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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
Rank 906 936 934
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -2
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 24 19 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.100% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 9
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% -13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £42,700 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £44,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -13.00%

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
17095 19043 18188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.05% 18.14% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14214 15426 14244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 16 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 13 February 2016. 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 +16 14 £50,000 +14.94%
Berkshire -3 12 £50,000 +14.94%
South East -3 12 £50,000 +14.94%
Wales - 8 £53,500 -
Torfaen - 8 £53,500 -
Cwmbran - 8 £53,500 -
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 -
Newbury - 8 £50,000 -
Leeds - 8 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
South Wales - 8 £53,500 -
Birmingham - 8 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
Reading -7 4 - -
South West - 2 £42,500 -
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -

SGSN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (100.00%) GGSN
2 32 (82.05%) Telecoms
3 21 (53.85%) 4G
4 20 (51.28%) 3G
5 16 (41.03%) SS7
5 16 (41.03%) ATM
6 14 (35.90%) Ericsson
7 13 (33.33%) VPN
7 13 (33.33%) MPLS
7 13 (33.33%) SDH
7 13 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 13 (33.33%) Network Architecture
7 13 (33.33%) VoLTE
8 12 (30.77%) Cisco
9 11 (28.21%) Unix
9 11 (28.21%) VoWiFi
10 10 (25.64%) Juniper
11 9 (23.08%) Marketing
12 8 (20.51%) PaaS
12 8 (20.51%) Big Data
12 8 (20.51%) HSRP
12 8 (20.51%) Frame Relay
12 8 (20.51%) Advertising
12 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (20.51%) Redback
12 8 (20.51%) Network Design
12 8 (20.51%) SONET
12 8 (20.51%) OSPF
12 8 (20.51%) BGP
12 8 (20.51%) VRRP

SGSN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) GGSN
2 21 (53.85%) 4G
3 20 (51.28%) 3G
4 16 (41.03%) ATM
4 16 (41.03%) SS7
5 13 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 13 (33.33%) MPLS
5 13 (33.33%) SDH
5 13 (33.33%) VoLTE
5 13 (33.33%) VPN
6 11 (28.21%) VoWiFi
7 8 (20.51%) BGP
7 8 (20.51%) Frame Relay
7 8 (20.51%) HSRP
7 8 (20.51%) OSPF
7 8 (20.51%) Packet Switching
7 8 (20.51%) RSVP
7 8 (20.51%) SONET
7 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
7 8 (20.51%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Big Data
1 8 (20.51%) Data Mining
General
1 32 (82.05%) Telecoms
2 9 (23.08%) Marketing
3 8 (20.51%) Advertising
4 6 (15.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Design Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Ericsson Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Implementation Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
1 8 (20.51%) Technical Manager
1 8 (20.51%) Technical Project Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Network Team Leader
2 5 (12.82%) Team Leader
3 4 (10.26%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Tester
3 4 (10.26%) Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Graduate Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Junior
5 2 (5.13%) Junior Penetration Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Junior Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Senior IT Support
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Unix
2 8 (20.51%) Solaris
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 3 (7.69%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.13%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (5.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
2 8 (20.51%) Mobile Marketing
2 8 (20.51%) Network Design
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Test Planning
3 7 (17.95%) Validation
4 5 (12.82%) Line Management
4 5 (12.82%) OpenUP
5 3 (7.69%) Presales
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Fault Management
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Ericsson
2 12 (30.77%) Cisco
3 10 (25.64%) Juniper
4 8 (20.51%) IBM
4 8 (20.51%) Redback
5 6 (15.38%) Huawei
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) Sybase
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Symbian
8 1 (2.56%) Nokia
8 1 (2.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks