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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 171 193 149
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -44
Permanent jobs citing GSM 57 22 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.42% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 1.46% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 63
Average salary £44,250 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £34,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
1613 1511 1433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.35% 28.52% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1090 1140
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Reading +36 44 £43,500 - 1
Newbury -13 2 £55,000 +45.69% 2
Slough - 2 £45,250 -
GSM
South East

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 112 (86.82%) UMTS
2 75 (58.14%) Telecoms
3 68 (52.71%) Wireless
4 57 (44.19%) UNIX
5 56 (43.41%) Degree
6 55 (42.64%) Service Delivery
7 54 (41.86%) 3G
8 51 (39.53%) LTE
9 46 (35.66%) Marketing
9 46 (35.66%) WiMAX
10 38 (29.46%) 2G
10 38 (29.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 33 (25.58%) GPRS
12 31 (24.03%) Ericsson
12 31 (24.03%) NDS
12 31 (24.03%) Change Management
12 31 (24.03%) TIBCO
12 31 (24.03%) SS7
12 31 (24.03%) Product Marketing
13 30 (23.26%) RNC
14 29 (22.48%) QA
14 29 (22.48%) Nortel
14 29 (22.48%) Nokia
15 26 (20.16%) HNC
15 26 (20.16%) HND
15 26 (20.16%) Radio Access Network
15 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (15.50%) Network Planning
16 20 (15.50%) CDMA
17 19 (14.73%) WCDMA

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 112 (86.82%) UMTS
2 68 (52.71%) Wireless
3 54 (41.86%) 3G
4 51 (39.53%) LTE
5 46 (35.66%) WiMAX
6 38 (29.46%) 2G
7 33 (25.58%) GPRS
8 31 (24.03%) SS7
9 30 (23.26%) RNC
10 26 (20.16%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (15.50%) CDMA
12 19 (14.73%) WCDMA
12 19 (14.73%) VPN
12 19 (14.73%) SGSN
13 17 (13.18%) CDMA2000
13 17 (13.18%) 3GPP
13 17 (13.18%) HSPA
14 15 (11.63%) ATM
15 14 (10.85%) Firewall
15 14 (10.85%) GGSN
General
1 75 (58.14%) Telecoms
2 46 (35.66%) Marketing
3 5 (3.88%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.83%) Network Engineer
3 22 (17.05%) Technical Engineer
4 20 (15.50%) Wireless Engineer
5 18 (13.95%) RAN Engineer
6 17 (13.18%) Radio Engineer
7 16 (12.40%) Radio Network Engineer
7 16 (12.40%) Network Optimisation Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) Technical Support
9 8 (6.20%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Core Network Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) 3G Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) IP Engineer
13 4 (3.10%) Consultant
14 3 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
14 3 (2.33%) Risk Consultant
14 3 (2.33%) Escalation Engineer
14 3 (2.33%) CS Core Engineer
15 2 (1.55%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) MAPI
1 10 (7.75%) HTML
2 2 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.40%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.19%) UNIX
2 19 (14.73%) Linux
3 10 (7.75%) Solaris
4 9 (6.98%) Windows NT
4 9 (6.98%) Windows 2000
4 9 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.64%) Service Delivery
2 31 (24.03%) Change Management
2 31 (24.03%) Product Marketing
3 20 (15.50%) Network Planning
4 16 (12.40%) Project Management
4 16 (12.40%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (7.75%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.65%) Network Architecture
7 5 (3.88%) Capacity Management
7 5 (3.88%) Test Strategy
7 5 (3.88%) OpenUP
8 4 (3.10%) Information Security
8 4 (3.10%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (3.10%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (3.10%) Mobile Commerce
8 4 (3.10%) Security Management
9 3 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (0.78%) Quality Management
10 1 (0.78%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (0.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.53%) C
2 4 (3.10%) Java
3 1 (0.78%) Perl
3 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (43.41%) Degree
2 26 (20.16%) HNC
2 26 (20.16%) HND
3 5 (3.88%) CCNA
3 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.48%) QA
2 15 (11.63%) SLA
3 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (24.03%) NDS
Vendors
1 38 (29.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 31 (24.03%) Ericsson
2 31 (24.03%) TIBCO
3 29 (22.48%) Nortel
3 29 (22.48%) Nokia
4 19 (14.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.98%) Sybase
7 6 (4.65%) Huawei
8 5 (3.88%) Cisco
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