The table below looks at the statistics for GPRS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank - 211 -
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.020% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -22.22%
GPRS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
796 771 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.24% 15.60% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 680 685 593
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GPRS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GPRS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPRS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

GPRS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPRS across the West Midlands region.

GPRS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

GPRS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing GPRS 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 GPRS.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing GPRS 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 GPRS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Service Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) GPRS Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk
1 1 (50.00%) VMware