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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 105 106
Permanent jobs citing GSM 0 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.42% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 6
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%
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
251 263 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 13.87% 16.53% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 215 212 205
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,150 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,060 £55,000 £55,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (100.00%) UMTS
2 8 (88.89%) LTE
3 6 (66.67%) 4G
3 6 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (44.44%) B2B
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) Advertising
5 3 (33.33%) GPRS
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) 2G
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) SMS
6 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
6 2 (22.22%) 3G
7 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Electronics
7 1 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (11.11%) CCNA
7 1 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) Packet Switching
7 1 (11.11%) WLAN
7 1 (11.11%) UNIX

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (100.00%) UMTS
2 8 (88.89%) LTE
3 6 (66.67%) 4G
3 6 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (33.33%) GPRS
5 2 (22.22%) 2G
5 2 (22.22%) SMS
5 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
5 2 (22.22%) 3G
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) Packet Switching
6 1 (11.11%) WLAN
6 1 (11.11%) MVNO
General
1 3 (33.33%) Advertising
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Designer
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) B2B
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) VMware
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Opsware