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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 882 915 912
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 70 56 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.050% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 45 36 57
Average salary £57,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.92% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £21,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%

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
17870 20312 20456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.27% 18.30% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 16091 16199
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 April 2016 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 28 April 2016. 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 +43 65 £57,500 +76.92% 2
South East +38 35 £58,750 +43.29% 1
London +36 25 £58,750 +78.03%
Berkshire +27 24 £60,000 +37.93% 1
Reading +20 14 £52,500 +20.68% 1
Feltham - 9 £57,500 -
Surrey -2 7 £45,000 +38.46%
Thatcham - 5 £60,000 -
Guildford - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £65,000 -
Bristol -2 3 £42,750 +103.57%
South West -2 3 £42,750 +103.57%
Newbury -3 2 £47,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £67,500 -
North West +31 1 £57,500 +27.77%
Manchester +10 1 £57,500 -
East of England +3 1 £65,000 +209.52%
Bedfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Brighton - 1 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £52,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £30,000 -
Bedford - 1 £65,000 -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 68 (59.13%) GSM
2 56 (48.70%) 3G
3 52 (45.22%) Telecoms
4 46 (40.00%) UMTS
5 43 (37.39%) Degree
6 31 (26.96%) WCDMA
6 31 (26.96%) Cisco
7 28 (24.35%) LTE
8 27 (23.48%) VoIP
8 27 (23.48%) ISDN
8 27 (23.48%) Windows
9 26 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (22.61%) Wireless
10 25 (21.74%) MPLS
10 25 (21.74%) Sybase
10 25 (21.74%) VPN
11 24 (20.87%) Unix
12 23 (20.00%) CDMA
12 23 (20.00%) Ethernet
12 23 (20.00%) DSL
13 22 (19.13%) PSTN
13 22 (19.13%) Firewall
13 22 (19.13%) Cisco PIX
13 22 (19.13%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (19.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (18.26%) Nokia
15 20 (17.39%) Electronics
15 20 (17.39%) 4G
16 19 (16.52%) 2G
16 19 (16.52%) 3GPP

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (1.74%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 68 (59.13%) GSM
2 56 (48.70%) 3G
3 46 (40.00%) UMTS
4 31 (26.96%) WCDMA
5 28 (24.35%) LTE
6 27 (23.48%) ISDN
6 27 (23.48%) VoIP
7 26 (22.61%) Wireless
8 25 (21.74%) MPLS
8 25 (21.74%) VPN
9 23 (20.00%) CDMA
9 23 (20.00%) DSL
9 23 (20.00%) Ethernet
10 22 (19.13%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (19.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (19.13%) Cisco PIX
10 22 (19.13%) Firewall
10 22 (19.13%) PSTN
11 20 (17.39%) 4G
12 19 (16.52%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.74%) Big Data
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) eggPlant
2 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.87%) Selenium
General
1 52 (45.22%) Telecoms
2 20 (17.39%) Electronics
3 13 (11.30%) Games
4 10 (8.70%) Automotive
5 7 (6.09%) Finance
6 4 (3.48%) Billing
7 2 (1.74%) Back Office
7 2 (1.74%) French Language
7 2 (1.74%) Legal
7 2 (1.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.87%) Advertising
8 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.91%) Core Network Engineer
2 16 (13.91%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
4 14 (12.17%) Technical Support
4 14 (12.17%) Technical Support Engineer
5 13 (11.30%) Network Manager
6 11 (9.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Architect
8 9 (7.83%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Test Leader
9 8 (6.96%) Mobile Engineer
9 8 (6.96%) Test Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Consultant
10 7 (6.09%) VoLTE Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Firmware Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) 802.1X
2 12 (10.43%) HTML
3 10 (8.70%) XML
4 6 (5.22%) SOAP
5 3 (2.61%) MEAP
6 2 (1.74%) .NET
6 2 (1.74%) CSS
6 2 (1.74%) Doctrine
6 2 (1.74%) jQuery
6 2 (1.74%) JSON
6 2 (1.74%) OAuth
6 2 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.74%) REST
6 2 (1.74%) Symfony
6 2 (1.74%) Twig
6 2 (1.74%) WAP
7 1 (0.87%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.17%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.96%) Web 2.0
4 7 (6.09%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.09%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.48%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.74%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.74%) EPoS
6 2 (1.74%) iPhone
6 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.74%) Physics
6 2 (1.74%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.74%) Telematics
7 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.48%) Windows
2 24 (20.87%) Unix
3 14 (12.17%) Windows 2000
3 14 (12.17%) Windows NT
4 10 (8.70%) Linux
5 9 (7.83%) Solaris
6 7 (6.09%) Android
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.22%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.87%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.17%) Network Architecture
1 14 (12.17%) Project Management
2 13 (11.30%) Presales
3 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.70%) Network Design
5 10 (8.70%) Network Management
6 9 (7.83%) Validation
7 8 (6.96%) Defect Management
7 8 (6.96%) Performance Management
7 8 (6.96%) Test Planning
7 8 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (6.09%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.22%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (5.22%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.35%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.35%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.48%) MVC
11 4 (3.48%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.78%) C
2 9 (7.83%) C++
3 8 (6.96%) Embedded C
4 7 (6.09%) SQL
5 5 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (1.74%) Java
6 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) PHP 5
6 2 (1.74%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (37.39%) Degree
2 26 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (14.78%) CCNP
4 15 (13.04%) CCNA
5 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (10.43%) CCSA
6 12 (10.43%) CCSP
6 12 (10.43%) MCSA
7 7 (6.09%) CCIE
7 7 (6.09%) ISEB
7 7 (6.09%) ISTQB
7 7 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.87%) HNC
10 1 (0.87%) HND
10 1 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) GMP
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Firmware
2 5 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.96%) Nagios
3 1 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Cisco
2 25 (21.74%) Sybase
3 21 (18.26%) Nokia
4 16 (13.91%) Microsoft
5 15 (13.04%) HP
6 14 (12.17%) Huawei
7 13 (11.30%) CheckPoint
7 13 (11.30%) Juniper
7 13 (11.30%) Oracle
8 11 (9.57%) IronPort
9 8 (6.96%) Blue Coat
10 7 (6.09%) Sourcefire
11 6 (5.22%) Atmel
11 6 (5.22%) EMC
12 5 (4.35%) Dell
12 5 (4.35%) Ericsson
12 5 (4.35%) VMware
13 3 (2.61%) Syclo
14 1 (0.87%) F5
14 1 (0.87%) GENBAND
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