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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 130 113 114
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Permanent jobs citing GSM 14 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.80% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 2.72% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 18
Average salary £43,500 £62,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.40% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £62,500 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -15.78%
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
730 699 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.47% 29.35% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 389 465 624
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 May 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in Reading

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 46 (80.70%) UMTS
2 41 (71.93%) Telecoms
3 32 (56.14%) UNIX
4 29 (50.88%) Service Delivery
5 28 (49.12%) Wireless
6 27 (47.37%) Marketing
7 26 (45.61%) 3G
8 24 (42.11%) SS7
9 22 (38.60%) 2G
9 22 (38.60%) LTE
10 21 (36.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 19 (33.33%) Degree
12 17 (29.82%) Product Marketing
12 17 (29.82%) WiMAX
12 17 (29.82%) Change Management
12 17 (29.82%) TIBCO
12 17 (29.82%) NDS
13 14 (24.56%) HNC
13 14 (24.56%) HND
14 13 (22.81%) Nortel
14 13 (22.81%) Ericsson
14 13 (22.81%) Nokia
14 13 (22.81%) RNC
14 13 (22.81%) QA
15 12 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
15 12 (21.05%) Linux
16 11 (19.30%) 4G
17 10 (17.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
18 9 (15.79%) Firewall

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (7.02%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (80.70%) UMTS
2 28 (49.12%) Wireless
3 26 (45.61%) 3G
4 24 (42.11%) SS7
5 22 (38.60%) 2G
5 22 (38.60%) LTE
6 17 (29.82%) WiMAX
7 13 (22.81%) RNC
8 12 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (19.30%) 4G
10 9 (15.79%) GGSN
10 9 (15.79%) Firewall
10 9 (15.79%) CDMA
11 8 (14.04%) GPRS
12 7 (12.28%) WCDMA
12 7 (12.28%) 3GPP
13 6 (10.53%) SGSN
14 5 (8.77%) MGW
14 5 (8.77%) VPN
14 5 (8.77%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
General
1 41 (71.93%) Telecoms
2 27 (47.37%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Wireless Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 3G Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Radio Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) CS Core Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Core Network Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Technical Director
9 1 (1.75%) Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) WAP
2 2 (3.51%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) UNIX
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows 2000
3 5 (8.77%) Windows NT
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Service Delivery
2 17 (29.82%) Change Management
2 17 (29.82%) Product Marketing
3 5 (8.77%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.02%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (7.02%) Project Management
4 4 (7.02%) Security Management
4 4 (7.02%) Information Security
4 4 (7.02%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (7.02%) Network Planning
4 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.75%) Time Management
6 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) C
2 4 (7.02%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Degree
2 14 (24.56%) HNC
2 14 (24.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
2 6 (10.53%) SLA
3 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (29.82%) NDS
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 17 (29.82%) TIBCO
3 13 (22.81%) Nortel
3 13 (22.81%) Ericsson
3 13 (22.81%) Nokia
4 10 (17.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.77%) Sybase
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco
7 4 (7.02%) HP
7 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.02%) VMware
7 4 (7.02%) Oracle
8 1 (1.75%) Huawei
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