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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 390 385 397
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 49 48 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.04% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 40
Average salary £40,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £77,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
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
4911 4604 5234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.45% 21.44% 23.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3661 3574 4239
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPRS across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

GPRS Salary Histogram 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 30 October 2014. 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 +25 31 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +26 12 £40,000 - 2
Surrey -17 2 £46,250 +32.14%
Buckinghamshire -25 2 £51,000 -15.00% 1
West Sussex +3 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Hampshire -10 1 £35,000 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 55 (64.71%) GSM
2 40 (47.06%) Wireless
3 31 (36.47%) Windows
4 30 (35.29%) Degree
5 29 (34.12%) UMTS
6 27 (31.76%) C
7 24 (28.24%) TCP/IP
8 23 (27.06%) C++
8 23 (27.06%) Linux
8 23 (27.06%) Telecoms
9 22 (25.88%) UNIX
10 21 (24.71%) C#
11 19 (22.35%) Ethernet
11 19 (22.35%) 3GPP
11 19 (22.35%) Firmware
11 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
12 18 (21.18%) 3G
12 18 (21.18%) Electronics
12 18 (21.18%) WCDMA
12 18 (21.18%) Embedded C
13 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
14 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (17.65%) SGSN
15 13 (15.29%) EMC
15 13 (15.29%) SQL
15 13 (15.29%) Bluetooth
16 12 (14.12%) ATM
16 12 (14.12%) HTTP
16 12 (14.12%) Sybase

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.24%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (2.35%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 5 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (64.71%) GSM
2 40 (47.06%) Wireless
3 29 (34.12%) UMTS
4 24 (28.24%) TCP/IP
5 19 (22.35%) Ethernet
5 19 (22.35%) 3GPP
6 18 (21.18%) WCDMA
6 18 (21.18%) 3G
7 15 (17.65%) SGSN
8 13 (15.29%) Bluetooth
9 12 (14.12%) ATM
9 12 (14.12%) HTTP
9 12 (14.12%) GGSN
9 12 (14.12%) LTE
9 12 (14.12%) Firewall
10 11 (12.94%) VPN
10 11 (12.94%) CDMA
11 10 (11.76%) LAN
11 10 (11.76%) PSTN
11 10 (11.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) Big Data
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Subversion
2 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (27.06%) Telecoms
2 18 (21.18%) Electronics
3 11 (12.94%) Marketing
4 4 (4.71%) French Language
5 1 (1.18%) German Language
5 1 (1.18%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Software Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Software Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 9 (10.59%) Firmware Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Embedded Software Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Design Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Core Network Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) Web Services
1 11 (12.94%) XML
2 10 (11.76%) .NET
3 8 (9.41%) MFC
3 8 (9.41%) SOAP
3 8 (9.41%) HTML
3 8 (9.41%) LAMP
3 8 (9.41%) XML-RPC
3 8 (9.41%) REST
4 4 (4.71%) MAPI
5 3 (3.53%) WAP
6 2 (2.35%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.35%) HTML5
6 2 (2.35%) ODBC
6 2 (2.35%) XHTML
7 1 (1.18%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Embedded Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) Home Automation
3 6 (7.06%) Telematics
4 5 (5.88%) Smartphone
4 5 (5.88%) PDA
4 5 (5.88%) Physics
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.71%) Visualisation
5 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.35%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.35%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.35%) iPhone
6 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 23 (27.06%) Linux
3 22 (25.88%) UNIX
4 11 (12.94%) Windows Mobile
4 11 (12.94%) Android
5 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 2000
6 6 (7.06%) Windows NT
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.71%) Solaris
8 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
2 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.94%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) Android Development
4 7 (8.24%) iOS Development
5 6 (7.06%) Test Strategy
6 5 (5.88%) OpenUP
6 5 (5.88%) Product Management
6 5 (5.88%) TDD
6 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.71%) Project Management
7 4 (4.71%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) ITIL
7 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.53%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.53%) Scrum
9 2 (2.35%) Analytics
9 2 (2.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) C
2 23 (27.06%) C++
3 21 (24.71%) C#
4 18 (21.18%) Embedded C
5 13 (15.29%) SQL
6 8 (9.41%) Embedded C++
6 8 (9.41%) Assembly Language
6 8 (9.41%) PHP
7 6 (7.06%) Perl
8 5 (5.88%) Python
9 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.35%) VBScript
10 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (35.29%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.24%) CCNA
4 2 (2.35%) MCITP
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.35%) MCSE
4 2 (2.35%) CCIE
4 2 (2.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.35%) Firmware
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.18%) Netcool
1 1 (1.18%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) EMC
3 12 (14.12%) Sybase
4 8 (9.41%) NEC
4 8 (9.41%) Huawei
5 7 (8.24%) Ericsson
5 7 (8.24%) Cisco
6 6 (7.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.35%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.35%) SOTI
7 2 (2.35%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) Motorola
8 1 (1.18%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.18%) SAP
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