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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 807 745 825
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +80
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 96 122 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.66% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 91
Average salary £38,000 £50,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +35.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £50,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +47.05%

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
20588 18498 22214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.38% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16296 14999 18186
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 15 September 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 15 September 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
(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 -58 92 £37,500 -25.00% 13
South East -45 35 £50,000 -3.84% 6
Berkshire +4 20 £40,000 -27.27% 4
West Midlands +12 17 £27,850 - 1
East of England -11 16 £43,750 -32.69% 5
Warwickshire - 15 £27,850 - 1
London -22 14 £38,750 -13.88%
Cambridgeshire +11 13 £50,000 +31.57% 3
Rugby - 10 £37,000 -
Peterborough - 9 £40,000 -
South West -19 7 £35,000 +12.00%
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £24,000 -47.82%
Oxfordshire +3 5 £50,000 - 1
Bracknell +3 5 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire -3 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Cirencester - 5 £35,000 -
Nuneaton - 5 £27,850 - 1
Cambridge -2 4 £60,000 +57.89% 3
Reading -3 3 £52,500 -12.50%
South Yorkshire -15 3 £21,500 -14.00%
Yorkshire -30 3 £21,500 -54.73%
West Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
Suffolk - 3 £21,500 -
Doncaster - 3 £21,500 -
Maidenhead - 3 £50,000 -
Horsham - 3 £55,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £21,500 -
City of London +16 2 £37,500 -
Slough +7 2 £38,500 -45.00% 2
Newbury -5 2 £47,500 -12.03%

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 81 (45.76%) GSM
2 69 (38.98%) Telecoms
3 60 (33.90%) Wireless
3 60 (33.90%) Degree
4 57 (32.20%) UMTS
5 50 (28.25%) SQL
6 48 (27.12%) Windows
7 43 (24.29%) Electronics
8 40 (22.60%) C
8 40 (22.60%) TCP/IP
8 40 (22.60%) 3G
9 36 (20.34%) C++
10 35 (19.77%) Linux
10 35 (19.77%) Software Engineering
11 32 (18.08%) Internet
12 31 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (16.38%) Firewall
13 29 (16.38%) LTE
14 28 (15.82%) VPN
15 26 (14.69%) WAN
15 26 (14.69%) 4G
16 25 (14.12%) C#
16 25 (14.12%) SQL Server
17 24 (13.56%) LAN
17 24 (13.56%) Embedded C
18 20 (11.30%) 2G
18 20 (11.30%) 3GPP
18 20 (11.30%) Android
19 19 (10.73%) WCDMA
19 19 (10.73%) HTTP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (4.52%) Lotus Domino
1 8 (4.52%) GroupWise
2 7 (3.95%) IIS
3 5 (2.82%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.82%) MS Office
2 5 (2.82%) AutoCAD
2 5 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (45.76%) GSM
2 60 (33.90%) Wireless
3 57 (32.20%) UMTS
4 40 (22.60%) TCP/IP
4 40 (22.60%) 3G
5 32 (18.08%) Internet
6 29 (16.38%) LTE
6 29 (16.38%) Firewall
7 28 (15.82%) VPN
8 26 (14.69%) WAN
8 26 (14.69%) 4G
9 24 (13.56%) LAN
10 20 (11.30%) 3GPP
10 20 (11.30%) 2G
11 19 (10.73%) WCDMA
11 19 (10.73%) HTTP
12 17 (9.60%) SGSN
13 16 (9.04%) Ethernet
14 15 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (7.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.95%) Big Data
3 5 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.26%) MS Access
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.65%) Subversion
2 5 (2.82%) Bugzilla
2 5 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.13%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.13%) JIRA
General
1 69 (38.98%) Telecoms
2 43 (24.29%) Electronics
3 14 (7.91%) Marketing
4 9 (5.08%) French Language
5 6 (3.39%) German Language
6 5 (2.82%) Advertising
7 4 (2.26%) Italian Language
7 4 (2.26%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.13%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (1.13%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Automotive
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.51%) Software Engineer
2 24 (13.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 18 (10.17%) Developer
4 15 (8.47%) Network Engineer
5 14 (7.91%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.21%) Field Engineer
6 11 (6.21%) Technical Support
6 11 (6.21%) Field Service Engineer
6 11 (6.21%) Test Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Software Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Embedded C Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Firmware Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Administrator
9 8 (4.52%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.95%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Principal Software Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) .NET
2 10 (5.65%) HTML
3 8 (4.52%) MFC
3 8 (4.52%) ODBC
4 5 (2.82%) Ajax
4 5 (2.82%) CSS
4 5 (2.82%) XML
5 4 (2.26%) Web Services
6 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.69%) MAPI
6 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.13%) WAP
8 1 (0.56%) SyncML
8 1 (0.56%) WinForms
8 1 (0.56%) WPF
8 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.56%) WML
8 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.34%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.21%) Firmware
5 10 (5.65%) Smartphone
6 9 (5.08%) Blackberry
6 9 (5.08%) Smart Meter
6 9 (5.08%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (4.52%) iPhone
7 8 (4.52%) Home Automation
8 6 (3.39%) Telematics
8 6 (3.39%) PDA
8 6 (3.39%) Statistics
9 5 (2.82%) Physics
10 4 (2.26%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.12%) Windows
2 35 (19.77%) Linux
3 20 (11.30%) Android
4 19 (10.73%) Windows Mobile
5 18 (10.17%) UNIX
6 14 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.21%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.65%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.52%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (2.82%) SUSE
11 5 (2.82%) Debian
11 5 (2.82%) Solaris
12 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.26%) Windows NT
12 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.13%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.56%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.56%) bada
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.77%) Software Engineering
2 31 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.04%) ITIL
4 14 (7.91%) Project Management
5 12 (6.78%) TDD
6 11 (6.21%) Service Management
6 11 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (6.21%) OO
6 11 (6.21%) Product Management
6 11 (6.21%) Embedded Software Development
7 9 (5.08%) Resource Management
8 8 (4.52%) Software Distribution
9 7 (3.95%) Android Development
9 7 (3.95%) iOS Development
9 7 (3.95%) Performance Management
9 7 (3.95%) Network Design
9 7 (3.95%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.39%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.25%) SQL
2 40 (22.60%) C
3 36 (20.34%) C++
4 25 (14.12%) C#
5 24 (13.56%) Embedded C
6 15 (8.47%) Perl
7 11 (6.21%) Python
8 9 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.52%) Embedded C++
9 8 (4.52%) Assembly Language
9 8 (4.52%) Java
10 5 (2.82%) PHP
10 5 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 60 (33.90%) Degree
2 18 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (9.60%) CCNP
4 14 (7.91%) CCNA
4 14 (7.91%) CCIE
5 12 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.52%) MCSE
7 8 (4.52%) MCITP
8 7 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.82%) HND
10 4 (2.26%) HNC
11 3 (1.69%) ISEB
11 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.13%) MCAD
12 2 (1.13%) MCTS
12 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Samba
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) Netcool
2 4 (2.26%) Nagios
3 2 (1.13%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.04%) Cisco
3 13 (7.34%) EMC
4 12 (6.78%) Oracle
5 8 (4.52%) NEC
5 8 (4.52%) MobileIron
5 8 (4.52%) SOTI
6 7 (3.95%) Citrix
7 6 (3.39%) VMware
8 5 (2.82%) Huawei
8 5 (2.82%) Adobe
8 5 (2.82%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.26%) Sybase
9 4 (2.26%) Google
10 3 (1.69%) HP
10 3 (1.69%) SAP
10 3 (1.69%) JBoss
11 2 (1.13%) Nortel
11 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.56%) SGI
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
EE
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Borehamwood
Everything Everywhere
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexi-time
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Emsworth
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago