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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 141 101 133
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +32
Permanent jobs citing GSM 6 46 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 1.94% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 6.52% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 0
Average salary £55,000 £43,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.43% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%
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
617 706 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.13% 29.71% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 477 389 514
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) UMTS
2 7 (87.50%) Unix
3 6 (75.00%) GPRS
4 5 (62.50%) Sybase
4 5 (62.50%) CDMA
4 5 (62.50%) WCDMA
4 5 (62.50%) SS7
4 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (50.00%) GGSN
5 4 (50.00%) SGSN
5 4 (50.00%) ATM
6 3 (37.50%) VoIP
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) Solaris
6 3 (37.50%) ISDN
6 3 (37.50%) PSTN
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000
6 3 (37.50%) Windows NT
6 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
6 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
6 3 (37.50%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (37.50%) Presales
7 2 (25.00%) VoWiFi
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (25.00%) French Language
7 2 (25.00%) Electronics
7 2 (25.00%) MGW

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) UMTS
2 6 (75.00%) GPRS
3 5 (62.50%) CDMA
3 5 (62.50%) SS7
3 5 (62.50%) WCDMA
4 4 (50.00%) ATM
4 4 (50.00%) GGSN
4 4 (50.00%) SGSN
5 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
5 3 (37.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (37.50%) ISDN
5 3 (37.50%) PSTN
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) VoLTE
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) H.323
6 2 (25.00%) ISUP
6 2 (25.00%) MGCP
6 2 (25.00%) SMS
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) French Language
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Core Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Network Support
3 3 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Support
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) VAS Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000
2 3 (37.50%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Presales
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Product Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HNC
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Sybase
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Huawei
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Symbian
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
Reading, Berkshire
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