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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 884 893 883
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 11 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.062% 0.11% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 7
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%

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
17877 21044 19193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.09% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14817 16659 15506
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 6 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 27 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
(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 -1 10 £50,000 -
Berkshire +8 8 £50,000 -6.97%
South East +3 8 £50,000 -6.97%
Reading -1 5 £50,000 -4.76%
Newbury - 2 - -
London +24 1 - -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 18 (90.00%) GGSN
2 15 (75.00%) GPRS
3 9 (45.00%) GSM
4 8 (40.00%) Huawei
4 8 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (35.00%) Ericsson
5 7 (35.00%) UNIX
6 6 (30.00%) Solaris
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) Nokia
6 6 (30.00%) Wireless
6 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (30.00%) MVNO
7 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 5 (25.00%) WAP
7 5 (25.00%) WCDMA
7 5 (25.00%) 3GPP
7 5 (25.00%) UMTS
8 4 (20.00%) CDMA
8 4 (20.00%) SS7
8 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 4 (20.00%) MGW
9 3 (15.00%) 4G
9 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (15.00%) IMAP
9 3 (15.00%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (15.00%) Test Planning

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 18 (90.00%) GGSN
2 15 (75.00%) GPRS
3 9 (45.00%) GSM
4 8 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (30.00%) MVNO
5 6 (30.00%) DNS
5 6 (30.00%) Wireless
6 5 (25.00%) WCDMA
6 5 (25.00%) 3GPP
6 5 (25.00%) UMTS
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
7 4 (20.00%) MGW
7 4 (20.00%) CDMA
7 4 (20.00%) SS7
8 3 (15.00%) Internet
8 3 (15.00%) 3G
8 3 (15.00%) ATM
8 3 (15.00%) HTTP
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) WAP
2 3 (15.00%) MAPI
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (5.00%) VMS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Validation
1 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Huawei
2 7 (35.00%) Ericsson
3 6 (30.00%) Nokia
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase