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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 791 778 769
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 61 85 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.082% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.48% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 47 55 66
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £33,500 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £43,900 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +31.38%
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
18357 17812 20583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.29% 17.09% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14738 14146 16684
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 March 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 -14 29 £42,250 -11.05% 6
London +30 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire +7 6 £35,000 - 1
East of England -3 6 £21,000 -47.50% 2
South West -23 5 £21,000 -35.38% 1
North East - 3 £22,500 - 1
North West +8 2 £45,000 +8.43% 1
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 82 (54.30%) GSM
2 66 (43.71%) Wireless
3 52 (34.44%) Telecoms
4 49 (32.45%) UNIX
5 46 (30.46%) Windows
6 38 (25.17%) 3GPP
6 38 (25.17%) UMTS
6 38 (25.17%) WCDMA
6 38 (25.17%) Degree
7 37 (24.50%) C
8 36 (23.84%) Electronics
9 33 (21.85%) Internet
10 32 (21.19%) C++
11 31 (20.53%) Linux
12 29 (19.21%) Firmware
12 29 (19.21%) SGSN
13 28 (18.54%) Huawei
14 27 (17.88%) TCP/IP
15 26 (17.22%) Software Engineering
16 25 (16.56%) Microsoft
17 24 (15.89%) Sybase
18 23 (15.23%) Ethernet
19 22 (14.57%) CDMA
19 22 (14.57%) HTML
20 20 (13.25%) HTTP
20 20 (13.25%) Assembly Language
20 20 (13.25%) MySQL
20 20 (13.25%) XML
21 19 (12.58%) LTE
22 18 (11.92%) SS7

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.64%) Node.js
2 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (54.30%) GSM
2 66 (43.71%) Wireless
3 38 (25.17%) 3GPP
3 38 (25.17%) UMTS
3 38 (25.17%) WCDMA
4 33 (21.85%) Internet
5 29 (19.21%) SGSN
6 27 (17.88%) TCP/IP
7 23 (15.23%) Ethernet
8 22 (14.57%) CDMA
9 20 (13.25%) HTTP
10 19 (12.58%) LTE
11 18 (11.92%) SS7
11 18 (11.92%) VPN
12 17 (11.26%) SIGTRAN
12 17 (11.26%) GGSN
13 15 (9.93%) Firewall
14 14 (9.27%) 3G
15 13 (8.61%) MPLS
16 12 (7.95%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.25%) MySQL
2 12 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) UniData
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Bugzilla
2 7 (4.64%) TortoiseSVN
2 7 (4.64%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (4.64%) LabVIEW
3 5 (3.31%) GDB
4 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (34.44%) Telecoms
2 36 (23.84%) Electronics
3 16 (10.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (15.23%) Software Engineer
2 21 (13.91%) Support Engineer
3 20 (13.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (12.58%) Field Engineer
4 19 (12.58%) Field Service Engineer
5 18 (11.92%) Technical Support
6 17 (11.26%) Technical Engineer
7 13 (8.61%) CS Core Engineer
8 11 (7.28%) Technical Support Engineer
8 11 (7.28%) Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Consultant
9 10 (6.62%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (5.30%) Network Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Software Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Embedded Software Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.97%) Transmission Engineer
12 6 (3.97%) Transmission Planning Engineer
12 6 (3.97%) Firmware Engineer
13 5 (3.31%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.57%) HTML
2 20 (13.25%) XML
3 17 (11.26%) .NET
4 13 (8.61%) Web Services
5 12 (7.95%) REST
5 12 (7.95%) MFC
5 12 (7.95%) SOAP
5 12 (7.95%) MAPI
6 10 (6.62%) LAMP
6 10 (6.62%) XML-RPC
7 8 (5.30%) XHTML
7 8 (5.30%) WAP
8 7 (4.64%) OpenMP
9 2 (1.32%) WPF
9 2 (1.32%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.32%) WinForms
9 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.32%) CSS
9 2 (1.32%) HTML5
9 2 (1.32%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.95%) Home Automation
3 11 (7.28%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.28%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.96%) Smart Meter
5 8 (5.30%) Streaming Video
6 7 (4.64%) Verilog
6 7 (4.64%) SystemC
6 7 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.64%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.65%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.65%) Physics
9 3 (1.99%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.66%) PDA
11 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.45%) UNIX
2 46 (30.46%) Windows
3 31 (20.53%) Linux
4 15 (9.93%) Windows XP
5 12 (7.95%) Solaris
5 12 (7.95%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.28%) Android
7 10 (6.62%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.30%) Windows 2000
8 8 (5.30%) Windows NT
9 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.99%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.32%) Windows CE
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone 7
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.66%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.66%) CentOS
12 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.22%) Software Engineering
2 13 (8.61%) Load Balancing
2 13 (8.61%) Project Management
3 10 (6.62%) Signal Processing
3 10 (6.62%) Capacity Management
4 8 (5.30%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (4.64%) Memory Management
5 7 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.65%) Product Management
7 3 (1.99%) Android Development
7 3 (1.99%) iOS Development
7 3 (1.99%) Test Scripting
7 3 (1.99%) OpenUP
7 3 (1.99%) Test Strategy
7 3 (1.99%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.32%) MVC
8 2 (1.32%) ITIL
8 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.32%) B2B
8 2 (1.32%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.50%) C
2 32 (21.19%) C++
3 20 (13.25%) Assembly Language
4 17 (11.26%) Embedded C
4 17 (11.26%) C#
5 15 (9.93%) Embedded C++
6 11 (7.28%) PHP
7 10 (6.62%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.96%) Python
9 8 (5.30%) VBScript
9 8 (5.30%) Java
10 7 (4.64%) Fortran
10 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.65%) VB
12 3 (1.99%) SQL
13 1 (0.66%) Perl
13 1 (0.66%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 38 (25.17%) Degree
2 7 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.97%) CCNA
4 2 (1.32%) MCSE
4 2 (1.32%) CCIE
4 2 (1.32%) CCNP
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.66%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.66%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) JTAG
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (19.21%) Firmware
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (18.54%) Huawei
2 25 (16.56%) Microsoft
3 24 (15.89%) Sybase
4 18 (11.92%) Ericsson
5 16 (10.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (7.95%) Lauterbach
6 12 (7.95%) NEC
6 12 (7.95%) EMC
7 8 (5.30%) Cisco
8 7 (4.64%) Oracle
8 7 (4.64%) Renesas
9 5 (3.31%) BT
10 3 (1.99%) HP
10 3 (1.99%) Juniper
11 2 (1.32%) Apple
11 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.32%) VMware
12 1 (0.66%) SOTI
12 1 (0.66%) F5
12 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
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