Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1113 1094 1075
Rank change year-on-year -19 -19 -145
Permanent jobs citing GSM 70 162 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 62 137 175
UK median annual salary £48,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.50% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £33,925 £38,000 £31,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £100,000 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +21.88% -

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 28119 33450 37806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 16.89% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22783 27721 30720
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GSM in the UK

GSM
Top 12 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 16 August 2017. 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
UK excluding London -18 63 £45,000 -7.69% 6
England -34 61 £42,500 -12.82% 10
South East +37 37 £50,000 - 1
North of England +2 9 £40,000 -17.95%
Yorkshire - 9 £40,000 -
Wales - 8 £55,242 -
London +21 6 £65,000 +21.50% 4
Midlands +21 5 £42,500 -5.56%
East Midlands +20 4 £42,500 +6.25%
East of England -5 3 £49,000 +5.95% 2
West Midlands +6 1 - -
South West -13 1 £37,500 -23.47% 3

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 37 (52.86%) C++
2 36 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 36 (51.43%) Software Engineering
2 36 (51.43%) LTE
3 35 (50.00%) UMTS
4 28 (40.00%) Wireless
5 25 (35.71%) GPRS
6 23 (32.86%) Linux
7 22 (31.43%) C
7 22 (31.43%) Electronics
8 19 (27.14%) Degree
8 19 (27.14%) Embedded C
9 18 (25.71%) Firmware
10 16 (22.86%) Cisco
10 16 (22.86%) Java
11 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 15 (21.43%) Python
11 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (21.43%) Subversion
12 14 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
13 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
13 13 (18.57%) Ethernet
13 13 (18.57%) 3G
14 12 (17.14%) Embedded C++
14 12 (17.14%) Embedded Software Development
15 10 (14.29%) GCC
15 10 (14.29%) QA
15 10 (14.29%) Multithreading
16 9 (12.86%) RTP
16 9 (12.86%) Microsoft

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 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.43%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (51.43%) LTE
2 35 (50.00%) UMTS
3 28 (40.00%) Wireless
4 25 (35.71%) GPRS
5 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 14 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (18.57%) 3G
7 13 (18.57%) Ethernet
8 9 (12.86%) Asterisk PBX
8 9 (12.86%) Bluetooth
8 9 (12.86%) RANAP
8 9 (12.86%) RTP
8 9 (12.86%) VoIP
8 9 (12.86%) VoLTE
9 8 (11.43%) PBX
9 8 (11.43%) RS-232
9 8 (11.43%) VPN
9 8 (11.43%) Wireshark
10 7 (10.00%) SGSN
10 7 (10.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Big Data
2 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Subversion
2 10 (14.29%) GCC
3 8 (11.43%) GDB
3 8 (11.43%) Trac
4 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.29%) Maven
5 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) JIRA
6 2 (2.86%) NetBeans
General
1 36 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 22 (31.43%) Electronics
3 4 (5.71%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Software Engineer
2 21 (30.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 18 (25.71%) Embedded Engineer
4 16 (22.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 14 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (12.86%) Network Engineer
8 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
8 8 (11.43%) Test Engineer
9 7 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
9 7 (10.00%) Telecoms Software Engineer
10 6 (8.57%) Telecoms Support Engineer
11 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (7.14%) Team Leader
11 5 (7.14%) Telecoms Test Engineer
12 4 (5.71%) Field Engineer
12 4 (5.71%) Field Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (11.43%) STL
3 7 (10.00%) MFC
4 4 (5.71%) WAP
5 3 (4.29%) Spring
6 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 2 (2.86%) XML
7 1 (1.43%) .NET
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.43%) CSS
7 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.43%) HTML
7 1 (1.43%) JavaFX
7 1 (1.43%) jQuery
7 1 (1.43%) Kafka
7 1 (1.43%) Swing
7 1 (1.43%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Home Automation
2 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Handset
4 4 (5.71%) Device Driver
4 4 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) CCTV
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Fintech
6 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 9 (12.86%) Unix
3 3 (4.29%) Android
3 3 (4.29%) CentOS
4 2 (2.86%) Windows
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Software Engineering
2 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
4 12 (17.14%) Embedded Software Development
5 10 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 9 (12.86%) Analytics
6 9 (12.86%) ITIL
6 9 (12.86%) OO
6 9 (12.86%) Performance Management
7 8 (11.43%) Application Performance Management
7 8 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.43%) Cross-Platform Development
7 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.43%) ITSM
7 8 (11.43%) Presales
8 7 (10.00%) SDLC
9 5 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.71%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.86%) C++
2 22 (31.43%) C
3 19 (27.14%) Embedded C
4 16 (22.86%) Java
5 15 (21.43%) Python
6 12 (17.14%) Embedded C++
7 8 (11.43%) SQL
8 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (10.00%) Perl
8 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.71%) Assembly Language
9 4 (5.71%) C#
10 2 (2.86%) PHP
11 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) HNC
3 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.43%) HND
3 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) iptables
2 1 (1.43%) KVM
2 1 (1.43%) Snort
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (7.14%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.43%) Ansible
3 1 (1.43%) Netcool
3 1 (1.43%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) Cisco
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) BMC
3 8 (11.43%) CA
3 8 (11.43%) Clearswift
3 8 (11.43%) EMC
3 8 (11.43%) LogRhythm
3 8 (11.43%) ServiceNow
4 7 (10.00%) NEC
5 6 (8.57%) Atmel
6 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) Apple
7 1 (1.43%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.43%) Facebook
7 1 (1.43%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) Vertica
7 1 (1.43%) VMware