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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 707 682 597
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -85
Permanent jobs citing GSM 190 218 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.15% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 86 125 262
Average salary £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +11.11%

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
19963 18895 22855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.23% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16119 14849 19032
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 December 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 December 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
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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 -14 184 £45,000 - 9
South East +51 121 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Berkshire +67 93 £48,750 +21.87% 3
Reading +62 77 £58,750 +20.51% 1
London -19 23 £56,250 +32.35%
East of England -38 16 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 13 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Oxfordshire +17 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Cambridge +3 11 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Surrey -1 7 £57,500 +64.28% 2
Guildford -11 7 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 6 £53,000 +14.59%
Sheffield - 6 £35,000 - 1
Brentford - 6 £90,000 -
Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands +1 4 £45,000 +45.16%
Coventry - 4 £45,000 -
Slough - 4 - -
Milton Keynes -2 3 £55,000 +18.91%
Hampshire -18 3 £42,000 -16.00%
South West -29 3 £38,000 -24.00%
Hertfordshire -40 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £35,000 -
Belfast - 3 £35,000 -
Borehamwood - 3 - -
Bristol +5 2 - -
City of London +3 2 £22,000 -40.54%
North West -19 2 £65,000 +73.33%

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 203 (58.84%) Telecoms
2 199 (57.68%) UMTS
3 139 (40.29%) LTE
4 120 (34.78%) Wireless
5 103 (29.86%) Degree
6 95 (27.54%) 3G
7 88 (25.51%) GPRS
8 81 (23.48%) UNIX
9 76 (22.03%) Linux
10 73 (21.16%) C++
11 68 (19.71%) Marketing
12 65 (18.84%) Service Delivery
13 64 (18.55%) C
14 60 (17.39%) 2G
14 60 (17.39%) Software Engineering
15 56 (16.23%) SS7
16 53 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
17 52 (15.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 47 (13.62%) Microsoft
19 46 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
20 45 (13.04%) WiMAX
21 43 (12.46%) TCP/IP
21 43 (12.46%) 4G
22 41 (11.88%) Project Management
22 41 (11.88%) Change Management
23 40 (11.59%) HND
23 40 (11.59%) Product Marketing
24 39 (11.30%) QA
24 39 (11.30%) HNC
24 39 (11.30%) VoIP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (10.72%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.96%) MS Office
3 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) GitHub
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (57.68%) UMTS
2 139 (40.29%) LTE
3 120 (34.78%) Wireless
4 95 (27.54%) 3G
5 88 (25.51%) GPRS
6 60 (17.39%) 2G
7 56 (16.23%) SS7
8 46 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
9 45 (13.04%) WiMAX
10 43 (12.46%) TCP/IP
10 43 (12.46%) 4G
11 39 (11.30%) VoIP
12 37 (10.72%) LAN
13 36 (10.43%) 3GPP
14 32 (9.28%) Ethernet
15 31 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (8.41%) RNC
16 29 (8.41%) WCDMA
16 29 (8.41%) SMS
17 26 (7.54%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.72%) MySQL
2 5 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 20 (5.80%) Subversion
1 20 (5.80%) GDB
2 15 (4.35%) Trac
2 15 (4.35%) GCC
3 4 (1.16%) Robolectric
3 4 (1.16%) Robotium
3 4 (1.16%) Valgrind
3 4 (1.16%) JIRA
3 4 (1.16%) CppUnit
3 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.29%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 203 (58.84%) Telecoms
2 68 (19.71%) Marketing
3 30 (8.70%) Electronics
4 11 (3.19%) Finance
5 9 (2.61%) Billing
6 6 (1.74%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (1.74%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.45%) German Language
7 5 (1.45%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.45%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 44 (12.75%) Support Engineer
2 39 (11.30%) Software Engineer
2 39 (11.30%) Network Engineer
3 35 (10.14%) Developer
4 31 (8.99%) Technical Engineer
5 28 (8.12%) Wireless Engineer
6 20 (5.80%) RAN Engineer
7 19 (5.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 16 (4.64%) Senior Software Engineer
8 16 (4.64%) Radio Network Engineer
8 16 (4.64%) Radio Engineer
8 16 (4.64%) Network Optimisation Engineer
9 14 (4.06%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.19%) Design Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.19%) Technical Support
10 11 (3.19%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) Embedded Software Developer
11 10 (2.90%) Technical Support Engineer
11 10 (2.90%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.67%) .NET
2 22 (6.38%) STL
3 21 (6.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 18 (5.22%) HTML
5 17 (4.93%) SOAP
6 14 (4.06%) Web Services
6 14 (4.06%) XML
7 13 (3.77%) LAMP
8 12 (3.48%) XML-RPC
8 12 (3.48%) REST
9 11 (3.19%) MAPI
10 10 (2.90%) MFC
11 9 (2.61%) Middleware
12 6 (1.74%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.45%) jQuery
13 5 (1.45%) WPF
13 5 (1.45%) LINQ
14 4 (1.16%) XMPP
14 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (10.72%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.51%) Handset
4 18 (5.22%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (4.64%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.48%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.90%) Home Automation
8 9 (2.61%) Device Driver
9 7 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.74%) Open Source
11 5 (1.45%) User Experience
12 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.16%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.16%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.87%) Statistics
13 3 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 2 (0.58%) Clustering
14 2 (0.58%) iPhone
14 2 (0.58%) Social Media
14 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.48%) UNIX
2 76 (22.03%) Linux
3 29 (8.41%) Windows
4 17 (4.93%) Android
5 14 (4.06%) Solaris
6 10 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.61%) Windows 2000
7 9 (2.61%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) bada
10 1 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.84%) Service Delivery
2 60 (17.39%) Software Engineering
3 41 (11.88%) Change Management
3 41 (11.88%) Project Management
4 40 (11.59%) Product Marketing
5 29 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (8.12%) Network Planning
6 28 (8.12%) OO
7 23 (6.67%) Multithreading
8 19 (5.51%) Time Management
8 19 (5.51%) CRM
9 16 (4.64%) OOD
9 16 (4.64%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (4.06%) Network Architecture
11 11 (3.19%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.19%) Network Design
11 11 (3.19%) Android Development
12 10 (2.90%) Performance Management
13 9 (2.61%) High Availability
13 9 (2.61%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.16%) C++
2 64 (18.55%) C
3 27 (7.83%) SQL
4 26 (7.54%) Java
4 26 (7.54%) Embedded C
5 23 (6.67%) C#
6 19 (5.51%) Perl
7 18 (5.22%) Python
8 17 (4.93%) Embedded C++
9 15 (4.35%) PHP
10 14 (4.06%) Assembly Language
11 12 (3.48%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (29.86%) Degree
2 40 (11.59%) HND
3 39 (11.30%) HNC
4 10 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.32%) CCNA
6 2 (0.58%) ISEB
6 2 (0.58%) MCSE
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.30%) QA
2 26 (7.54%) SLA
3 10 (2.90%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.74%) JTAG
5 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (11.30%) NDS
2 23 (6.67%) Firmware
3 8 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.29%) Netcool
1 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.29%) StatsD
Vendors
1 52 (15.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 47 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 39 (11.30%) TIBCO
4 38 (11.01%) Ericsson
5 36 (10.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 34 (9.86%) Cisco
7 33 (9.57%) Nokia
8 31 (8.99%) Nortel
9 20 (5.80%) EMC
10 13 (3.77%) Huawei
11 10 (2.90%) NEC
12 9 (2.61%) VMware
12 9 (2.61%) Sybase
13 7 (2.03%) Google
14 6 (1.74%) Lauterbach
15 5 (1.45%) Oracle
15 5 (1.45%) Juniper
15 5 (1.45%) HP
16 4 (1.16%) Coverity
17 3 (0.87%) DoubleClick
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