The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - 67
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 110 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 12.52% 14.19% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 75 80 140
Average salary £35,000 £28,636 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -28.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,680 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

GPRS
Salary Trend in the North East

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

GPRS Salary Trend in the North East

GPRS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Energy Management
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
1 1 (33.33%) GSM
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Energy Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BT