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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 889 902 871
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 8 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.12% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 9
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
18671 20963 20088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 17.75% 18.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15396 16704 16131
Average salary £45,000 £44,021 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +0.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 5 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 5 August 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 +15 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Berkshire +1 6 £50,000 -
South East 0 6 £50,000 -
Reading -11 5 £50,000 -
London +5 1 - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 19 (82.61%) GGSN
2 17 (73.91%) GPRS
3 11 (47.83%) GSM
4 10 (43.48%) Wireless
5 9 (39.13%) Huawei
6 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
7 7 (30.43%) Ericsson
7 7 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 6 (26.09%) MVNO
8 6 (26.09%) VLAN
8 6 (26.09%) Nokia
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) UNIX
8 6 (26.09%) Solaris
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) 3GPP
8 6 (26.09%) UMTS
8 6 (26.09%) WCDMA
8 6 (26.09%) CDMA
8 6 (26.09%) VPN
9 5 (21.74%) MAPI
9 5 (21.74%) WAP
9 5 (21.74%) HTTP
9 5 (21.74%) POP3
9 5 (21.74%) SMTP
9 5 (21.74%) HTML
9 5 (21.74%) Internet
9 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
9 5 (21.74%) IMAP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) GGSN
2 17 (73.91%) GPRS
3 11 (47.83%) GSM
4 10 (43.48%) Wireless
5 7 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (26.09%) MVNO
6 6 (26.09%) VLAN
6 6 (26.09%) CDMA
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) 3GPP
6 6 (26.09%) UMTS
6 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) WCDMA
7 5 (21.74%) POP3
7 5 (21.74%) SMTP
7 5 (21.74%) HTTP
7 5 (21.74%) Internet
7 5 (21.74%) IMAP
8 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) WAP
1 5 (21.74%) MAPI
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Solaris
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCIP
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) CCDA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Huawei
2 7 (30.43%) Ericsson
3 6 (26.09%) Nokia
4 2 (8.70%) NetHawk
5 1 (4.35%) Radware
5 1 (4.35%) Sybase
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper