The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 67 135 118
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -17
Permanent jobs citing GSM 78 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.05% 0.52% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 1.66% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 12
Average salary £58,750 £48,750 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.51% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £43,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £53,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.00% +11.11%
GSM
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
890 783 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.85% 31.47% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 450 536 505
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

GSM
Salary Trend in Reading

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

GSM Salary Trend in Reading

GSM
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in Reading

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 90 (93.75%) UMTS
2 60 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 56 (58.33%) Wireless
4 51 (53.13%) Service Delivery
5 47 (48.96%) Degree
6 45 (46.88%) Marketing
7 43 (44.79%) 3G
8 41 (42.71%) UNIX
9 38 (39.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 37 (38.54%) WiMAX
11 35 (36.46%) LTE
12 32 (33.33%) NDS
12 32 (33.33%) TIBCO
12 32 (33.33%) SS7
12 32 (33.33%) Change Management
12 32 (33.33%) Product Marketing
13 30 (31.25%) 2G
14 26 (27.08%) HNC
14 26 (27.08%) HND
15 25 (26.04%) Ericsson
16 24 (25.00%) Nortel
16 24 (25.00%) Nokia
16 24 (25.00%) RNC
16 24 (25.00%) QA
17 22 (22.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 22 (22.92%) Radio Access Network
18 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (15.63%) SMS
20 14 (14.58%) GPRS
20 14 (14.58%) 3GPP

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 90 (93.75%) UMTS
2 56 (58.33%) Wireless
3 43 (44.79%) 3G
4 37 (38.54%) WiMAX
5 35 (36.46%) LTE
6 32 (33.33%) SS7
7 30 (31.25%) 2G
8 24 (25.00%) RNC
9 22 (22.92%) Radio Access Network
10 15 (15.63%) SMS
11 14 (14.58%) 3GPP
11 14 (14.58%) GPRS
11 14 (14.58%) WCDMA
12 13 (13.54%) CDMA2000
12 13 (13.54%) HSPA
13 8 (8.33%) GGSN
13 8 (8.33%) ISDN
13 8 (8.33%) ATM
13 8 (8.33%) CDMA
13 8 (8.33%) PSTN
General
1 60 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 45 (46.88%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 20 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 17 (17.71%) Wireless Engineer
4 16 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
5 15 (15.63%) Technical Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Radio Network Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Radio Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Core Network Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) 3G Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) CS Core Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (2.08%) Consultant
10 2 (2.08%) Risk Consultant
11 1 (1.04%) Technical Director
11 1 (1.04%) Operations Engineer
11 1 (1.04%) Trainer
11 1 (1.04%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.71%) UNIX
2 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) Windows 2000
2 7 (7.29%) Windows NT
3 3 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.13%) Service Delivery
2 32 (33.33%) Change Management
2 32 (33.33%) Product Marketing
3 13 (13.54%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (13.54%) Project Management
3 13 (13.54%) Network Planning
4 3 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (3.13%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (3.13%) Security Management
4 3 (3.13%) Information Security
4 3 (3.13%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (3.13%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) C
2 3 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (48.96%) Degree
2 26 (27.08%) HNC
2 26 (27.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.00%) QA
2 11 (11.46%) SLA
3 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (33.33%) NDS
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 32 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 25 (26.04%) Ericsson
4 24 (25.00%) Nokia
4 24 (25.00%) Nortel
5 22 (22.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.29%) Sybase
8 5 (5.21%) Huawei
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