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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 870 878 858
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 27 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.011% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.064% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 19
Average salary £39,250 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 - £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 - £47,500

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

SGSN Salary Histogram 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 19 December 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 +13 24 £41,500 -
South East +24 22 £43,250 -
Berkshire +15 22 £43,250 -
Reading +15 17 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £35,000 -
Belfast - 3 £35,000 -
London - 2 £40,000 -
City of London - 1 £40,000 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (80.00%) GGSN
2 29 (64.44%) Telecoms
2 29 (64.44%) GPRS
3 22 (48.89%) UNIX
4 20 (44.44%) GSM
5 17 (37.78%) 3GPP
5 17 (37.78%) 3G
6 16 (35.56%) Internet
7 15 (33.33%) WCDMA
7 15 (33.33%) LTE
8 14 (31.11%) CDMA
8 14 (31.11%) Firewall
8 14 (31.11%) Wireless
9 12 (26.67%) VPN
9 12 (26.67%) Linux
10 11 (24.44%) Solaris
10 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
10 11 (24.44%) Huawei
10 11 (24.44%) HTTP
10 11 (24.44%) POP3
10 11 (24.44%) SMTP
10 11 (24.44%) UMTS
10 11 (24.44%) VLAN
10 11 (24.44%) IMAP
10 11 (24.44%) HTML
10 11 (24.44%) MAPI
11 10 (22.22%) MGW
11 10 (22.22%) Broadband
11 10 (22.22%) Windows
12 9 (20.00%) Sybase

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 36 (80.00%) GGSN
2 29 (64.44%) GPRS
3 20 (44.44%) GSM
4 17 (37.78%) 3GPP
4 17 (37.78%) 3G
5 16 (35.56%) Internet
6 15 (33.33%) WCDMA
6 15 (33.33%) LTE
7 14 (31.11%) CDMA
7 14 (31.11%) Firewall
7 14 (31.11%) Wireless
8 12 (26.67%) VPN
9 11 (24.44%) HTTP
9 11 (24.44%) POP3
9 11 (24.44%) SMTP
9 11 (24.44%) UMTS
9 11 (24.44%) VLAN
9 11 (24.44%) IMAP
10 10 (22.22%) Broadband
10 10 (22.22%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) DTS
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 29 (64.44%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Marketing
3 5 (11.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Technical Support
4 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Design Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Support Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Lead Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Escalation Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Core Network Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Network Support
8 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Network Design Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Sales Director
10 1 (2.22%) Technical Director
10 1 (2.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) HTML
1 11 (24.44%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Smartphone
1 5 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) UNIX
2 12 (26.67%) Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Solaris
4 10 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
2 7 (15.56%) Capacity Management
3 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 5 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 5 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (4.44%) Network Design
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
1 3 (6.67%) C++
1 3 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.33%) CCNP
3 5 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) CCIP
4 1 (2.22%) HND
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Huawei
2 9 (20.00%) Sybase
2 9 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 7 (15.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Nokia
5 1 (2.22%) Siemens
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
5 1 (2.22%) Sage
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) Comverse
5 1 (2.22%) Cerillion
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle