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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 861 818 782
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -36
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 36 87 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.075% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 74 70
Average salary £41,250 £38,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.55% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,250 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £60,782 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
18445 20679 19842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 17.75% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16486 15926
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 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 4 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 -29 35 £40,000 +5.26% 7
North West - 14 £37,500 -
South East -4 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Manchester - 8 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 6 £52,500 -
Berkshire -3 5 £50,000 +42.85%
London +12 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Reading +3 4 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £43,750 -
Feltham - 2 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Runcorn - 2 £52,500 -
Romsey - 2 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire -7 1 £27,500 +27.90% 1
Gloucestershire -7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £24,500 -38.75%
East of England -13 1 £140,000 +220.00% 1
South West -16 1 - - 1
West Midlands -21 1 £28,550 +2.51% 2
Essex - 1 £140,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £28,550 - 1
Tamworth - 1 £28,550 - 1
Leeds - 1 £27,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £24,500 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 44 (52.38%) GSM
2 31 (36.90%) UMTS
3 30 (35.71%) Windows
4 24 (28.57%) Linux
4 24 (28.57%) Android
5 23 (27.38%) C++
6 20 (23.81%) C
6 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 19 (22.62%) Windows Mobile
7 19 (22.62%) C#
7 19 (22.62%) .NET
7 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
8 18 (21.43%) Wireless
9 17 (20.24%) Electronics
9 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
9 17 (20.24%) LTE
10 16 (19.05%) SGSN
10 16 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (15.48%) Apple iOS
12 13 (15.48%) 3G
13 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 12 (14.29%) HTML
13 12 (14.29%) Java
13 12 (14.29%) SQL
13 12 (14.29%) Bluetooth
13 12 (14.29%) GGSN
14 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (13.10%) Mobile App

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 1 (1.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 44 (52.38%) GSM
2 31 (36.90%) UMTS
3 18 (21.43%) Wireless
4 17 (20.24%) LTE
5 16 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (19.05%) SGSN
6 13 (15.48%) 3G
7 12 (14.29%) Bluetooth
7 12 (14.29%) GGSN
8 10 (11.90%) VoIP
8 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
9 9 (10.71%) Ethernet
10 8 (9.52%) WLAN
10 8 (9.52%) VPN
10 8 (9.52%) DVB
10 8 (9.52%) NFC
11 7 (8.33%) 4G
11 7 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
11 7 (8.33%) Firewall
11 7 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.19%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.19%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.19%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
2 17 (20.24%) Electronics
3 9 (10.71%) Finance
3 9 (10.71%) Multimedia
4 8 (9.52%) Automotive
5 4 (4.76%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Games
7 1 (1.19%) Retail
7 1 (1.19%) Billing
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Software Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 6 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Graduate
8 5 (5.95%) Architect
8 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.95%) Development Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Software Development Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Software Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 4 (4.76%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Applications Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.62%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) HTML
3 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.52%) Flash
4 8 (9.52%) J2ME
4 8 (9.52%) SVG
4 8 (9.52%) OpenGL
4 8 (9.52%) Middleware
4 8 (9.52%) UIQ
4 8 (9.52%) Series 60
4 8 (9.52%) Qt
4 8 (9.52%) BREW
4 8 (9.52%) OpenAL
4 8 (9.52%) OpenCL
5 6 (7.14%) WAP
6 5 (5.95%) MAPI
7 4 (4.76%) .NET Compact Framework
7 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.57%) Ajax
8 3 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.10%) Mobile App
3 10 (11.90%) iPhone
4 9 (10.71%) Device Driver
5 8 (9.52%) MPEG
5 8 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.76%) Telematics
6 4 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (4.76%) SCADA
6 4 (4.76%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.38%) Handset
7 2 (2.38%) CAN bus
7 2 (2.38%) Home Automation
8 1 (1.19%) SystemC
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.19%) Verilog
8 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.71%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Linux
2 24 (28.57%) Android
3 19 (22.62%) Windows Mobile
4 14 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 13 (15.48%) Apple iOS
6 9 (10.71%) Windows CE
7 8 (9.52%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.52%) Nucleus RTOS
8 7 (8.33%) UNIX
9 6 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.95%) Solaris
11 4 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (2.38%) Windows Phone
12 2 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.52%) Validation
3 8 (9.52%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (9.52%) DRM
3 8 (9.52%) Speech Recognition
3 8 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 6 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (7.14%) ETL
5 5 (5.95%) Project Management
5 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.76%) Signal Processing
6 4 (4.76%) MVC
6 4 (4.76%) Web Development
7 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.57%) Coaching
7 3 (3.57%) Digital Signal Processing
7 3 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) C++
2 20 (23.81%) C
3 19 (22.62%) C#
4 12 (14.29%) Java
4 12 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.57%) Assembly Language
6 3 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.38%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) ANSI C
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) VBScript
8 1 (1.19%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) VC++
8 1 (1.19%) Python
8 1 (1.19%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) CCNA
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.38%) TickIT
3 2 (2.38%) JTAG
4 1 (1.19%) SLA
4 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.19%) Netcool
2 1 (1.19%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Huawei
3 8 (9.52%) Symbian
4 7 (8.33%) EMC
4 7 (8.33%) HP
5 6 (7.14%) VMware
5 6 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 5 (5.95%) Oracle
6 5 (5.95%) Dell
7 4 (4.76%) BT
7 4 (4.76%) Nokia
8 2 (2.38%) Apple
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 2 (2.38%) NEC
8 2 (2.38%) Lauterbach
9 1 (1.19%) Amdocs
9 1 (1.19%) Telerik
9 1 (1.19%) Splunk
9 1 (1.19%) Renesas
9 1 (1.19%) Sybase
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