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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Rank 214 - 200
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 2 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% - 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% - 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £31,425 - £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +0.59%
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
866 829 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 17.09% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 762 660 724
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Coventry - 1 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £27,850 -
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (76.19%) VPN
2 15 (71.43%) Internet
3 11 (52.38%) ITIL
3 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
3 11 (52.38%) Degree
3 11 (52.38%) 4G
4 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) ISDN
5 9 (42.86%) UMTS
5 9 (42.86%) WAN
5 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 9 (42.86%) CCIE
5 9 (42.86%) CCNP
5 9 (42.86%) CCNA
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (42.86%) MPLS
5 9 (42.86%) Firewall
5 9 (42.86%) Resource Management
5 9 (42.86%) xDSL
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
7 7 (33.33%) SQL
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) Citrix
7 7 (33.33%) Network Security
7 7 (33.33%) Mobile App
7 7 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
8 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) VPN
2 15 (71.43%) Internet
3 11 (52.38%) 4G
4 9 (42.86%) xDSL
4 9 (42.86%) MPLS
4 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) ISDN
4 9 (42.86%) UMTS
4 9 (42.86%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (19.05%) TETRA
7 1 (4.76%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Administrator
1 8 (38.10%) Network Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (28.57%) IT Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (28.57%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Resource Management
3 7 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) CCIE
3 9 (42.86%) CCNP
3 9 (42.86%) CCNA
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (23.81%) HND
6 4 (19.05%) HNC
7 1 (4.76%) CCENT
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) HP