The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 234 247
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 9 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 2
Median salary £37,500 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £46,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -16.21% +32.14%  

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 905 865 1141
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.00% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 713 708 876
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

GPRS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for GPRS in the North West

GPRS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPRS in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the North West

GPRS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Cheshire - 6 £37,500 -
Manchester -21 3 £37,500 -34.78% 2
GPRS
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 14 (63.64%) Ethernet
2 12 (54.55%) Firmware
2 12 (54.55%) Internet
2 12 (54.55%) C
2 12 (54.55%) C++
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 12 (54.55%) Telematics
2 12 (54.55%) Internet of Things
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) GSM
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) Android
5 6 (27.27%) iPhone
5 6 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 6 (27.27%) CAN bus
5 6 (27.27%) OpenCL
5 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 6 (27.27%) Qt
5 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 6 (27.27%) OpenAL
5 6 (27.27%) OpenGL
5 6 (27.27%) Middleware
5 6 (27.27%) SVG
5 6 (27.27%) Intel
5 6 (27.27%) MPEG
5 6 (27.27%) Symbian

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Ethernet
2 12 (54.55%) Internet
3 7 (31.82%) GSM
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 6 (27.27%) Bluetooth
4 6 (27.27%) DVB
4 6 (27.27%) NFC
4 6 (27.27%) UMTS
4 6 (27.27%) VoIP
4 6 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (27.27%) WLAN
5 2 (9.09%) 3G
5 2 (9.09%) 802.11
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.09%) DSL
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) MPLS
5 2 (9.09%) tcpdump
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (27.27%) Automotive
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
1 6 (27.27%) Multimedia
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) BREW
1 6 (27.27%) Flash
1 6 (27.27%) J2ME
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
1 6 (27.27%) OpenAL
1 6 (27.27%) OpenCL
1 6 (27.27%) OpenGL
1 6 (27.27%) Qt
1 6 (27.27%) Series 60
1 6 (27.27%) SVG
1 6 (27.27%) UIQ
2 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Internet of Things
2 6 (27.27%) CAN bus
2 6 (27.27%) Device Driver
2 6 (27.27%) iPhone
2 6 (27.27%) MPEG
2 6 (27.27%) Smartphone
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Android
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Mobile
3 6 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Nucleus RTOS
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
1 12 (54.55%) Telematics
2 6 (27.27%) DRM
2 6 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 6 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
2 6 (27.27%) QMS
2 6 (27.27%) Speech Recognition
3 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) System Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C
1 12 (54.55%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP Voice
2 2 (9.09%) CCSA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Intel
1 6 (27.27%) Symbian
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) F5
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
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