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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 413 364 410
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +46
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 33 54 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 1.14% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 31
Average salary £45,000 £52,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +52.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £50,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-26.00% +51.51%
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
4976 4721 5273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.33% 22.26% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3704 3651 4309
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,090 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 18 £40,000 -26.60% 3
Oxfordshire +4 6 £47,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -25 6 £32,000 +3.22%
West Sussex - 2 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire -19 1 £35,000 -12.50% 3
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (67.07%) GSM
2 42 (51.22%) Wireless
3 34 (41.46%) UMTS
4 32 (39.02%) Degree
5 29 (35.37%) Windows
6 28 (34.15%) Telecoms
7 24 (29.27%) SQL
8 23 (28.05%) C
8 23 (28.05%) C#
8 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
9 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
9 21 (25.61%) TCP/IP
9 21 (25.61%) Embedded C
9 21 (25.61%) Electronics
9 21 (25.61%) 3G
10 19 (23.17%) Windows Mobile
11 17 (20.73%) LTE
11 17 (20.73%) C++
12 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
12 15 (18.29%) Android
13 14 (17.07%) WCDMA
13 14 (17.07%) 3GPP
13 14 (17.07%) Management Information System
14 13 (15.85%) 2G
14 13 (15.85%) Ethernet
14 13 (15.85%) EMC
15 12 (14.63%) SLA
15 12 (14.63%) HTTP
15 12 (14.63%) Firewall
15 12 (14.63%) Microsoft

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.54%) GroupWise
1 7 (8.54%) Lotus Domino
2 6 (7.32%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.10%) AutoCAD
2 5 (6.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (67.07%) GSM
2 42 (51.22%) Wireless
3 34 (41.46%) UMTS
4 21 (25.61%) TCP/IP
4 21 (25.61%) 3G
5 17 (20.73%) LTE
6 14 (17.07%) WCDMA
6 14 (17.07%) 3GPP
7 13 (15.85%) 2G
7 13 (15.85%) Ethernet
8 12 (14.63%) HTTP
8 12 (14.63%) Firewall
8 12 (14.63%) GGSN
8 12 (14.63%) SGSN
9 11 (13.41%) DNS
10 9 (10.98%) 4G
10 9 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (10.98%) WAN
10 9 (10.98%) LAN
11 8 (9.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) Big Data
3 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Subversion
2 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (34.15%) Telecoms
2 21 (25.61%) Electronics
3 9 (10.98%) Marketing
4 6 (7.32%) French Language
5 4 (4.88%) German Language
5 4 (4.88%) Italian Language
5 4 (4.88%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Software Engineer
1 16 (19.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Network Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Developer
3 10 (12.20%) Firmware Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Performance Manager
4 9 (10.98%) Technical Support
4 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Core Network Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Embedded C Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Network Manager
7 6 (7.32%) Design Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Electronics Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.41%) .NET
2 8 (9.76%) MFC
3 7 (8.54%) ODBC
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.22%) WAP
5 1 (1.22%) WML
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.41%) Firmware
3 9 (10.98%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
4 8 (9.76%) Home Automation
4 8 (9.76%) Smartphone
4 8 (9.76%) PDA
5 7 (8.54%) Telematics
5 7 (8.54%) iPhone
5 7 (8.54%) Blackberry
6 5 (6.10%) Physics
7 4 (4.88%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.44%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.37%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows Mobile
3 15 (18.29%) Android
4 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
7 6 (7.32%) Linux
8 5 (6.10%) UNIX
9 4 (4.88%) Windows NT
9 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
2 10 (12.20%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (9.76%) Service Management
5 7 (8.54%) Android Development
5 7 (8.54%) iOS Development
5 7 (8.54%) Software Distribution
5 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.10%) Product Management
6 5 (6.10%) TDD
6 5 (6.10%) Project Management
7 4 (4.88%) ITIL
7 4 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.88%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.66%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.66%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.66%) Network Performance Management
8 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) SQL
2 23 (28.05%) C
2 23 (28.05%) C#
3 21 (25.61%) Embedded C
4 17 (20.73%) C++
5 8 (9.76%) Embedded C++
5 8 (9.76%) Assembly Language
6 5 (6.10%) Perl
6 5 (6.10%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) Degree
2 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.54%) MCITP
3 7 (8.54%) MCSE
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.54%) CCIE
3 7 (8.54%) CCNP
3 7 (8.54%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Netcool
2 2 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) EMC
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.76%) NEC
4 7 (8.54%) MobileIron
4 7 (8.54%) SOTI
5 6 (7.32%) Business Objects
6 5 (6.10%) Huawei
7 4 (4.88%) Sybase
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco
9 1 (1.22%) HP
9 1 (1.22%) SAP
9 1 (1.22%) Cramer
9 1 (1.22%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.22%) Motorola
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