Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1133 1151 1192
Rank change year-on-year +18 +41 +40
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 25 49 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 47 74
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,300 £30,750 £27,375
90th Percentile £90,000 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +20.00%

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 25,379 27,981 33,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.87% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,093 22,698 27,403
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,632 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +12 25 £50,000 +25.00% 8
UK excluding London -4 16 £50,000 +25.00% 11
South East +4 15 £50,000 +25.00% 2
London +14 8 £77,500 +86.75%
Yorkshire +33 1 £35,000 -12.50%
North of England +26 1 £35,000 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 18 (72.00%) GSM
2 17 (68.00%) LTE
3 14 (56.00%) 3G
4 12 (48.00%) Wireless
4 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (44.00%) 4G
6 9 (36.00%) Electronics
6 9 (36.00%) ZigBee
7 7 (28.00%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (28.00%) UMTS
7 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
8 6 (24.00%) Bluetooth
8 6 (24.00%) QA
8 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
8 6 (24.00%) Android
9 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 5 (20.00%) Power Management
9 5 (20.00%) Traffica
9 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Decision-Making
9 5 (20.00%) Network Performance Management
9 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (20.00%) MobileIron
9 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (20.00%) AirWatch
9 5 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
9 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
9 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
9 5 (20.00%) Atlassian

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 5 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) GSM
2 17 (68.00%) LTE
3 14 (56.00%) 3G
4 12 (48.00%) Wireless
5 11 (44.00%) 4G
6 9 (36.00%) ZigBee
7 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
7 7 (28.00%) UMTS
7 7 (28.00%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (24.00%) Bluetooth
9 5 (20.00%) PSTN
10 3 (12.00%) ADSL
10 3 (12.00%) Firewall
10 3 (12.00%) VPN
11 2 (8.00%) 802.11
11 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (8.00%) DSL
11 2 (8.00%) MPLS
11 2 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (36.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Manager
1 6 (24.00%) Network Performance Manager
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Design Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Head of QA
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Field Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.00%) Fintech
2 4 (16.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Android
2 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Business Development
2 5 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (20.00%) IC Design
2 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Network Performance Management
2 5 (20.00%) Power Management
2 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCSA
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 5 (20.00%) Netcool
1 5 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Apple
1 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (20.00%) MobileIron
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Juniper
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) F5
3 2 (8.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.00%) VMware