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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 880 953
Rank change year-on-year +34 +73  
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 24 33 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 20
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +40.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £41,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.88% +20.00%  

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 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 22 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 23 June 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 +43 23 £40,000 -23.80% 5
London +20 11 £42,000 -25.33% 1
South East +45 8 £36,750 -27.22% 2
Berkshire +25 4 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Feltham -1 4 £42,000 -20.00%
Surrey +34 2 £36,750 -
East of England -1 2 £49,000 +15.29%
Hertfordshire -6 2 £49,000 +15.29%
Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £40,000 -
Slough - 2 - -
Borehamwood - 2 £49,000 -
Staines - 2 £36,750 -
Wakefield - 2 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £30,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £22,500 -
Oldham - 1 £37,500 -
North West - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 43 (65.15%) GSM
2 40 (60.61%) Wireless
3 37 (56.06%) Ethernet
4 33 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 30 (45.45%) C
5 30 (45.45%) C++
6 25 (37.88%) TCP/IP
6 25 (37.88%) Firmware
7 24 (36.36%) Electronics
8 23 (34.85%) Degree
9 22 (33.33%) Embedded C
9 22 (33.33%) Embedded C++
10 20 (30.30%) UMTS
11 19 (28.79%) Bluetooth
12 18 (27.27%) Cisco
13 17 (25.76%) VPN
13 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (25.76%) Telecoms
13 17 (25.76%) Firewall
13 17 (25.76%) MPLS
14 16 (24.24%) DSL
14 16 (24.24%) CCNP
15 14 (21.21%) 3G
15 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
16 13 (19.70%) LTE
16 13 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (18.18%) ZigBee
17 12 (18.18%) Atmel
17 12 (18.18%) SDLC

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 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Infor M3
2 4 (6.06%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (65.15%) GSM
2 40 (60.61%) Wireless
3 37 (56.06%) Ethernet
4 25 (37.88%) TCP/IP
5 20 (30.30%) UMTS
6 19 (28.79%) Bluetooth
7 17 (25.76%) Firewall
7 17 (25.76%) MPLS
7 17 (25.76%) VPN
8 16 (24.24%) DSL
9 14 (21.21%) 3G
10 13 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (19.70%) LTE
11 12 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (18.18%) ZigBee
12 11 (16.67%) VoIP
13 10 (15.15%) RS-232
14 9 (13.64%) RS-485
15 8 (12.12%) VoLTE
15 8 (12.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.58%) Subversion
2 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (36.36%) Electronics
2 17 (25.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.64%) Finance
4 8 (12.12%) Games
5 6 (9.09%) Automotive
5 6 (9.09%) Multimedia
6 2 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 23 (34.85%) Embedded Engineer
2 23 (34.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (31.82%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 21 (31.82%) Firmware Engineer
4 13 (19.70%) Network Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Telecoms Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Field Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Field Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Network Operations Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Network Performance Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) MFC
2 8 (12.12%) 802.1X
3 6 (9.09%) BREW
3 6 (9.09%) Flash
3 6 (9.09%) J2ME
3 6 (9.09%) Middleware
3 6 (9.09%) OpenAL
3 6 (9.09%) OpenCL
3 6 (9.09%) OpenGL
3 6 (9.09%) Qt
3 6 (9.09%) Series 60
3 6 (9.09%) SVG
3 6 (9.09%) UIQ
4 4 (6.06%) WAP
5 2 (3.03%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) Web Services
6 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Device Driver
2 9 (13.64%) Home Automation
3 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
4 6 (9.09%) iPhone
4 6 (9.09%) MPEG
4 6 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 5 (7.58%) Handset
6 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (6.06%) Internet of Things
7 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.03%) CAN bus
9 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) Windows
3 8 (12.12%) Android
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (9.09%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Unix
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (21.21%) Test Automation
3 12 (18.18%) SDLC
4 11 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (13.64%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (10.61%) ITIL
7 6 (9.09%) DRM
7 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 6 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (9.09%) Speech Recognition
8 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.58%) Telematics
9 4 (6.06%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (6.06%) Network Performance Management
9 4 (6.06%) Performance Management
9 4 (6.06%) Six Sigma
10 3 (4.55%) High Availability
10 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
10 3 (4.55%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) C
1 30 (45.45%) C++
2 22 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 22 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 10 (15.15%) Java
4 5 (7.58%) SQL
5 4 (6.06%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (34.85%) Degree
2 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (24.24%) CCNP
4 8 (12.12%) CCIE
4 8 (12.12%) CCNA
4 8 (12.12%) CCSA
5 7 (10.61%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (1.52%) ISEB
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (37.88%) Firmware
2 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (7.58%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.06%) Netcool
2 4 (6.06%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Cisco
2 12 (18.18%) Atmel
3 11 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 11 (16.67%) F5
4 9 (13.64%) EMC
4 9 (13.64%) HP
4 9 (13.64%) NEC
5 8 (12.12%) Juniper
6 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.09%) Intel
7 6 (9.09%) Symbian
8 5 (7.58%) IronPort
8 5 (7.58%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.55%) Citrix
10 1 (1.52%) Apple
10 1 (1.52%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.52%) Facebook
10 1 (1.52%) Mitel
10 1 (1.52%) VMware
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