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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 749 618 636
Rank change year-on-year
-131 +18
Permanent jobs citing GSM 155 248 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.36% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 113 157 216
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +16.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
20608 18279 21956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.04% 17.38% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16325 14851 17977
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 September 2014 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 18 September 2014. 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 -129 144 £47,000 -1.05% 26
South East -65 65 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Berkshire -15 45 £40,000 -20.00% 6
London -51 44 £47,000 +4.44% 6
East of England -10 25 £55,000 +4.76% 4
City of London +6 24 £35,500 -32.38% 4
Cambridgeshire +7 18 £51,250 +34.86% 3
Reading -19 18 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Cambridge +4 13 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Guildford +13 11 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Surrey -20 11 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -25 7 £50,250 -4.28%
Wales - 7 £23,000 - 1
Newbury +2 6 £40,000 +20.30% 2
Monmouthshire - 6 £23,000 -
South Wales - 6 £23,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -6 5 £65,000 -
Luton - 5 £65,000 -
Chepstow - 5 £22,500 -
Bracknell -5 4 £35,000 -
Brentford - 4 £65,000 -
Peterborough - 4 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £50,250 -
Slough +2 3 £38,500 -45.00% 2
Manchester -9 3 £32,500 -
North West -15 3 £32,500 -
South West -25 3 £44,500 -47.64% 1
Amersham +1 2 - -
Oxfordshire -1 2 £42,500 - 2
Hertfordshire -17 2 £47,500 +35.71% 1

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 213 (58.04%) Telecoms
2 161 (43.87%) UMTS
3 130 (35.42%) LTE
4 105 (28.61%) Linux
5 103 (28.07%) Software Engineering
6 90 (24.52%) Degree
6 90 (24.52%) C++
7 79 (21.53%) Wireless
8 75 (20.44%) GPRS
9 67 (18.26%) Marketing
10 65 (17.71%) UNIX
11 64 (17.44%) C
12 62 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (16.62%) SS7
14 59 (16.08%) VoIP
15 57 (15.53%) TCP/IP
16 54 (14.71%) Electronics
17 52 (14.17%) Windows
18 47 (12.81%) SQL
19 45 (12.26%) 3G
20 44 (11.99%) OO
21 43 (11.72%) C#
22 42 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (10.63%) 4G
23 39 (10.63%) Radio Access Network
23 39 (10.63%) Python
24 38 (10.35%) Computer Science
25 37 (10.08%) RTP
26 35 (9.54%) Cisco
26 35 (9.54%) STL

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (0.54%) IIS
2 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.27%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.99%) MS Office
3 11 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.36%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.81%) SaaS
2 8 (2.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 161 (43.87%) UMTS
2 130 (35.42%) LTE
3 79 (21.53%) Wireless
4 75 (20.44%) GPRS
5 61 (16.62%) SS7
6 59 (16.08%) VoIP
7 57 (15.53%) TCP/IP
8 45 (12.26%) 3G
9 39 (10.63%) 4G
9 39 (10.63%) Radio Access Network
10 37 (10.08%) RTP
11 34 (9.26%) LAN
12 31 (8.45%) 3GPP
13 30 (8.17%) SMS
14 28 (7.63%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (7.63%) 2G
14 28 (7.63%) WCDMA
15 26 (7.08%) Ethernet
15 26 (7.08%) VLAN
16 21 (5.72%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.27%) MySQL
2 12 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.54%) Big Data
4 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.54%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (9.26%) Subversion
2 15 (4.09%) GCC
2 15 (4.09%) GDB
2 15 (4.09%) Trac
3 11 (3.00%) JIRA
4 9 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.45%) Robotium
5 8 (2.18%) SoapUI
5 8 (2.18%) Selenium
6 5 (1.36%) CppUnit
7 4 (1.09%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.54%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.27%) JMeter
9 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.27%) Moq
9 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 213 (58.04%) Telecoms
2 67 (18.26%) Marketing
3 54 (14.71%) Electronics
4 20 (5.45%) Billing
5 10 (2.72%) Finance
6 5 (1.36%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.36%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.36%) German Language
6 5 (1.36%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.09%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (18.80%) Software Engineer
2 50 (13.62%) Developer
3 33 (8.99%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.17%) Consultant
5 26 (7.08%) Network Engineer
6 25 (6.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 24 (6.54%) Sales Consultant
8 20 (5.45%) Senior Software Engineer
9 19 (5.18%) Telecoms Engineer
10 18 (4.90%) C++ Software Engineer
10 18 (4.90%) Technical Manager
10 18 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.36%) Technical Engineer
12 14 (3.81%) Sales Manager
13 13 (3.54%) Python Developer
13 13 (3.54%) Python/Django Developer
14 12 (3.27%) Principal Engineer
14 12 (3.27%) Architect
15 11 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (3.00%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.54%) STL
1 35 (9.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 33 (8.99%) .NET
3 15 (4.09%) HTML
4 14 (3.81%) RESTful
4 14 (3.81%) Django
5 12 (3.27%) LINQ
5 12 (3.27%) WPF
6 10 (2.72%) JNI
6 10 (2.72%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.72%) J2SE
7 9 (2.45%) XMPP
8 8 (2.18%) SQLAlchemy
8 8 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (2.18%) jQuery
8 8 (2.18%) MFC
8 8 (2.18%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (1.91%) CSS
9 7 (1.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.35%) Computer Science
3 24 (6.54%) Handset
4 22 (5.99%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.00%) Open Source
5 11 (3.00%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (2.72%) Firmware
7 8 (2.18%) Home Automation
7 8 (2.18%) User Experience
8 7 (1.91%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.63%) Telematics
10 5 (1.36%) Physics
11 3 (0.82%) Statistics
11 3 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.82%) Social Media
11 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.54%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 105 (28.61%) Linux
2 65 (17.71%) UNIX
3 52 (14.17%) Windows
4 21 (5.72%) Android
5 10 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.36%) Solaris
8 4 (1.09%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.09%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) bada
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (28.07%) Software Engineering
2 62 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (11.99%) OO
4 30 (8.17%) Change Management
5 28 (7.63%) Product Marketing
5 28 (7.63%) Multithreading
6 27 (7.36%) Network Design
6 27 (7.36%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.27%) Network Planning
8 21 (5.72%) Project Management
9 18 (4.90%) OOD
10 17 (4.63%) Android Development
11 16 (4.36%) CRM
12 14 (3.81%) Time Management
13 13 (3.54%) Product Management
14 12 (3.27%) Mobile Application Development
14 12 (3.27%) Network Architecture
15 11 (3.00%) TDD
15 11 (3.00%) UML
16 10 (2.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (24.52%) C++
2 64 (17.44%) C
3 47 (12.81%) SQL
4 43 (11.72%) C#
5 39 (10.63%) Python
6 34 (9.26%) Embedded C
7 33 (8.99%) Java
8 22 (5.99%) Perl
9 12 (3.27%) Assembly Language
9 12 (3.27%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.00%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.18%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.91%) PowerHouse
13 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.82%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.82%) PHP
15 2 (0.54%) Lua
15 2 (0.54%) Ruby
15 2 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (24.52%) Degree
2 26 (7.08%) HNC
3 25 (6.81%) HND
4 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.36%) CCNA
6 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.54%) PMP
6 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) CCIE
7 1 (0.27%) CCNP
7 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.00%) SLA
2 6 (1.63%) QA
3 4 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (7.08%) NDS
2 6 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) Netcool
2 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (9.54%) Cisco
2 28 (7.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 27 (7.36%) Microsoft
4 26 (7.08%) TIBCO
4 26 (7.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 22 (5.99%) EMC
6 18 (4.90%) Oracle
7 14 (3.81%) VMware
8 13 (3.54%) Google
9 8 (2.18%) NEC
10 7 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.63%) Huawei
12 5 (1.36%) Cramer
12 5 (1.36%) HP
13 4 (1.09%) Coverity
13 4 (1.09%) Juniper
13 4 (1.09%) Genesys
13 4 (1.09%) Sybase
14 3 (0.82%) Business Objects
14 3 (0.82%) JBoss
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + OTE (£90K) + Car Allowance, Peniso
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood
Everything Everywhere
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cwmbran
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Emsworth
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago