The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 419 415 373
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -42
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 20 34 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.096% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.68% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 26
Average salary £46,750 £45,000 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% -13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4274 5002 4631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.54% 22.59% 22.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 3697 3569
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GPRS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

GPRS Salary Trend in the South East

GPRS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South East 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
Berkshire +10 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Hampshire +22 5 £42,500 +21.42%
Oxfordshire 0 5 £48,500 +2.10% 3
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 22 (64.71%) GSM
2 11 (32.35%) SGSN
3 10 (29.41%) GGSN
3 10 (29.41%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (26.47%) Linux
5 8 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 8 (23.53%) SCADA
5 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 7 (20.59%) Firewall
6 7 (20.59%) Huawei
6 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (20.59%) Project Management
6 7 (20.59%) UMTS
6 7 (20.59%) C++
6 7 (20.59%) UNIX
7 6 (17.65%) HTML
7 6 (17.65%) C
7 6 (17.65%) Solaris
7 6 (17.65%) PSTN
7 6 (17.65%) DNS
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) Ericsson
7 6 (17.65%) Wireless
7 6 (17.65%) Modbus
7 6 (17.65%) MVNO
8 5 (14.71%) Validation
8 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
8 5 (14.71%) Wireshark
8 5 (14.71%) Android
8 5 (14.71%) LTE

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

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

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) GSM
2 11 (32.35%) SGSN
3 10 (29.41%) GGSN
3 10 (29.41%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (20.59%) UMTS
5 7 (20.59%) Firewall
6 6 (17.65%) Wireless
6 6 (17.65%) DNS
6 6 (17.65%) PSTN
6 6 (17.65%) Modbus
6 6 (17.65%) MVNO
7 5 (14.71%) LTE
7 5 (14.71%) Wireshark
7 5 (14.71%) Internet
8 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (11.76%) Bluetooth
8 4 (11.76%) CDMA
8 4 (11.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Tester
1 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
1 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (14.71%) SCADA Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Mobile Tester
2 4 (11.76%) Applications Tester
2 4 (11.76%) Coordinator
2 4 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Transmission Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) WAP
3 3 (8.82%) CGI
3 3 (8.82%) Ajax
3 3 (8.82%) jQuery
4 2 (5.88%) MAPI
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) XML
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) HTML5
5 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) SCADA
2 4 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.76%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX
3 6 (17.65%) Solaris
4 5 (14.71%) Windows
4 5 (14.71%) Android
5 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.94%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Project Management
2 5 (14.71%) Validation
2 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Digital Signal Processing
4 3 (8.82%) Signal Processing
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.88%) OOD
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.94%) System Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) TDD
6 1 (2.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C++
2 6 (17.65%) C
3 5 (14.71%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VC++
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Huawei
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Ericsson
3 5 (14.71%) Nokia
4 2 (5.88%) BT
5 1 (2.94%) Telerik
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Sybase
5 1 (2.94%) Symbian
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