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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 858 875 856
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 20 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.018% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 17
Average salary £43,500 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.34% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +21.05%

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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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
Top 5 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 30 January 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
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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 +2 20 £43,500 -24.34%
Berkshire -3 20 £43,500 -
South East -19 20 £43,500 -24.34%
Reading +5 13 £43,500 -
Slough - 2 £45,250 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (76.19%) GPRS
2 31 (73.81%) GGSN
3 26 (61.90%) UNIX
4 24 (57.14%) GSM
4 24 (57.14%) Telecoms
5 19 (45.24%) Internet
6 18 (42.86%) CDMA
6 18 (42.86%) 3GPP
7 16 (38.10%) WCDMA
7 16 (38.10%) Firewall
8 15 (35.71%) Wireless
8 15 (35.71%) Linux
9 14 (33.33%) Solaris
9 14 (33.33%) HTML
9 14 (33.33%) POP3
9 14 (33.33%) SMTP
9 14 (33.33%) HTTP
9 14 (33.33%) VPN
9 14 (33.33%) MAPI
9 14 (33.33%) VLAN
9 14 (33.33%) IMAP
9 14 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 12 (28.57%) UMTS
11 11 (26.19%) Windows
11 11 (26.19%) Huawei
11 11 (26.19%) MGW
12 10 (23.81%) 3G
12 10 (23.81%) Sybase
13 9 (21.43%) LTE
14 8 (19.05%) Ericsson

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) GPRS
2 31 (73.81%) GGSN
3 24 (57.14%) GSM
4 19 (45.24%) Internet
5 18 (42.86%) CDMA
5 18 (42.86%) 3GPP
6 16 (38.10%) WCDMA
6 16 (38.10%) Firewall
7 15 (35.71%) Wireless
8 14 (33.33%) POP3
8 14 (33.33%) SMTP
8 14 (33.33%) HTTP
8 14 (33.33%) VPN
8 14 (33.33%) VLAN
8 14 (33.33%) IMAP
9 12 (28.57%) UMTS
10 11 (26.19%) MGW
11 10 (23.81%) 3G
12 9 (21.43%) LTE
13 7 (16.67%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.38%) DTS
General
1 24 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Technical Engineer
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Technical Support
3 8 (19.05%) Technical Support Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Design Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Escalation Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Design Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Network Support
8 1 (2.38%) Sales Director
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Director
8 1 (2.38%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) HTML
1 14 (33.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) UNIX
2 15 (35.71%) Linux
3 14 (33.33%) Solaris
4 11 (26.19%) Windows
5 3 (7.14%) Windows NT
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 5 (11.90%) Validation
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C
1 3 (7.14%) C++
1 3 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) HND
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Huawei
2 10 (23.81%) Sybase
3 8 (19.05%) Ericsson
4 7 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Nokia
6 1 (2.38%) Siemens
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) Sage
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.38%) Cerillion
6 1 (2.38%) Comverse