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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 240 248 253
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 2 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.030% 0.042% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 6
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +30.43%
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
1171 1021 1358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.30% 14.28% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 892 791 1071
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 1 April 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 0 2 £45,000 +8.43%
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Degree
4 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (46.67%) FTP
5 7 (46.67%) Internet
5 7 (46.67%) Project Management
5 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (46.67%) Smart Meter
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) 3G
7 3 (20.00%) Electronics
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) MCSE
8 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
8 2 (13.33%) GSM
8 2 (13.33%) UMTS

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) FTP
1 7 (46.67%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) 3G
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) GSM
3 2 (13.33%) UMTS
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Support
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Supervisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) WinForms
1 2 (13.33%) WPF
1 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
1 2 (13.33%) REST
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceStack
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
1 7 (46.67%) Smart Meter
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (13.33%) Windows CE
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
5 2 (13.33%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) MVVM
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (13.33%) B2B
2 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) SOTI