The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 104 121
Permanent jobs citing GSM 0 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.93% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.44% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 5
Average salary - £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +11.76%
GSM
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
287 294 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 15.02% 17.12% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 260 172 220
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) GPRS
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) HSPA
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) GPRS
1 2 (100.00%) HSPA
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce