Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1073 1065 1046
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 -66
Permanent jobs citing GSM 78 147 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.48% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 65 116 203
England median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.21%
10th Percentile £31,750 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £49,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +5.32%

GSM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26638 30581 34788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.77% 17.04% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21700 25241 28931
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in England

GSM
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM in England.

Salary trend for GSM in England

GSM
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GSM in England

GSM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +38 57 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Midlands +42 9 £42,500 +6.25%
London -16 9 £55,000 -15.38% 4
East Midlands +31 5 £42,500 +21.43%
West Midlands +15 4 £32,500 -27.78%
North of England -16 2 £45,000 -7.69%
Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 -
South West +3 1 £37,500 -20.63%
GSM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GSM.

1 63 (80.77%) UMTS
2 62 (79.49%) LTE
3 59 (75.64%) Telecoms
4 48 (61.54%) Software Engineering
5 46 (58.97%) Linux
6 38 (48.72%) Cisco
7 31 (39.74%) C++
8 30 (38.46%) Wireshark
9 29 (37.18%) Diameter Protocol
10 28 (35.90%) RANAP
11 25 (32.05%) Subversion
12 24 (30.77%) GCC
13 23 (29.49%) Multithreading
14 22 (28.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 22 (28.21%) Asterisk PBX
14 22 (28.21%) GDB
14 22 (28.21%) Trac
14 22 (28.21%) Cross-Platform Development
14 22 (28.21%) STL
14 22 (28.21%) OO
14 22 (28.21%) PBX
14 22 (28.21%) RTP
15 21 (26.92%) SGSN
15 21 (26.92%) MGW
16 20 (25.64%) GGSN
16 20 (25.64%) VoIP
17 17 (21.79%) Python
18 16 (20.51%) Perl
18 16 (20.51%) VPN
18 16 (20.51%) IPsec

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 63 (80.77%) UMTS
2 62 (79.49%) LTE
3 30 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 29 (37.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 28 (35.90%) RANAP
6 22 (28.21%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (28.21%) PBX
6 22 (28.21%) RTP
7 21 (26.92%) MGW
7 21 (26.92%) SGSN
8 20 (25.64%) GGSN
8 20 (25.64%) VoIP
9 16 (20.51%) IPsec
9 16 (20.51%) M3UA
9 16 (20.51%) SCCP
9 16 (20.51%) SCTP
9 16 (20.51%) TCAP
9 16 (20.51%) VPN
10 11 (14.10%) Wireless
11 7 (8.97%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.28%) HBase
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.28%) Redis
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Subversion
2 24 (30.77%) GCC
3 22 (28.21%) GDB
3 22 (28.21%) Trac
4 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.56%) Maven
5 1 (1.28%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) NetBeans
General
1 59 (75.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.97%) Electronics
3 5 (6.41%) Automotive
4 4 (5.13%) Finance
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (55.13%) Telecoms Engineer
2 34 (43.59%) Software Engineer
3 22 (28.21%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (25.64%) Core Network Engineer
4 20 (25.64%) Network Engineer
5 19 (24.36%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 11 (14.10%) Embedded Engineer
6 11 (14.10%) Support Engineer
6 11 (14.10%) Telecoms Support Engineer
7 10 (12.82%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (10.26%) Architect
10 7 (8.97%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
10 7 (8.97%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (8.97%) Systems Architect
11 6 (7.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 6 (7.69%) Senior Systems Architect
11 6 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (7.69%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (28.21%) STL
2 2 (2.56%) Kafka
2 2 (2.56%) Spring
3 1 (1.28%) Qt
3 1 (1.28%) WAP
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
1 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.56%) Handset
3 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (58.97%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Android
2 2 (2.56%) CentOS
3 1 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 23 (29.49%) Multithreading
3 22 (28.21%) Cross-Platform Development
3 22 (28.21%) OO
4 10 (12.82%) Presales
5 7 (8.97%) Telematics
6 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.69%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.13%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (5.13%) OOP
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) Radio Network Optimisation
8 3 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (3.85%) Scrum
8 3 (3.85%) SDLC
8 3 (3.85%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.85%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.56%) Kanban
9 2 (2.56%) People Management
9 2 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) C++
2 17 (21.79%) Python
3 16 (20.51%) Bash Shell
3 16 (20.51%) Perl
4 15 (19.23%) C
5 10 (12.82%) Embedded C
6 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.13%) Java
7 4 (5.13%) SQL
8 3 (3.85%) C#
9 2 (2.56%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.28%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) HNC
2 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) MISRA
2 3 (3.85%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) Docker
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Cisco
2 4 (5.13%) Actix
2 4 (5.13%) Mapinfo
3 2 (2.56%) Atmel
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.28%) Vertica