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

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 873 847
Rank change year-on-year +66 -26  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 54 89 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.50% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 46 62 70
Median salary £48,250 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.65% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,210 £43,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -6.48% +4.87%  

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 13710 17870 20267
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.87% 17.20% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11141 14812 16085
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 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 April 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 April 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 +59 46 £43,750 -6.91% 4
South East +42 24 £40,000 -25.58% 2
Berkshire +4 10 £40,000 -30.43%
Bracknell - 9 £40,000 -
Surrey +44 8 £60,000 +55.84% 2
West Wales - 8 £55,242 -
Wales - 8 £55,242 -
Swansea - 8 £55,242 -
Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 -
London +60 7 £65,000 +8.33%
West Yorkshire - 7 £40,000 -
Camberley +26 6 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Wakefield - 5 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +9 3 £49,000 +22.50%
Buckinghamshire +7 3 - -
East of England -1 3 £49,000 +22.50% 1
North West -16 3 £37,500 -34.78%
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 -
Wilmslow - 3 £37,500 -
Borehamwood - 3 £49,000 -
Kent +26 2 - -
West Midlands +17 1 - -
Reading +11 1 - -
Whitstable 0 1 - -
York - 1 £55,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £22,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £32,500 -
Canterbury - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 82 (60.29%) C++
2 74 (54.41%) Telecoms
3 69 (50.74%) C
4 62 (45.59%) Software Engineering
5 55 (40.44%) Linux
6 47 (34.56%) UMTS
7 45 (33.09%) 3G
8 44 (32.35%) GPRS
9 41 (30.15%) Multithreading
10 40 (29.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 39 (28.68%) TCP/IP
12 36 (26.47%) 4G
13 35 (25.74%) Wireless
14 33 (24.26%) LTE
14 33 (24.26%) Degree
15 31 (22.79%) Electronics
15 31 (22.79%) Firmware
16 30 (22.06%) Embedded C
16 30 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (22.06%) Puppet
16 30 (22.06%) VMware
16 30 (22.06%) Opscode Chef
16 30 (22.06%) OpenFlow
16 30 (22.06%) KVM
16 30 (22.06%) Ansible
17 24 (17.65%) Ethernet
18 23 (16.91%) Bluetooth
18 23 (16.91%) Translating Business Requirements
19 22 (16.18%) Embedded C++
20 21 (15.44%) Java

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 4 (2.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Infor M3
2 4 (2.94%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (34.56%) UMTS
2 45 (33.09%) 3G
3 44 (32.35%) GPRS
4 39 (28.68%) TCP/IP
5 36 (26.47%) 4G
6 35 (25.74%) Wireless
7 33 (24.26%) LTE
8 30 (22.06%) OpenFlow
9 24 (17.65%) Ethernet
10 23 (16.91%) Bluetooth
11 16 (11.76%) ZigBee
12 14 (10.29%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (8.82%) Asterisk PBX
13 12 (8.82%) VoIP
14 11 (8.09%) PBX
14 11 (8.09%) RANAP
14 11 (8.09%) RS-232
14 11 (8.09%) RTP
14 11 (8.09%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (8.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.47%) Big Data
2 2 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Subversion
2 11 (8.09%) GCC
2 11 (8.09%) GDB
2 11 (8.09%) Trac
3 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.47%) JIRA
4 2 (1.47%) Maven
4 2 (1.47%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.74%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.74%) Xcode
General
1 74 (54.41%) Telecoms
2 31 (22.79%) Electronics
3 14 (10.29%) Finance
4 9 (6.62%) Automotive
5 7 (5.15%) Banking
5 7 (5.15%) Marketing
6 6 (4.41%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Military
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (38.97%) Software Engineer
2 25 (18.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 25 (18.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 23 (16.91%) Developer
4 22 (16.18%) C++ Developer
4 22 (16.18%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 22 (16.18%) Firmware Engineer
5 19 (13.97%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (10.29%) Network Engineer
7 13 (9.56%) Linux Developer
7 13 (9.56%) Telecoms Engineer
8 12 (8.82%) Core Network Engineer
9 11 (8.09%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (7.35%) Lead Developer
11 9 (6.62%) Senior C++ Developer
11 9 (6.62%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (6.62%) Senior Developer
11 9 (6.62%) Telecoms Developer
12 8 (5.88%) C Developer
12 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 11 (8.09%) STL
3 9 (6.62%) MFC
4 6 (4.41%) BREW
4 6 (4.41%) Flash
4 6 (4.41%) J2ME
4 6 (4.41%) Middleware
4 6 (4.41%) OpenAL
4 6 (4.41%) OpenCL
4 6 (4.41%) OpenGL
4 6 (4.41%) Qt
4 6 (4.41%) Series 60
4 6 (4.41%) SVG
4 6 (4.41%) UIQ
5 2 (1.47%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.47%) Spring
5 2 (1.47%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) .NET
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.74%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Home Automation
2 8 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.41%) iPhone
3 6 (4.41%) MPEG
3 6 (4.41%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.94%) Handset
6 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.47%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.74%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.74%) CCTV
7 1 (0.74%) Fintech
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (40.44%) Linux
2 15 (11.03%) Unix
3 13 (9.56%) Windows
4 9 (6.62%) Android
5 7 (5.15%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (5.15%) Nucleus RTOS
5 7 (5.15%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (4.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.47%) CentOS
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.59%) Software Engineering
2 41 (30.15%) Multithreading
3 23 (16.91%) Translating Business Requirements
4 14 (10.29%) SDLC
4 14 (10.29%) Service Delivery
5 13 (9.56%) Performance Management
6 12 (8.82%) ITIL
7 11 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.09%) Cross-Platform Development
7 11 (8.09%) Embedded Software Development
7 11 (8.09%) OO
8 10 (7.35%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.35%) Presales
9 9 (6.62%) Analytics
9 9 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.88%) Application Performance Management
10 8 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.88%) ITSM
11 7 (5.15%) Change Management
12 6 (4.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 82 (60.29%) C++
2 69 (50.74%) C
3 30 (22.06%) Embedded C
4 22 (16.18%) Embedded C++
5 21 (15.44%) Java
6 13 (9.56%) Python
7 11 (8.09%) SQL
8 8 (5.88%) C#
9 4 (2.94%) Perl
10 3 (2.21%) PHP
11 2 (1.47%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (24.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.21%) HNC
2 3 (2.21%) HND
3 1 (0.74%) CCNA
3 1 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.74%) MBA
3 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) QA
System Software
1 31 (22.79%) Firmware
2 30 (22.06%) KVM
2 30 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) iptables
3 1 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (22.06%) Ansible
1 30 (22.06%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (22.06%) Puppet
2 8 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
2 8 (5.88%) Zenoss
3 5 (3.68%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.94%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.94%) Netcool
4 4 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
4 4 (2.94%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (22.06%) VMware
2 15 (11.03%) EMC
3 13 (9.56%) Atmel
3 13 (9.56%) Cisco
4 10 (7.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.62%) NEC
6 8 (5.88%) BMC
6 8 (5.88%) CA
6 8 (5.88%) Clearswift
6 8 (5.88%) LogRhythm
6 8 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 7 (5.15%) Nokia
7 7 (5.15%) TIBCO
8 6 (4.41%) Intel
8 6 (4.41%) Symbian
9 4 (2.94%) Cognizant
9 4 (2.94%) Huawei
9 4 (2.94%) Mitel
9 4 (2.94%) Polycom
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