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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 869 853 878
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 18 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.088% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 7
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £43,700 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
- +25.78%

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
20571 18433 22281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.34% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16274 14952 18254
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SGSN over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 within the UK.

SGSN Salary Histogram in the UK

SGSN
Top 13 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 16 September 2014. 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 -23 17 £47,500 -5.00%
Berkshire -2 9 £48,750 +3.17%
South East -28 9 £48,750 +3.17%
London - 7 £35,000 -
Slough - 2 £38,500 -
Newbury +7 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Reading -3 1 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England -26 1 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -
City of London - 1 £35,000 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 37 (92.50%) GGSN
2 31 (77.50%) Telecoms
3 25 (62.50%) 3G
4 23 (57.50%) LTE
5 18 (45.00%) Broadband
6 17 (42.50%) GPRS
7 13 (32.50%) GSM
7 13 (32.50%) UMTS
8 12 (30.00%) 3GPP
8 12 (30.00%) Internet
9 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (27.50%) CCNP
9 11 (27.50%) Network Architecture
10 10 (25.00%) Smart Meter
10 10 (25.00%) WCDMA
10 10 (25.00%) CCNA
11 9 (22.50%) Validation
11 9 (22.50%) Multimedia
11 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
11 9 (22.50%) Wireless
11 9 (22.50%) Smartphone
12 7 (17.50%) Firewall
13 6 (15.00%) CDMA
13 6 (15.00%) Marketing
14 5 (12.50%) UNIX
14 5 (12.50%) 2G
15 4 (10.00%) Huawei
15 4 (10.00%) VPN
15 4 (10.00%) Degree
16 3 (7.50%) VLAN

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 37 (92.50%) GGSN
2 25 (62.50%) 3G
3 23 (57.50%) LTE
4 18 (45.00%) Broadband
5 17 (42.50%) GPRS
6 13 (32.50%) GSM
6 13 (32.50%) UMTS
7 12 (30.00%) 3GPP
7 12 (30.00%) Internet
8 10 (25.00%) WCDMA
9 9 (22.50%) Wireless
10 7 (17.50%) Firewall
11 6 (15.00%) CDMA
12 5 (12.50%) 2G
13 4 (10.00%) VPN
14 3 (7.50%) VLAN
14 3 (7.50%) IMAP
14 3 (7.50%) MGW
14 3 (7.50%) 4G
14 3 (7.50%) POP3
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 31 (77.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (22.50%) Multimedia
3 6 (15.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Tester
1 11 (27.50%) Design Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 9 (22.50%) Network Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Support Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Lead Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Design Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Core Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Support
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.50%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) MAPI
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Smart Meter
2 9 (22.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Solaris
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Network Architecture
2 9 (22.50%) Validation
2 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) Network Design
4 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.50%) Test Management
5 1 (2.50%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) C
2 2 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (27.50%) CCNP
2 10 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Huawei
2 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.00%) Sybase
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Ericsson