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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 890 936
Rank change year-on-year +49 +46  
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 33 70 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.068% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30 45 34
Median salary £40,000 £57,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% +76.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,050 £41,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,900 £65,000 £44,850
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +53.84%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13658 17764 20178
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 17.19% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11101 14730 15997
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

GPRS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 27 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 3 months to 30 April 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
England +69 33 £40,000 -30.43% 4
South East +51 15 £40,000 -30.43%
Berkshire +16 9 £40,000 -31.91%
Bracknell - 9 £40,000 -
East of England +17 6 £54,500 +26.74%
North West -22 5 £37,500 -34.78%
West Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Wakefield - 5 £40,000 -
London +43 4 £39,750 -33.75% 3
Hertfordshire +20 3 £49,000 +14.61%
Buckinghamshire +13 3 - -
Feltham -4 3 £37,500 -34.78% 1
Basildon - 3 £60,000 -
Borehamwood - 3 £49,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 -
Essex - 3 £60,000 -
Wilmslow - 3 £37,500 -
Manchester -18 2 £37,500 -34.78%
Oldham - 2 £37,500 -
Surrey +35 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Abingdon - 1 £22,500 -
City of London - 1 £50,000 -
Staines - 1 £32,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £30,000 -
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 with a requirement for GPRS.

1 47 (64.38%) Ethernet
2 44 (60.27%) GSM
2 44 (60.27%) Wireless
3 40 (54.79%) Software Engineering
4 38 (52.05%) C
5 37 (50.68%) C++
6 35 (47.95%) Firmware
7 32 (43.84%) TCP/IP
8 28 (38.36%) Degree
9 25 (34.25%) Electronics
9 25 (34.25%) Embedded C
10 23 (31.51%) Embedded C++
11 22 (30.14%) Bluetooth
12 16 (21.92%) UMTS
13 15 (20.55%) Linux
13 15 (20.55%) Telecoms
13 15 (20.55%) Internet
13 15 (20.55%) 3G
14 14 (19.18%) CCNP
14 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (19.18%) SDLC
14 14 (19.18%) ZigBee
15 13 (17.81%) Telematics
15 13 (17.81%) Atmel
16 12 (16.44%) F5
16 12 (16.44%) Internet of Things
16 12 (16.44%) Network Monitoring
16 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
16 12 (16.44%) VPN
16 12 (16.44%) Cisco

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 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Infor M3
2 4 (5.48%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (64.38%) Ethernet
2 44 (60.27%) GSM
2 44 (60.27%) Wireless
3 32 (43.84%) TCP/IP
4 22 (30.14%) Bluetooth
5 16 (21.92%) UMTS
6 15 (20.55%) 3G
6 15 (20.55%) Internet
7 14 (19.18%) ZigBee
8 12 (16.44%) DSL
8 12 (16.44%) Firewall
8 12 (16.44%) MPLS
8 12 (16.44%) VPN
9 11 (15.07%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (13.70%) LTE
10 10 (13.70%) RS-232
11 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (12.33%) RS-485
11 9 (12.33%) tcpdump
11 9 (12.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.11%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (34.25%) Electronics
2 15 (20.55%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 9 (12.33%) Games
4 6 (8.22%) Automotive
4 6 (8.22%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) Software Engineer
2 30 (41.10%) Embedded Engineer
2 30 (41.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 22 (30.14%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 22 (30.14%) Firmware Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Network Operations Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Network Performance Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Performance Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Check Point Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Presales Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) 802.1X
1 9 (12.33%) MFC
2 6 (8.22%) BREW
2 6 (8.22%) Flash
2 6 (8.22%) J2ME
2 6 (8.22%) Middleware
2 6 (8.22%) OpenAL
2 6 (8.22%) OpenCL
2 6 (8.22%) OpenGL
2 6 (8.22%) Qt
2 6 (8.22%) Series 60
2 6 (8.22%) SVG
2 6 (8.22%) UIQ
3 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) jQuery
4 1 (1.37%) WAP
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Internet of Things
2 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.33%) Home Automation
3 8 (10.96%) Device Driver
4 7 (9.59%) CAN bus
5 6 (8.22%) iPhone
5 6 (8.22%) MPEG
5 6 (8.22%) Smartphone
6 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (4.11%) User Experience
9 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.37%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Linux
2 8 (10.96%) Windows
3 7 (9.59%) Android
3 7 (9.59%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (8.22%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.79%) Software Engineering
2 14 (19.18%) SDLC
3 13 (17.81%) Telematics
4 12 (16.44%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (12.33%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (9.59%) ITIL
7 6 (8.22%) DRM
7 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.22%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (8.22%) QMS
7 6 (8.22%) Speech Recognition
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Network Performance Management
9 4 (5.48%) Performance Management
9 4 (5.48%) Six Sigma
10 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.11%) High Availability
10 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) C
2 37 (50.68%) C++
3 25 (34.25%) Embedded C
4 23 (31.51%) Embedded C++
5 8 (10.96%) Java
6 5 (6.85%) SQL
7 4 (5.48%) Python
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
9 2 (2.74%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.74%) C#
10 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) Degree
2 14 (19.18%) CCNP
2 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (15.07%) CCNA
4 9 (12.33%) CCNP Voice
4 9 (12.33%) CCSA
5 3 (4.11%) CCIE
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Netcool
1 4 (5.48%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Atmel
2 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
2 12 (16.44%) Cisco
2 12 (16.44%) F5
3 10 (13.70%) EMC
4 9 (12.33%) HP
4 9 (12.33%) Juniper
4 9 (12.33%) NEC
5 6 (8.22%) Intel
5 6 (8.22%) Symbian
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) Mitel
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