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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 862 858 789
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -69
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 36 75 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.062% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 21 60 63
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,785 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,062 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%

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
19046 20783 20841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 17.29% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15524 16627 16896
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,279 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2015 within the UK.

GPRS Salary Histogram in the UK

GPRS
Top 26 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 30 June 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 -2 35 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North West - 16 £37,500 -
Manchester - 9 £30,000 -
South East -13 8 £40,000 - 2
Cheshire - 7 £52,500 -
London +5 5 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Gloucester - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £24,500 -38.75%
Berkshire -17 2 - - 1
Runcorn - 2 £52,500 -
Feltham - 2 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
East of England +1 1 £140,000 +180.00% 2
Slough -1 1 - -
Reading -13 1 - -
Romsey - 1 £45,000 - 1
Essex - 1 £140,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £52,500 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £24,500 -
Harlow - 1 £140,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 57 (58.76%) GSM
2 37 (38.14%) UMTS
3 32 (32.99%) Windows
4 29 (29.90%) Linux
5 28 (28.87%) Telecoms
6 27 (27.84%) C++
6 27 (27.84%) C
7 25 (25.77%) Wireless
8 24 (24.74%) Software Engineering
9 23 (23.71%) Electronics
9 23 (23.71%) Android
10 20 (20.62%) C#
10 20 (20.62%) .NET
10 20 (20.62%) LTE
11 18 (18.56%) Windows Mobile
11 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
11 18 (18.56%) HTML
12 17 (17.53%) UNIX
12 17 (17.53%) 3G
12 17 (17.53%) SGSN
13 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
13 16 (16.49%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
14 15 (15.46%) Ethernet
14 15 (15.46%) HTTP
14 15 (15.46%) Java
14 15 (15.46%) Degree
15 14 (14.43%) CDMA
15 14 (14.43%) Internet
16 13 (13.40%) Microsoft

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4 (4.12%) Node.js
2 1 (1.03%) IIS
2 1 (1.03%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 57 (58.76%) GSM
2 37 (38.14%) UMTS
3 25 (25.77%) Wireless
4 20 (20.62%) LTE
5 17 (17.53%) SGSN
5 17 (17.53%) 3G
6 16 (16.49%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (15.46%) Ethernet
7 15 (15.46%) HTTP
7 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
8 14 (14.43%) Internet
8 14 (14.43%) CDMA
9 12 (12.37%) VPN
10 11 (11.34%) MPLS
10 11 (11.34%) Bluetooth
10 11 (11.34%) Firewall
11 10 (10.31%) VLAN
11 10 (10.31%) IMAP
11 10 (10.31%) POP3
11 10 (10.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) MySQL
3 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.03%) UniData
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.12%) LabVIEW
2 4 (4.12%) Bugzilla
2 4 (4.12%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 28 (28.87%) Telecoms
2 23 (23.71%) Electronics
3 9 (9.28%) Multimedia
4 8 (8.25%) Finance
4 8 (8.25%) Automotive
5 5 (5.15%) Marketing
6 2 (2.06%) Games
7 1 (1.03%) Billing
7 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Software Engineer
2 16 (16.49%) Field Engineer
3 14 (14.43%) Field Service Engineer
4 12 (12.37%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (12.37%) Technical Support
5 10 (10.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Graduate
8 5 (5.15%) Development Manager
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.15%) Software Development Manager
8 5 (5.15%) Software Manager
8 5 (5.15%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Transmission Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 4 (4.12%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (4.12%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.62%) .NET
2 18 (18.56%) HTML
3 10 (10.31%) MAPI
4 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.25%) Flash
5 8 (8.25%) J2ME
5 8 (8.25%) OpenGL
5 8 (8.25%) Middleware
5 8 (8.25%) UIQ
5 8 (8.25%) Series 60
5 8 (8.25%) SVG
5 8 (8.25%) BREW
5 8 (8.25%) Qt
5 8 (8.25%) OpenAL
5 8 (8.25%) OpenCL
6 5 (5.15%) MFC
6 5 (5.15%) XML
7 4 (4.12%) WAP
7 4 (4.12%) .NET Compact Framework
7 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Mobile App
2 10 (10.31%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.28%) iPhone
3 9 (9.28%) Device Driver
4 8 (8.25%) MPEG
4 8 (8.25%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (5.15%) Home Automation
6 4 (4.12%) SystemC
6 4 (4.12%) Verilog
6 4 (4.12%) Data Structures
6 4 (4.12%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.09%) SCADA
7 3 (3.09%) Streaming Video
7 3 (3.09%) Telematics
8 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.06%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.06%) Physics
8 2 (2.06%) Handset
8 2 (2.06%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.99%) Windows
2 29 (29.90%) Linux
3 23 (23.71%) Android
4 18 (18.56%) Windows Mobile
5 17 (17.53%) UNIX
6 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
7 13 (13.40%) Apple iOS
8 10 (10.31%) Solaris
9 9 (9.28%) Windows CE
9 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (8.25%) Nucleus RTOS
10 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
10 8 (8.25%) Windows 8
11 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (4.12%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000
13 3 (3.09%) Windows NT
14 2 (2.06%) Windows Phone 7
14 2 (2.06%) Windows Phone
15 1 (1.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.74%) Software Engineering
2 10 (10.31%) Load Balancing
2 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.25%) Speech Recognition
3 8 (8.25%) Validation
3 8 (8.25%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (8.25%) DRM
3 8 (8.25%) Software Testing
3 8 (8.25%) Mentoring
4 7 (7.22%) Capacity Management
5 6 (6.19%) Signal Processing
5 6 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.19%) ETL
6 5 (5.15%) Project Management
6 5 (5.15%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (4.12%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (4.12%) Memory Management
7 4 (4.12%) Web Development
8 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) C++
1 27 (27.84%) C
2 20 (20.62%) C#
3 15 (15.46%) Java
4 10 (10.31%) SQL
4 10 (10.31%) Assembly Language
5 6 (6.19%) Embedded C
5 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.15%) Embedded C++
7 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.12%) Python
7 4 (4.12%) Fortran
7 4 (4.12%) ANSI C
8 3 (3.09%) PHP
8 3 (3.09%) VBScript
9 2 (2.06%) VB
10 1 (1.03%) VC++
10 1 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (1.03%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (15.46%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) CCNA
2 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) JTAG
3 2 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (1.03%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Firmware
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.03%) Netcool
3 1 (1.03%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) EMC
2 10 (10.31%) Huawei
3 8 (8.25%) Symbian
4 7 (7.22%) HP
5 6 (6.19%) VMware
5 6 (6.19%) BT
6 5 (5.15%) NEC
6 5 (5.15%) Dell
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) Lauterbach
7 4 (4.12%) Renesas
8 3 (3.09%) Sybase
8 3 (3.09%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.06%) Cisco
9 2 (2.06%) Apple
10 1 (1.03%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.03%) Amdocs
10 1 (1.03%) Telerik
10 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
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