The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 222 213
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 0 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.70% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 2
Average salary - £35,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1122 1004 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.76% 16.50% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 967 869 681
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GPRS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

GPRS Salary Trend in the South West

GPRS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
1 5 (62.50%) GSM
1 5 (62.50%) PSTN
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) Dell
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) 3G
1 5 (62.50%) SS7
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
1 5 (62.50%) VMware ESX
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) LTE
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) GSM
1 5 (62.50%) PSTN
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
1 5 (62.50%) 3G
1 5 (62.50%) SS7
1 5 (62.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Support
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 3 (37.50%) Field Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Field Service Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) VMware ESX
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) Dell
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
1 5 (62.50%) VMware