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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank - 227 206
Permanent jobs citing GSM 0 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.033% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.20% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
Average salary - £61,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.23%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -10.00%
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
1092 1008 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.38% 16.47% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 954 875 678
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) GPRS
1 5 (100.00%) PSTN
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Dell
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) SS7
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) GPRS
1 5 (100.00%) PSTN
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) SS7
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 5 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Dell
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) VMware