The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 846 817 787
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -30
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 49 99 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 42 77 62
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,200 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,125 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -23.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17877 21044 19193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.09% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14817 16659 15506
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPRS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK.

GPRS Salary Trend in the UK

GPRS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPRS over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 within the UK.

GPRS Salary Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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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
England -35 49 £45,000 +20.80% 10
South East -14 16 £48,500 +7.77% 4
North West - 11 £37,500 - 1
London +26 9 £48,750 +30.00% 3
Berkshire +1 9 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Manchester - 8 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire +24 5 £42,500 +21.42%
Reading +2 5 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Nottingham - 5 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £47,500 - 1
Newbury +12 3 - -
West Midlands -18 3 £28,550 +2.51% 1
Cheshire - 3 £52,500 -
Tamworth - 3 £28,550 -
Staffordshire - 3 £28,550 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £27,500 +27.90%
East of England +4 2 £100,000 +128.57%
Oxfordshire -2 2 £48,500 +7.77% 3
Leeds - 2 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £27,500 -
Banbury - 2 £48,500 - 2
Romsey - 2 £45,000 -
Feltham - 2 £37,500 -
Essex - 1 £140,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Letchworth - 1 £60,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £52,500 -
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 52 (61.90%) GSM
2 34 (40.48%) Windows
3 32 (38.10%) UMTS
4 28 (33.33%) Android
5 26 (30.95%) Linux
6 21 (25.00%) C++
7 20 (23.81%) Windows Mobile
7 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
8 19 (22.62%) LTE
8 19 (22.62%) SQL
8 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (21.43%) C
9 18 (21.43%) C#
9 18 (21.43%) .NET
9 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 18 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 17 (20.24%) Wireless
10 17 (20.24%) 3G
11 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 15 (17.86%) Windows 7
12 15 (17.86%) SGSN
13 13 (15.48%) GGSN
13 13 (15.48%) iPhone
13 13 (15.48%) Finance
13 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
14 12 (14.29%) Huawei
14 12 (14.29%) Apple iOS
14 12 (14.29%) HTML
14 12 (14.29%) Bluetooth

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 52 (61.90%) GSM
2 32 (38.10%) UMTS
3 19 (22.62%) LTE
4 18 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (20.24%) Wireless
5 17 (20.24%) 3G
6 15 (17.86%) SGSN
7 13 (15.48%) GGSN
8 12 (14.29%) Bluetooth
9 11 (13.10%) 4G
10 10 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (11.90%) VoIP
10 10 (11.90%) PSTN
10 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 9 (10.71%) MVNO
11 9 (10.71%) Firewall
12 8 (9.52%) DVB
12 8 (9.52%) NFC
12 8 (9.52%) VPN
12 8 (9.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (7.14%) MySQL
5 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.48%) Finance
3 9 (10.71%) Electronics
3 9 (10.71%) Multimedia
4 8 (9.52%) Automotive
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
5 3 (3.57%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Software Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Development Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Tester
5 5 (5.95%) Graduate
5 5 (5.95%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Software Development Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Software Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 4 (4.76%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.43%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) HTML
3 8 (9.52%) OpenCL
3 8 (9.52%) Qt
3 8 (9.52%) OpenAL
3 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.52%) Flash
3 8 (9.52%) J2ME
3 8 (9.52%) OpenGL
3 8 (9.52%) Middleware
3 8 (9.52%) UIQ
3 8 (9.52%) Series 60
3 8 (9.52%) SVG
3 8 (9.52%) BREW
4 6 (7.14%) WAP
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Compact Framework
6 3 (3.57%) jQuery
6 3 (3.57%) CGI
6 3 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
2 13 (15.48%) iPhone
3 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.71%) Device Driver
5 8 (9.52%) MPEG
5 8 (9.52%) Telematics
6 5 (5.95%) SCADA
6 5 (5.95%) CAN bus
7 4 (4.76%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
8 3 (3.57%) Handset
9 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Windows
2 28 (33.33%) Android
3 26 (30.95%) Linux
4 20 (23.81%) Windows Mobile
5 15 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 12 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 10 (11.90%) Windows 8
8 8 (9.52%) UNIX
8 8 (9.52%) Nucleus RTOS
9 7 (8.33%) Windows CE
10 6 (7.14%) Solaris
11 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
11 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.19%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (1.19%) VMS
14 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.10%) Validation
3 9 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
4 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 8 (9.52%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (9.52%) DRM
4 8 (9.52%) Speech Recognition
4 8 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 6 (7.14%) Project Management
5 6 (7.14%) ETL
6 5 (5.95%) Android Development
6 5 (5.95%) MVC
7 4 (4.76%) Change Management
7 4 (4.76%) Quality Management
7 4 (4.76%) Web Development
8 3 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) C++
2 19 (22.62%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) C
3 18 (21.43%) C#
4 10 (11.90%) Java
5 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) VC++
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.57%) CCNA
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) ISO 9001
3 4 (4.76%) SLA
3 4 (4.76%) TickIT
4 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.57%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.19%) Netcool
3 1 (1.19%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.29%) Huawei
3 10 (11.90%) VMware
4 9 (10.71%) Symbian
5 7 (8.33%) Ericsson
6 6 (7.14%) HP
7 5 (5.95%) Dell
7 5 (5.95%) EMC
7 5 (5.95%) Oracle
7 5 (5.95%) Nokia
8 4 (4.76%) BT
9 3 (3.57%) Sophos
9 3 (3.57%) Splunk
10 2 (2.38%) Assembla
10 2 (2.38%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.38%) Apple
10 2 (2.38%) Sybase
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco
10 2 (2.38%) Citrix
11 1 (1.19%) Mapinfo
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