The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Rank 204 219 187
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -32
Permanent jobs citing GSM 20 5 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.093% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 0.48% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 29
Average salary £36,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £43,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,700 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
999 1032 987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.21% 19.23% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 778 871 824
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,127 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GSM
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
Bristol +8 17 £44,750 -14.76% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £36,000 -
GSM
England

GSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31 (72.09%) LTE
2 30 (69.77%) UMTS
3 18 (41.86%) GPRS
4 16 (37.21%) Telecoms
4 16 (37.21%) 4G
4 16 (37.21%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (25.58%) Degree
5 11 (25.58%) Electronics
6 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
7 8 (18.60%) Service Management
7 8 (18.60%) WCDMA
7 8 (18.60%) B2B
7 8 (18.60%) Cisco
8 6 (13.95%) RTP
8 6 (13.95%) VoIP
8 6 (13.95%) WLAN
8 6 (13.95%) LAN
8 6 (13.95%) PBX
8 6 (13.95%) RANAP
8 6 (13.95%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (11.63%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (11.63%) SMS
9 5 (11.63%) UNIX
9 5 (11.63%) C++
10 4 (9.30%) Broadband
10 4 (9.30%) ISEB
10 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
10 4 (9.30%) Black-Box Testing
11 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared

GSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 31 (72.09%) LTE
2 30 (69.77%) UMTS
3 18 (41.86%) GPRS
4 16 (37.21%) 4G
4 16 (37.21%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (18.60%) WCDMA
6 6 (13.95%) LAN
6 6 (13.95%) PBX
6 6 (13.95%) VoIP
6 6 (13.95%) WLAN
6 6 (13.95%) RTP
6 6 (13.95%) RANAP
6 6 (13.95%) Asterisk PBX
7 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (11.63%) SMS
8 4 (9.30%) Broadband
9 3 (6.98%) 3G
9 3 (6.98%) 3GPP
9 3 (6.98%) 2G
9 3 (6.98%) TETRA
General
1 16 (37.21%) Telecoms
2 11 (25.58%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Finance
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Design Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Electronics Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) RAN Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) STL
2 1 (2.33%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Solaris
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.33%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.60%) B2B
2 8 (18.60%) Service Management
3 5 (11.63%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
4 4 (9.30%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.33%) Monte Carlo Method
7 1 (2.33%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.33%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design
7 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Validation
7 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) C++
2 3 (6.98%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) C
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 7816
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) EMC
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) Opsware
3 2 (4.65%) HP
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