £55,000 -
Reading +4 6 £56,750 +3.18%
West Midlands - 6 £46,000 -
North West +12 5 £48,750 +62.50% 1
Bristol - 5 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire +27 4 £45,000 +50.00%
Hampshire +5 4 £57,500 -
Watford - 4 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £57,500 -
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £36,000 +4.34%
Manchester +1 3 £48,750 +62.50% 1
Buckingham - 3 £36,000 -
Newbury +12 2 £48,750 -7.14%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £53,750 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £53,750 -
Isle of Man - 2 £43,750 -
West Sussex +4 1 - -
Crawley -10 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £42,500 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 113 (61.75%) Telecoms
2 80 (43.72%) UMTS
3 68 (37.16%) LTE
4 54 (29.51%) VoIP
4 54 (29.51%) Wireless
5 50 (27.32%) GPRS
6 44 (24.04%) 3G
7 40 (21.86%) Windows
8 37 (20.22%) Project Management
9 36 (19.67%) Degree
10 35 (19.13%) PBX
10 35 (19.13%) Radio Access Network
11 33 (18.03%) WCDMA
12 28 (15.30%) Microsoft
12 28 (15.30%) 4G
13 27 (14.75%) Presales
13 27 (14.75%) Electronics
14 25 (13.66%) 2G
15 24 (13.11%) Wireshark
15 24 (13.11%) Huawei
15 24 (13.11%) HP
15 24 (13.11%) SQL
15 24 (13.11%) Product Management
16 23 (12.57%) Linux
16 23 (12.57%) PSTN
16 23 (12.57%) SS7
17 22 (12.02%) 3GPP
17 22 (12.02%) CDMA
17 22 (12.02%) WAN
18 21 (11.48%) Unix

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 3 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Project
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (43.72%) UMTS
2 68 (37.16%) LTE
3 54 (29.51%) VoIP
3 54 (29.51%) Wireless
4 50 (27.32%) GPRS
5 44 (24.04%) 3G
6 35 (19.13%) PBX
6 35 (19.13%) Radio Access Network
7 33 (18.03%) WCDMA
8 28 (15.30%) 4G
9 25 (13.66%) 2G
10 24 (13.11%) Wireshark
11 23 (12.57%) PSTN
11 23 (12.57%) SS7
12 22 (12.02%) 3GPP
12 22 (12.02%) CDMA
12 22 (12.02%) WAN
13 20 (10.93%) Diameter Protocol
13 20 (10.93%) xDSL
14 19 (10.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) Big Data
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.09%) GIS
4 2 (1.09%) HBase
4 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) eggPlant
2 5 (2.73%) GCC
2 5 (2.73%) GDB
2 5 (2.73%) Subversion
2 5 (2.73%) Trac
3 2 (1.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.09%) JIRA
3 2 (1.09%) JMeter
3 2 (1.09%) Maven
3 2 (1.09%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.55%) CppUnit
General
1 113 (61.75%) Telecoms
2 27 (14.75%) Electronics
3 14 (7.65%) Finance
4 11 (6.01%) Billing
5 5 (2.73%) Automotive
6 3 (1.64%) Advertising
6 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.64%) Marketing
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
8 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 22 (12.02%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.84%) Software Engineer
3 15 (8.20%) Core Network Engineer
3 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
3 15 (8.20%) Technical Manager
4 13 (7.10%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.10%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (6.56%) Technical Support
6 11 (6.01%) Account Manager
6 11 (6.01%) Field Engineer
6 11 (6.01%) Radio Engineer
6 11 (6.01%) Technical Account Manager
6 11 (6.01%) Technical Support Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) GSM Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.37%) Designer
9 8 (4.37%) Senior Designer
9 8 (4.37%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) .NET
2 8 (4.37%) LINQ
2 8 (4.37%) WPF
3 5 (2.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (2.73%) STL
4 4 (2.19%) SOAP
4 4 (2.19%) Spring
5 3 (1.64%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.09%) HTML
6 2 (1.09%) REST
6 2 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.09%) WAP
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.55%) HTML5
7 1 (0.55%) jQuery
7 1 (0.55%) MEAP
7 1 (0.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) Management Information System
2 17 (9.29%) IVR
3 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.73%) Physics
6 4 (2.19%) Clustering
6 4 (2.19%) Cybercrime
6 4 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.19%) Handset
7 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.64%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.09%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.09%) PKI
8 2 (1.09%) Telematics
9 1 (0.55%) IPTV
9 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.86%) Windows
2 23 (12.57%) Linux
3 21 (11.48%) Unix
4 15 (8.20%) Windows 2000
4 15 (8.20%) Windows NT
5 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.92%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.73%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.09%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.55%) Solaris
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.22%) Project Management
2 27 (14.75%) Presales
3 24 (13.11%) Product Management
4 19 (10.38%) Defect Management
4 19 (10.38%) Software Engineering
5 18 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (9.29%) Service Delivery
7 16 (8.74%) Test Planning
8 13 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (7.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 12 (6.56%) Change Control
9 12 (6.56%) Knowledge Management
9 12 (6.56%) Service Design
10 11 (6.01%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.46%) Network Design
12 9 (4.92%) BDD
12 9 (4.92%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.37%) Network Optimisation
13 8 (4.37%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.11%) SQL
2 19 (10.38%) C++
3 14 (7.65%) C
4 10 (5.46%) C#
5 8 (4.37%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.37%) Java
6 6 (3.28%) Python
6 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.73%) Perl
8 4 (2.19%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.09%) Ruby
10 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (19.67%) Degree
2 18 (9.84%) ISEB
2 18 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 16 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.19%) CCNA
6 4 (2.19%) HNC
6 4 (2.19%) MCSE
7 3 (1.64%) HND
8 2 (1.09%) CCNP
8 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) QA
1 4 (2.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.55%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Firmware
4 5 (2.73%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.09%) KVM
5 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (1.64%) HP SIM
1 3 (1.64%) SCOM
1 3 (1.64%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.09%) Nagios
2 2 (1.09%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.11%) HP
2 24 (13.11%) Huawei
3 17 (9.29%) Cisco
3 17 (9.29%) Sybase
4 16 (8.74%) Nokia
5 14 (7.65%) Oracle
6 10 (5.46%) Ericsson
7 7 (3.83%) VMware
8 5 (2.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (2.73%) Dell
8 5 (2.73%) EMC
9 4 (2.19%) Actix
9 4 (2.19%) Nortel
10 3 (1.64%) Atmel
11 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.09%) Citrix
11 2 (1.09%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (1.09%) Nokia Networks
11 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
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