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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 799 768 764
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 98 122 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 55 62 99
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -22 94 £38,000 -5.00% 5
South East +25 55 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Berkshire +26 36 £41,500 +14.48% 1
Reading +26 26 - -
North West +3 13 £35,000 +7.69%
Oxfordshire - 11 £40,000 -
Manchester - 7 £35,000 -
East of England -44 6 £51,750 -1.42% 1
Sheffield - 6 £35,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 2
London +5 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Surrey -5 5 £45,000 +60.71%
Slough - 5 - -
Bristol +2 4 £21,000 -60.00%
South West -12 4 £21,000 -44.00%
Hertfordshire -36 4 £63,500 +41.11%
Scotland +6 3 £21,000 -53.33%
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £51,000 +27.50%
Cumbria - 3 £21,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 3 £21,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £27,850 - 1
Carlisle - 3 £21,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £35,000 -
Belfast - 3 £35,000 -
Borehamwood - 3 - -
Dumfries - 3 £21,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
Cambridge -3 2 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -15 2 £40,000 -23.80% 1

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 89 (45.64%) GSM
2 69 (35.38%) Wireless
2 69 (35.38%) Windows
3 68 (34.87%) Telecoms
4 55 (28.21%) UMTS
5 51 (26.15%) Degree
6 50 (25.64%) UNIX
7 48 (24.62%) Internet
8 47 (24.10%) C++
9 43 (22.05%) C
9 43 (22.05%) Linux
9 43 (22.05%) TCP/IP
10 40 (20.51%) 3GPP
11 39 (20.00%) WCDMA
11 39 (20.00%) VPN
12 33 (16.92%) Firewall
13 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
14 29 (14.87%) SGSN
14 29 (14.87%) Electronics
15 28 (14.36%) Software Engineering
15 28 (14.36%) SQL
16 27 (13.85%) LTE
17 26 (13.33%) 3G
17 26 (13.33%) Firmware
18 25 (12.82%) HTML
19 24 (12.31%) LAN
19 24 (12.31%) Sybase
20 23 (11.79%) CDMA
20 23 (11.79%) WAN
20 23 (11.79%) Ethernet

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (4.10%) IIS
2 5 (2.56%) Apache
3 3 (1.54%) Node.js
4 2 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.03%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (45.64%) GSM
2 69 (35.38%) Wireless
3 55 (28.21%) UMTS
4 48 (24.62%) Internet
5 43 (22.05%) TCP/IP
6 40 (20.51%) 3GPP
7 39 (20.00%) VPN
7 39 (20.00%) WCDMA
8 33 (16.92%) Firewall
9 29 (14.87%) SGSN
10 27 (13.85%) LTE
11 26 (13.33%) 3G
12 24 (12.31%) LAN
13 23 (11.79%) CDMA
13 23 (11.79%) WAN
13 23 (11.79%) Ethernet
13 23 (11.79%) 4G
14 21 (10.77%) HTTP
15 20 (10.26%) ISDN
15 20 (10.26%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.23%) MySQL
3 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.05%) Big Data
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Bugzilla
2 7 (3.59%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.56%) LabVIEW
3 5 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.56%) GDB
4 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.54%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 68 (34.87%) Telecoms
2 29 (14.87%) Electronics
3 20 (10.26%) Marketing
4 3 (1.54%) French Language
4 3 (1.54%) Advertising
5 2 (1.03%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (13.33%) Developer
2 24 (12.31%) Software Engineer
2 24 (12.31%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 20 (10.26%) Software Developer
3 20 (10.26%) Technical Support
4 16 (8.21%) Network Engineer
4 16 (8.21%) Test Engineer
5 15 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) Field Engineer
7 13 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
7 13 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) CS Core Engineer
9 10 (5.13%) Embedded Software Developer
9 10 (5.13%) Consultant
10 9 (4.62%) Analyst
10 9 (4.62%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (4.62%) Core Network Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Firmware Engineer
11 8 (4.10%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.82%) HTML
2 19 (9.74%) XML
3 16 (8.21%) Web Services
4 14 (7.18%) .NET
5 12 (6.15%) SOAP
5 12 (6.15%) LAMP
5 12 (6.15%) XML-RPC
5 12 (6.15%) REST
6 11 (5.64%) MAPI
7 10 (5.13%) MFC
8 7 (3.59%) WAP
9 6 (3.08%) CSS
10 5 (2.56%) XHTML
10 5 (2.56%) Ajax
11 3 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.54%) HTML5
11 3 (1.54%) OpenMP
12 2 (1.03%) ODBC
12 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.03%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.15%) Smart Meter
3 11 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.64%) Smartphone
3 11 (5.64%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.13%) Home Automation
4 10 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.59%) Statistics
5 7 (3.59%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.08%) PDA
6 6 (3.08%) Streaming Video
7 4 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.05%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.54%) SystemC
8 3 (1.54%) Physics
8 3 (1.54%) Verilog
8 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.38%) Windows
2 50 (25.64%) UNIX
3 43 (22.05%) Linux
4 15 (7.69%) Android
5 14 (7.18%) Windows XP
6 12 (6.15%) Windows Mobile
6 12 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.64%) Apple iOS
7 11 (5.64%) Solaris
8 9 (4.62%) Windows 2000
8 9 (4.62%) Windows NT
8 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.56%) SUSE
9 5 (2.56%) Debian
10 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.51%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.51%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.36%) Software Engineering
2 21 (10.77%) Project Management
3 16 (8.21%) ITIL
4 13 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 11 (5.64%) Embedded Software Development
6 10 (5.13%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.62%) Resource Management
7 9 (4.62%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.59%) OO
8 7 (3.59%) TDD
8 7 (3.59%) Test Strategy
8 7 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.59%) Android Development
8 7 (3.59%) iOS Development
8 7 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.08%) Signal Processing
9 6 (3.08%) Service Management
10 5 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.10%) C++
2 43 (22.05%) C
3 28 (14.36%) SQL
4 21 (10.77%) C#
5 17 (8.72%) PHP
6 15 (7.69%) Embedded C
7 13 (6.67%) Embedded C++
7 13 (6.67%) Assembly Language
8 12 (6.15%) Python
9 11 (5.64%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.64%) Perl
10 9 (4.62%) Java
11 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.56%) VBScript
13 3 (1.54%) Fortran
13 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (26.15%) Degree
2 20 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (9.23%) CCNA
4 12 (6.15%) CCIE
4 12 (6.15%) CCNP
4 12 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.56%) HND
7 4 (2.05%) MCSE
7 4 (2.05%) HNC
8 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.03%) ISEB
9 2 (1.03%) MCITP
9 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.51%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.51%) MCTS
10 1 (0.51%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.08%) JTAG
2 5 (2.56%) SLA
3 4 (2.05%) QA
System Software
1 26 (13.33%) Firmware
2 5 (2.56%) Samba
3 4 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.03%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.51%) Netcool
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.51%) WSUS
3 1 (0.51%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.31%) Sybase
3 20 (10.26%) Cisco
3 20 (10.26%) Huawei
4 15 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 15 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 11 (5.64%) EMC
6 10 (5.13%) Oracle
6 10 (5.13%) NEC
7 7 (3.59%) Citrix
8 6 (3.08%) VMware
8 6 (3.08%) Lauterbach
9 5 (2.56%) Adobe
10 3 (1.54%) HP
10 3 (1.54%) SAP
10 3 (1.54%) Juniper
10 3 (1.54%) SOTI
10 3 (1.54%) Renesas
11 2 (1.03%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.03%) BT
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