The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 147 129 137
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 3 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.13% 0.66% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 2.24% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £43,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
GPRS
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
728 715 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.47% 29.57% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 387 477 635
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

GPRS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

GPRS Salary Trend in Reading

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 17 (94.44%) 3GPP
1 17 (94.44%) WCDMA
1 17 (94.44%) Wireless
2 16 (88.89%) UNIX
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) Sybase
4 13 (72.22%) Telecoms
5 10 (55.56%) Huawei
5 10 (55.56%) SGSN
6 9 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (50.00%) GGSN
6 9 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (50.00%) Ericsson
6 9 (50.00%) SS7
6 9 (50.00%) GSM
7 8 (44.44%) UMTS
8 7 (38.89%) CDMA
8 7 (38.89%) MGW
8 7 (38.89%) Marketing
9 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (33.33%) Megaco
9 6 (33.33%) ISUP
9 6 (33.33%) ISDN
9 6 (33.33%) PSTN
9 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000
9 6 (33.33%) Windows NT
9 6 (33.33%) ATM
10 5 (27.78%) NGN
11 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 1 (5.56%) IMAP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 17 (94.44%) 3GPP
1 17 (94.44%) WCDMA
1 17 (94.44%) Wireless
2 10 (55.56%) SGSN
3 9 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
3 9 (50.00%) GGSN
3 9 (50.00%) SS7
3 9 (50.00%) GSM
4 8 (44.44%) UMTS
5 7 (38.89%) CDMA
5 7 (38.89%) MGW
6 6 (33.33%) Megaco
6 6 (33.33%) ISUP
6 6 (33.33%) ISDN
6 6 (33.33%) PSTN
6 6 (33.33%) ATM
7 5 (27.78%) NGN
8 1 (5.56%) IMAP
8 1 (5.56%) Internet
8 1 (5.56%) Firewall
General
1 13 (72.22%) Telecoms
2 7 (38.89%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 3 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) MAPI
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 6 (33.33%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Sybase
2 10 (55.56%) Huawei
3 9 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (50.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft