The first table below looks at the demand for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS 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 East of England region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 264 232 251
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +19
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 18 29 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.21% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.55% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 23
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -21.17%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1783 1873 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.61% 21.89% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1527 1431
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GPRS
England

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

GPRS Salary Trend in the East of England

GPRS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPRS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

GPRS Salary Histogram in the East of England

GPRS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the East of England 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 7 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £40,000 +12.67% 1
Bedfordshire -14 4 £40,000 -27.27%
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 52 (98.11%) GSM
2 30 (56.60%) 4G
3 26 (49.06%) Telecoms
4 24 (45.28%) C
4 24 (45.28%) LTE
5 21 (39.62%) C++
6 18 (33.96%) Degree
7 17 (32.08%) Erlang
7 17 (32.08%) System Testing
7 17 (32.08%) Demand Management
7 17 (32.08%) WCDMA
8 16 (30.19%) Risk Management
8 16 (30.19%) Network Architecture
8 16 (30.19%) Risk Analysis
9 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
10 13 (24.53%) OO
11 12 (22.64%) 3G
11 12 (22.64%) UMTS
12 11 (20.75%) SMS
12 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (18.87%) TDD
13 10 (18.87%) Wireless
13 10 (18.87%) ZigBee
14 9 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
14 9 (16.98%) Java
15 8 (15.09%) Project Management
15 8 (15.09%) Marketing
15 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (11.32%) Python

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 52 (98.11%) GSM
2 30 (56.60%) 4G
3 24 (45.28%) LTE
4 17 (32.08%) WCDMA
5 12 (22.64%) UMTS
5 12 (22.64%) 3G
6 11 (20.75%) SMS
7 10 (18.87%) Wireless
7 10 (18.87%) ZigBee
8 9 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.66%) 3GPP
9 3 (5.66%) 2G
10 2 (3.77%) LAN
10 2 (3.77%) Packet Switching
10 2 (3.77%) WLAN
11 1 (1.89%) TETRA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
General
1 26 (49.06%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.09%) Marketing
3 5 (9.43%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.77%) Electronics
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Software Engineer
2 23 (43.40%) Test Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Senior Test Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Integration Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 15 (28.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) Principal Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) Principal Software Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
6 9 (16.98%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 9 (16.98%) Consultant
6 9 (16.98%) Sales Consultant
6 9 (16.98%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (15.09%) Software Development Engineer
7 8 (15.09%) Development Engineer
8 6 (11.32%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (9.43%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (9.43%) Test Development Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Handset
2 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Solaris
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) System Testing
1 17 (32.08%) Demand Management
2 16 (30.19%) Network Architecture
2 16 (30.19%) Risk Management
2 16 (30.19%) Risk Analysis
3 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 13 (24.53%) OO
5 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.87%) TDD
7 8 (15.09%) Project Management
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.66%) OOD
9 3 (5.66%) Benchmarking
9 3 (5.66%) Scrum
10 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.77%) Validation
10 2 (3.77%) Refactoring
10 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) C
2 21 (39.62%) C++
3 17 (32.08%) Erlang
4 9 (16.98%) Java
5 6 (11.32%) Python
6 5 (9.43%) Tcl
6 5 (9.43%) TTCN
7 3 (5.66%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.66%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (3.77%) Cisco
1 2 (3.77%) HP
1 2 (3.77%) VMware
2 1 (1.89%) Opsware