The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 117 -
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 0 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.87% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £25,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
263 231 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.53% 14.30% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 216 198 196
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GPRS
South West

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

GPRS
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

GPRS Salary Trend in Bristol

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing GPRS 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 GPRS.

1 6 (100.00%) GSM
1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) WCDMA
4 3 (50.00%) SMS
4 3 (50.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Electronics
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (33.33%) Opsware
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) Packet Switching
5 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Solaris

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing GPRS 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 GPRS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) GSM
1 6 (100.00%) UMTS
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) WCDMA
4 3 (50.00%) SMS
5 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) Packet Switching
6 1 (16.67%) Intranet
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Opsware