The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 817 778 675
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -103
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 102 96 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.086% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.43% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 61 68 190
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £61,000 £51,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20417 22115 22353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 19.89% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16165 17802 18660
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -28 92 £40,000 +18.51% 11
South East +14 44 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Berkshire +14 27 £45,000 +32.35% 1
East of England -32 18 £40,000 +19.40% 2
London -45 18 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 15 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Reading +3 13 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire +2 7 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £40,000 +12.67% 2
Cambridge +4 6 £40,000 -23.80% 2
South West +2 6 £32,500 -38.09%
Bristol -2 6 £32,500 -38.09%
Slough - 6 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire -14 4 £40,000 -27.27%
Amersham - 4 £52,500 -
Hammersmith +15 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Cheshire +3 3 £41,500 +3.75%
North West 0 3 £41,500 +18.57%
Runcorn - 3 £41,500 -
Luton - 3 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes +15 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Maidenhead - 2 £50,000 - 1
Borehamwood - 2 - -
Chesham - 2 - -
Peterborough 0 1 £55,000 +54.92%
Scotland -20 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Leeds -27 1 - -
West Yorkshire -40 1 - -
Yorkshire -40 1 - -
City of London - 1 £37,500 - 1

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 163 (75.12%) GSM
2 109 (50.23%) Telecoms
3 88 (40.55%) UMTS
4 84 (38.71%) LTE
5 78 (35.94%) Degree
6 64 (29.49%) Wireless
7 56 (25.81%) 4G
8 52 (23.96%) WCDMA
9 51 (23.50%) Windows
10 49 (22.58%) C++
11 47 (21.66%) C
12 42 (19.35%) 3G
13 40 (18.43%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (15.67%) Software Engineering
15 33 (15.21%) SQL Server
16 32 (14.75%) SQL
17 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 31 (14.29%) Risk Management
17 31 (14.29%) Electronics
17 31 (14.29%) Network Architecture
18 30 (13.82%) Windows Mobile
19 29 (13.36%) C#
20 28 (12.90%) 3GPP
20 28 (12.90%) TCP/IP
20 28 (12.90%) Erlang
20 28 (12.90%) System Testing
20 28 (12.90%) Demand Management
21 27 (12.44%) Risk Analysis
21 27 (12.44%) MS Excel
21 27 (12.44%) .NET

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (1.84%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (1.84%) GroupWise
Applications
1 27 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.38%) MS Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (75.12%) GSM
2 88 (40.55%) UMTS
3 84 (38.71%) LTE
4 64 (29.49%) Wireless
5 56 (25.81%) 4G
6 52 (23.96%) WCDMA
7 42 (19.35%) 3G
8 40 (18.43%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 28 (12.90%) 3GPP
10 23 (10.60%) Radio Access Network
11 22 (10.14%) SMS
12 20 (9.22%) LAN
13 19 (8.76%) WAN
13 19 (8.76%) HSPA
14 18 (8.29%) SGSN
15 15 (6.91%) GGSN
16 12 (5.53%) 2G
17 11 (5.07%) CDMA
18 10 (4.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.84%) MySQL
3 4 (1.84%) Big Data
4 2 (0.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.92%) Log4Net
2 2 (0.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
General
1 109 (50.23%) Telecoms
2 31 (14.29%) Electronics
3 19 (8.76%) Marketing
4 9 (4.15%) Automotive
5 7 (3.23%) French Language
6 6 (2.76%) Multimedia
7 5 (2.30%) Games
7 5 (2.30%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (1.38%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.92%) German Language
9 2 (0.92%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Billing
10 1 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 42 (19.35%) Software Engineer
1 42 (19.35%) Test Engineer
2 35 (16.13%) Developer
3 33 (15.21%) Senior Test Engineer
4 29 (13.36%) Integration Engineer
4 29 (13.36%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 28 (12.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 26 (11.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 25 (11.52%) Support Engineer
8 20 (9.22%) Mobile Developer
9 19 (8.76%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 15 (6.91%) Technical Consultant
10 15 (6.91%) Network Engineer
10 15 (6.91%) Consultant
11 14 (6.45%) Sales Consultant
11 14 (6.45%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
11 14 (6.45%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 12 (5.53%) Software Developer
13 11 (5.07%) Performance Manager
13 11 (5.07%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.44%) .NET
2 13 (5.99%) .NET Framework
3 9 (4.15%) .NET Compact Framework
4 8 (3.69%) HTML5
4 8 (3.69%) HTML
4 8 (3.69%) XML
5 6 (2.76%) Web Services
6 5 (2.30%) REST
6 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (2.30%) SOAP
6 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.30%) WPF
6 5 (2.30%) Silverlight
6 5 (2.30%) WinForms
7 4 (1.84%) ODBC
8 3 (1.38%) WCF
9 2 (0.92%) NHibernate
9 2 (0.92%) WAP
9 2 (0.92%) Middleware
9 2 (0.92%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.14%) PDA
2 21 (9.68%) Smartphone
2 21 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 14 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.53%) Firmware
5 10 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.61%) Handset
6 7 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.30%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.84%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.84%) iPhone
8 4 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.92%) Home Automation
9 2 (0.92%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.46%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.46%) Telematics
10 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.50%) Windows
2 30 (13.82%) Windows Mobile
3 14 (6.45%) Android
4 10 (4.61%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.61%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.61%) Linux
5 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.23%) Solaris
6 7 (3.23%) Windows CE
7 6 (2.76%) Windows Phone
8 5 (2.30%) UNIX
9 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.38%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.67%) Software Engineering
2 31 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 31 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 28 (12.90%) System Testing
3 28 (12.90%) Demand Management
4 27 (12.44%) Risk Analysis
5 25 (11.52%) OO
6 21 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
7 18 (8.29%) Product Management
8 17 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.07%) TDD
10 11 (5.07%) Mobile Application Development
11 10 (4.61%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.15%) Project Management
12 9 (4.15%) Resource Management
13 7 (3.23%) Validation
14 6 (2.76%) Network Design
14 6 (2.76%) Test Scripting
15 5 (2.30%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.58%) C++
2 47 (21.66%) C
3 32 (14.75%) SQL
4 29 (13.36%) C#
5 28 (12.90%) Erlang
6 14 (6.45%) Embedded C
6 14 (6.45%) Java
7 7 (3.23%) Python
8 5 (2.30%) Tcl
8 5 (2.30%) TTCN
9 4 (1.84%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.38%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.38%) Perl
11 2 (0.92%) VBScript
11 2 (0.92%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 78 (35.94%) Degree
2 13 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.61%) CCNP
4 9 (4.15%) CCNA
5 4 (1.84%) MCSE
5 4 (1.84%) CCIE
5 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.84%) MCITP
6 3 (1.38%) ISEB
7 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.23%) Netcool
2 2 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.91%) Cisco
3 11 (5.07%) Motorola
4 8 (3.69%) Huawei
5 7 (3.23%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.76%) Oracle
7 5 (2.30%) HP
7 5 (2.30%) EMC
8 4 (1.84%) JBoss
8 4 (1.84%) VMware
8 4 (1.84%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.84%) SOTI
9 3 (1.38%) Opsware
9 3 (1.38%) F5
9 3 (1.38%) Apple
10 2 (0.92%) NEC
10 2 (0.92%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.92%) Nortel
10 2 (0.92%) Citrix
10 2 (0.92%) DevExpress
Winchester, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + Van + Overtime
Posted: 17 hours ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 18 hours ago
UK
Technology Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Prosper Consulting Ltd
Salary: corporate benefits, bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 7 days ago
Stafford
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension & Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
EE
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 22 days ago