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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 223 202 199
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Permanent jobs citing GSM 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.052% 0.019% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.12% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £45,000 £31,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.16% -1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £31,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%
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
970 819 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.87% 15.76% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 810 669 649
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram 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 23 October 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 - 2 £47,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £27,500 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PABX
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) Simulink

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) PABX
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) ISDN
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) HND