Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GPRS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GPRS over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1088 1161 1143
Rank change year-on-year +73 -18 +53
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 21 35 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.020% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 45
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +50.00% -26.32%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £65,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -28.57% +50.00% -17.65%

GPRS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,767 26,452 29,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.07% 15.25% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17,814 21,473 24,022
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,649 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GPRS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPRS over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPRS within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +65 21 £50,000 -4.76% 6
London +45 12 £50,000 -13.04%
UK excluding London +41 9 £37,500 -28.57% 6
South East +32 5 - -
South West +11 3 £37,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for GPRS.

1 20 (95.24%) GSM
1 20 (95.24%) LTE
2 19 (90.48%) Telecoms
3 11 (52.38%) UMTS
3 11 (52.38%) 3G
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) QA
4 10 (47.62%) 4G
5 9 (42.86%) Apple iOS
5 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 9 (42.86%) Android
5 9 (42.86%) MobileIron
5 9 (42.86%) AirWatch
5 9 (42.86%) Atlassian
5 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (42.86%) ISEB
5 9 (42.86%) Apple
5 9 (42.86%) PSTN
5 9 (42.86%) Workflow
5 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 9 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (23.81%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (19.05%) MS Access
7 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing

GPRS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) GSM
1 20 (95.24%) LTE
2 11 (52.38%) 3G
2 11 (52.38%) UMTS
3 10 (47.62%) 4G
4 9 (42.86%) PSTN
5 5 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (14.29%) SMS
6 3 (14.29%) VoLTE
6 3 (14.29%) WCDMA
7 1 (4.76%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.76%) Firewall
7 1 (4.76%) IPsec
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) VoWiFi
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MS Access
General
1 19 (90.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) GPRS Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) GSM Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) LTE Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) WCDMA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Field Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Head of QA
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Ajax
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Android
1 9 (42.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Workflow
3 5 (23.81%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
4 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Business Development
7 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
1 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Apple
1 9 (42.86%) Atlassian
1 9 (42.86%) MobileIron
2 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Juniper