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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 223 203 209
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing GSM 2 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 1.40% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 9
Average salary £61,000 £85,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.23% +70.00%
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
1005 857 1133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.49% 16.50% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 859 697 963
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 20 August 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 -9 1 £61,000 +174.15%
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (70.59%) UMTS
1 12 (70.59%) LTE
2 8 (47.06%) 4G
3 7 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (29.41%) Service Management
5 5 (29.41%) GPRS
5 5 (29.41%) B2B
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) TETRA
6 3 (17.65%) Advertising
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) WCDMA
6 3 (17.65%) Electronics
6 3 (17.65%) SMS
7 2 (11.76%) WLAN
7 2 (11.76%) 2G
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Solaris
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) Packet Switching
7 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) SLA
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco
7 2 (11.76%) CCNA
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) UMTS
1 12 (70.59%) LTE
2 8 (47.06%) 4G
3 7 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (29.41%) GPRS
5 3 (17.65%) SMS
5 3 (17.65%) WCDMA
5 3 (17.65%) TETRA
6 2 (11.76%) 2G
6 2 (11.76%) 3G
6 2 (11.76%) WLAN
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) Packet Switching
7 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
7 1 (5.88%) RTP
7 1 (5.88%) MVNO
7 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Advertising
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) GSM Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Solaris
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) B2B
1 5 (29.41%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
3 1 (5.88%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
1 2 (11.76%) Opsware