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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 872 870 876
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 19 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.10% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 7
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 1 October 2014 within the UK.

SGSN Salary Histogram in the UK

SGSN
Top 12 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 1 October 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 -26 16 £45,000 -10.00%
Berkshire +9 11 £42,500 -15.00%
South East +1 11 £42,500 -15.00%
London - 4 - -
County Antrim - 3 £33,750 -
Belfast - 3 £33,750 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £33,750 -
Slough - 2 £38,500 -
Newbury +6 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Reading +1 1 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England -11 1 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (86.05%) GGSN
2 32 (74.42%) Telecoms
3 26 (60.47%) 3G
4 24 (55.81%) LTE
5 19 (44.19%) GPRS
6 18 (41.86%) Broadband
7 16 (37.21%) GSM
7 16 (37.21%) Internet
8 12 (27.91%) UMTS
9 11 (25.58%) 3GPP
9 11 (25.58%) Firewall
9 11 (25.58%) CCNP
9 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (25.58%) Network Architecture
10 10 (23.26%) Smart Meter
10 10 (23.26%) CCNA
10 10 (23.26%) CDMA
10 10 (23.26%) UNIX
11 9 (20.93%) Multimedia
11 9 (20.93%) Validation
11 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
11 9 (20.93%) Smartphone
12 8 (18.60%) Linux
12 8 (18.60%) WCDMA
12 8 (18.60%) VPN
13 7 (16.28%) MAPI
13 7 (16.28%) HTTP
13 7 (16.28%) POP3
13 7 (16.28%) SMTP
13 7 (16.28%) Solaris

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (86.05%) GGSN
2 26 (60.47%) 3G
3 24 (55.81%) LTE
4 19 (44.19%) GPRS
5 18 (41.86%) Broadband
6 16 (37.21%) GSM
6 16 (37.21%) Internet
7 12 (27.91%) UMTS
8 11 (25.58%) 3GPP
8 11 (25.58%) Firewall
9 10 (23.26%) CDMA
10 8 (18.60%) WCDMA
10 8 (18.60%) VPN
11 7 (16.28%) HTTP
11 7 (16.28%) POP3
11 7 (16.28%) SMTP
11 7 (16.28%) VLAN
11 7 (16.28%) IMAP
11 7 (16.28%) Wireless
12 6 (13.95%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
General
1 32 (74.42%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.93%) Multimedia
3 5 (11.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Design Engineer
1 11 (25.58%) Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Test Manager
3 9 (20.93%) Network Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Lead Tester
3 9 (20.93%) Senior Design Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Core Network Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Support
5 5 (11.63%) Escalation Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Network Support
6 4 (9.30%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Sales Director
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Director
8 1 (2.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) MAPI
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Smart Meter
2 9 (20.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) UNIX
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.65%) Windows NT
4 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.93%) Validation
2 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.30%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.65%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) Test Management
6 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Perl
2 3 (6.98%) C
2 3 (6.98%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) CCNP
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNA
3 6 (13.95%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) CCIE
4 1 (2.33%) HND
4 1 (2.33%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Huawei
1 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (4.65%) Sybase
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco
2 1 (2.33%) Ericsson