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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 789 769 792
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 74 88 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.090% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 54 62 63
Average salary £38,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £37,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,550 £51,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
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
18163 16838 20270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.21% 17.18% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14710 13238 16651
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -12 34 £42,500 -10.52% 13
London +12 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 - 2
East of England -23 5 £21,000 -55.78%
North West - 5 £45,000 - 1
South West -24 4 £21,000 -44.00% 3
North East - 2 £30,750 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 1
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GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (54.43%) GSM
2 65 (41.14%) Wireless
3 55 (34.81%) Telecoms
4 52 (32.91%) UNIX
5 46 (29.11%) Windows
5 46 (29.11%) UMTS
6 41 (25.95%) Internet
6 41 (25.95%) Degree
7 39 (24.68%) C
8 37 (23.42%) 3GPP
9 36 (22.78%) WCDMA
9 36 (22.78%) C++
10 35 (22.15%) Linux
11 32 (20.25%) TCP/IP
12 31 (19.62%) Firmware
12 31 (19.62%) SGSN
12 31 (19.62%) Electronics
13 28 (17.72%) Huawei
13 28 (17.72%) Microsoft
14 27 (17.09%) VPN
15 26 (16.46%) Ethernet
15 26 (16.46%) Software Engineering
16 25 (15.82%) HTML
17 23 (14.56%) Sybase
17 23 (14.56%) Firewall
18 22 (13.92%) MySQL
18 22 (13.92%) XML
18 22 (13.92%) CDMA
18 22 (13.92%) LTE
19 21 (13.29%) HTTP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.43%) Node.js
2 3 (1.90%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) Lync
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (54.43%) GSM
2 65 (41.14%) Wireless
3 46 (29.11%) UMTS
4 41 (25.95%) Internet
5 37 (23.42%) 3GPP
6 36 (22.78%) WCDMA
7 32 (20.25%) TCP/IP
8 31 (19.62%) SGSN
9 27 (17.09%) VPN
10 26 (16.46%) Ethernet
11 23 (14.56%) Firewall
12 22 (13.92%) CDMA
12 22 (13.92%) LTE
13 21 (13.29%) HTTP
14 19 (12.03%) 3G
15 18 (11.39%) MPLS
15 18 (11.39%) SS7
15 18 (11.39%) GGSN
16 17 (10.76%) SIGTRAN
17 15 (9.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.92%) MySQL
2 13 (8.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.43%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) UniData
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Bugzilla
2 7 (4.43%) TortoiseSVN
2 7 (4.43%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (4.43%) LabVIEW
3 5 (3.16%) GDB
4 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (34.81%) Telecoms
2 31 (19.62%) Electronics
3 17 (10.76%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) French Language
4 1 (0.63%) German Language
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (14.56%) Support Engineer
2 22 (13.92%) Software Engineer
3 21 (13.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 18 (11.39%) Technical Support
5 15 (9.49%) Field Service Engineer
5 15 (9.49%) Developer
5 15 (9.49%) Field Engineer
5 15 (9.49%) Technical Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Consultant
7 12 (7.59%) CS Core Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) Software Developer
8 11 (6.96%) Technical Support Engineer
9 10 (6.33%) Technical Consultant
9 10 (6.33%) Embedded Software Developer
10 9 (5.70%) Network Engineer
11 8 (5.06%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.43%) Support Consultant
13 6 (3.80%) IP Engineer
13 6 (3.80%) Firmware Engineer
14 5 (3.16%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.82%) HTML
2 22 (13.92%) XML
3 17 (10.76%) .NET
4 16 (10.13%) Web Services
5 14 (8.86%) REST
5 14 (8.86%) SOAP
5 14 (8.86%) MAPI
6 12 (7.59%) LAMP
6 12 (7.59%) XML-RPC
6 12 (7.59%) MFC
7 8 (5.06%) XHTML
7 8 (5.06%) WAP
8 7 (4.43%) OpenMP
9 3 (1.90%) HTML5
10 2 (1.27%) ServiceStack
10 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.27%) WPF
10 2 (1.27%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.27%) WinForms
10 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.59%) Home Automation
3 11 (6.96%) Algorithms
3 11 (6.96%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.70%) Smart Meter
5 8 (5.06%) Streaming Video
6 7 (4.43%) Verilog
6 7 (4.43%) SystemC
6 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.43%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.53%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.53%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.53%) Physics
8 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.90%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.27%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.27%) PDA
9 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.91%) UNIX
2 46 (29.11%) Windows
3 35 (22.15%) Linux
4 15 (9.49%) Windows XP
5 14 (8.86%) Solaris
6 12 (7.59%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.70%) Android
8 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.43%) Apple iOS
8 7 (4.43%) Windows 2000
8 7 (4.43%) Windows NT
9 4 (2.53%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.27%) Windows CE
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.63%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.63%) CentOS
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.46%) Software Engineering
2 15 (9.49%) Load Balancing
3 12 (7.59%) Capacity Management
4 10 (6.33%) Signal Processing
4 10 (6.33%) Project Management
5 9 (5.70%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (4.43%) Memory Management
7 6 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.16%) Test Strategy
8 5 (3.16%) OpenUP
9 4 (2.53%) Product Management
10 3 (1.90%) ITIL
10 3 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (1.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.90%) Android Development
10 3 (1.90%) iOS Development
11 2 (1.27%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (1.27%) B2B
11 2 (1.27%) Coaching
11 2 (1.27%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.68%) C
2 36 (22.78%) C++
3 20 (12.66%) Assembly Language
4 18 (11.39%) C#
5 17 (10.76%) Embedded C
6 15 (9.49%) Embedded C++
7 13 (8.23%) PHP
8 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.70%) Python
10 8 (5.06%) VBScript
10 8 (5.06%) Java
11 7 (4.43%) Fortran
11 7 (4.43%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.80%) SQL
13 4 (2.53%) VB
14 2 (1.27%) Perl
15 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.63%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 41 (25.95%) Degree
2 12 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.96%) CCNA
4 5 (3.16%) CCIE
4 5 (3.16%) CCNP
5 4 (2.53%) VCP4
6 2 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.63%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.59%) JTAG
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 31 (19.62%) Firmware
2 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.63%) Netcool
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (17.72%) Microsoft
1 28 (17.72%) Huawei
2 23 (14.56%) Sybase
3 18 (11.39%) Ericsson
4 16 (10.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (7.59%) NEC
5 12 (7.59%) Lauterbach
5 12 (7.59%) EMC
6 10 (6.33%) Cisco
7 7 (4.43%) Oracle
7 7 (4.43%) Renesas
8 4 (2.53%) BT
9 3 (1.90%) Juniper
10 2 (1.27%) Apple
10 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.27%) HP
10 2 (1.27%) Citrix
10 2 (1.27%) VMware
11 1 (0.63%) SOTI
11 1 (0.63%) Perforce
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