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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 868 887 890
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 65 52 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.050% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.27% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 51
Average salary £57,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.92% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £21,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,850 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
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
16867 18924 19471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.44% 18.34% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14123 15080 15458
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +37 36 £57,500 +36.09% 1
London +28 23 £60,000 +130.76%
South West -2 3 £42,750 +103.57%
North West +24 1 £57,500 +27.77% 1
East of England +10 1 £65,000 +209.52%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (56.48%) GSM
2 52 (48.15%) 3G
3 50 (46.30%) Telecoms
4 43 (39.81%) Degree
5 40 (37.04%) UMTS
6 31 (28.70%) Cisco
7 27 (25.00%) ISDN
7 27 (25.00%) Windows
8 26 (24.07%) WCDMA
8 26 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (24.07%) Wireless
9 25 (23.15%) MPLS
9 25 (23.15%) VPN
9 25 (23.15%) VoIP
9 25 (23.15%) Sybase
10 24 (22.22%) Unix
11 23 (21.30%) CDMA
11 23 (21.30%) Ethernet
11 23 (21.30%) DSL
11 23 (21.30%) LTE
12 22 (20.37%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (20.37%) PSTN
12 22 (20.37%) Firewall
12 22 (20.37%) Cisco PIX
13 21 (19.44%) Electronics
14 19 (17.59%) 3GPP
15 18 (16.67%) C
15 18 (16.67%) Nokia
15 18 (16.67%) 4G

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (1.85%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 61 (56.48%) GSM
2 52 (48.15%) 3G
3 40 (37.04%) UMTS
4 27 (25.00%) ISDN
5 26 (24.07%) WCDMA
5 26 (24.07%) Wireless
6 25 (23.15%) MPLS
6 25 (23.15%) VoIP
6 25 (23.15%) VPN
7 23 (21.30%) CDMA
7 23 (21.30%) DSL
7 23 (21.30%) Ethernet
7 23 (21.30%) LTE
8 22 (20.37%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (20.37%) Cisco PIX
8 22 (20.37%) Firewall
8 22 (20.37%) PSTN
9 19 (17.59%) 3GPP
10 18 (16.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.85%) Big Data
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) eggPlant
1 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 50 (46.30%) Telecoms
2 21 (19.44%) Electronics
3 13 (12.04%) Games
4 10 (9.26%) Automotive
5 5 (4.63%) Finance
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.85%) Billing
6 2 (1.85%) French Language
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.81%) Core Network Engineer
2 16 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.89%) Technical Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) Technical Support
4 14 (12.96%) Technical Support Engineer
5 13 (12.04%) Network Manager
6 11 (10.19%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Architect
8 9 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Test Leader
9 7 (6.48%) VoLTE Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Consultant
10 6 (5.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Mobile Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) 802.1X
2 12 (11.11%) HTML
3 10 (9.26%) XML
4 6 (5.56%) SOAP
5 3 (2.78%) MEAP
6 2 (1.85%) .NET
6 2 (1.85%) CSS
6 2 (1.85%) Doctrine
6 2 (1.85%) jQuery
6 2 (1.85%) JSON
6 2 (1.85%) OAuth
6 2 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.85%) REST
6 2 (1.85%) Symfony
6 2 (1.85%) Twig
6 2 (1.85%) WAP
7 1 (0.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.41%) Web 2.0
4 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.48%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.70%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.85%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.85%) EPoS
6 2 (1.85%) iPhone
6 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.85%) Physics
6 2 (1.85%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.85%) Telematics
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Windows
2 24 (22.22%) Unix
3 14 (12.96%) Windows 2000
3 14 (12.96%) Windows NT
4 10 (9.26%) Linux
5 9 (8.33%) Solaris
6 7 (6.48%) Android
6 7 (6.48%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.63%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.93%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.96%) Network Architecture
1 14 (12.96%) Presales
2 13 (12.04%) Project Management
3 12 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.26%) Network Design
4 10 (9.26%) Network Management
5 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.41%) Performance Management
7 7 (6.48%) Validation
8 6 (5.56%) Defect Management
8 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 6 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.63%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.70%) Business Analysis
10 4 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.70%) Digital Signal Processing
10 4 (3.70%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) C
2 9 (8.33%) C++
2 9 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 7 (6.48%) SQL
4 5 (4.63%) C#
5 2 (1.85%) Java
5 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.85%) PHP
5 2 (1.85%) PHP 5
5 2 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (39.81%) Degree
2 26 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (15.74%) CCNP
4 15 (13.89%) CCNA
5 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (11.11%) CCSA
6 12 (11.11%) CCSP
6 12 (11.11%) MCSA
7 7 (6.48%) CCIE
8 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.63%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.63%) ISEB
9 5 (4.63%) ISTQB
9 5 (4.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.93%) HNC
10 1 (0.93%) HND
10 1 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) GMP
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Firmware
2 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.41%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) Cisco
2 25 (23.15%) Sybase
3 18 (16.67%) Nokia
4 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
5 13 (12.04%) HP
5 13 (12.04%) Juniper
5 13 (12.04%) Oracle
6 12 (11.11%) Huawei
7 11 (10.19%) IronPort
8 8 (7.41%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.48%) EMC
9 7 (6.48%) Sourcefire
10 6 (5.56%) Atmel
11 5 (4.63%) Dell
11 5 (4.63%) Ericsson
11 5 (4.63%) VMware
12 3 (2.78%) Syclo
13 1 (0.93%) F5
13 1 (0.93%) GENBAND
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