Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1139 1134 1184
Rank change year-on-year -5 +50 -45
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 35 62 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.035% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 45 66
UK median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -26.32% +28.38%
10th Percentile £33,000 £22,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +50.00% -17.65% +21.43%

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 26,652 29,733 34,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 16.85% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,589 24,163 28,531
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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -24 30 £52,500 +50.00% 13
UK excluding London -7 21 £52,500 +50.00% 9
London +14 14 £57,500 +43.75% 4
North of England -11 10 £52,500 +45.83% 4
North West -13 8 £52,500 +110.00% 1
Scotland - 5 £36,000 -
South East +6 4 £58,750 +111.71% 4
Yorkshire +22 2 £31,250 -13.19% 3
East Midlands +17 1 £60,000 +71.43%
Midlands +12 1 £60,000 +71.43% 1
South West - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 19 (54.29%) VPN
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (48.57%) DSL
2 17 (48.57%) MPLS
2 17 (48.57%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (42.86%) Wireless
5 14 (40.00%) Firewall
6 13 (37.14%) 3G
6 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
7 11 (31.43%) CCNA
7 11 (31.43%) ADSL
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) SSL
8 10 (28.57%) Juniper
8 10 (28.57%) CCNP
8 10 (28.57%) IPsec
9 9 (25.71%) Games
9 9 (25.71%) tcpdump
9 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
9 9 (25.71%) 802.11
9 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
9 9 (25.71%) ISDN
9 9 (25.71%) 802.1X
9 9 (25.71%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (22.86%) FortiGate
10 8 (22.86%) SDH
10 8 (22.86%) VoIP

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 5 (14.29%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 19 (54.29%) VPN
2 17 (48.57%) DSL
2 17 (48.57%) MPLS
2 17 (48.57%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (42.86%) Wireless
5 14 (40.00%) Firewall
6 13 (37.14%) 3G
7 11 (31.43%) ADSL
8 10 (28.57%) IPsec
8 10 (28.57%) SSL
9 9 (25.71%) 802.11
9 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
9 9 (25.71%) ISDN
9 9 (25.71%) tcpdump
9 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (22.86%) LDAP
10 8 (22.86%) SDH
10 8 (22.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (25.71%) Games
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) C Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Embedded C Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Embedded Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Lead Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) GSM Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) UMTS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) 802.1X
2 5 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) CAN bus
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
2 6 (17.14%) Telematics
3 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 5 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) ANSI C
3 5 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 5 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (31.43%) CCNA
3 10 (28.57%) CCNP
4 8 (22.86%) CCIE
5 7 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) CCIE Security
7 2 (5.71%) MCP
8 1 (2.86%) CCSA
8 1 (2.86%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.86%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.86%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 26262
2 1 (2.86%) MISRA
2 1 (2.86%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) Firmware
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (22.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Juniper
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 8 (22.86%) F5
3 8 (22.86%) HP
3 8 (22.86%) IronPort
3 8 (22.86%) Sourcefire
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) Remedy
5 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Apple