Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 513 567
Rank change year-on-year +30 +54 -102
Permanent jobs citing GSM 62 50 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.73% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 52 24 57
South East median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £40,000 £24,225 £27,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,125 £53,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,321 6,875 8,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.27% 21.65% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4,177 5,437 6,652
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,258
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.68% +10.65%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in the South East

GSM
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for GSM in the South East

GSM
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSM in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for GSM in the South East

GSM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Surrey +40 54 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Berkshire +9 7 £70,000 +14.29% 3
Thames Valley -17 7 £70,000 +47.37% 3
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for GSM.

1 60 (96.77%) UMTS
2 59 (95.16%) Telecoms
2 59 (95.16%) LTE
3 51 (82.26%) Software Engineering
4 46 (74.19%) Linux
5 45 (72.58%) Cisco
6 42 (67.74%) Wireshark
7 39 (62.90%) RANAP
7 39 (62.90%) Diameter Protocol
8 35 (56.45%) C++
9 33 (53.23%) OO
9 33 (53.23%) PBX
9 33 (53.23%) RTP
9 33 (53.23%) GGSN
9 33 (53.23%) SGSN
9 33 (53.23%) Subversion
9 33 (53.23%) STL
9 33 (53.23%) Cross-Platform Development
9 33 (53.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 33 (53.23%) MGW
9 33 (53.23%) Multithreading
9 33 (53.23%) Asterisk PBX
9 33 (53.23%) GCC
9 33 (53.23%) GDB
9 33 (53.23%) Trac
10 16 (25.81%) VoIP
11 13 (20.97%) Python
12 12 (19.35%) IPsec
12 12 (19.35%) VPN
12 12 (19.35%) Perl

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 60 (96.77%) UMTS
2 59 (95.16%) LTE
3 42 (67.74%) Wireshark
4 39 (62.90%) Diameter Protocol
4 39 (62.90%) RANAP
5 33 (53.23%) Asterisk PBX
5 33 (53.23%) GGSN
5 33 (53.23%) MGW
5 33 (53.23%) PBX
5 33 (53.23%) RTP
5 33 (53.23%) SGSN
6 16 (25.81%) VoIP
7 12 (19.35%) IPsec
7 12 (19.35%) M3UA
7 12 (19.35%) SCCP
7 12 (19.35%) SCTP
7 12 (19.35%) TCAP
7 12 (19.35%) VPN
8 6 (9.68%) 5G
9 4 (6.45%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
1 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.23%) HBase
1 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.23%) Redis
1 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (53.23%) GCC
1 33 (53.23%) GDB
1 33 (53.23%) Subversion
1 33 (53.23%) Trac
General
1 59 (95.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (69.35%) Telecoms Engineer
2 37 (59.68%) Software Engineer
3 33 (53.23%) C++ Software Engineer
4 27 (43.55%) Core Network Engineer
4 27 (43.55%) Network Engineer
5 25 (40.32%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 13 (20.97%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Systems Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Systems Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Telecoms Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Telecoms Support Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (53.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 33 (53.23%) STL
2 2 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (1.61%) Qt
3 1 (1.61%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (74.19%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (82.26%) Software Engineering
2 33 (53.23%) Cross-Platform Development
2 33 (53.23%) Multithreading
2 33 (53.23%) OO
3 6 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 5 (8.06%) OOP
5 4 (6.45%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (6.45%) Radio Network Optimisation
6 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.23%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (3.23%) Open Source
6 2 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (1.61%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) C++
2 13 (20.97%) Python
3 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
3 12 (19.35%) Perl
4 3 (4.84%) C
5 2 (3.23%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.23%) Java
5 2 (3.23%) Scala
5 2 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) MISRA
1 1 (1.61%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 45 (72.58%) Cisco
2 4 (6.45%) Actix
2 4 (6.45%) Mapinfo