The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GPRS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GPRS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK / England
Rank 796 855 875
Rank change year-on-year +59 +20  
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 41 74 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.076% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.44% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 46
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £64,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -15.78% +35.71%  

GPRS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12882 16858 18400
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.15% 17.41% 18.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10537 14068 14771
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GPRS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in England

GPRS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPRS in England.

Salary trend for GPRS in England

GPRS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPRS in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GPRS in England

GPRS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +60 13 £40,000 -15.78% 2
North West 0 12 £37,500 -34.78% 2
Yorkshire +32 9 £37,000 -10.84%
London +45 4 £40,000 -30.43% 1
East of England +25 4 £60,000 +13.74% 3
GPRS
UK

GPRS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 44 (60.27%) Ethernet
2 43 (58.90%) GSM
3 40 (54.79%) Wireless
4 38 (52.05%) C
5 37 (50.68%) Software Engineering
6 35 (47.95%) C++
6 35 (47.95%) Firmware
7 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
8 25 (34.25%) Electronics
8 25 (34.25%) Embedded C
9 24 (32.88%) Degree
10 22 (30.14%) Bluetooth
11 21 (28.77%) Embedded C++
12 17 (23.29%) Linux
13 16 (21.92%) Internet
14 15 (20.55%) UMTS
15 14 (19.18%) CCNP
15 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
15 14 (19.18%) SDLC
15 14 (19.18%) ZigBee
16 13 (17.81%) Atmel
16 13 (17.81%) 3G
17 12 (16.44%) Cisco
17 12 (16.44%) VPN
17 12 (16.44%) Firewall
17 12 (16.44%) Telematics
17 12 (16.44%) Internet of Things
18 11 (15.07%) Network Monitoring
18 11 (15.07%) F5

GPRS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Infor M3
2 4 (5.48%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (60.27%) Ethernet
2 43 (58.90%) GSM
3 40 (54.79%) Wireless
4 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
5 22 (30.14%) Bluetooth
6 16 (21.92%) Internet
7 15 (20.55%) UMTS
8 14 (19.18%) ZigBee
9 13 (17.81%) 3G
10 12 (16.44%) Firewall
10 12 (16.44%) VPN
11 11 (15.07%) DSL
11 11 (15.07%) MPLS
11 11 (15.07%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (10.96%) 802.11
12 8 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (10.96%) LTE
12 8 (10.96%) SDH
12 8 (10.96%) tcpdump
12 8 (10.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.37%) GIS
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.74%) Subversion
General
1 25 (34.25%) Electronics
2 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.33%) Finance
4 8 (10.96%) Games
5 7 (9.59%) Automotive
5 7 (9.59%) Multimedia
6 3 (4.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Software Engineer
2 30 (41.10%) Embedded Engineer
3 29 (39.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 21 (28.77%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 21 (28.77%) Firmware Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Network Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Hardware Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Cisco Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Network Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Network Operations Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Network Performance Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Performance Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Presales Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) 802.1X
2 7 (9.59%) MFC
3 6 (8.22%) BREW
3 6 (8.22%) Flash
3 6 (8.22%) J2ME
3 6 (8.22%) Middleware
3 6 (8.22%) OpenAL
3 6 (8.22%) OpenCL
3 6 (8.22%) OpenGL
3 6 (8.22%) Qt
3 6 (8.22%) Series 60
3 6 (8.22%) SVG
3 6 (8.22%) UIQ
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.37%) HTML5
4 1 (1.37%) Java ME
4 1 (1.37%) jQuery
4 1 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Internet of Things
2 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.96%) Device Driver
4 7 (9.59%) CAN bus
4 7 (9.59%) Home Automation
5 6 (8.22%) iPhone
5 6 (8.22%) MPEG
5 6 (8.22%) Smartphone
6 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (4.11%) User Experience
9 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.37%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 11 (15.07%) Windows
3 8 (10.96%) Android
4 7 (9.59%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (8.22%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.37%) Solaris
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Software Engineering
2 14 (19.18%) SDLC
3 12 (16.44%) Telematics
4 11 (15.07%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (9.59%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) DRM
6 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.22%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (8.22%) QMS
6 6 (8.22%) Speech Recognition
7 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.48%) Network Performance Management
7 4 (5.48%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.48%) Presales
7 4 (5.48%) Six Sigma
8 3 (4.11%) High Availability
8 3 (4.11%) Performance Testing
8 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) C
2 35 (47.95%) C++
3 25 (34.25%) Embedded C
4 21 (28.77%) Embedded C++
5 8 (10.96%) Java
6 4 (5.48%) Python
6 4 (5.48%) SQL
7 3 (4.11%) Perl
8 2 (2.74%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.74%) C#
9 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) Degree
2 14 (19.18%) CCNP
2 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (15.07%) CCNA
4 8 (10.96%) CCNP Voice
4 8 (10.96%) CCSA
5 3 (4.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Netcool
1 4 (5.48%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Atmel
2 12 (16.44%) Cisco
3 11 (15.07%) CheckPoint
3 11 (15.07%) F5
4 8 (10.96%) EMC
4 8 (10.96%) HP
4 8 (10.96%) Juniper
5 7 (9.59%) NEC
6 6 (8.22%) Intel
6 6 (8.22%) Symbian
7 3 (4.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.74%) Mitel
9 1 (1.37%) Apple
9 1 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
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