The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - - 249
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £24,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +20.25%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1030 1051 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.42% 14.50% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 873 883 949
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GPRS
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceStack
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Phone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Phone 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceStack
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (33.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Phone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Phone 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Apple