The table below looks at the statistics for SGSN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 867 871 843
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 20 23 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.021% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 20
Average salary £43,500 £48,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £28,950 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,850 £65,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-13.00% +5.26%

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
19215 18159 21469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.95% 16.96% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15412 14209 17542
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SGSN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SGSN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SGSN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK.

SGSN Salary Trend in the UK

SGSN
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 +19 20 £43,500 -10.76% 2
South East -22 18 £43,500 -13.00%
Berkshire +2 16 £43,500 -0.57%
Reading -3 7 £43,500 -
Slough - 3 £43,500 -
Newbury -4 1 £35,000 +79.48%
Bracknell - 1 £37,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £43,500 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SGSN 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 SGSN.

1 35 (74.47%) GPRS
2 32 (68.09%) GGSN
3 29 (61.70%) UNIX
4 28 (59.57%) GSM
5 25 (53.19%) Telecoms
6 23 (48.94%) Internet
7 20 (42.55%) Firewall
7 20 (42.55%) CDMA
7 20 (42.55%) Linux
8 19 (40.43%) Solaris
8 19 (40.43%) VPN
8 19 (40.43%) Wireless
8 19 (40.43%) VLAN
9 18 (38.30%) Load Balancing
9 18 (38.30%) IMAP
9 18 (38.30%) MAPI
9 18 (38.30%) HTML
9 18 (38.30%) POP3
9 18 (38.30%) SMTP
9 18 (38.30%) HTTP
10 17 (36.17%) 3GPP
11 16 (34.04%) WCDMA
12 13 (27.66%) Huawei
13 11 (23.40%) UMTS
13 11 (23.40%) Windows
14 10 (21.28%) LTE
14 10 (21.28%) 3G
15 9 (19.15%) Sybase
15 9 (19.15%) MGW
16 8 (17.02%) Capacity Management

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SGSN 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 SGSN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 35 (74.47%) GPRS
2 32 (68.09%) GGSN
3 28 (59.57%) GSM
4 23 (48.94%) Internet
5 20 (42.55%) Firewall
5 20 (42.55%) CDMA
6 19 (40.43%) Wireless
6 19 (40.43%) VPN
6 19 (40.43%) VLAN
7 18 (38.30%) IMAP
7 18 (38.30%) POP3
7 18 (38.30%) SMTP
7 18 (38.30%) HTTP
8 17 (36.17%) 3GPP
9 16 (34.04%) WCDMA
10 11 (23.40%) UMTS
11 10 (21.28%) 3G
11 10 (21.28%) LTE
12 9 (19.15%) MGW
13 8 (17.02%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) DTS
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 25 (53.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (17.02%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Support Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Technical Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Technical Support
4 7 (14.89%) Technical Support Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Design Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Design Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.13%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Sales Director
8 1 (2.13%) Technical Director
8 1 (2.13%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
1 18 (38.30%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) UNIX
2 20 (42.55%) Linux
3 19 (40.43%) Solaris
4 11 (23.40%) Windows
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Load Balancing
2 8 (17.02%) Capacity Management
3 5 (10.64%) Validation
4 2 (4.26%) Network Design
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Perl
2 3 (6.38%) C
2 3 (6.38%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) VCP4
2 1 (2.13%) HND
2 1 (2.13%) CCIP
2 1 (2.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.13%) CCDA
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Huawei
2 9 (19.15%) Sybase
3 8 (17.02%) Ericsson
4 7 (14.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) NetHawk
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.13%) Comverse
6 1 (2.13%) Cerillion
6 1 (2.13%) Nokia
6 1 (2.13%) Siemens
6 1 (2.13%) Lotus
6 1 (2.13%) Sage
6 1 (2.13%) Radware
6 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
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