The first table below looks at the demand for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 106 107
Permanent jobs citing GSM 0 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.43% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.18% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 4
Average salary - £85,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +61.90%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
263 220 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.48% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 217 188 194
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSM
South West

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

GSM
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

GSM Salary Trend in Bristol

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 (100.00%) UMTS
2 16 (94.12%) LTE
3 10 (58.82%) 4G
3 10 (58.82%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (47.06%) B2B
4 8 (47.06%) Service Management
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (35.29%) GPRS
5 6 (35.29%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) Electronics
6 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
7 3 (17.65%) SMS
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 3 (17.65%) Advertising
7 3 (17.65%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Opsware
8 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 2 (11.76%) 2G
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 (100.00%) UMTS
2 16 (94.12%) LTE
3 10 (58.82%) 4G
3 10 (58.82%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (35.29%) GPRS
5 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
6 3 (17.65%) SMS
7 2 (11.76%) Intranet
7 2 (11.76%) 3G
7 2 (11.76%) 2G
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) Packet Switching
7 2 (11.76%) WLAN
8 1 (5.88%) MVNO
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Electronics
3 3 (17.65%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Designer
1 3 (17.65%) Senior Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Programme Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Solaris
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) B2B
1 8 (47.06%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
1 2 (11.76%) Opsware