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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 833 811 803
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 62 95 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.083% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.49% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 46 60 71
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £32,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +31.38%

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
19878 19343 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 16.87% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15842 15319 17776
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 £69,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -33 62 £35,000 -22.22% 8
South East +1 30 £42,250 -11.05% 5
Berkshire -3 15 £43,500 -3.33% 3
London 0 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Surrey - 7 £32,500 -
East of England -3 6 £21,000 -47.50% 2
South West -8 6 £21,000 -35.38%
Suffolk - 6 £21,000 - 1
Bristol 0 5 £21,000 -35.38%
Yorkshire -2 5 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 5 - -
Sheffield - 5 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
Slough +5 4 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Reading -12 4 £43,500 -
Ipswich - 4 £21,000 -
Epsom - 4 £32,500 -
North East - 3 £22,500 -
Newbury +16 2 - - 2
North West +10 2 £45,000 +8.43%
Cheshire +2 2 £45,000 +8.43%
Uxbridge - 2 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £22,000 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £21,250 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £22,000 -
Middlesex +9 1 £43,500 -
Amersham -3 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £45,000 -
Crawley - 1 £28,500 -
Gloucester - 1 - -

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 86 (55.84%) GSM
2 66 (42.86%) Wireless
3 53 (34.42%) Telecoms
4 51 (33.12%) UNIX
5 47 (30.52%) Windows
6 39 (25.32%) Degree
7 38 (24.68%) C
7 38 (24.68%) 3GPP
7 38 (24.68%) UMTS
7 38 (24.68%) WCDMA
8 36 (23.38%) Electronics
9 34 (22.08%) Linux
9 34 (22.08%) Internet
10 33 (21.43%) C++
11 31 (20.13%) SGSN
12 29 (18.83%) Firmware
13 28 (18.18%) Huawei
14 27 (17.53%) TCP/IP
15 26 (16.88%) Software Engineering
16 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
17 24 (15.58%) CDMA
17 24 (15.58%) HTML
17 24 (15.58%) Sybase
18 23 (14.94%) Ethernet
19 22 (14.29%) HTTP
20 21 (13.64%) LTE
21 20 (12.99%) Assembly Language
21 20 (12.99%) MySQL
21 20 (12.99%) XML
22 19 (12.34%) VPN

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (4.55%) Node.js
2 2 (1.30%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (55.84%) GSM
2 66 (42.86%) Wireless
3 38 (24.68%) 3GPP
3 38 (24.68%) UMTS
3 38 (24.68%) WCDMA
4 34 (22.08%) Internet
5 31 (20.13%) SGSN
6 27 (17.53%) TCP/IP
7 24 (15.58%) CDMA
8 23 (14.94%) Ethernet
9 22 (14.29%) HTTP
10 21 (13.64%) LTE
11 19 (12.34%) SS7
11 19 (12.34%) VPN
12 18 (11.69%) GGSN
13 17 (11.04%) SIGTRAN
14 16 (10.39%) Firewall
15 15 (9.74%) 3G
16 14 (9.09%) POP3
16 14 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.99%) MySQL
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.65%) UniData
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Bugzilla
2 7 (4.55%) TortoiseSVN
2 7 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (4.55%) LabVIEW
3 5 (3.25%) GDB
4 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (34.42%) Telecoms
2 36 (23.38%) Electronics
3 16 (10.39%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (14.94%) Software Engineer
1 23 (14.94%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Technical Support
2 20 (12.99%) Field Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 19 (12.34%) Technical Engineer
3 19 (12.34%) Field Service Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Technical Support Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) CS Core Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) Developer
6 10 (6.49%) Consultant
6 10 (6.49%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.19%) Embedded Software Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Transmission Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Firmware Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.58%) HTML
2 20 (12.99%) XML
3 17 (11.04%) .NET
4 14 (9.09%) MAPI
5 13 (8.44%) Web Services
6 12 (7.79%) REST
6 12 (7.79%) MFC
6 12 (7.79%) SOAP
7 10 (6.49%) LAMP
7 10 (6.49%) XML-RPC
8 8 (5.19%) XHTML
8 8 (5.19%) WAP
9 7 (4.55%) OpenMP
10 2 (1.30%) WPF
10 2 (1.30%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.30%) WinForms
10 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.30%) CSS
10 2 (1.30%) HTML5
10 2 (1.30%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.79%) Home Automation
3 11 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.84%) Smart Meter
5 8 (5.19%) Streaming Video
6 7 (4.55%) Verilog
6 7 (4.55%) SystemC
6 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.55%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.90%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.60%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.60%) Physics
9 3 (1.95%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.30%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.65%) PDA
11 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (33.12%) UNIX
2 47 (30.52%) Windows
3 34 (22.08%) Linux
4 16 (10.39%) Windows XP
5 14 (9.09%) Solaris
6 13 (8.44%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.14%) Android
8 10 (6.49%) Apple iOS
9 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (5.19%) Windows 2000
9 8 (5.19%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone 7
11 2 (1.30%) Windows CE
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.65%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) Software Engineering
2 15 (9.74%) Load Balancing
3 13 (8.44%) Project Management
4 11 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 10 (6.49%) Signal Processing
6 8 (5.19%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.55%) Memory Management
7 7 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.60%) Product Management
9 3 (1.95%) Android Development
9 3 (1.95%) iOS Development
9 3 (1.95%) Test Scripting
9 3 (1.95%) OpenUP
9 3 (1.95%) Test Strategy
9 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.30%) MVC
10 2 (1.30%) ITIL
10 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.30%) B2B
10 2 (1.30%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.68%) C
2 33 (21.43%) C++
3 20 (12.99%) Assembly Language
4 17 (11.04%) Embedded C
4 17 (11.04%) C#
5 15 (9.74%) Embedded C++
6 11 (7.14%) PHP
7 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.84%) Python
9 8 (5.19%) VBScript
9 8 (5.19%) Java
10 7 (4.55%) Fortran
10 7 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.60%) VB
12 3 (1.95%) SQL
13 2 (1.30%) Perl
14 1 (0.65%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 39 (25.32%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.25%) CCNA
4 2 (1.30%) MCSE
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.65%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.65%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.65%) CCIE
5 1 (0.65%) CCNP
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) JTAG
2 2 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (18.83%) Firmware
2 3 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (18.18%) Huawei
2 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
3 24 (15.58%) Sybase
4 18 (11.69%) Ericsson
5 16 (10.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 13 (8.44%) EMC
7 12 (7.79%) NEC
7 12 (7.79%) Lauterbach
8 8 (5.19%) Oracle
8 8 (5.19%) Cisco
9 7 (4.55%) Renesas
10 5 (3.25%) BT
11 4 (2.60%) HP
12 3 (1.95%) Juniper
12 3 (1.95%) VMware
13 2 (1.30%) Apple
13 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.65%) Nokia
14 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.65%) Perforce
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