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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 770 741 659
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -82
Permanent jobs citing GSM 122 190 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.92% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 101 141 149
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -51 112 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South East -27 47 £42,500 -5.55% 9
London -14 39 £57,500 -4.16% 2
Berkshire -18 24 £60,500 +51.25% 3
Manchester +22 17 £37,500 +15.38%
North West +12 17 £37,500 +15.38%
Slough +2 12 £85,000 +117.94%
City of London -1 10 £55,000 +10.00%
Surrey +18 7 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Newbury +9 6 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Guildford +6 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Reading -4 6 £55,000 -8.33%
Hampshire +4 5 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +4 5 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £40,000 -
Middlesex +10 4 £30,000 -50.00%
Brentford -2 4 £80,000 +23.07%
Nottingham - 4 £43,750 -
Southampton - 4 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £34,500 -13.75%
South West -11 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £30,000 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Altrincham - 2 £43,500 -
High Wycombe - 2 £34,500 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
East of England -9 1 £140,000 +194.73%
Kent - 1 £32,000 - 2

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 160 (65.31%) Telecoms
2 125 (51.02%) UMTS
3 120 (48.98%) LTE
4 86 (35.10%) Wireless
5 74 (30.20%) Degree
6 61 (24.90%) Linux
7 60 (24.49%) 3G
8 55 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (20.82%) Radio Access Network
10 47 (19.18%) GPRS
11 44 (17.96%) 2G
12 41 (16.73%) Electronics
13 40 (16.33%) Software Engineering
13 40 (16.33%) Marketing
14 38 (15.51%) 4G
15 34 (13.88%) WiMAX
15 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (13.47%) UNIX
16 33 (13.47%) Windows
16 33 (13.47%) C++
16 33 (13.47%) Computer Science
17 31 (12.65%) LAN
17 31 (12.65%) VoIP
18 29 (11.84%) Project Management
18 29 (11.84%) SQL
19 28 (11.43%) C
19 28 (11.43%) QA
20 25 (10.20%) WCDMA
20 25 (10.20%) SS7
21 24 (9.80%) 3GPP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (1.63%) Apache
2 1 (0.41%) MTS
Applications
1 18 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.53%) MS Office
3 7 (2.86%) MicroStation
3 7 (2.86%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 125 (51.02%) UMTS
2 120 (48.98%) LTE
3 86 (35.10%) Wireless
4 60 (24.49%) 3G
5 51 (20.82%) Radio Access Network
6 47 (19.18%) GPRS
7 44 (17.96%) 2G
8 38 (15.51%) 4G
9 34 (13.88%) WiMAX
10 31 (12.65%) LAN
10 31 (12.65%) VoIP
11 25 (10.20%) WCDMA
11 25 (10.20%) SS7
12 24 (9.80%) 3GPP
13 23 (9.39%) TCP/IP
14 19 (7.76%) WLAN
14 19 (7.76%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (7.35%) RNC
16 16 (6.53%) PSTN
17 15 (6.12%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.67%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.45%) Big Data
3 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.63%) MySQL
5 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.82%) HBase
Development Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Subversion
2 5 (2.04%) OpenSTA
3 3 (1.22%) Trac
4 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.82%) GCC
4 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.82%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 160 (65.31%) Telecoms
2 41 (16.73%) Electronics
3 40 (16.33%) Marketing
4 19 (7.76%) Billing
5 13 (5.31%) Finance
6 11 (4.49%) Automotive
7 9 (3.67%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.22%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Games
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) French Language
9 2 (0.82%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (12.24%) Technical Manager
2 29 (11.84%) Software Engineer
3 19 (7.76%) Sales Manager
4 17 (6.94%) Developer
4 17 (6.94%) Support Engineer
5 14 (5.71%) RAN Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Technical Engineer
7 12 (4.90%) Technical Account Manager
7 12 (4.90%) Account Manager
8 11 (4.49%) Senior RAN Engineer
9 10 (4.08%) Analyst
9 10 (4.08%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 9 (3.67%) Telecoms Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) Product Manager
11 8 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) Architect
12 7 (2.86%) Graduate
12 7 (2.86%) Design Engineer
12 7 (2.86%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.35%) .NET
2 16 (6.53%) HTML
3 8 (3.27%) Web Services
3 8 (3.27%) Flash
3 8 (3.27%) J2ME
3 8 (3.27%) SVG
3 8 (3.27%) OpenGL
3 8 (3.27%) Middleware
3 8 (3.27%) UIQ
3 8 (3.27%) Series 60
3 8 (3.27%) BREW
3 8 (3.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (3.27%) OpenAL
3 8 (3.27%) Qt
3 8 (3.27%) OpenCL
4 7 (2.86%) MAPI
4 7 (2.86%) Ajax
4 7 (2.86%) OLE
4 7 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (13.47%) Computer Science
3 23 (9.39%) Handset
4 20 (8.16%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.90%) Device Driver
6 10 (4.08%) iPhone
7 8 (3.27%) Telematics
7 8 (3.27%) MPEG
8 6 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.04%) CAN bus
9 5 (2.04%) User Experience
9 5 (2.04%) Wiki
10 3 (1.22%) Physics
10 3 (1.22%) GIS
10 3 (1.22%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.82%) SCADA
11 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.90%) Linux
2 33 (13.47%) UNIX
2 33 (13.47%) Windows
3 14 (5.71%) Android
4 13 (5.31%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.49%) Solaris
6 10 (4.08%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (3.27%) Nucleus RTOS
7 8 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.27%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.45%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.63%) SUSE
10 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.63%) CentOS
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.22%) VMS
12 2 (0.82%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.33%) Software Engineering
2 34 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.84%) Project Management
4 20 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 16 (6.53%) Network Planning
6 14 (5.71%) Scrum
7 10 (4.08%) OO
7 10 (4.08%) CRM
8 9 (3.67%) SDLC
9 8 (3.27%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.27%) Performance Engineering
9 8 (3.27%) Mobile Commerce
9 8 (3.27%) DRM
9 8 (3.27%) Data Analysis
9 8 (3.27%) Speech Recognition
9 8 (3.27%) Network Design
10 7 (2.86%) Programme Management
10 7 (2.86%) Change Management
10 7 (2.86%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.47%) C++
2 29 (11.84%) SQL
3 28 (11.43%) C
4 21 (8.57%) Java
5 20 (8.16%) C#
6 12 (4.90%) Embedded C
7 11 (4.49%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.08%) Python
9 8 (3.27%) Embedded C++
10 7 (2.86%) Assembly Language
10 7 (2.86%) Perl
11 6 (2.45%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.63%) Ruby
12 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.22%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.41%) R
14 1 (0.41%) VB
14 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 74 (30.20%) Degree
2 6 (2.45%) HND
3 5 (2.04%) HNC
4 3 (1.22%) ISEB
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) MCP
5 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) CCNA
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.43%) QA
2 17 (6.94%) SLA
3 5 (2.04%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.63%) TickIT
5 3 (1.22%) JTAG
6 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (3.67%) Firmware
2 6 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.04%) iptables
3 5 (2.04%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.63%) NDS
4 4 (1.63%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) Nagios
1 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.63%) HAProxy
1 4 (1.63%) Opsview
1 4 (1.63%) Graphite
2 2 (0.82%) Netcool
2 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) OpenView
3 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (8.57%) Ericsson
2 18 (7.35%) Nokia
2 18 (7.35%) Nortel
3 15 (6.12%) Cisco
3 15 (6.12%) HP
4 14 (5.71%) Oracle
5 13 (5.31%) EMC
6 10 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (4.08%) Huawei
7 9 (3.67%) VMware
7 9 (3.67%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.67%) Dell
7 9 (3.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (3.27%) Symbian
9 7 (2.86%) Perforce
10 6 (2.45%) Siebel
10 6 (2.45%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.45%) Mapinfo
10 6 (2.45%) Cerillion
11 4 (1.63%) BT
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