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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 808 794 768
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 74 98 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.092% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 54 65 79
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £34,600 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £51,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%

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
18920 18058 21897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.95% 16.95% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15225 14120 17929
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 26 February 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 26 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 73 £38,750 -13.88% 20
South East -16 34 £42,500 -8.10% 13
Berkshire -2 19 £43,500 -3.33% 9
London -1 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Reading +10 10 £43,500 - 4
Sheffield - 9 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 6 - -
Surrey +1 5 £40,000 +90.47%
East of England -18 5 £21,000 -55.78%
North West - 5 £45,000 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £21,000 -
Bristol -11 4 £21,000 -45.80% 1
South West -14 4 £21,000 -44.00% 2
Ipswich - 4 £21,000 -
Uxbridge - 4 £40,000 -
Slough +8 3 £43,500 -3.33%
Newbury -1 2 - - 4
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £40,000 - 2
North East - 2 £30,750 - 1
Scotland +14 1 £21,000 -53.33% 1
Middlesex +12 1 £43,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £28,500 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £21,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £21,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £21,500 - 1

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 91 (55.15%) GSM
2 66 (40.00%) Wireless
3 57 (34.55%) Telecoms
4 56 (33.94%) UNIX
5 49 (29.70%) Windows
6 47 (28.48%) UMTS
7 45 (27.27%) Internet
7 45 (27.27%) Degree
8 41 (24.85%) C
9 40 (24.24%) C++
10 39 (23.64%) Linux
11 37 (22.42%) 3GPP
12 35 (21.21%) WCDMA
13 34 (20.61%) SGSN
14 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 32 (19.39%) Electronics
16 31 (18.79%) VPN
16 31 (18.79%) Firmware
17 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
17 29 (17.58%) HTML
18 28 (16.97%) Firewall
19 27 (16.36%) Software Engineering
19 27 (16.36%) Huawei
19 27 (16.36%) CDMA
20 26 (15.76%) Ethernet
20 26 (15.76%) HTTP
21 24 (14.55%) LTE
22 23 (13.94%) Sybase
23 22 (13.33%) MySQL
23 22 (13.33%) XML

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (4.24%) Node.js
2 4 (2.42%) IIS
3 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.61%) Lync
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (55.15%) GSM
2 66 (40.00%) Wireless
3 47 (28.48%) UMTS
4 45 (27.27%) Internet
5 37 (22.42%) 3GPP
6 35 (21.21%) WCDMA
7 34 (20.61%) SGSN
8 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 31 (18.79%) VPN
10 28 (16.97%) Firewall
11 27 (16.36%) CDMA
12 26 (15.76%) Ethernet
12 26 (15.76%) HTTP
13 24 (14.55%) LTE
14 19 (11.52%) 3G
14 19 (11.52%) GGSN
14 19 (11.52%) VLAN
15 18 (10.91%) IMAP
15 18 (10.91%) MPLS
15 18 (10.91%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) MySQL
2 15 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.24%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.61%) UniData
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Bugzilla
2 7 (4.24%) TortoiseSVN
2 7 (4.24%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (4.24%) LabVIEW
3 5 (3.03%) GDB
4 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (34.55%) Telecoms
2 32 (19.39%) Electronics
3 16 (9.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) French Language
4 1 (0.61%) German Language
4 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (14.55%) Support Engineer
2 23 (13.94%) Software Engineer
3 21 (12.73%) Technical Support
3 21 (12.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 17 (10.30%) Technical Engineer
4 17 (10.30%) Developer
5 16 (9.70%) Field Engineer
6 15 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
7 13 (7.88%) Consultant
7 13 (7.88%) Technical Support Engineer
8 12 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 12 (7.27%) CS Core Engineer
9 10 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
9 10 (6.06%) Embedded Software Developer
10 9 (5.45%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.85%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.24%) Support Consultant
13 6 (3.64%) IP Engineer
13 6 (3.64%) Firmware Engineer
14 5 (3.03%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.58%) HTML
2 22 (13.33%) XML
3 18 (10.91%) MAPI
4 17 (10.30%) .NET
5 16 (9.70%) Web Services
6 14 (8.48%) REST
6 14 (8.48%) SOAP
7 12 (7.27%) MFC
7 12 (7.27%) LAMP
7 12 (7.27%) XML-RPC
8 8 (4.85%) XHTML
8 8 (4.85%) WAP
9 7 (4.24%) OpenMP
10 3 (1.82%) HTML5
11 2 (1.21%) ServiceStack
11 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.21%) WPF
11 2 (1.21%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.21%) WinForms
11 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.27%) Home Automation
2 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.45%) Smart Meter
5 8 (4.85%) Streaming Video
6 7 (4.24%) Verilog
6 7 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.24%) SystemC
6 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.24%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.03%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.42%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.42%) Physics
8 4 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.82%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.82%) PDA
10 2 (1.21%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.21%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.94%) UNIX
2 49 (29.70%) Windows
3 39 (23.64%) Linux
4 18 (10.91%) Solaris
5 15 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.27%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.45%) Android
8 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.24%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.24%) Windows NT
9 7 (4.24%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone 7
11 2 (1.21%) Windows CE
11 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.61%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.36%) Software Engineering
2 19 (11.52%) Load Balancing
3 14 (8.48%) Capacity Management
4 11 (6.67%) Project Management
5 10 (6.06%) Signal Processing
6 9 (5.45%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.24%) Memory Management
8 6 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.03%) Test Strategy
9 5 (3.03%) OpenUP
10 4 (2.42%) Product Management
10 4 (2.42%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (1.82%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.82%) ITIL
11 3 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (1.82%) Android Development
11 3 (1.82%) iOS Development
12 2 (1.21%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (1.21%) B2B
12 2 (1.21%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.85%) C
2 40 (24.24%) C++
3 20 (12.12%) Assembly Language
4 19 (11.52%) C#
5 17 (10.30%) Embedded C
6 15 (9.09%) Embedded C++
7 13 (7.88%) PHP
8 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.45%) Python
10 8 (4.85%) VBScript
10 8 (4.85%) Java
11 7 (4.24%) SQL
11 7 (4.24%) Fortran
11 7 (4.24%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.42%) VB
12 4 (2.42%) Perl
13 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.61%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 45 (27.27%) Degree
2 12 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.67%) CCNA
4 5 (3.03%) CCIE
4 5 (3.03%) CCNP
5 3 (1.82%) VCP4
6 2 (1.21%) MCSE
6 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.61%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) JTAG
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 31 (18.79%) Firmware
2 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.61%) Netcool
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.61%) WSUS
3 1 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.36%) Huawei
3 23 (13.94%) Sybase
4 18 (10.91%) Ericsson
5 16 (9.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (7.27%) NEC
6 12 (7.27%) Lauterbach
6 12 (7.27%) EMC
7 10 (6.06%) Cisco
8 7 (4.24%) Oracle
8 7 (4.24%) Renesas
9 4 (2.42%) BT
10 3 (1.82%) Juniper
11 2 (1.21%) Apple
11 2 (1.21%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.21%) HP
11 2 (1.21%) Citrix
11 2 (1.21%) VMware
12 1 (0.61%) SOTI
12 1 (0.61%) Perforce
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