The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 57 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing GSM 12 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.89% 0.60% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 2.26% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 1
Average salary £85,000 £39,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+117.94% -44.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.44% -10.00%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
174 133 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 27.36% 26.55% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 137 119 107
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

GSM
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM across the Slough region.

GSM Salary Trend in Slough

GSM
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

GSM Salary Histogram in Slough

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 15 (88.24%) LTE
2 14 (82.35%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (82.35%) UMTS
3 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
4 10 (58.82%) Wireless
5 9 (52.94%) Electronics
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
5 9 (52.94%) Marketing
5 9 (52.94%) Degree
5 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
6 6 (35.29%) 4G
6 6 (35.29%) 3G
7 4 (23.53%) WiMAX
8 3 (17.65%) 2G
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.76%) Legal
9 2 (11.76%) Handset
9 2 (11.76%) Games
9 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
9 2 (11.76%) Network Design
9 2 (11.76%) RNC
9 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (11.76%) OpenUP
9 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
10 1 (5.88%) snoop

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 15 (88.24%) LTE
2 14 (82.35%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (82.35%) UMTS
3 10 (58.82%) Wireless
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 6 (35.29%) 4G
5 6 (35.29%) 3G
6 4 (23.53%) WiMAX
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) 2G
8 2 (11.76%) RNC
9 1 (5.88%) VLAN
9 1 (5.88%) Ethereal
9 1 (5.88%) IMAP
9 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
9 1 (5.88%) GGSN
9 1 (5.88%) SGSN
9 1 (5.88%) VPN
9 1 (5.88%) Internet
9 1 (5.88%) CDMA
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (52.94%) Electronics
2 9 (52.94%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Games
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Sales Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Escalation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) Network Design
1 2 (11.76%) OpenUP
1 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
1 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
1 1 (5.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
1 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Amdocs