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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
Rank 800 846 837
Rank change year-on-year +46 -9  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 64 103 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55 73 63
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £38,950 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
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 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 13525 17875 19834
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.99% 17.29% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11020 14776 15811
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 27 March 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 27 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
England +53 64 £40,000 -5.88% 13
South East +49 25 £40,000 -27.27% 5
London +77 15 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire +29 12 £40,000 -3.61%
West Yorkshire +40 11 £38,500 -7.22%
Surrey +41 10 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Berkshire +25 9 £40,000 -30.43%
Wakefield +9 9 £37,000 -10.84%
Bracknell - 8 £40,000 -
North West -5 7 £37,500 -34.78% 1
Camberley - 7 £55,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 6 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 6 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +18 5 - - 1
East of England +5 3 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands +27 1 - -
Reading +27 1 - -
Kent +25 1 - -
Nottingham +11 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £40,000 -23.80%
East Midlands +5 1 £40,000 -17.94%
Hertfordshire -3 1 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Amersham -9 1 - -
Manchester -22 1 £22,500 -60.86% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £50,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £40,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £47,500 - 2
Canterbury - 1 - -

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for GSM.

1 79 (56.43%) C++
2 77 (55.00%) Telecoms
3 75 (53.57%) C
4 60 (42.86%) Linux
5 58 (41.43%) Software Engineering
6 50 (35.71%) UMTS
6 50 (35.71%) 3G
7 46 (32.86%) Multithreading
8 44 (31.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 42 (30.00%) GPRS
10 41 (29.29%) 4G
11 40 (28.57%) TCP/IP
12 36 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (25.71%) VMware
13 35 (25.00%) Puppet
13 35 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
13 35 (25.00%) OpenFlow
13 35 (25.00%) KVM
13 35 (25.00%) Ansible
14 34 (24.29%) Wireless
15 32 (22.86%) Firmware
16 31 (22.14%) Embedded C
16 31 (22.14%) Degree
17 30 (21.43%) LTE
17 30 (21.43%) Electronics
18 28 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
19 24 (17.14%) Bluetooth
20 23 (16.43%) Ethernet
21 22 (15.71%) Embedded C++
22 17 (12.14%) Service Delivery

GSM
Top Related 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 5 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.14%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Infor M3
2 4 (2.86%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (35.71%) 3G
1 50 (35.71%) UMTS
2 42 (30.00%) GPRS
3 41 (29.29%) 4G
4 40 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 35 (25.00%) OpenFlow
6 34 (24.29%) Wireless
7 30 (21.43%) LTE
8 24 (17.14%) Bluetooth
9 23 (16.43%) Ethernet
10 16 (11.43%) ZigBee
11 13 (9.29%) Value-Added Service
12 12 (8.57%) SS7
12 12 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (7.86%) Diameter Protocol
13 11 (7.86%) VoIP
13 11 (7.86%) Wireshark
14 10 (7.14%) Asterisk PBX
14 10 (7.14%) RANAP
14 10 (7.14%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
3 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.71%) GIS
3 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Subversion
2 10 (7.14%) GCC
2 10 (7.14%) GDB
2 10 (7.14%) Trac
3 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.71%) Maven
4 1 (0.71%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.71%) Xcode
General
1 77 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 30 (21.43%) Electronics
3 14 (10.00%) Finance
4 12 (8.57%) Marketing
5 9 (6.43%) Automotive
6 7 (5.00%) Banking
7 6 (4.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Military
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 30 (21.43%) Developer
3 27 (19.29%) C++ Developer
4 25 (17.86%) Embedded Engineer
5 24 (17.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 22 (15.71%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 22 (15.71%) Firmware Engineer
7 18 (12.86%) C++ Software Engineer
8 15 (10.71%) Linux Developer
9 14 (10.00%) Lead Developer
10 13 (9.29%) Telecoms Developer
11 12 (8.57%) Network Engineer
11 12 (8.57%) VAS Engineer
12 11 (7.86%) Core Network Engineer
12 11 (7.86%) Senior Software Engineer
13 10 (7.14%) Senior C++ Developer
13 10 (7.14%) Senior Developer
13 10 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
14 9 (6.43%) C Developer
14 9 (6.43%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (31.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 10 (7.14%) STL
3 8 (5.71%) MFC
4 6 (4.29%) BREW
4 6 (4.29%) Flash
4 6 (4.29%) J2ME
4 6 (4.29%) Middleware
4 6 (4.29%) OpenAL
4 6 (4.29%) OpenCL
4 6 (4.29%) OpenGL
4 6 (4.29%) Qt
4 6 (4.29%) Series 60
4 6 (4.29%) SVG
4 6 (4.29%) UIQ
5 2 (1.43%) Ajax
5 2 (1.43%) CSS
5 2 (1.43%) HTML
5 2 (1.43%) jQuery
6 1 (0.71%) .NET
6 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) Device Driver
1 8 (5.71%) Home Automation
2 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.29%) iPhone
2 6 (4.29%) MPEG
2 6 (4.29%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.86%) Handset
5 2 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.43%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.71%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.71%) CCTV
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) SCADA
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.86%) Linux
2 16 (11.43%) Windows
3 12 (8.57%) Unix
4 10 (7.14%) Android
5 7 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (5.00%) Nucleus RTOS
5 7 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.29%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.71%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.43%) Software Engineering
2 46 (32.86%) Multithreading
3 28 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 17 (12.14%) Service Delivery
5 14 (10.00%) SDLC
6 12 (8.57%) Change Management
7 11 (7.86%) OO
7 11 (7.86%) Presales
8 10 (7.14%) Cross-Platform Development
8 10 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
8 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.43%) Product Marketing
10 7 (5.00%) Validation
11 6 (4.29%) DRM
11 6 (4.29%) Mobile Commerce
11 6 (4.29%) Speech Recognition
12 5 (3.57%) Application Packaging
12 5 (3.57%) Incident Management
12 5 (3.57%) Performance Management
12 5 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (56.43%) C++
2 75 (53.57%) C
3 31 (22.14%) Embedded C
4 22 (15.71%) Embedded C++
5 13 (9.29%) Java
6 8 (5.71%) C#
6 8 (5.71%) SQL
7 6 (4.29%) Python
8 4 (2.86%) Perl
9 2 (1.43%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.43%) PHP
9 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (22.14%) Degree
2 7 (5.00%) HNC
2 7 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (0.71%) CCNA
3 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.71%) MBA
3 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) QA
System Software
1 36 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (25.00%) KVM
3 32 (22.86%) Firmware
4 4 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (25.00%) Ansible
1 35 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 35 (25.00%) Puppet
2 5 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 5 (3.57%) SCCM
3 4 (2.86%) Netcool
3 4 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.14%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.14%) SCOM
4 3 (2.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (25.71%) VMware
2 15 (10.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 15 (10.71%) EMC
3 13 (9.29%) Atmel
4 12 (8.57%) Cisco
4 12 (8.57%) TIBCO
5 9 (6.43%) Nokia Networks
6 8 (5.71%) NEC
7 7 (5.00%) Nokia
8 6 (4.29%) Intel
8 6 (4.29%) Symbian
9 5 (3.57%) Cognizant
9 5 (3.57%) Mitel
9 5 (3.57%) Polycom
10 4 (2.86%) Huawei
10 4 (2.86%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.14%) Apple
11 3 (2.14%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.14%) HP
12 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Pearson Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37428.00 - £42991.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago
Croydon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49835.00 - £60649.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 28 days ago
London Bridge with flexibility across sites
GSM London
Salary: £0 - £37,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago