The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 212 206 192
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs citing GSM 3 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.055% 0.020% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.12% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
Average salary - £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +11.11%
GSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
892 857 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.38% 17.27% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 787 681 726
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

GSM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the West Midlands region.

GSM Salary Trend in the West Midlands

GSM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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
(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
Coventry - 3 - -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) HND
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) HNC
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) SLA
3 3 (50.00%) UMTS
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) eTOM
3 3 (50.00%) Business Development
3 3 (50.00%) WFM
3 3 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (50.00%) People Management
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) LAMP
5 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) PABX
5 1 (16.67%) MATLAB

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) PABX
2 1 (16.67%) ISDN
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Head of Operations
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) eTOM
1 3 (50.00%) Business Development
1 3 (50.00%) WFM
1 3 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (50.00%) People Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) HND
3 3 (50.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft