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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 184 179 173
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Permanent jobs citing GSM 24 47 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 0.80% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 2.68% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 39
Average salary £85,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+112.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -10.00%
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
1246 1751 1506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.79% 29.88% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 899 970 1084
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 11 £46,250 +15.62%
Slough +5 11 £85,000 +117.94%
Reading -8 2 £42,500 -19.04% 1
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 39 (76.47%) UMTS
1 39 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 35 (68.63%) LTE
3 20 (39.22%) Wireless
4 17 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (31.37%) 3G
6 15 (29.41%) UNIX
7 14 (27.45%) Windows
7 14 (27.45%) 4G
8 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (25.49%) Computer Science
8 13 (25.49%) SQL
8 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (25.49%) Degree
9 12 (23.53%) Marketing
9 12 (23.53%) Electronics
10 11 (21.57%) 2G
10 11 (21.57%) Linux
11 10 (19.61%) SS7
12 9 (17.65%) GPRS
12 9 (17.65%) LAN
12 9 (17.65%) C#
12 9 (17.65%) Network Planning
12 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
13 8 (15.69%) QA
13 8 (15.69%) jQuery
13 8 (15.69%) .NET
13 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
13 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
14 7 (13.73%) Solaris

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (76.47%) UMTS
2 35 (68.63%) LTE
3 20 (39.22%) Wireless
4 17 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (31.37%) 3G
6 14 (27.45%) 4G
7 11 (21.57%) 2G
8 10 (19.61%) SS7
9 9 (17.65%) LAN
9 9 (17.65%) GPRS
10 7 (13.73%) CDMA
11 6 (11.76%) WiMAX
11 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
12 5 (9.80%) SGSN
12 5 (9.80%) Diameter Protocol
13 4 (7.84%) SIGTRAN
13 4 (7.84%) GGSN
13 4 (7.84%) SMPP
13 4 (7.84%) TCAP
13 4 (7.84%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.92%) HBase
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 12 (23.53%) Marketing
2 12 (23.53%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Games
3 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.96%) Billing
4 1 (1.96%) French Language
4 1 (1.96%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Sales Manager
2 8 (15.69%) Developer
3 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
4 3 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 3 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Product Manager
5 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
1 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
1 8 (15.69%) jQuery
2 6 (11.76%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) Ajax
3 4 (7.84%) WPF
3 4 (7.84%) LINQ
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) RESTful
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (7.84%) HTML5
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.92%) MAPI
5 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Computer Science
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
4 1 (1.96%) IPTV
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) UNIX
2 14 (27.45%) Windows
3 11 (21.57%) Linux
4 7 (13.73%) Solaris
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.96%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.96%) VMS
6 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) Network Planning
3 6 (11.76%) BDD
3 6 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.84%) Web Development
4 4 (7.84%) Validation
5 3 (5.88%) MVC
5 3 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) OpenUP
6 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) C#
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) Java
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) MCP
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.96%) HNC
4 1 (1.96%) HND
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) NDS
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.96%) Netcool
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Ericsson
3 3 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (3.92%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) EMC
5 1 (1.96%) Nortel
5 1 (1.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase
5 1 (1.96%) Symbian
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Nokia
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) Remedy
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore