The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 122 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing GSM 16 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.75% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 2.38% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 9
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
728 713 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.90% 31.44% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 402 558 446
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSM
Berkshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 25 (75.76%) UMTS
2 21 (63.64%) Marketing
3 19 (57.58%) Telecoms
4 18 (54.55%) UNIX
5 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
6 13 (39.39%) Product Marketing
6 13 (39.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 13 (39.39%) NDS
6 13 (39.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 13 (39.39%) SS7
6 13 (39.39%) TIBCO
7 12 (36.36%) WCDMA
7 12 (36.36%) GPRS
7 12 (36.36%) HNC
7 12 (36.36%) HND
7 12 (36.36%) 3GPP
8 11 (33.33%) Change Management
8 11 (33.33%) Wireless
8 11 (33.33%) GGSN
8 11 (33.33%) SGSN
9 8 (24.24%) LTE
10 7 (21.21%) Huawei
10 7 (21.21%) 2G
10 7 (21.21%) Linux
10 7 (21.21%) 3G
11 6 (18.18%) SMS
11 6 (18.18%) 4G
12 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
13 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
13 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) UMTS
2 13 (39.39%) SS7
3 12 (36.36%) WCDMA
3 12 (36.36%) 3GPP
3 12 (36.36%) GPRS
4 11 (33.33%) Wireless
4 11 (33.33%) GGSN
4 11 (33.33%) SGSN
5 8 (24.24%) LTE
6 7 (21.21%) 3G
6 7 (21.21%) 2G
7 6 (18.18%) SMS
7 6 (18.18%) 4G
8 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
9 3 (9.09%) VoIP
10 2 (6.06%) CDMA
10 2 (6.06%) MVNO
11 1 (3.03%) MGW
11 1 (3.03%) XCAP
11 1 (3.03%) ATM
General
1 21 (63.64%) Marketing
2 19 (57.58%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Network Support
5 1 (3.03%) Trainer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) UNIX
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
2 13 (39.39%) Product Marketing
3 11 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Logistics
5 1 (3.03%) eTOM
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) HNC
1 12 (36.36%) HND
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) NDS
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 13 (39.39%) TIBCO
1 13 (39.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (21.21%) Huawei
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Sybase
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft