The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 850 842
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 42 75 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.45% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 36 62 85
Median salary £48,250 £51,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.85% -2.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £38,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,250 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13986 16762 19115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.96% 17.05% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11358 13902 15333
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

GSM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GSM in the UK

GSM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GSM over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for GSM in the UK

GSM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
England +31 34 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South East +36 19 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Surrey +37 9 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Wales - 8 £55,242 -
West Wales - 8 £55,242 -
Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 - 1
Swansea - 8 £55,242 -
Berkshire +16 7 £40,000 -30.43%
West Yorkshire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Camberley +23 6 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Bracknell - 5 £40,000 -
Wakefield - 4 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -2 3 £49,000 +8.88%
East of England -5 3 £49,000 +8.88%
Borehamwood - 3 £49,000 -
London +36 2 £75,000 +40.18% 1
Slough +6 2 - -
Staines - 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands +19 1 - -
Kent +13 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 - -
Whitstable +2 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £22,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £55,000 -
York - 1 £55,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Sowerby Bridge - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for GSM.

1 74 (66.67%) C++
2 64 (57.66%) Software Engineering
3 58 (52.25%) C
4 55 (49.55%) Telecoms
5 46 (41.44%) Linux
5 46 (41.44%) GPRS
6 42 (37.84%) TCP/IP
7 38 (34.23%) UMTS
8 36 (32.43%) 3G
9 35 (31.53%) Wireless
10 33 (29.73%) LTE
11 32 (28.83%) Electronics
12 31 (27.93%) Firmware
12 31 (27.93%) Embedded C
13 30 (27.03%) Degree
13 30 (27.03%) Multithreading
13 30 (27.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 28 (25.23%) 4G
15 27 (24.32%) Ethernet
16 24 (21.62%) Embedded C++
16 24 (21.62%) Bluetooth
17 22 (19.82%) Java
18 20 (18.02%) VMware
18 20 (18.02%) Puppet
18 20 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (18.02%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (18.02%) OpenFlow
18 20 (18.02%) KVM
18 20 (18.02%) Ansible
19 18 (16.22%) ZigBee

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (0.90%) IIS
1 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Infor M3
2 4 (3.60%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (41.44%) GPRS
2 42 (37.84%) TCP/IP
3 38 (34.23%) UMTS
4 36 (32.43%) 3G
5 35 (31.53%) Wireless
6 33 (29.73%) LTE
7 28 (25.23%) 4G
8 27 (24.32%) Ethernet
9 24 (21.62%) Bluetooth
10 20 (18.02%) OpenFlow
11 18 (16.22%) ZigBee
12 15 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (10.81%) VoIP
14 11 (9.91%) Asterisk PBX
14 11 (9.91%) RANAP
14 11 (9.91%) RS-232
14 11 (9.91%) RTP
14 11 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (9.01%) PBX
15 10 (9.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Subversion
2 10 (9.01%) GCC
2 10 (9.01%) GDB
2 10 (9.01%) Trac
3 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.80%) JIRA
5 2 (1.80%) Maven
5 2 (1.80%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.90%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 55 (49.55%) Telecoms
2 32 (28.83%) Electronics
3 11 (9.91%) Finance
4 7 (6.31%) Automotive
5 6 (5.41%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.70%) Banking
7 2 (1.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.90%) Military
8 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (49.55%) Software Engineer
2 27 (24.32%) Embedded Engineer
2 27 (24.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 24 (21.62%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 24 (21.62%) Firmware Engineer
4 19 (17.12%) C++ Software Engineer
5 14 (12.61%) Telecoms Engineer
6 13 (11.71%) Developer
7 12 (10.81%) C++ Developer
7 12 (10.81%) Network Engineer
7 12 (10.81%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (9.01%) Core Network Engineer
9 9 (8.11%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) Lead Developer
10 8 (7.21%) Linux Developer
11 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
12 6 (5.41%) Telecoms Developer
12 6 (5.41%) Telecoms Software Engineer
12 6 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (9.01%) STL
3 9 (8.11%) MFC
4 6 (5.41%) BREW
4 6 (5.41%) Flash
4 6 (5.41%) J2ME
4 6 (5.41%) Middleware
4 6 (5.41%) OpenAL
4 6 (5.41%) OpenCL
4 6 (5.41%) OpenGL
4 6 (5.41%) Qt
4 6 (5.41%) Series 60
4 6 (5.41%) SVG
4 6 (5.41%) UIQ
5 3 (2.70%) WAP
6 2 (1.80%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.80%) Spring
6 2 (1.80%) Web Services
7 1 (0.90%) Swing
7 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Device Driver
2 9 (8.11%) Home Automation
3 6 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.41%) iPhone
3 6 (5.41%) MPEG
3 6 (5.41%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.70%) Handset
7 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) CCTV
8 1 (0.90%) Fintech
8 1 (0.90%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.44%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Android
2 9 (8.11%) Unix
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 7 (6.31%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (6.31%) Nucleus RTOS
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.80%) CentOS
6 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.90%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (57.66%) Software Engineering
2 30 (27.03%) Multithreading
3 17 (15.32%) Translating Business Requirements
4 16 (14.41%) SDLC
5 13 (11.71%) Performance Management
5 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
6 12 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.81%) Embedded Software Development
6 12 (10.81%) ITIL
7 11 (9.91%) OO
8 10 (9.01%) Cross-Platform Development
9 9 (8.11%) Analytics
10 8 (7.21%) Application Performance Management
10 8 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.21%) ITSM
11 7 (6.31%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.41%) Presales
12 6 (5.41%) Speech Recognition
12 6 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (66.67%) C++
2 58 (52.25%) C
3 31 (27.93%) Embedded C
4 24 (21.62%) Embedded C++
5 22 (19.82%) Java
6 12 (10.81%) Python
7 10 (9.01%) SQL
8 7 (6.31%) C#
9 4 (3.60%) Assembly Language
9 4 (3.60%) Perl
10 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.70%) PHP
10 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (27.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.80%) HNC
3 1 (0.90%) CCNA
3 1 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.90%) HND
3 1 (0.90%) Mathematical Degree
3 1 (0.90%) MBA
3 1 (0.90%) PhD
3 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Firmware
2 20 (18.02%) KVM
2 20 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) iptables
3 1 (0.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (18.02%) Ansible
1 20 (18.02%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (18.02%) Puppet
2 8 (7.21%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (4.50%) ZABBIX
4 4 (3.60%) Netcool
4 4 (3.60%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.90%) SCCM
5 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) VMware
2 15 (13.51%) Atmel
3 14 (12.61%) Cisco
4 12 (10.81%) EMC
5 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.11%) NEC
6 8 (7.21%) BMC
6 8 (7.21%) CA
6 8 (7.21%) Clearswift
6 8 (7.21%) LogRhythm
6 8 (7.21%) ServiceNow
7 6 (5.41%) Intel
7 6 (5.41%) Symbian
8 2 (1.80%) Apple
8 2 (1.80%) Mitel
8 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.90%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.90%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.90%) HP
9 1 (0.90%) Polycom
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
EE
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London, UK
Vodafone
Salary: Highly Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago