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

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 857 850
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 35 83 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.50% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31 87 99
UK median annual salary £49,000 £48,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.51% -11.36%  
10th Percentile £31,250 £38,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £100,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +15.00%  

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 14390 16539 19222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.18% 16.86% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35612 41353 46564
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,798 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 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
UK excluding London -2 33 £49,000 +6.52% 12
England +9 29 £49,000 +4.25% 14
South East +36 21 £50,000 +8.10% 8
Wales - 6 £55,242 -
North of England -8 3 £40,000 -17.94% 1
London +13 2 £58,750 +16.91% 2
East of England -20 2 £49,000 +5.94% 1
Midlands +9 1 £42,500 -7.60% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 66 (65.35%) C++
2 61 (60.40%) Software Engineering
3 53 (52.48%) Telecoms
4 49 (48.51%) C
5 45 (44.55%) Linux
6 44 (43.56%) UMTS
7 42 (41.58%) GPRS
8 39 (38.61%) LTE
9 32 (31.68%) TCP/IP
10 31 (30.69%) Wireless
11 29 (28.71%) 3G
12 28 (27.72%) Electronics
13 27 (26.73%) Degree
14 26 (25.74%) Multithreading
14 26 (25.74%) Embedded C
15 25 (24.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 24 (23.76%) Java
16 24 (23.76%) Firmware
17 22 (21.78%) 4G
18 21 (20.79%) Ethernet
19 20 (19.80%) Embedded C++
20 19 (18.81%) Subversion
20 19 (18.81%) Bluetooth
21 17 (16.83%) Cisco
22 16 (15.84%) Diameter Protocol
23 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
24 14 (13.86%) Puppet
24 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
24 14 (13.86%) Python
24 14 (13.86%) VoIP

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 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Infor M3
2 4 (3.96%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (43.56%) UMTS
2 42 (41.58%) GPRS
3 39 (38.61%) LTE
4 32 (31.68%) TCP/IP
5 31 (30.69%) Wireless
6 29 (28.71%) 3G
7 22 (21.78%) 4G
8 21 (20.79%) Ethernet
9 19 (18.81%) Bluetooth
10 16 (15.84%) Diameter Protocol
11 14 (13.86%) OpenFlow
11 14 (13.86%) VoIP
12 13 (12.87%) ZigBee
13 12 (11.88%) Asterisk PBX
13 12 (11.88%) RANAP
13 12 (11.88%) RTP
14 11 (10.89%) PBX
14 11 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (10.89%) Wireshark
15 10 (9.90%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.97%) Big Data
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Subversion
2 12 (11.88%) GCC
3 11 (10.89%) GDB
3 11 (10.89%) Trac
4 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.96%) Maven
6 3 (2.97%) JIRA
6 3 (2.97%) NetBeans
6 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (52.48%) Telecoms
2 28 (27.72%) Electronics
3 12 (11.88%) Finance
4 7 (6.93%) Automotive
5 6 (5.94%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.97%) Banking
7 2 (1.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.99%) Advertising
8 1 (0.99%) Law
8 1 (0.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (51.49%) Software Engineer
2 23 (22.77%) Embedded Engineer
2 23 (22.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 20 (19.80%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 20 (19.80%) Firmware Engineer
4 18 (17.82%) C++ Software Engineer
4 18 (17.82%) Telecoms Engineer
5 11 (10.89%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (9.90%) Developer
6 10 (9.90%) Network Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) C++ Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Core Network Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Telecoms Support Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 11 (10.89%) STL
3 9 (8.91%) MFC
4 6 (5.94%) BREW
4 6 (5.94%) Flash
4 6 (5.94%) J2ME
4 6 (5.94%) Middleware
4 6 (5.94%) OpenAL
4 6 (5.94%) OpenCL
4 6 (5.94%) OpenGL
4 6 (5.94%) Qt
4 6 (5.94%) Series 60
4 6 (5.94%) SVG
4 6 (5.94%) UIQ
5 4 (3.96%) Spring
5 4 (3.96%) WAP
6 2 (1.98%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.99%) Swing
7 1 (0.99%) Web Services
7 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Device Driver
2 9 (8.91%) Home Automation
3 6 (5.94%) iPhone
3 6 (5.94%) MPEG
3 6 (5.94%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.95%) Handset
5 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) CCTV
7 1 (0.99%) Fintech
7 1 (0.99%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.99%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (44.55%) Linux
2 9 (8.91%) Android
2 9 (8.91%) Unix
2 9 (8.91%) Windows
3 7 (6.93%) Nucleus RTOS
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (5.94%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.96%) CentOS
6 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (60.40%) Software Engineering
2 26 (25.74%) Multithreading
3 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.87%) Performance Management
4 13 (12.87%) Test Automation
5 12 (11.88%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (11.88%) ITIL
5 12 (11.88%) OO
6 11 (10.89%) Cross-Platform Development
6 11 (10.89%) SDLC
6 11 (10.89%) Translating Business Requirements
7 9 (8.91%) Analytics
8 8 (7.92%) Application Performance Management
8 8 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.92%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.92%) ITSM
9 6 (5.94%) DRM
9 6 (5.94%) Mobile Commerce
9 6 (5.94%) Speech Recognition
9 6 (5.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 66 (65.35%) C++
2 49 (48.51%) C
3 26 (25.74%) Embedded C
4 24 (23.76%) Java
5 20 (19.80%) Embedded C++
6 14 (13.86%) Python
7 12 (11.88%) SQL
8 6 (5.94%) C#
9 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.95%) Perl
9 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.96%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.98%) PHP
12 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (26.73%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.98%) HNC
3 1 (0.99%) CCNA
3 1 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.99%) HND
3 1 (0.99%) MBA
3 1 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.99%) PhD
3 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Firmware
2 14 (13.86%) KVM
2 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.99%) iptables
3 1 (0.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) Ansible
1 14 (13.86%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (13.86%) Puppet
2 8 (7.92%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (4.95%) ZABBIX
4 4 (3.96%) Netcool
4 4 (3.96%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) Cisco
2 14 (13.86%) VMware
3 11 (10.89%) Atmel
4 10 (9.90%) EMC
5 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.91%) NEC
6 8 (7.92%) BMC
6 8 (7.92%) CA
6 8 (7.92%) Clearswift
6 8 (7.92%) LogRhythm
6 8 (7.92%) ServiceNow
7 6 (5.94%) Intel
7 6 (5.94%) Symbian
8 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) Apple
9 1 (0.99%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.99%) Facebook
9 1 (0.99%) HP
9 1 (0.99%) Mitel
9 1 (0.99%) Vertica
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