The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 416 431
Rank change year-on-year +34 +15  
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 14 32 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.093% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 17
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +9.19%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2960 4319 4598
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.74% 22.18% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2406 3658 3513
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £63,550
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

GPRS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for GPRS in the South East

GPRS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +28 9 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 4 - -
Surrey +47 1 £32,500 -23.52%
GPRS
England

GPRS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for GPRS.

1 17 (94.44%) GSM
2 11 (61.11%) Wireless
2 11 (61.11%) Electronics
3 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 10 (55.56%) Embedded C
3 10 (55.56%) C
4 9 (50.00%) Firmware
4 9 (50.00%) Degree
5 8 (44.44%) Infor M3
5 8 (44.44%) Home Automation
5 8 (44.44%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (44.44%) RS-232
5 8 (44.44%) RS-485
5 8 (44.44%) NEC
5 8 (44.44%) Embedded C++
5 8 (44.44%) EMC
5 8 (44.44%) C++
5 8 (44.44%) MFC
5 8 (44.44%) Ethernet
5 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (38.89%) UMTS
6 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
7 5 (27.78%) LTE
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (22.22%) Netcool
8 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma
8 4 (22.22%) 3G
8 4 (22.22%) SQL

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Infor M3
2 4 (22.22%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) GSM
2 11 (61.11%) Wireless
3 8 (44.44%) Ethernet
3 8 (44.44%) RS-232
3 8 (44.44%) RS-485
3 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) UMTS
5 5 (27.78%) LTE
6 4 (22.22%) 2G
6 4 (22.22%) 3G
6 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (11.11%) Bluetooth
7 2 (11.11%) VoLTE
7 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (5.56%) CDMA
8 1 (5.56%) GGSN
8 1 (5.56%) SGSN
8 1 (5.56%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (5.56%) VoWiFi
8 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (61.11%) Electronics
2 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Network Operations Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Network Performance Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Field Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Presales Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) MFC
2 1 (5.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Home Automation
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Handset
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Network Performance Management
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Physics
5 1 (5.56%) Presales
5 1 (5.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C
1 10 (55.56%) Embedded C
2 8 (44.44%) C++
2 8 (44.44%) Embedded C++
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Netcool
1 4 (22.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) EMC
1 8 (44.44%) NEC
2 1 (5.56%) Mitel
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