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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 89 133 110
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -23
Permanent jobs citing GSM 44 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 0.35% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% 1.11% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 17
Average salary £43,500 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £42,700 - £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,700 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
739 718 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.91% 31.23% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 408 521 530
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
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 27 January 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in Reading

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 91 (92.86%) UMTS
2 64 (65.31%) Telecoms
3 59 (60.20%) Wireless
4 51 (52.04%) Service Delivery
5 49 (50.00%) Degree
6 46 (46.94%) 3G
7 44 (44.90%) Marketing
8 40 (40.82%) UNIX
9 39 (39.80%) WiMAX
10 38 (38.78%) LTE
11 37 (37.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 33 (33.67%) 2G
13 30 (30.61%) Change Management
13 30 (30.61%) SS7
13 30 (30.61%) NDS
13 30 (30.61%) TIBCO
13 30 (30.61%) Product Marketing
14 27 (27.55%) Ericsson
15 26 (26.53%) Nokia
15 26 (26.53%) Nortel
15 26 (26.53%) QA
15 26 (26.53%) RNC
16 24 (24.49%) Radio Access Network
16 24 (24.49%) HNC
16 24 (24.49%) HND
17 19 (19.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 19 (19.39%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (15.31%) 3GPP
18 15 (15.31%) WCDMA
18 15 (15.31%) GPRS

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 91 (92.86%) UMTS
2 59 (60.20%) Wireless
3 46 (46.94%) 3G
4 39 (39.80%) WiMAX
5 38 (38.78%) LTE
6 33 (33.67%) 2G
7 30 (30.61%) SS7
8 26 (26.53%) RNC
9 24 (24.49%) Radio Access Network
10 15 (15.31%) WCDMA
10 15 (15.31%) GPRS
10 15 (15.31%) 3GPP
11 13 (13.27%) CDMA2000
11 13 (13.27%) HSPA
12 12 (12.24%) SMS
13 10 (10.20%) GGSN
14 9 (9.18%) PSTN
14 9 (9.18%) ISDN
14 9 (9.18%) ATM
14 9 (9.18%) CDMA
General
1 64 (65.31%) Telecoms
2 44 (44.90%) Marketing
3 5 (5.10%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 22 (22.45%) Support Engineer
2 20 (20.41%) Network Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) Wireless Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) RAN Engineer
4 16 (16.33%) Technical Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) Radio Network Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) Radio Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) Network Optimisation Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) 3G Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Risk Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) CS Core Engineer
10 1 (1.02%) Technical Director
10 1 (1.02%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.02%) Trainer
10 1 (1.02%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.82%) UNIX
2 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 8 (8.16%) Windows 2000
2 8 (8.16%) Windows NT
3 4 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.04%) Service Delivery
2 30 (30.61%) Change Management
2 30 (30.61%) Product Marketing
3 13 (13.27%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (13.27%) Project Management
3 13 (13.27%) Network Planning
4 4 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (4.08%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (4.08%) Security Management
4 4 (4.08%) Information Security
4 4 (4.08%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (4.08%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) C
2 4 (4.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (50.00%) Degree
2 24 (24.49%) HNC
2 24 (24.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.53%) QA
2 12 (12.24%) SLA
3 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (30.61%) NDS
Vendors
1 37 (37.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 30 (30.61%) TIBCO
3 27 (27.55%) Ericsson
4 26 (26.53%) Nokia
4 26 (26.53%) Nortel
5 19 (19.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.16%) Sybase
8 5 (5.10%) Huawei