Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1137 1153 1232
Rank change year-on-year +16 +79 -62
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 50 87 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.044% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 48 73 56
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,875 £27,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £56,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%

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 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 10 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 22 August 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 +30 46 £40,000 -11.11% 4
UK excluding London +18 32 £40,000 -11.11% 4
London +29 17 £41,500 -24.55%
South East +44 13 £40,000 -11.11%
North of England -7 12 £40,000 +116.22%
North West -19 8 £52,500 -8.70%
East of England +4 5 £49,000 +15.29% 2
Yorkshire +22 4 £40,000 +116.22%
South West -2 1 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Scotland - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (64.00%) Wireless
2 22 (44.00%) GSM
2 22 (44.00%) Ethernet
3 21 (42.00%) Software Engineering
4 20 (40.00%) Cisco
5 19 (38.00%) VPN
5 19 (38.00%) MPLS
5 19 (38.00%) Firewall
6 18 (36.00%) Degree
7 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (34.00%) Embedded C
7 17 (34.00%) C
8 16 (32.00%) UMTS
8 16 (32.00%) CCNP
8 16 (32.00%) Firmware
8 16 (32.00%) DSL
9 14 (28.00%) 3G
10 13 (26.00%) Electronics
10 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
10 13 (26.00%) LTE
10 13 (26.00%) RS-232
11 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (22.00%) Subversion
12 11 (22.00%) Embedded C++
12 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
12 11 (22.00%) Bluetooth
12 11 (22.00%) C++
12 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
12 11 (22.00%) Network 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 1 (2.00%) Apache
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (64.00%) Wireless
2 22 (44.00%) Ethernet
2 22 (44.00%) GSM
3 19 (38.00%) Firewall
3 19 (38.00%) MPLS
3 19 (38.00%) VPN
4 16 (32.00%) DSL
4 16 (32.00%) UMTS
5 14 (28.00%) 3G
6 13 (26.00%) LTE
6 13 (26.00%) RS-232
7 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (22.00%) Bluetooth
8 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (18.00%) 802.11
9 9 (18.00%) ADSL
9 9 (18.00%) tcpdump
9 9 (18.00%) VoLTE
9 9 (18.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Subversion
2 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (26.00%) Electronics
1 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.00%) Games
3 3 (6.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) C Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Embedded C Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Embedded Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Lead Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Lead Software Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (12.00%) MFC
3 4 (8.00%) WAP
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) WML
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) CAN bus
2 6 (12.00%) Home Automation
3 5 (10.00%) Handset
4 4 (8.00%) Device Driver
4 4 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (22.00%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (14.00%) Telematics
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (8.00%) SDLC
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Presales
7 3 (6.00%) Test Management
8 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.00%) High Availability
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL
8 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.00%) OpenUP
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
9 1 (2.00%) B2B
9 1 (2.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) C
1 17 (34.00%) Embedded C
2 11 (22.00%) C++
2 11 (22.00%) Embedded C++
3 6 (12.00%) ANSI C
4 5 (10.00%) Java
5 4 (8.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Degree
2 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (32.00%) CCNP
4 9 (18.00%) CCNA
4 9 (18.00%) CCSA
5 7 (14.00%) CCIE
6 5 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) ISEB
8 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Firmware
2 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (18.00%) F5
3 8 (16.00%) HP
4 7 (14.00%) Juniper
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) EMC
5 6 (12.00%) NEC
6 5 (10.00%) IronPort
6 5 (10.00%) Sourcefire
7 4 (8.00%) Atmel
8 3 (6.00%) VMware
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.00%) Apple
10 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
10 1 (2.00%) Facebook
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle
10 1 (2.00%) Remedy