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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 752 718 712
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -6
Permanent jobs citing GSM 137 219 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 1.09% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 92 142 115
Average salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%

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
18764 20011 20516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.65% 17.03% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15099 15999 16604
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 2 June 2015 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 2 June 2015. 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 -51 122 £52,500 +5.00% 23
South East -29 53 £44,500 -11.00% 10
London +13 47 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Berkshire -13 27 £51,500 -1.90% 6
Surrey +17 12 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Reading -13 10 £60,500 +0.83%
Manchester +15 8 £30,000 +50.00% 4
North West +5 8 £30,000 +50.00% 5
Hammersmith +5 8 £37,500 -44.44%
City of London +34 7 £55,000 +7.31% 1
Guildford +12 7 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Newbury -6 6 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Slough - 6 £50,500 - 3
South West -11 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -23 5 £34,500 -18.82% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 1
Gloucester - 5 - -
Brentford -5 4 £75,000 +15.38%
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
Middlesex - 4 £30,000 -
Sheffield -3 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire -4 3 £35,000 +75.00%
South Yorkshire -8 3 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +9 2 £30,000 -
East of England -3 2 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £47,500 -
High Wycombe - 2 £34,500 -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 172 (66.93%) Telecoms
2 146 (56.81%) UMTS
3 128 (49.81%) LTE
4 115 (44.75%) Wireless
5 82 (31.91%) Degree
6 80 (31.13%) 3G
7 61 (23.74%) GPRS
8 58 (22.57%) Linux
9 56 (21.79%) 2G
10 55 (21.40%) Radio Access Network
11 48 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (18.29%) WiMAX
13 46 (17.90%) Ericsson
14 44 (17.12%) UNIX
15 42 (16.34%) Electronics
16 41 (15.95%) 4G
17 39 (15.18%) Marketing
18 38 (14.79%) Service Delivery
19 36 (14.01%) Software Engineering
19 36 (14.01%) QA
20 34 (13.23%) C
21 33 (12.84%) SS7
22 32 (12.45%) Nokia
22 32 (12.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
23 31 (12.06%) C++
24 29 (11.28%) Project Management
24 29 (11.28%) RNC
24 29 (11.28%) Huawei
25 28 (10.89%) Nortel
25 28 (10.89%) TCP/IP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (0.39%) MTS
Applications
1 17 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.23%) MS Office
3 5 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.56%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.56%) MicroStation
5 3 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 146 (56.81%) UMTS
2 128 (49.81%) LTE
3 115 (44.75%) Wireless
4 80 (31.13%) 3G
5 61 (23.74%) GPRS
6 56 (21.79%) 2G
7 55 (21.40%) Radio Access Network
8 47 (18.29%) WiMAX
9 41 (15.95%) 4G
10 33 (12.84%) SS7
11 29 (11.28%) RNC
12 28 (10.89%) TCP/IP
13 26 (10.12%) WCDMA
14 24 (9.34%) 3GPP
15 23 (8.95%) LAN
16 21 (8.17%) VoIP
16 21 (8.17%) VPN
17 20 (7.78%) Firewall
17 20 (7.78%) Ethernet
17 20 (7.78%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.95%) Big Data
3 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.50%) Subversion
2 6 (2.33%) Trac
3 4 (1.56%) GDB
4 3 (1.17%) GCC
5 2 (0.78%) OpenSTA
5 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.39%) LabVIEW
General
1 172 (66.93%) Telecoms
2 42 (16.34%) Electronics
3 39 (15.18%) Marketing
4 16 (6.23%) Billing
5 9 (3.50%) Finance
6 3 (1.17%) Automotive
6 3 (1.17%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.78%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) French Language
7 2 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (10.51%) Technical Manager
2 26 (10.12%) Software Engineer
3 24 (9.34%) RAN Engineer
4 20 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 19 (7.39%) Technical Engineer
6 14 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (4.67%) Account Manager
7 12 (4.67%) Wireless Engineer
8 11 (4.28%) Account Director
8 11 (4.28%) Senior RAN Engineer
9 10 (3.89%) Design Engineer
9 10 (3.89%) Technical Account Manager
9 10 (3.89%) Technical Support
9 10 (3.89%) Developer
9 10 (3.89%) Radio Engineer
10 9 (3.50%) Sales Manager
10 9 (3.50%) Telecoms Engineer
11 8 (3.11%) Technical Support Engineer
11 8 (3.11%) Analyst
11 8 (3.11%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.39%) HTML
2 17 (6.61%) .NET
3 12 (4.67%) MAPI
4 9 (3.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (3.50%) MFC
5 7 (2.72%) Ajax
5 7 (2.72%) CSS
6 6 (2.33%) STL
6 6 (2.33%) Web Services
7 5 (1.95%) WAP
7 5 (1.95%) XML
8 4 (1.56%) OLE
8 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.56%) WPF
8 4 (1.56%) jQuery
8 4 (1.56%) LINQ
8 4 (1.56%) HTML5
8 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (1.17%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.17%) Handset
3 20 (7.78%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.45%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (3.89%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.11%) Home Automation
7 6 (2.33%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.33%) Telematics
8 5 (1.95%) User Experience
8 5 (1.95%) Wiki
9 4 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.17%) Physics
10 3 (1.17%) GIS
10 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.78%) MPEG
11 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.78%) iPhone
11 2 (0.78%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.39%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 58 (22.57%) Linux
2 44 (17.12%) UNIX
3 22 (8.56%) Windows
4 16 (6.23%) Solaris
5 8 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.72%) Android
6 7 (2.72%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.56%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.56%) Windows NT
9 4 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.78%) Fedora
11 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.78%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.39%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.79%) Service Delivery
2 36 (14.01%) Software Engineering
3 29 (11.28%) Project Management
4 17 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (6.61%) Network Planning
5 14 (5.45%) Change Management
6 13 (5.06%) Product Marketing
7 12 (4.67%) Load Balancing
8 10 (3.89%) Capacity Management
9 9 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.50%) OO
10 8 (3.11%) Data Analysis
10 8 (3.11%) Performance Engineering
11 7 (2.72%) SDLC
11 7 (2.72%) Programme Management
11 7 (2.72%) CRM
12 6 (2.33%) Network Design
12 6 (2.33%) Business Development
12 6 (2.33%) Multithreading
13 5 (1.95%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.23%) C
2 31 (12.06%) C++
3 20 (7.78%) SQL
4 17 (6.61%) C#
5 15 (5.84%) Embedded C
6 14 (5.45%) Embedded C++
7 12 (4.67%) Java
8 11 (4.28%) Assembly Language
9 9 (3.50%) Python
10 7 (2.72%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.72%) Perl
11 6 (2.33%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.39%) VC++
14 1 (0.39%) PHP
14 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (31.91%) Degree
2 14 (5.45%) HND
3 13 (5.06%) HNC
4 3 (1.17%) CCNA
4 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.78%) MCP
5 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.01%) QA
2 20 (7.78%) SLA
3 9 (3.50%) JTAG
4 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (5.84%) Firmware
2 13 (5.06%) NDS
3 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.95%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.95%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) SCCM
2 1 (0.39%) Netcool
2 1 (0.39%) Control-M
2 1 (0.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (17.90%) Ericsson
2 32 (12.45%) Nokia
2 32 (12.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 29 (11.28%) Huawei
4 28 (10.89%) Nortel
5 21 (8.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 20 (7.78%) EMC
7 18 (7.00%) Cisco
8 14 (5.45%) Oracle
9 13 (5.06%) TIBCO
10 11 (4.28%) HP
11 9 (3.50%) Lauterbach
11 9 (3.50%) VMware
12 8 (3.11%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.11%) Microsoft
12 8 (3.11%) BT
12 8 (3.11%) NEC
13 7 (2.72%) Perforce
13 7 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.95%) Cerillion
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