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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 241 218
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 0 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.034% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.21% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Average salary - £21,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -44.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -22.22%
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
1102 967 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.09% 16.49% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 932 835 698
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) UMTS
1 2 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
1 2 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Billing
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
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