The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 223 170 203
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +33
Permanent jobs citing GSM 11 55 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.99% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 3.42% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 12
Average salary £56,250 £43,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% +15.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £42,500 £34,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%
GSM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1354 1608 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.27% 28.96% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 1055 1113
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

GSM
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Berkshire region.

GSM Salary Trend in Berkshire

GSM
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

GSM Salary Histogram in Berkshire

GSM
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +23 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Reading -33 4 £55,000 +27.90% 1
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSM.

1 17 (73.91%) Unix
1 17 (73.91%) GPRS
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 13 (56.52%) SS7
2 13 (56.52%) UMTS
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Solaris
3 12 (52.17%) Validation
3 12 (52.17%) Wireshark
3 12 (52.17%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (43.48%) Electronics
5 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
5 9 (39.13%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (39.13%) Test Planning
5 9 (39.13%) SMS
5 9 (39.13%) SMPP
5 9 (39.13%) SCCP
5 9 (39.13%) TCAP
6 8 (34.78%) 4G
7 6 (26.09%) LTE
7 6 (26.09%) 3G
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) SLA
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) GGSN
8 5 (21.74%) SGSN
8 5 (21.74%) 2G
9 4 (17.39%) Windows

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing GSM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) GPRS
2 13 (56.52%) SS7
2 13 (56.52%) UMTS
3 12 (52.17%) Diameter Protocol
3 12 (52.17%) Wireshark
4 9 (39.13%) SCCP
4 9 (39.13%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (39.13%) SMPP
4 9 (39.13%) SMS
4 9 (39.13%) TCAP
5 8 (34.78%) 4G
6 6 (26.09%) 3G
6 6 (26.09%) LTE
7 5 (21.74%) 2G
7 5 (21.74%) GGSN
7 5 (21.74%) Internet
7 5 (21.74%) SGSN
8 4 (17.39%) VoIP
9 3 (13.04%) ATM
9 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 10 (43.48%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) French Language
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Network Specialist
1 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Core Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Network Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Network Support
2 3 (13.04%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Support
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Junior Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) LINQ
1 3 (13.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Unix
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Solaris
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Android
5 3 (13.04%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (8.70%) VMS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Validation
2 9 (39.13%) Test Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) BDD
3 3 (13.04%) Line Management
3 3 (13.04%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) Presales
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Product Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) HNC
2 1 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Sybase
3 3 (13.04%) Symbian
4 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
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