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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 841 838 782
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -56
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 32 81 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.069% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 57 74
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £55,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%

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
18687 20148 21020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.69% 17.04% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15023 16104 17009
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 2015 within the UK.

GPRS Salary Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 22 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 29 May 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 0 31 £32,500 -18.75% 10
South East -20 15 £32,500 -18.75% 3
South West -5 7 £21,000 -47.50%
Berkshire -8 6 £42,750 +11.03% 1
North West +17 5 - - 4
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Gloucester - 5 - -
Cheshire +5 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £24,500 -38.75% 2
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
Surrey - 4 £32,500 -
London +43 2 £43,750 +30.59%
Bristol -5 2 £21,000 -47.50%
Reading -16 2 - -
East of England +12 1 £21,500 -46.25% 3
Amersham 0 1 - -
Slough -3 1 - -
Runcorn -4 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Aylesbury - 1 £24,500 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £21,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £21,500 - 3

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 61 (57.55%) GSM
2 41 (38.68%) Telecoms
3 36 (33.96%) Wireless
4 30 (28.30%) UMTS
4 30 (28.30%) Electronics
5 28 (26.42%) UNIX
6 27 (25.47%) Windows
7 26 (24.53%) C
8 25 (23.58%) C++
9 24 (22.64%) Software Engineering
10 22 (20.75%) Linux
11 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
11 21 (19.81%) Degree
11 21 (19.81%) SGSN
12 20 (18.87%) LTE
12 20 (18.87%) HTML
12 20 (18.87%) 3G
13 19 (17.92%) Internet
13 19 (17.92%) C#
13 19 (17.92%) .NET
13 19 (17.92%) Ethernet
13 19 (17.92%) HTTP
14 18 (16.98%) Huawei
15 17 (16.04%) CDMA
15 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
15 17 (16.04%) Assembly Language
16 16 (15.09%) Firmware
16 16 (15.09%) 3GPP
16 16 (15.09%) WCDMA
17 15 (14.15%) Microsoft

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (6.60%) Node.js
2 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (57.55%) GSM
2 36 (33.96%) Wireless
3 30 (28.30%) UMTS
4 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
4 21 (19.81%) SGSN
5 20 (18.87%) LTE
5 20 (18.87%) 3G
6 19 (17.92%) Internet
6 19 (17.92%) Ethernet
6 19 (17.92%) HTTP
7 17 (16.04%) CDMA
8 16 (15.09%) 3GPP
8 16 (15.09%) WCDMA
9 13 (12.26%) Firewall
10 12 (11.32%) VLAN
10 12 (11.32%) IMAP
10 12 (11.32%) VPN
10 12 (11.32%) POP3
10 12 (11.32%) SMTP
11 11 (10.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) MySQL
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) UniData
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) LabVIEW
1 7 (6.60%) Bugzilla
1 7 (6.60%) TortoiseSVN
2 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.89%) GDB
General
1 41 (38.68%) Telecoms
2 30 (28.30%) Electronics
3 7 (6.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Software Engineer
2 17 (16.04%) Field Engineer
3 16 (15.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (14.15%) Technical Support
4 15 (14.15%) Field Service Engineer
5 13 (12.26%) Technical Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (6.60%) Consultant
8 7 (6.60%) Transmission Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Support Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Technical Support Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) CS Core Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 4 (3.77%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.87%) HTML
2 19 (17.92%) .NET
3 12 (11.32%) MAPI
4 9 (8.49%) MFC
5 8 (7.55%) XML
6 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.60%) OpenMP
7 6 (5.66%) WAP
8 5 (4.72%) Web Services
8 5 (4.72%) XHTML
9 4 (3.77%) .NET Compact Framework
9 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.83%) SOAP
10 3 (2.83%) HTML5
10 3 (2.83%) REST
11 2 (1.89%) ServiceStack
11 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.89%) WPF
11 2 (1.89%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (8.49%) Home Automation
2 9 (8.49%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.55%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.60%) SystemC
4 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.60%) Verilog
5 5 (4.72%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.77%) Physics
7 3 (2.83%) Handset
8 2 (1.89%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.89%) Telematics
8 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.94%) GIS
9 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) UNIX
2 27 (25.47%) Windows
3 22 (20.75%) Linux
4 12 (11.32%) Android
4 12 (11.32%) Solaris
5 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.38%) Apple iOS
6 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.43%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.66%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (5.66%) Windows CE
8 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.77%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.94%) CentOS
11 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.94%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.64%) Software Engineering
2 12 (11.32%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.43%) Capacity Management
4 8 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.60%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (6.60%) Signal Processing
5 7 (6.60%) Memory Management
6 6 (5.66%) Project Management
7 5 (4.72%) Validation
7 5 (4.72%) Software Testing
7 5 (4.72%) Web Development
7 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.72%) Coaching
8 4 (3.77%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (3.77%) Product Management
9 3 (2.83%) ETL
9 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.83%) Network Planning
10 2 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (1.89%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) C
2 25 (23.58%) C++
3 19 (17.92%) C#
4 17 (16.04%) Assembly Language
5 12 (11.32%) Embedded C
6 10 (9.43%) Java
6 10 (9.43%) Embedded C++
7 8 (7.55%) Python
8 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.60%) SQL
8 7 (6.60%) Fortran
8 7 (6.60%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.72%) VBScript
10 3 (2.83%) VB
11 2 (1.89%) Perl
11 2 (1.89%) PHP
12 1 (0.94%) VC++
12 1 (0.94%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) CCNA
2 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) JTAG
2 7 (6.60%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) Firmware
2 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Huawei
2 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.21%) EMC
4 9 (8.49%) Lauterbach
4 9 (8.49%) Sybase
4 9 (8.49%) NEC
5 8 (7.55%) BT
5 8 (7.55%) Ericsson
6 7 (6.60%) Renesas
6 7 (6.60%) HP
7 6 (5.66%) VMware
8 5 (4.72%) Oracle
8 5 (4.72%) Dell
8 5 (4.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.89%) Juniper
9 2 (1.89%) Apple
9 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco
10 1 (0.94%) Intel
10 1 (0.94%) Nokia
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