The table below looks at the statistics for GSM skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 241 192 204
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +12
Permanent jobs citing GSM 3 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.049% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 2.16% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 12
Average salary £44,500 £85,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.64% +71.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £23,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £85,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
GSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1014 833 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.42% 16.45% 21.08%
Number of salaries quoted 874 653 1013
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

GSM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GSM
Salary Trend in the South West

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

GSM Salary Trend in the South West

GSM
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GSM across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

GSM Salary Histogram in the South West

GSM
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -8 1 £61,000 +221.05%
Dorset - 1 £28,000 - 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) RTP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) GSM Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) B2B
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) HNC
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware