Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1149 1176
Rank change year-on-year +28 +27 +68
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 27 38 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.022% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 34 57
UK median annual salary £50,000 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% -
10th Percentile £35,950 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £61,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%

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 24,318 27,732 32,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.88% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,242 22,562 26,318
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 7 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 20 October 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 +18 27 £50,000 -4.76% 9
London +29 13 £50,000 +0.50%
UK excluding London +10 13 £37,500 -6.25% 11
South East +10 10 £50,000 +33.33%
South West +9 2 £37,500 - 1
North of England +41 1 £35,000 -33.33% 6
Yorkshire +23 1 £35,000 -12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 26 (96.30%) GSM
2 25 (92.59%) LTE
3 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
4 18 (66.67%) 3G
5 17 (62.96%) 4G
6 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (48.15%) QA
7 13 (48.15%) Android
8 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
8 12 (44.44%) Atlassian
8 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (44.44%) Apple iOS
8 12 (44.44%) MobileIron
8 12 (44.44%) AirWatch
8 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
8 12 (44.44%) Workflow
8 12 (44.44%) Blackberry
8 12 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (44.44%) Apple
8 12 (44.44%) PSTN
8 12 (44.44%) ISEB
9 8 (29.63%) UMTS
10 7 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (22.22%) Wireless
11 6 (22.22%) Bluetooth
11 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
12 5 (18.52%) Power Management
12 5 (18.52%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (18.52%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring

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 12 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) GSM
2 25 (92.59%) LTE
3 18 (66.67%) 3G
4 17 (62.96%) 4G
5 12 (44.44%) PSTN
6 8 (29.63%) UMTS
7 7 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (22.22%) Bluetooth
8 6 (22.22%) Wireless
9 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
9 5 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (18.52%) ZigBee
10 2 (7.41%) SMS
10 2 (7.41%) WCDMA
11 1 (3.70%) ADSL
11 1 (3.70%) IPsec
11 1 (3.70%) OSPF
11 1 (3.70%) SSL
11 1 (3.70%) VPN
11 1 (3.70%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MS Access
General
1 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Hardware Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Performance Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Head of QA
2 4 (14.81%) Quality Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) GPRS Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) GSM Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) WCDMA Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.81%) Fintech
2 4 (14.81%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Android
2 12 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 12 (44.44%) Workflow
3 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 5 (18.52%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (18.52%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) IC Design
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (18.52%) Power Management
4 5 (18.52%) Supplier Management
4 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (14.81%) Business Development
5 4 (14.81%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISEB
1 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Apple
1 12 (44.44%) Atlassian
1 12 (44.44%) MobileIron
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.70%) Juniper
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.70%) VMware