The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 809 794 757
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -37
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 52 92 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 43 72 60
Average salary £45,000 £37,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.80% -25.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -26.00%
GPRS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17361 19676 18035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.81% 18.15% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14501 15652 14656
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in England

GPRS
Salary Trend in England

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

GPRS Salary Trend in England

GPRS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPRS across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

GPRS Salary Histogram in England

GPRS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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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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
South East -31 19 £45,000 - 3
London +3 10 £48,750 +25.80% 3
North West - 9 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £47,500 -
West Midlands -17 4 £28,550 +2.51%
Yorkshire +11 2 £27,500 +27.90%
East of England -8 2 £100,000 +150.00% 2
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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 (61.90%) GSM
2 35 (41.67%) Windows
3 30 (35.71%) UMTS
4 29 (34.52%) Android
5 25 (29.76%) Linux
6 20 (23.81%) C++
6 20 (23.81%) Windows Mobile
7 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
7 19 (22.62%) SQL
7 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 18 (21.43%) LTE
9 17 (20.24%) .NET
9 17 (20.24%) C
9 17 (20.24%) C#
9 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
9 17 (20.24%) 3G
10 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
10 16 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (19.05%) Wireless
11 14 (16.67%) Finance
12 13 (15.48%) iPhone
12 13 (15.48%) SGSN
12 13 (15.48%) PSTN
12 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
13 12 (14.29%) Bluetooth
13 12 (14.29%) GGSN
13 12 (14.29%) Apple iOS
13 12 (14.29%) Validation

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 52 (61.90%) GSM
2 30 (35.71%) UMTS
3 18 (21.43%) LTE
4 17 (20.24%) 3G
5 16 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (19.05%) Wireless
6 13 (15.48%) SGSN
6 13 (15.48%) PSTN
7 12 (14.29%) Bluetooth
7 12 (14.29%) GGSN
8 11 (13.10%) 4G
8 11 (13.10%) Firewall
9 10 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (11.90%) VoIP
9 10 (11.90%) Ethernet
9 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
10 8 (9.52%) WLAN
10 8 (9.52%) MVNO
10 8 (9.52%) NFC
10 8 (9.52%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.33%) MySQL
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
2 14 (16.67%) Finance
3 9 (10.71%) Multimedia
4 8 (9.52%) Electronics
4 8 (9.52%) Automotive
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.57%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Software Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Development Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Tester
5 5 (5.95%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Software Manager
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 5 (5.95%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (4.76%) SCADA Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) .NET
2 11 (13.10%) HTML
3 8 (9.52%) OpenCL
3 8 (9.52%) Qt
3 8 (9.52%) OpenAL
3 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.52%) Flash
3 8 (9.52%) J2ME
3 8 (9.52%) OpenGL
3 8 (9.52%) Middleware
3 8 (9.52%) UIQ
3 8 (9.52%) Series 60
3 8 (9.52%) SVG
3 8 (9.52%) BREW
4 6 (7.14%) WAP
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Compact Framework
6 3 (3.57%) jQuery
6 3 (3.57%) CGI
6 3 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
2 13 (15.48%) iPhone
3 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.71%) Device Driver
5 8 (9.52%) MPEG
6 7 (8.33%) Telematics
6 7 (8.33%) SCADA
7 5 (5.95%) CAN bus
8 4 (4.76%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
9 3 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (2.38%) Handset
11 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
11 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 29 (34.52%) Android
3 25 (29.76%) Linux
4 20 (23.81%) Windows Mobile
5 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 12 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 11 (13.10%) Windows 8
8 8 (9.52%) UNIX
8 8 (9.52%) Nucleus RTOS
9 7 (8.33%) Windows CE
10 6 (7.14%) Solaris
11 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
11 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.19%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (1.19%) VMS
14 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 12 (14.29%) Validation
3 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
5 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.52%) Mobile Commerce
5 8 (9.52%) DRM
5 8 (9.52%) Speech Recognition
5 8 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 6 (7.14%) Project Management
6 6 (7.14%) ETL
7 5 (5.95%) Android Development
7 5 (5.95%) MVC
8 4 (4.76%) Test Planning
8 4 (4.76%) Quality Management
8 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.76%) Change Management
8 4 (4.76%) Web Development
9 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) C++
2 19 (22.62%) SQL
3 17 (20.24%) C
3 17 (20.24%) C#
4 10 (11.90%) Java
5 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) VC++
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.57%) CCNA
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 6 (7.14%) SLA
3 5 (5.95%) ISO 9001
4 4 (4.76%) TickIT
5 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.57%) vSphere
3 3 (3.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.57%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.19%) Netcool
4 1 (1.19%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.10%) VMware
2 11 (13.10%) Huawei
3 9 (10.71%) Symbian
4 7 (8.33%) Ericsson
5 6 (7.14%) HP
6 5 (5.95%) Dell
6 5 (5.95%) EMC
6 5 (5.95%) Oracle
6 5 (5.95%) Nokia
7 3 (3.57%) Apple
7 3 (3.57%) Sophos
7 3 (3.57%) BT
7 3 (3.57%) Citrix
7 3 (3.57%) Splunk
7 3 (3.57%) Assembla
7 3 (3.57%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.38%) Sybase
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco
9 1 (1.19%) Amdocs
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