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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 136 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Permanent jobs citing GSM 11 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.78% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 2.58% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 20
Average salary £60,500 £60,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.83% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,100 £60,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,900 £61,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
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
651 699 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.63% 30.21% 35.99%
Number of salaries quoted 365 450 623
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 £30,875 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 22 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 42 (79.25%) UMTS
2 40 (75.47%) Telecoms
3 28 (52.83%) UNIX
4 26 (49.06%) Wireless
5 25 (47.17%) 3G
5 25 (47.17%) Service Delivery
6 23 (43.40%) Marketing
7 21 (39.62%) 2G
7 21 (39.62%) LTE
7 21 (39.62%) SS7
8 17 (32.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 17 (32.08%) Degree
9 16 (30.19%) WiMAX
10 14 (26.42%) Product Marketing
10 14 (26.42%) TIBCO
10 14 (26.42%) Change Management
10 14 (26.42%) NDS
11 13 (24.53%) QA
12 12 (22.64%) RNC
12 12 (22.64%) Linux
12 12 (22.64%) HNC
12 12 (22.64%) HND
12 12 (22.64%) Nortel
12 12 (22.64%) Ericsson
12 12 (22.64%) Nokia
13 10 (18.87%) 4G
13 10 (18.87%) Radio Access Network
14 9 (16.98%) GGSN
14 9 (16.98%) Firewall
15 8 (15.09%) Microsoft

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (7.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (79.25%) UMTS
2 26 (49.06%) Wireless
3 25 (47.17%) 3G
4 21 (39.62%) 2G
4 21 (39.62%) LTE
4 21 (39.62%) SS7
5 16 (30.19%) WiMAX
6 12 (22.64%) RNC
7 10 (18.87%) 4G
7 10 (18.87%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (16.98%) GGSN
8 9 (16.98%) Firewall
9 8 (15.09%) CDMA
10 7 (13.21%) GPRS
11 6 (11.32%) 3GPP
11 6 (11.32%) WCDMA
11 6 (11.32%) SGSN
12 5 (9.43%) VLAN
12 5 (9.43%) MGW
12 5 (9.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 40 (75.47%) Telecoms
2 23 (43.40%) Marketing
3 4 (7.55%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) RAN Engineer
1 9 (16.98%) Wireless Engineer
1 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Radio Network Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Radio Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.66%) 3G Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Risk Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.77%) CS Core Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Director
7 1 (1.89%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) WAP
2 2 (3.77%) SOAP
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.89%) HTML5
3 1 (1.89%) Ajax
3 1 (1.89%) WPF
3 1 (1.89%) LINQ
3 1 (1.89%) jQuery
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) UNIX
2 12 (22.64%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 2000
4 4 (7.55%) Windows NT
4 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Service Delivery
2 14 (26.42%) Product Marketing
2 14 (26.42%) Change Management
3 5 (9.43%) Network Planning
3 5 (9.43%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) Security Management
4 4 (7.55%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (7.55%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (7.55%) Information Security
5 3 (5.66%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.89%) Time Management
6 1 (1.89%) Web Development
6 1 (1.89%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C
2 4 (7.55%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Degree
2 12 (22.64%) HNC
2 12 (22.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
2 6 (11.32%) SLA
3 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) NDS
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (26.42%) TIBCO
3 12 (22.64%) Nortel
3 12 (22.64%) Ericsson
3 12 (22.64%) Nokia
4 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle
6 4 (7.55%) Sybase
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) HP
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.55%) VMware
7 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.89%) Huawei
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Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
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Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: £66000 per annum + Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago