The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / North West
Rank 247 237 246
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 7 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.018% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.12% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Median salary £37,500 £57,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

GSM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 904 848 1114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 14.92% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 701 689 849
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing GSM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for GSM in the North West

GSM
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GSM in the North West

GSM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 6 £37,500 -
Manchester -19 1 £22,500 -60.86% 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 North West region with a requirement for GSM.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) GPRS
2 8 (66.67%) Android
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) C
3 7 (58.33%) C++
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (50.00%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Smartphone
4 6 (50.00%) Multimedia
4 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) UIQ
4 6 (50.00%) Series 60
4 6 (50.00%) Speech Recognition
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (50.00%) OpenGL
4 6 (50.00%) Middleware
4 6 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 6 (50.00%) DRM
4 6 (50.00%) DVB
4 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Automotive
4 6 (50.00%) Device Driver
4 6 (50.00%) Flash
4 6 (50.00%) J2ME
4 6 (50.00%) Bluetooth
4 6 (50.00%) MPEG

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) GPRS
2 6 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 6 (50.00%) DVB
2 6 (50.00%) NFC
2 6 (50.00%) UMTS
2 6 (50.00%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (50.00%) WLAN
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) SNMP
4 1 (8.33%) 4G
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (50.00%) Automotive
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) BREW
1 6 (50.00%) Flash
1 6 (50.00%) J2ME
1 6 (50.00%) Middleware
1 6 (50.00%) OpenAL
1 6 (50.00%) OpenCL
1 6 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 6 (50.00%) Qt
1 6 (50.00%) Series 60
1 6 (50.00%) SVG
1 6 (50.00%) UIQ
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Java ME
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 6 (50.00%) iPhone
1 6 (50.00%) MPEG
1 6 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Android
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) DRM
1 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (50.00%) Speech Recognition
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Development
3 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
1 7 (58.33%) C++
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (33.33%) HP SIM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Intel
1 6 (50.00%) Symbian
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Google
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