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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 137 121 114
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Permanent jobs citing GSM 5 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.71% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 2.23% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 20
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -10.00%
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
608 764 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.26% 31.87% 31.24%
Number of salaries quoted 396 406 544
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in Reading

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 19 (90.48%) Telecoms
2 17 (80.95%) UMTS
3 12 (57.14%) UNIX
4 11 (52.38%) Wireless
5 10 (47.62%) SS7
6 9 (42.86%) LTE
7 8 (38.10%) Marketing
7 8 (38.10%) Linux
8 7 (33.33%) 3G
9 6 (28.57%) 2G
9 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
10 5 (23.81%) Firewall
10 5 (23.81%) Oracle
10 5 (23.81%) CDMA
10 5 (23.81%) Degree
10 5 (23.81%) QA
10 5 (23.81%) 4G
11 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
11 4 (19.05%) WAP
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco
11 4 (19.05%) HP
11 4 (19.05%) VMware
11 4 (19.05%) Billing
11 4 (19.05%) WiMAX
11 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
12 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
12 3 (14.29%) Nokia
12 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
12 3 (14.29%) TIBCO

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) UMTS
2 11 (52.38%) Wireless
3 10 (47.62%) SS7
4 9 (42.86%) LTE
5 7 (33.33%) 3G
6 6 (28.57%) 2G
7 5 (23.81%) CDMA
7 5 (23.81%) Firewall
7 5 (23.81%) 4G
8 4 (19.05%) WiMAX
9 3 (14.29%) RNC
9 3 (14.29%) GPRS
9 3 (14.29%) SGSN
10 2 (9.52%) GGSN
10 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (9.52%) WCDMA
10 2 (9.52%) 3GPP
11 1 (4.76%) ATM
11 1 (4.76%) CDMA2000
11 1 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
General
1 19 (90.48%) Telecoms
2 8 (38.10%) Marketing
3 4 (19.05%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Product Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Radio Network Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Sitecore Developer
3 1 (4.76%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) WAP
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) MAPI
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) WPF
3 1 (4.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) UNIX
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Network Planning
2 3 (14.29%) Product Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) BDD
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) HNC
2 3 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) NDS
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 3 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (14.29%) Nortel
3 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 3 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (9.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (4.76%) Sitecore