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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 818 806 756
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -50
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 36 83 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.076% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.44% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 55 72
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £27,787
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +43.95%
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
17713 19069 19894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.77% 17.39% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14262 15325 16193
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,127
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
South East -28 16 £32,500 -18.75% 1
South West -7 8 £21,000 -35.38%
North West +2 5 - - 3
London +33 2 £43,750 +30.59%
East of England +5 2 £21,250 -46.87% 4
North East - 1 £22,500 -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 61 (55.45%) GSM
2 42 (38.18%) Telecoms
3 39 (35.45%) Wireless
4 33 (30.00%) Electronics
5 30 (27.27%) UNIX
6 29 (26.36%) Windows
6 29 (26.36%) UMTS
7 27 (24.55%) C
8 26 (23.64%) C++
9 25 (22.73%) Software Engineering
10 22 (20.00%) Degree
10 22 (20.00%) SGSN
10 22 (20.00%) Linux
10 22 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 20 (18.18%) Ethernet
11 20 (18.18%) HTML
11 20 (18.18%) C#
11 20 (18.18%) .NET
11 20 (18.18%) Huawei
12 19 (17.27%) LTE
12 19 (17.27%) Internet
12 19 (17.27%) 3G
12 19 (17.27%) HTTP
13 18 (16.36%) 3GPP
13 18 (16.36%) WCDMA
13 18 (16.36%) Assembly Language
14 17 (15.45%) Firmware
14 17 (15.45%) CDMA
14 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
15 15 (13.64%) Microsoft

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (6.36%) Node.js
2 2 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (55.45%) GSM
2 39 (35.45%) Wireless
3 29 (26.36%) UMTS
4 22 (20.00%) SGSN
4 22 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 20 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 19 (17.27%) LTE
6 19 (17.27%) Internet
6 19 (17.27%) 3G
6 19 (17.27%) HTTP
7 18 (16.36%) 3GPP
7 18 (16.36%) WCDMA
8 17 (15.45%) CDMA
9 13 (11.82%) SS7
9 13 (11.82%) Firewall
10 12 (10.91%) VLAN
10 12 (10.91%) IMAP
10 12 (10.91%) VPN
10 12 (10.91%) POP3
10 12 (10.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) MySQL
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) UniData
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) LabVIEW
1 7 (6.36%) Bugzilla
1 7 (6.36%) TortoiseSVN
2 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.73%) GDB
General
1 42 (38.18%) Telecoms
2 33 (30.00%) Electronics
3 7 (6.36%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.91%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Software Engineer
2 19 (17.27%) Field Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Field Service Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (13.64%) Technical Support
5 13 (11.82%) Technical Engineer
6 11 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (6.36%) Consultant
8 7 (6.36%) Transmission Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) CS Core Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Support Consultant
10 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Technical Support Consultant
10 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 4 (3.64%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.18%) HTML
1 20 (18.18%) .NET
2 12 (10.91%) MAPI
3 10 (9.09%) MFC
4 8 (7.27%) XML
5 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.36%) OpenMP
6 6 (5.45%) WAP
7 5 (4.55%) Web Services
7 5 (4.55%) XHTML
8 4 (3.64%) .NET Compact Framework
8 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.73%) SOAP
9 3 (2.73%) HTML5
9 3 (2.73%) REST
10 2 (1.82%) ServiceStack
10 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.82%) WPF
10 2 (1.82%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (9.09%) Home Automation
3 9 (8.18%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.18%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.27%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.36%) Verilog
5 7 (6.36%) Data Structures
5 7 (6.36%) SystemC
6 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.55%) Streaming Video
8 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
8 4 (3.64%) Physics
9 2 (1.82%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.82%) Handset
9 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.91%) GIS
10 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.27%) UNIX
2 29 (26.36%) Windows
3 22 (20.00%) Linux
4 13 (11.82%) Android
5 12 (10.91%) Apple iOS
5 12 (10.91%) Solaris
6 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.45%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (5.45%) Windows CE
9 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.64%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.64%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.91%) CentOS
12 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.91%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) Software Engineering
2 12 (10.91%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 8 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.36%) Signal Processing
5 7 (6.36%) Memory Management
5 7 (6.36%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (5.45%) Project Management
7 5 (4.55%) Validation
7 5 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 5 (4.55%) Web Development
7 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.55%) Coaching
8 4 (3.64%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (3.64%) Product Management
9 3 (2.73%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.73%) ETL
9 3 (2.73%) Network Planning
10 2 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (1.82%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.55%) C
2 26 (23.64%) C++
3 20 (18.18%) C#
4 18 (16.36%) Assembly Language
5 13 (11.82%) Embedded C
6 11 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 10 (9.09%) Java
8 8 (7.27%) Python
9 7 (6.36%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.36%) SQL
9 7 (6.36%) Fortran
10 5 (4.55%) VBScript
11 3 (2.73%) VB
12 2 (1.82%) Perl
12 2 (1.82%) PHP
13 1 (0.91%) VC++
13 1 (0.91%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 22 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.73%) CCNA
3 2 (1.82%) MCSE
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) JTAG
2 7 (6.36%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (15.45%) Firmware
2 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Huawei
2 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.64%) EMC
3 11 (10.00%) Sybase
4 10 (9.09%) Lauterbach
4 10 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 10 (9.09%) NEC
5 8 (7.27%) BT
6 7 (6.36%) HP
6 7 (6.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (6.36%) Renesas
7 6 (5.45%) VMware
8 5 (4.55%) Dell
8 5 (4.55%) Oracle
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco
9 2 (1.82%) Juniper
9 2 (1.82%) Apple
9 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.91%) Intel
10 1 (0.91%) Nokia
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