The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 609 588 625
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +37
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 14 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.047% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.30% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 16
Average salary £38,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £41,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £50,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +47.05%
GPRS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7687 7056 8737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 15.94% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6343 5950 7402
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GPRS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in London

GPRS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPRS across the London region.

GPRS Salary Trend in London

GPRS
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPRS across the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

GPRS Salary Histogram in London

GPRS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
City of London -2 2 £37,500 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 26 (78.79%) Telecoms
2 14 (42.42%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) 3G
3 13 (39.39%) Wireless
4 12 (36.36%) GSM
5 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) Oracle
5 11 (33.33%) UMTS
6 9 (27.27%) LTE
7 8 (24.24%) Internet
7 8 (24.24%) UNIX
7 8 (24.24%) WAN
8 7 (21.21%) Firewall
9 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
10 5 (15.15%) 2G
10 5 (15.15%) Advertising
10 5 (15.15%) LAN
10 5 (15.15%) Windows
10 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
10 5 (15.15%) VPN
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
11 4 (12.12%) Performance Engineering
11 4 (12.12%) NAS
11 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
11 4 (12.12%) Product Management
11 4 (12.12%) 3GPP
11 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.12%) Electronics

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 1 (3.03%) GroupWise
1 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) 3G
1 13 (39.39%) Wireless
2 12 (36.36%) GSM
3 11 (33.33%) UMTS
4 9 (27.27%) LTE
5 8 (24.24%) Internet
5 8 (24.24%) WAN
6 7 (21.21%) Firewall
7 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (15.15%) 2G
8 5 (15.15%) LAN
8 5 (15.15%) VPN
9 4 (12.12%) NAS
9 4 (12.12%) 3GPP
9 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 3 (9.09%) WCDMA
10 3 (9.09%) LDAP
10 3 (9.09%) HSPA
11 2 (6.06%) SGSN
11 2 (6.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (9.09%) MS Access
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 26 (78.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Advertising
3 4 (12.12%) Electronics
4 2 (6.06%) Games
4 2 (6.06%) French Language
4 2 (6.06%) German Language
4 2 (6.06%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
2 4 (12.12%) Administrator
2 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Data Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 3 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Systems Support
3 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support
4 2 (6.06%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) UNIX
3 5 (15.15%) Windows
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Android
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.12%) Performance Engineering
2 4 (12.12%) Product Management
3 3 (9.09%) Validation
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) Network Management
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
5 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.03%) Information Management
5 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) OO
5 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.03%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCIE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Google
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) SGI
4 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) SOTI