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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 878 860 862
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 21 13 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.069% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 10
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,700 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £47,650
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +26.58%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -27 21 £50,000 -
London - 11 £35,000 -
Berkshire -5 9 £53,750 +13.75%
South East -22 9 £53,750 +13.75%
Reading -4 4 £52,500 +5.00%
Slough - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £35,000 -
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (94.59%) GGSN
2 31 (83.78%) Telecoms
3 25 (67.57%) 3G
4 23 (62.16%) LTE
5 18 (48.65%) Broadband
6 14 (37.84%) GPRS
6 14 (37.84%) 3GPP
6 14 (37.84%) UMTS
7 12 (32.43%) Network Architecture
8 11 (29.73%) CCNP
8 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (29.73%) GSM
8 11 (29.73%) WCDMA
9 10 (27.03%) Wireless
9 10 (27.03%) CCNA
9 10 (27.03%) Smart Meter
10 9 (24.32%) Validation
10 9 (24.32%) Internet
10 9 (24.32%) Multimedia
10 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Smartphone
11 7 (18.92%) Marketing
12 5 (13.51%) 2G
13 4 (10.81%) Huawei
14 3 (8.11%) Firewall
14 3 (8.11%) Megaco
14 3 (8.11%) ISUP
14 3 (8.11%) ISDN
14 3 (8.11%) PSTN
14 3 (8.11%) CDMA

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (94.59%) GGSN
2 25 (67.57%) 3G
3 23 (62.16%) LTE
4 18 (48.65%) Broadband
5 14 (37.84%) 3GPP
5 14 (37.84%) UMTS
5 14 (37.84%) GPRS
6 11 (29.73%) GSM
6 11 (29.73%) WCDMA
7 10 (27.03%) Wireless
8 9 (24.32%) Internet
9 5 (13.51%) 2G
10 3 (8.11%) ATM
10 3 (8.11%) Megaco
10 3 (8.11%) ISUP
10 3 (8.11%) MGW
10 3 (8.11%) Firewall
10 3 (8.11%) 4G
10 3 (8.11%) ISDN
10 3 (8.11%) PSTN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
General
1 31 (83.78%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Multimedia
3 7 (18.92%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Tester
2 10 (27.03%) Test Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Support Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Design Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Lead Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Senior Design Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Core Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Support
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Support
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Smart Meter
2 9 (24.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
1 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Network Architecture
2 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
2 9 (24.32%) Validation
3 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.70%) Network Design
4 1 (2.70%) Test Management
4 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) CCNP
1 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.03%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) CCIE
3 1 (2.70%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Huawei
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.41%) Sybase
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Agilent