The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 902 923 918
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 31 35 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.032% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.18% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 56
Median salary £48,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £60,701
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%

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
16761 18943 20641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13956 15430 16500
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing GPRS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 June 2016 within the UK.

GPRS Salary Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 29 £52,500 +40.00% 3
South East +50 17 £45,000 +57.89% 2
Berkshire +17 8 £57,500 -
London +19 7 £52,500 +40.00%
Feltham +5 7 £52,500 +40.00%
Basingstoke - 6 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £45,000 - 2
Reading +19 4 £57,500 -
South West +1 3 £42,500 -
Thatcham - 3 £60,000 -
Surrey +32 2 - -
Telford - 2 £37,500 -
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £27,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £45,000 -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GPRS.

1 56 (51.38%) 3G
2 51 (46.79%) GSM
3 46 (42.20%) Telecoms
4 45 (41.28%) Degree
5 38 (34.86%) UMTS
6 32 (29.36%) Cisco
6 32 (29.36%) Windows
7 29 (26.61%) MPLS
8 28 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (25.69%) Ethernet
8 28 (25.69%) VPN
9 27 (24.77%) ISDN
9 27 (24.77%) DSL
9 27 (24.77%) LTE
10 26 (23.85%) Cisco PIX
10 26 (23.85%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (23.85%) Electronics
10 26 (23.85%) Nokia
10 26 (23.85%) VoIP
10 26 (23.85%) WCDMA
10 26 (23.85%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (22.94%) Wireless
12 23 (21.10%) PSTN
13 21 (19.27%) CCNP
13 21 (19.27%) Firewall
13 21 (19.27%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (18.35%) 3GPP
15 19 (17.43%) LAN
15 19 (17.43%) CCNA
15 19 (17.43%) SSL

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.83%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 56 (51.38%) 3G
2 51 (46.79%) GSM
3 38 (34.86%) UMTS
4 29 (26.61%) MPLS
5 28 (25.69%) Ethernet
5 28 (25.69%) VPN
6 27 (24.77%) DSL
6 27 (24.77%) ISDN
6 27 (24.77%) LTE
7 26 (23.85%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (23.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (23.85%) Cisco PIX
7 26 (23.85%) VoIP
7 26 (23.85%) WCDMA
8 25 (22.94%) Wireless
9 23 (21.10%) PSTN
10 21 (19.27%) Firewall
10 21 (19.27%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (18.35%) 3GPP
12 19 (17.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) eggPlant
2 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (42.20%) Telecoms
2 26 (23.85%) Electronics
3 17 (15.60%) Games
4 9 (8.26%) Automotive
5 7 (6.42%) Finance
6 6 (5.50%) Billing
6 6 (5.50%) Military
7 3 (2.75%) Advertising
8 2 (1.83%) Back Office
8 2 (1.83%) Legal
8 2 (1.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.92%) Marketing
9 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (30.28%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Core Network Engineer
3 14 (12.84%) Network Manager
4 11 (10.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Design Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Architect
6 9 (8.26%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Mobile Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Technical Support
8 7 (6.42%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Test Leader
8 7 (6.42%) VoLTE Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Development Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Electronics Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.51%) 802.1X
2 11 (10.09%) HTML
3 10 (9.17%) XML
4 6 (5.50%) SOAP
5 2 (1.83%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) Doctrine
5 2 (1.83%) jQuery
5 2 (1.83%) JSON
5 2 (1.83%) OAuth
5 2 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.83%) REST
5 2 (1.83%) Symfony
5 2 (1.83%) Twig
5 2 (1.83%) WAP
6 1 (0.92%) .NET
6 1 (0.92%) MEAP
6 1 (0.92%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.34%) Web 2.0
3 7 (6.42%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.42%) Machine to Machine
4 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.67%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.83%) EPoS
7 2 (1.83%) Physics
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) Handset
8 1 (0.92%) iPhone
8 1 (0.92%) Robotics
8 1 (0.92%) Statistics
8 1 (0.92%) Tandem
8 1 (0.92%) Telematics
8 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.36%) Windows
2 17 (15.60%) Unix
3 15 (13.76%) Windows 2000
3 15 (13.76%) Windows NT
4 7 (6.42%) Linux
4 7 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.50%) Windows CE
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.75%) Android
8 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Network Architecture
2 14 (12.84%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.93%) Presales
4 11 (10.09%) Project Management
4 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.09%) Validation
5 10 (9.17%) Defect Management
5 10 (9.17%) Network Design
5 10 (9.17%) Network Management
6 8 (7.34%) Performance Management
7 7 (6.42%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
7 7 (6.42%) System Testing
7 7 (6.42%) Test Planning
7 7 (6.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.50%) Demand Management
8 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.59%) Network Planning
10 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.76%) C
2 12 (11.01%) C++
3 8 (7.34%) C#
4 6 (5.50%) Embedded C
4 6 (5.50%) VC++
5 5 (4.59%) SQL
6 2 (1.83%) Java
6 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.83%) PHP
6 2 (1.83%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (41.28%) Degree
2 28 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (19.27%) CCNP
4 19 (17.43%) CCNA
5 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (14.68%) CCSA
6 16 (14.68%) CCSP
6 16 (14.68%) MCSA
7 7 (6.42%) CCIE
7 7 (6.42%) ISEB
7 7 (6.42%) ISTQB
7 7 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.59%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) HNC
10 1 (0.92%) HND
10 1 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.67%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) GMP
4 1 (0.92%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.59%) VMware ESX
1 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (9.17%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (29.36%) Cisco
2 26 (23.85%) Nokia
3 18 (16.51%) Sybase
4 17 (15.60%) CheckPoint
4 17 (15.60%) Huawei
4 17 (15.60%) Juniper
5 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
6 12 (11.01%) HP
7 11 (10.09%) IronPort
8 8 (7.34%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.42%) EMC
9 7 (6.42%) Oracle
9 7 (6.42%) Sourcefire
10 5 (4.59%) Dell
10 5 (4.59%) Ericsson
10 5 (4.59%) VMware
11 3 (2.75%) Atmel
12 1 (0.92%) BT
12 1 (0.92%) Mitel
12 1 (0.92%) Redknee
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