Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1164 1155 1213
Rank change year-on-year -9 +58 -67
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 34 63 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.033% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 31 59 80
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -10.11% +15.58%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £24,775
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £35,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +32.14% -16.67% +8.04%

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 27907 32032 36420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 16.98% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22586 26216 30097
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 11 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 19 November 2017. 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 +4 26 £52,500 +31.25% 2
UK excluding London +6 17 £46,250 +32.14% 1
London +7 14 £57,500 +9.52% 1
North of England +1 7 £52,500 +141.38%
North West +1 6 £52,500 +61.54%
Scotland - 5 £36,000 -
South East +27 3 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Midlands +30 1 £60,000 +71.43%
East Midlands +29 1 £60,000 +71.43%
South West +29 1 £37,500 -34.78%
Yorkshire +21 1 £40,000 +116.22%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 15 (44.12%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (41.18%) MPLS
2 14 (41.18%) VPN
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) Wireless
4 11 (32.35%) DSL
4 11 (32.35%) CCNP
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 10 (29.41%) UMTS
6 9 (26.47%) C
6 9 (26.47%) Bluetooth
6 9 (26.47%) 3G
6 9 (26.47%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (23.53%) Subversion
7 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 8 (23.53%) Degree
7 8 (23.53%) Firmware
7 8 (23.53%) Unix
7 8 (23.53%) ISDN
7 8 (23.53%) SMS
8 7 (20.59%) SSL
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) Embedded C
8 7 (20.59%) VoIP
8 7 (20.59%) GSM
8 7 (20.59%) LDAP
8 7 (20.59%) CCIE
8 7 (20.59%) IPsec

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 (14.71%) Apache
1 5 (14.71%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 14 (41.18%) MPLS
2 14 (41.18%) VPN
3 13 (38.24%) Wireless
4 11 (32.35%) DSL
5 10 (29.41%) UMTS
6 9 (26.47%) 3G
6 9 (26.47%) Bluetooth
6 9 (26.47%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (23.53%) ISDN
7 8 (23.53%) SMS
8 7 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (20.59%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (20.59%) GSM
8 7 (20.59%) IPsec
8 7 (20.59%) LDAP
8 7 (20.59%) LTE
8 7 (20.59%) SSL
8 7 (20.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Subversion
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Electronics
2 4 (11.76%) Games
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) C Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Embedded C Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Embedded Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Lead Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Lead Software Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.88%) CGI
4 1 (2.94%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.65%) CAN bus
2 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.88%) Handset
3 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.59%) Telematics
3 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
3 5 (14.71%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (8.82%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) Presales
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.94%) CRM
7 1 (2.94%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (2.94%) Line Management
7 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.94%) People Management
7 1 (2.94%) Test Management
7 1 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C
2 7 (20.59%) Embedded C
3 6 (17.65%) ANSI C
3 6 (17.65%) Java
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
4 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) CCNP
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) Degree
3 7 (20.59%) CCIE
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) CCSA
5 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 26262
2 1 (2.94%) MISRA
2 1 (2.94%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (20.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) IronPort
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Sourcefire
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Remedy
4 3 (8.82%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.88%) F5
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) Apple
6 1 (2.94%) Atmel