Period
to 18 June 2018

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 6 months to 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1108 1077 1088
Rank change year-on-year -31 +11 -25
Permanent jobs citing GSM 68 103 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.060% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.37% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 89 161
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,210 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.13% -14.45% -6.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +21.88% -5.88% +1.80%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,066 27,484 33,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,736 22,367 27,998
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for GSM in the UK

GSM
Top 8 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 6 months to 18 June 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
England -34 67 £48,750 +21.88% 15
UK excluding London -24 58 £48,750 +21.88% 11
South East -5 44 £50,000 +25.00% 5
London -15 7 £66,250 +1.92% 4
South West - 7 £26,000 - 2
East of England -5 6 - - 1
West Midlands +14 1 £50,000 -
Midlands +5 1 £50,000 +21.21% 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for GSM.

1 40 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 39 (57.35%) LTE
3 28 (41.18%) Linux
4 27 (39.71%) UMTS
5 22 (32.35%) Software Engineering
6 17 (25.00%) 3G
6 17 (25.00%) C
6 17 (25.00%) 4G
7 16 (23.53%) Cisco
8 14 (20.59%) GPRS
8 14 (20.59%) Wireshark
9 13 (19.12%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (19.12%) Electronics
9 13 (19.12%) C++
10 12 (17.65%) Firmware
10 12 (17.65%) Wireless
11 11 (16.18%) OO
11 11 (16.18%) Bluetooth
11 11 (16.18%) GCC
11 11 (16.18%) Multithreading
11 11 (16.18%) GGSN
11 11 (16.18%) SGSN
11 11 (16.18%) Diameter Protocol
12 10 (14.71%) Trac
12 10 (14.71%) Cross-Platform Development
12 10 (14.71%) MGW
12 10 (14.71%) GDB
12 10 (14.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 10 (14.71%) Asterisk PBX
12 10 (14.71%) PBX

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 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (57.35%) LTE
2 27 (39.71%) UMTS
3 17 (25.00%) 3G
3 17 (25.00%) 4G
4 14 (20.59%) GPRS
4 14 (20.59%) Wireshark
5 13 (19.12%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (17.65%) Wireless
7 11 (16.18%) Bluetooth
7 11 (16.18%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (16.18%) GGSN
7 11 (16.18%) SGSN
8 10 (14.71%) Asterisk PBX
8 10 (14.71%) MGW
8 10 (14.71%) PBX
8 10 (14.71%) RANAP
8 10 (14.71%) RTP
9 7 (10.29%) ZigBee
10 6 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (7.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.88%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) GCC
2 10 (14.71%) GDB
2 10 (14.71%) Subversion
2 10 (14.71%) Trac
3 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 13 (19.12%) Electronics
3 7 (10.29%) Finance
4 5 (7.35%) Legal
5 3 (4.41%) Law
6 2 (2.94%) Automotive
6 2 (2.94%) Local Government
7 1 (1.47%) Billing
7 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Software Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Telecoms Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Core Network Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Firmware Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Network Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Network Performance Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Performance Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Hardware Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Technical Leader
9 4 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Junior
11 2 (2.94%) Systems Support Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (14.71%) STL
2 2 (2.94%) RSS
2 2 (2.94%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.47%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.47%) Qt
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Device Driver
3 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.41%) Derivative
5 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.47%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Software Engineering
2 11 (16.18%) Multithreading
2 11 (16.18%) OO
3 10 (14.71%) Cross-Platform Development
4 9 (13.24%) Service Delivery
5 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.29%) Decision-Making
6 7 (10.29%) Device Driver Development
7 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
7 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.35%) Data Security
8 5 (7.35%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (7.35%) IC Design
8 5 (7.35%) Information Security
8 5 (7.35%) Mobile First
8 5 (7.35%) Network Performance Management
8 5 (7.35%) OpenUP
8 5 (7.35%) Power Management
8 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) C
2 13 (19.12%) C++
3 10 (14.71%) Python
4 8 (11.76%) Assembly Language
5 6 (8.82%) Embedded C
6 5 (7.35%) SQL
7 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.41%) Java
7 3 (4.41%) Perl
8 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.94%) R
9 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) Degree
3 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) MISRA
1 4 (5.88%) MISRA C
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (7.35%) Netcool
3 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) Cisco
2 3 (4.41%) Ericsson
2 3 (4.41%) Huawei
2 3 (4.41%) Nokia
3 2 (2.94%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (2.94%) Nortel
3 2 (2.94%) Tableau
4 1 (1.47%) Acme Packet
4 1 (1.47%) Apple
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) EMC
4 1 (1.47%) JDA
4 1 (1.47%) Juniper
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.47%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.47%) NetScout
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Redknee
4 1 (1.47%) Tekelec