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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 90 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Permanent jobs citing GSM 52 26 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.01% 1.05% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 3.34% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 4
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £32,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +71.20%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +27.50%
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
795 778 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.78% 31.46% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 432 544 412
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 63 (95.45%) UMTS
2 40 (60.61%) Telecoms
3 38 (57.58%) Service Delivery
4 35 (53.03%) Wireless
5 33 (50.00%) Marketing
6 30 (45.45%) Degree
7 29 (43.94%) UNIX
8 28 (42.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 26 (39.39%) Product Marketing
9 26 (39.39%) SS7
9 26 (39.39%) NDS
9 26 (39.39%) TIBCO
10 25 (37.88%) 3G
10 25 (37.88%) LTE
11 24 (36.36%) Change Management
12 23 (34.85%) HNC
12 23 (34.85%) HND
13 22 (33.33%) WiMAX
14 21 (31.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 16 (24.24%) 2G
16 14 (21.21%) Ericsson
16 14 (21.21%) SMS
17 13 (19.70%) Nokia
17 13 (19.70%) Nortel
17 13 (19.70%) RNC
17 13 (19.70%) QA
18 11 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
18 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (13.64%) HSPA
19 9 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 63 (95.45%) UMTS
2 35 (53.03%) Wireless
3 26 (39.39%) SS7
4 25 (37.88%) 3G
4 25 (37.88%) LTE
5 22 (33.33%) WiMAX
6 16 (24.24%) 2G
7 14 (21.21%) SMS
8 13 (19.70%) RNC
9 11 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (13.64%) HSPA
10 9 (13.64%) CDMA2000
11 8 (12.12%) 3GPP
11 8 (12.12%) WCDMA
11 8 (12.12%) GPRS
12 4 (6.06%) ISDN
12 4 (6.06%) PSTN
12 4 (6.06%) ATM
12 4 (6.06%) CDMA
12 4 (6.06%) 4G
General
1 40 (60.61%) Telecoms
2 33 (50.00%) Marketing
3 5 (7.58%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Support Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Wireless Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Radio Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Radio Network Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Core Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) RF Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) 3G Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.94%) UNIX
2 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Windows 2000
3 3 (4.55%) Windows NT
3 3 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Service Delivery
2 26 (39.39%) Product Marketing
3 24 (36.36%) Change Management
4 9 (13.64%) Network Planning
4 9 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (13.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (45.45%) Degree
2 23 (34.85%) HNC
2 23 (34.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) QA
2 7 (10.61%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (39.39%) NDS
Vendors
1 28 (42.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 26 (39.39%) TIBCO
3 21 (31.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 14 (21.21%) Ericsson
5 13 (19.70%) Nokia
5 13 (19.70%) Nortel
6 4 (6.06%) Huawei
7 3 (4.55%) Sybase
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle