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 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 237 201 206
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +5
Permanent jobs citing GSM 4 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 2.34% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 13
Average salary £33,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,200 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +27.50%
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
1021 811 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.07% 15.22% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 861 637 956
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £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
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 24 October 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
Bristol -7 2 - -
Dorset -13 2 £33,000 -34.00% 1
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) HSPA
2 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) ADSL
2 2 (33.33%) GPRS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) 3G
2 2 (33.33%) CDMA2000
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) Perforce
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) HSPA
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) 3G
2 2 (33.33%) CDMA2000
2 2 (33.33%) ADSL
2 2 (33.33%) GPRS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) IPv6
3 1 (16.67%) WCDMA
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Support
1 1 (16.67%) GSM Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Perforce
1 1 (16.67%) VMware