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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 835 835 806
Rank change year-on-year
0 -29
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 55 98 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.082% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.48% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 36 58 68
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £51,500 £57,150
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%

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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -21 55 £32,500 -18.75% 12
South East -6 25 £41,000 -8.88% 9
Berkshire -21 11 £43,500 -3.33% 5
South West -18 8 £21,000 -35.38%
London +20 6 £33,000 -12.00%
East of England +10 5 £21,000 -47.50%
Bristol -3 5 £21,000 -35.38%
Buckinghamshire -14 5 - - 2
Suffolk - 5 £21,000 -
Surrey - 5 £32,500 - 1
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
North West +16 3 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Yorkshire +3 3 £35,000 -
Reading -16 3 £43,500 +45.00% 2
Sheffield - 3 £35,000 -
Gloucester - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 £21,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Newbury +12 2 - -
Cheshire +11 2 £45,000 +8.43%
Slough +2 2 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £22,000 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £21,250 -
North East - 2 £22,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £22,000 - 1
Amersham -1 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £45,000 -
Crawley - 1 £28,500 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 72 (54.14%) GSM
2 52 (39.10%) Wireless
3 47 (35.34%) Telecoms
4 40 (30.08%) UNIX
4 40 (30.08%) Windows
5 36 (27.07%) Electronics
6 35 (26.32%) C
7 34 (25.56%) Degree
8 30 (22.56%) C++
8 30 (22.56%) Internet
9 29 (21.80%) UMTS
10 28 (21.05%) Linux
11 26 (19.55%) WCDMA
11 26 (19.55%) 3GPP
11 26 (19.55%) TCP/IP
11 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
11 26 (19.55%) SGSN
12 24 (18.05%) Huawei
12 24 (18.05%) Firmware
13 23 (17.29%) Ethernet
14 22 (16.54%) CDMA
14 22 (16.54%) HTML
14 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
15 20 (15.04%) Assembly Language
15 20 (15.04%) HTTP
16 19 (14.29%) 3G
17 18 (13.53%) C#
17 18 (13.53%) .NET
17 18 (13.53%) Sybase
17 18 (13.53%) LTE

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.26%) Node.js
2 2 (1.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (54.14%) GSM
2 52 (39.10%) Wireless
3 30 (22.56%) Internet
4 29 (21.80%) UMTS
5 26 (19.55%) WCDMA
5 26 (19.55%) 3GPP
5 26 (19.55%) TCP/IP
5 26 (19.55%) SGSN
6 23 (17.29%) Ethernet
7 22 (16.54%) CDMA
8 20 (15.04%) HTTP
9 19 (14.29%) 3G
10 18 (13.53%) LTE
11 16 (12.03%) SS7
12 15 (11.28%) Firewall
13 14 (10.53%) GGSN
13 14 (10.53%) VPN
14 13 (9.77%) POP3
14 13 (9.77%) SMTP
14 13 (9.77%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.28%) MySQL
2 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) UniData
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (5.26%) LabVIEW
1 7 (5.26%) Bugzilla
1 7 (5.26%) TortoiseSVN
2 5 (3.76%) GDB
3 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (35.34%) Telecoms
2 36 (27.07%) Electronics
3 11 (8.27%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.05%) Software Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Field Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 19 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
4 18 (13.53%) Support Engineer
4 18 (13.53%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Technical Support Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) CS Core Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (6.02%) Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Firmware Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Support Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Support Consultant
11 4 (3.01%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.54%) HTML
2 18 (13.53%) .NET
3 14 (10.53%) XML
4 13 (9.77%) MAPI
5 12 (9.02%) MFC
6 10 (7.52%) Web Services
7 8 (6.02%) REST
7 8 (6.02%) SOAP
8 7 (5.26%) OpenMP
9 6 (4.51%) LAMP
9 6 (4.51%) XML-RPC
9 6 (4.51%) XHTML
9 6 (4.51%) WAP
10 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.26%) HTML5
11 2 (1.50%) ServiceStack
11 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.50%) CSS
11 2 (1.50%) WinForms
11 2 (1.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (9.02%) Home Automation
3 8 (6.02%) Smart Meter
3 8 (6.02%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 7 (5.26%) SystemC
4 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.26%) Verilog
5 6 (4.51%) Streaming Video
6 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.01%) Physics
8 3 (2.26%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.50%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.75%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.08%) UNIX
1 40 (30.08%) Windows
2 28 (21.05%) Linux
3 17 (12.78%) Windows XP
4 15 (11.28%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.77%) Solaris
6 11 (8.27%) Android
7 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.52%) Apple iOS
8 7 (5.26%) Windows 2000
8 7 (5.26%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.26%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (1.50%) Windows CE
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) Software Engineering
2 14 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 13 (9.77%) Project Management
4 12 (9.02%) Capacity Management
5 8 (6.02%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.26%) Memory Management
6 7 (5.26%) Signal Processing
7 4 (3.01%) Product Management
8 3 (2.26%) Android Development
8 3 (2.26%) iOS Development
8 3 (2.26%) Network Planning
8 3 (2.26%) Multithreading
8 3 (2.26%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.50%) MVC
9 2 (1.50%) B2B
9 2 (1.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (1.50%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.50%) MVVM
9 2 (1.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.32%) C
2 30 (22.56%) C++
3 20 (15.04%) Assembly Language
4 18 (13.53%) C#
5 17 (12.78%) Embedded C
6 15 (11.28%) Embedded C++
7 9 (6.77%) Java
8 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.02%) Python
9 7 (5.26%) Fortran
9 7 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.26%) PHP
10 6 (4.51%) VBScript
11 3 (2.26%) VB
11 3 (2.26%) SQL
12 2 (1.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.75%) VC++
13 1 (0.75%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 34 (25.56%) Degree
2 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.50%) MCSE
3 2 (1.50%) CCNA
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB
4 1 (0.75%) CCIE
4 1 (0.75%) CCNP
4 1 (0.75%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) JTAG
2 2 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (18.05%) Firmware
2 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (18.05%) Huawei
2 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.53%) Sybase
4 15 (11.28%) EMC
5 14 (10.53%) Ericsson
6 12 (9.02%) NEC
6 12 (9.02%) Lauterbach
7 11 (8.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (7.52%) Oracle
9 7 (5.26%) BT
9 7 (5.26%) Renesas
10 5 (3.76%) VMware
10 5 (3.76%) HP
11 4 (3.01%) Cisco
12 3 (2.26%) Dell
12 3 (2.26%) Juniper
13 2 (1.50%) Apple
13 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.75%) Nokia
14 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newton Blue
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £300 - £350 per annum + gain experience working with VoLTE
Posted: 25 days ago