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 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 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GSM 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.10% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £38,500 - -
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 137 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.91% 22.68% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 88 115 106
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) UMTS
2 7 (77.78%) GPRS
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 6 (66.67%) UNIX
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) LTE
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 5 (55.56%) OpenUP
4 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
4 5 (55.56%) ATM
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) SDH
4 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) SAN
4 5 (55.56%) MPLS
4 5 (55.56%) Frame Relay
5 3 (33.33%) 4G
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) IPv6
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
7 1 (11.11%) WAP
7 1 (11.11%) POP3

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) UMTS
2 7 (77.78%) GPRS
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) LTE
4 5 (55.56%) Frame Relay
4 5 (55.56%) Wireshark
4 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
4 5 (55.56%) SAN
4 5 (55.56%) MPLS
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) SDH
4 5 (55.56%) ATM
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) 4G
6 2 (22.22%) IPv6
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
7 1 (11.11%) SSL
7 1 (11.11%) 3G
7 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) IP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Escalation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) WML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) WAP
1 1 (11.11%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
3 1 (11.11%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (11.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OpenUP
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks