The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 241 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 -  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 1 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.020% 0.032% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Median salary - £56,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,105 £43,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -6.73% +6.17%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 713 954 783
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.52% 15.27% 14.67%
Number of salaries quoted 576 734 660
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

GSM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for GSM in the West Midlands

GSM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Staffordshire - 1 - -
GSM
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GSM.

1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2.5G
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2.5G
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree