The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 250 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.074% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £52,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GPRS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

GPRS Salary Trend in the North West

GPRS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPRS across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

GPRS Salary Histogram in the North West

GPRS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
Manchester - 2 £30,000 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) UMTS
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Mobile
2 15 (93.75%) Android
3 12 (75.00%) C++
4 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
5 9 (56.25%) C
5 9 (56.25%) GSM
5 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (50.00%) DVB
6 8 (50.00%) Symbian
6 8 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
6 8 (50.00%) DRM
6 8 (50.00%) VoIP
6 8 (50.00%) WLAN
6 8 (50.00%) SVG
6 8 (50.00%) OpenGL
6 8 (50.00%) Middleware
6 8 (50.00%) MPEG
6 8 (50.00%) Bluetooth
6 8 (50.00%) Linux
6 8 (50.00%) Flash
6 8 (50.00%) J2ME
6 8 (50.00%) Java
6 8 (50.00%) Speech Recognition
6 8 (50.00%) Nucleus RTOS
6 8 (50.00%) Device Driver
6 8 (50.00%) UIQ
6 8 (50.00%) Series 60
6 8 (50.00%) Finance

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) UMTS
2 9 (56.25%) GSM
2 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (50.00%) NFC
3 8 (50.00%) Bluetooth
3 8 (50.00%) DVB
3 8 (50.00%) VoIP
3 8 (50.00%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) CDMA2000
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) DSL
4 1 (6.25%) SDH
4 1 (6.25%) HSPA
4 1 (6.25%) LTE
4 1 (6.25%) GPON
4 1 (6.25%) 4G
4 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
1 8 (50.00%) Automotive
1 8 (50.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Development Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Software Development Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Software Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Graduate
4 2 (12.50%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Flash
1 8 (50.00%) J2ME
1 8 (50.00%) SVG
1 8 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 8 (50.00%) Middleware
1 8 (50.00%) UIQ
1 8 (50.00%) Series 60
1 8 (50.00%) BREW
1 8 (50.00%) Qt
1 8 (50.00%) OpenAL
1 8 (50.00%) OpenCL
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Compact Framework
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) MPEG
1 8 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 8 (50.00%) iPhone
2 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
2 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Windows Mobile
1 15 (93.75%) Android
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 8 (50.00%) Nucleus RTOS
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Windows CE
3 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 8 (50.00%) DRM
2 8 (50.00%) Speech Recognition
2 8 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (43.75%) Validation
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) ETL
5 4 (25.00%) Web Development
5 4 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (18.75%) Coaching
7 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C++
2 9 (56.25%) C
3 8 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Symbian
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
3 1 (6.25%) Huawei