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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 822 804 766
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -38
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 47 87 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.079% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.46% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 29 53 75
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
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
18584 19117 20199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.31% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14840 15268 16477
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 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 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 6 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
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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 -17 19 £40,500 -10.00% 8
South West -4 9 £21,000 -35.38% 1
London +15 4 £33,000 -7.04%
East of England +7 4 £21,000 -47.50% 3
North West +5 4 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £35,000 -
North East - 2 £22,000 - 2
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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 67 (53.60%) GSM
2 48 (38.40%) Wireless
3 46 (36.80%) Telecoms
4 36 (28.80%) Electronics
4 36 (28.80%) UNIX
4 36 (28.80%) Windows
5 32 (25.60%) C
5 32 (25.60%) Degree
6 29 (23.20%) Internet
7 28 (22.40%) C++
8 27 (21.60%) UMTS
8 27 (21.60%) Software Engineering
9 26 (20.80%) TCP/IP
9 26 (20.80%) Linux
10 25 (20.00%) SGSN
11 23 (18.40%) Ethernet
12 22 (17.60%) WCDMA
12 22 (17.60%) 3GPP
12 22 (17.60%) HTML
12 22 (17.60%) Huawei
13 21 (16.80%) Firmware
14 20 (16.00%) Assembly Language
14 20 (16.00%) HTTP
14 20 (16.00%) CDMA
15 19 (15.20%) C#
15 19 (15.20%) .NET
15 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
15 19 (15.20%) 3G
16 18 (14.40%) LTE
17 17 (13.60%) Embedded C

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (5.60%) Node.js
2 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (53.60%) GSM
2 48 (38.40%) Wireless
3 29 (23.20%) Internet
4 27 (21.60%) UMTS
5 26 (20.80%) TCP/IP
6 25 (20.00%) SGSN
7 23 (18.40%) Ethernet
8 22 (17.60%) WCDMA
8 22 (17.60%) 3GPP
9 20 (16.00%) HTTP
9 20 (16.00%) CDMA
10 19 (15.20%) 3G
11 18 (14.40%) LTE
12 15 (12.00%) SS7
12 15 (12.00%) Firewall
13 14 (11.20%) VPN
14 13 (10.40%) POP3
14 13 (10.40%) SMTP
14 13 (10.40%) VLAN
14 13 (10.40%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.60%) MySQL
3 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) UniData
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) LabVIEW
1 7 (5.60%) Bugzilla
1 7 (5.60%) TortoiseSVN
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (4.00%) GDB
4 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (36.80%) Telecoms
2 36 (28.80%) Electronics
3 8 (6.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.80%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Software Engineer
2 20 (16.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 19 (15.20%) Field Service Engineer
3 19 (15.20%) Field Engineer
4 18 (14.40%) Technical Support
5 17 (13.60%) Support Engineer
5 17 (13.60%) Technical Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) CS Core Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Transmission Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Firmware Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Technical Support Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) Support Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) Tester
11 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.60%) HTML
2 19 (15.20%) .NET
3 13 (10.40%) MAPI
4 12 (9.60%) MFC
5 11 (8.80%) XML
6 7 (5.60%) OpenMP
6 7 (5.60%) Web Services
7 6 (4.80%) XHTML
7 6 (4.80%) WAP
8 5 (4.00%) SOAP
8 5 (4.00%) REST
9 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.40%) LAMP
10 3 (2.40%) XML-RPC
10 3 (2.40%) HTML5
11 2 (1.60%) ServiceStack
11 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.60%) WinForms
11 2 (1.60%) WPF
11 2 (1.60%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (9.60%) Home Automation
3 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.40%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.60%) Data Structures
4 7 (5.60%) Smart Meter
4 7 (5.60%) SystemC
4 7 (5.60%) Verilog
5 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.80%) Streaming Video
5 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.20%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.20%) Physics
7 3 (2.40%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.60%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.80%) SCADA
9 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.80%) UNIX
1 36 (28.80%) Windows
2 26 (20.80%) Linux
3 16 (12.80%) Windows XP
4 15 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.40%) Solaris
6 12 (9.60%) Android
7 11 (8.80%) Apple iOS
8 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 5 (4.00%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.40%) Windows CE
11 3 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.80%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.80%) CentOS
13 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) Software Engineering
2 14 (11.20%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.60%) Project Management
4 11 (8.80%) Capacity Management
5 8 (6.40%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.60%) Memory Management
6 7 (5.60%) Signal Processing
7 4 (3.20%) Product Management
8 3 (2.40%) Multithreading
8 3 (2.40%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.40%) Network Planning
8 3 (2.40%) Android Development
8 3 (2.40%) iOS Development
8 3 (2.40%) Coaching
9 2 (1.60%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (1.60%) B2B
9 2 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.60%) MVC
9 2 (1.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.60%) C
2 28 (22.40%) C++
3 20 (16.00%) Assembly Language
4 19 (15.20%) C#
5 17 (13.60%) Embedded C
6 15 (12.00%) Embedded C++
7 9 (7.20%) Java
8 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.40%) Python
9 7 (5.60%) Fortran
9 7 (5.60%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.80%) VBScript
11 4 (3.20%) PHP
11 4 (3.20%) SQL
12 3 (2.40%) VB
13 2 (1.60%) Perl
14 1 (0.80%) VC++
14 1 (0.80%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 32 (25.60%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.60%) MCSE
3 2 (1.60%) CCNA
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
4 1 (0.80%) CCIE
4 1 (0.80%) CCNP
4 1 (0.80%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.80%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.60%) JTAG
2 3 (2.40%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (16.80%) Firmware
2 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (17.60%) Huawei
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.80%) EMC
4 14 (11.20%) Sybase
5 12 (9.60%) Ericsson
5 12 (9.60%) NEC
5 12 (9.60%) Lauterbach
6 10 (8.00%) Oracle
7 9 (7.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 7 (5.60%) Renesas
8 7 (5.60%) BT
9 6 (4.80%) HP
10 5 (4.00%) VMware
11 4 (3.20%) Dell
12 3 (2.40%) Cisco
12 3 (2.40%) Juniper
13 2 (1.60%) Apple
13 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.80%) Nokia
14 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
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