The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 221 206 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.049% 0.077% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.48% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £21,500 £25,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.68% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +27.51%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1038 842 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.88% 16.14% 19.49%
Number of salaries quoted 874 698 922
Average salary £35,000 £38,472 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.02% +9.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GPRS
England

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

GPRS Salary Histogram in the South West

GPRS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Devon - 2 £21,500 -
Gloucestershire -6 1 £35,000 -6.66%
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) GSM
1 6 (66.67%) UMTS
2 5 (55.56%) Electronics
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) SMS
3 4 (44.44%) WCDMA
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Opsware
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) Packet Switching
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) GSM
1 6 (66.67%) UMTS
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) SMS
3 4 (44.44%) WCDMA
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) Packet Switching
4 2 (22.22%) WLAN
5 1 (11.11%) PPP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) Intranet
5 1 (11.11%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (55.56%) Electronics
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE
3 1 (11.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Opsware
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe