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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 227 203 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.098% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.59% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 0
Average salary £35,000 £31,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £50,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +47.05%
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
996 847 1140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.23% 16.62% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 865 682 964
Average salary £34,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Gloucestershire +2 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Devon - 2 £21,500 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Apache
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) ADSL
1 5 (62.50%) PPP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) Adobe
1 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
1 5 (62.50%) Bugzilla
1 5 (62.50%) SUSE
1 5 (62.50%) Samba
1 5 (62.50%) Debian
1 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
1 5 (62.50%) SMS
1 5 (62.50%) Workflow
1 5 (62.50%) Ajax
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) GSM
3 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (62.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) ADSL
1 5 (62.50%) SMS
1 5 (62.50%) PPP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) UMTS
2 1 (12.50%) WCDMA
2 1 (12.50%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Bugzilla
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) SUSE
1 5 (62.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Perl
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Samba
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Adobe
1 5 (62.50%) VMware