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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 807 756 795
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +39
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 97 115 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 75 66 92
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +33.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £60,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £48,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-24.10% +45.52%

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
20862 19212 21438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.68% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16558 15532 17592
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -26 94 £35,000 -26.31% 9
South East -43 34 £40,000 -23.07% 6
Berkshire -8 18 £35,000 -35.18% 3
East of England +9 17 £47,500 -20.83% 1
West Midlands +8 16 £27,850 - 1
London -6 16 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Warwickshire - 15 £27,850 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 14 £52,500 +123.40% 1
Rugby - 10 £37,000 - 1
Peterborough - 8 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 7 £40,000 +31.14%
South West -13 7 £35,000 +37.25%
Bracknell - 7 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +6 6 £45,000 -
Cambridge +3 6 £61,250 +160.63%
Gloucestershire +1 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Cirencester - 5 £35,000 -
Nuneaton - 5 £27,850 -
Reading 0 3 £52,500 -12.50% 2
City of London -4 3 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire -13 3 £21,500 -14.00%
Yorkshire -39 3 £21,500 -54.73%
Suffolk - 3 £21,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £40,000 -
Bicester - 3 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £21,500 -
Doncaster - 3 £21,500 -
Scotland -17 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Glasgow -21 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Horsham - 2 £55,000 -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 87 (47.80%) GSM
2 71 (39.01%) Telecoms
3 64 (35.16%) UMTS
4 62 (34.07%) Degree
5 61 (33.52%) Wireless
6 52 (28.57%) Windows
7 51 (28.02%) SQL
8 44 (24.18%) Electronics
9 41 (22.53%) C
10 37 (20.33%) 3G
11 35 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 35 (19.23%) C++
12 34 (18.68%) Linux
12 34 (18.68%) Software Engineering
12 34 (18.68%) LTE
13 28 (15.38%) C#
14 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
14 27 (14.84%) 4G
15 25 (13.74%) Internet
16 24 (13.19%) Embedded C
17 23 (12.64%) VPN
17 23 (12.64%) WAN
18 22 (12.09%) Windows Mobile
18 22 (12.09%) WCDMA
19 21 (11.54%) 3GPP
19 21 (11.54%) LAN
19 21 (11.54%) 2G
20 20 (10.99%) Firewall
21 19 (10.44%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (10.44%) Android

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.40%) GroupWise
1 8 (4.40%) Lotus Domino
2 5 (2.75%) IIS
2 5 (2.75%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Office
2 5 (2.75%) AutoCAD
2 5 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (47.80%) GSM
2 64 (35.16%) UMTS
3 61 (33.52%) Wireless
4 37 (20.33%) 3G
5 35 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 34 (18.68%) LTE
7 27 (14.84%) 4G
8 25 (13.74%) Internet
9 23 (12.64%) VPN
9 23 (12.64%) WAN
10 22 (12.09%) WCDMA
11 21 (11.54%) 3GPP
11 21 (11.54%) LAN
11 21 (11.54%) 2G
12 20 (10.99%) Firewall
13 16 (8.79%) HTTP
14 15 (8.24%) Ethernet
15 14 (7.69%) SGSN
15 14 (7.69%) ISDN
16 13 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.85%) Big Data
3 5 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.20%) MS Access
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Subversion
2 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.75%) Bugzilla
2 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 71 (39.01%) Telecoms
2 44 (24.18%) Electronics
3 13 (7.14%) Marketing
4 8 (4.40%) French Language
5 6 (3.30%) Advertising
6 4 (2.20%) German Language
6 4 (2.20%) Italian Language
6 4 (2.20%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.10%) Games
7 2 (1.10%) Automotive
7 2 (1.10%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.03%) Software Engineer
2 23 (12.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 20 (10.99%) Developer
4 17 (9.34%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.79%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.24%) Network Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) Technical Support
8 11 (6.04%) Field Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Field Service Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Firmware Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Technical Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Performance Manager
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded C Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) C Software Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.95%) Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) Technical Support Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Administrator
11 8 (4.40%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.34%) .NET
2 8 (4.40%) MFC
2 8 (4.40%) XML
2 8 (4.40%) ODBC
3 7 (3.85%) HTML
4 5 (2.75%) Web Services
4 5 (2.75%) CSS
4 5 (2.75%) Ajax
5 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.65%) SOAP
6 3 (1.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.65%) WinForms
6 3 (1.65%) WPF
6 3 (1.65%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.65%) REST
7 2 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.10%) ServiceStack
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) Management Information System
1 15 (8.24%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.14%) Firmware
3 10 (5.49%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (5.49%) Smartphone
4 9 (4.95%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.95%) PDA
4 9 (4.95%) Smart Meter
5 8 (4.40%) Home Automation
5 8 (4.40%) iPhone
6 7 (3.85%) Telematics
7 6 (3.30%) Statistics
8 5 (2.75%) Physics
9 4 (2.20%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.65%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.65%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.57%) Windows
2 34 (18.68%) Linux
3 22 (12.09%) Windows Mobile
4 19 (10.44%) Android
5 16 (8.79%) UNIX
6 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.04%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.04%) Apple iOS
8 8 (4.40%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (2.75%) SUSE
10 5 (2.75%) Debian
11 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.20%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.20%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.20%) Solaris
12 3 (1.65%) Windows CE
12 3 (1.65%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.68%) Software Engineering
2 15 (8.24%) ITIL
2 15 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.14%) Product Management
4 12 (6.59%) Service Management
4 12 (6.59%) Project Management
4 12 (6.59%) OO
5 11 (6.04%) TDD
6 10 (5.49%) Embedded Software Development
6 10 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (4.95%) Resource Management
8 8 (4.40%) Software Distribution
8 8 (4.40%) Performance Management
9 7 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.85%) Network Design
9 7 (3.85%) Android Development
9 7 (3.85%) iOS Development
10 6 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.02%) SQL
2 41 (22.53%) C
3 35 (19.23%) C++
4 28 (15.38%) C#
5 24 (13.19%) Embedded C
6 14 (7.69%) Perl
7 12 (6.59%) Python
8 10 (5.49%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.49%) Java
9 8 (4.40%) Assembly Language
9 8 (4.40%) Embedded C++
10 5 (2.75%) PHP
10 5 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.55%) Tcl
12 1 (0.55%) Erlang
12 1 (0.55%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 62 (34.07%) Degree
2 19 (10.44%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (9.34%) CCNP
4 14 (7.69%) CCNA
5 13 (7.14%) CCIE
6 12 (6.59%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.40%) MCITP
8 8 (4.40%) MCSE
9 7 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.75%) HND
11 4 (2.20%) ISEB
11 4 (2.20%) HNC
12 3 (1.65%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.10%) MCTS
13 2 (1.10%) MCAD
14 1 (0.55%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.24%) SLA
2 4 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) Samba
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.85%) Netcool
2 4 (2.20%) Nagios
3 2 (1.10%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.10%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (9.89%) Cisco
1 18 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.14%) Oracle
2 13 (7.14%) EMC
3 8 (4.40%) MobileIron
3 8 (4.40%) SOTI
3 8 (4.40%) NEC
4 7 (3.85%) Citrix
4 7 (3.85%) VMware
5 6 (3.30%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.75%) Adobe
6 5 (2.75%) Huawei
7 4 (2.20%) Google
7 4 (2.20%) HP
7 4 (2.20%) JBoss
7 4 (2.20%) Sybase
8 3 (1.65%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) F5
9 2 (1.10%) Apple
9 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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