Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1132 1114 1186
Rank change year-on-year -18 +72 +12
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 45 73 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.043% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 25 55 74
UK median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -25.58% +53.57%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £33,975
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -21.05% +35.71%

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 26,251 26,951 33,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.94% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20,829 21,968 28,197
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for GPRS in the UK

GPRS
Top 7 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 25 May 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 -34 45 £57,500 +43.75% 8
UK excluding London -40 23 £50,000 +33.33% 8
London +5 22 £57,500 +43.75%
South East -21 17 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North of England -38 6 £31,250 -16.67% 4
North West -31 4 - - 2
Yorkshire 0 2 £31,250 -15.54% 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing GPRS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for GPRS.

1 29 (64.44%) Wireless
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 28 (62.22%) VPN
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (57.78%) MPLS
3 26 (57.78%) DSL
3 26 (57.78%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (55.56%) 3G
5 21 (46.67%) Ethernet
6 20 (44.44%) Firewall
7 19 (42.22%) CCNA
7 19 (42.22%) Juniper
7 19 (42.22%) ADSL
8 17 (37.78%) HP
8 17 (37.78%) CheckPoint
8 17 (37.78%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (37.78%) 802.11
8 17 (37.78%) Games
8 17 (37.78%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (37.78%) 802.1X
9 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 15 (33.33%) tcpdump
9 15 (33.33%) F5
9 15 (33.33%) Wireshark
9 15 (33.33%) CCNP
10 14 (31.11%) SDH
11 13 (28.89%) GSM
11 13 (28.89%) SSL
11 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
11 13 (28.89%) LTE

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 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Wireless
2 28 (62.22%) VPN
3 26 (57.78%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (57.78%) DSL
3 26 (57.78%) MPLS
4 25 (55.56%) 3G
5 21 (46.67%) Ethernet
6 20 (44.44%) Firewall
7 19 (42.22%) ADSL
8 17 (37.78%) 802.11
8 17 (37.78%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (33.33%) tcpdump
9 15 (33.33%) Wireshark
10 14 (31.11%) SDH
11 13 (28.89%) GSM
11 13 (28.89%) IPsec
11 13 (28.89%) LTE
11 13 (28.89%) SSL
12 11 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (24.44%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.44%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
General
1 17 (37.78%) Games
2 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (17.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Network Performance Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Performance Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Electronics Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Manager
6 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.22%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) 802.1X
2 9 (20.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Embedded Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (15.56%) Decision-Making
3 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
4 5 (11.11%) Network Performance Management
5 4 (8.89%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) IC Design
5 4 (8.89%) Power Management
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.67%) Business Development
6 3 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.67%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.44%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (4.44%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.44%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (4.44%) Network Management
7 2 (4.44%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) MATLAB
2 2 (4.44%) Python
2 2 (4.44%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (42.22%) CCNA
3 15 (33.33%) CCNP
4 9 (20.00%) CCIE
5 8 (17.78%) Degree
6 4 (8.89%) CCSA
7 3 (6.67%) CCIE Security
7 3 (6.67%) MCSA
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.44%) CCSP
8 2 (4.44%) HP APS
8 2 (4.44%) Master's Degree
8 2 (4.44%) MCP
9 1 (2.22%) ISEB
9 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Firmware
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (11.11%) Netcool
2 5 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) Juniper
3 17 (37.78%) CheckPoint
3 17 (37.78%) HP
4 15 (33.33%) F5
5 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.00%) IronPort
7 4 (8.89%) VMware
8 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.44%) Nokia
8 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Tableau
9 1 (2.22%) Apple
9 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.22%) MobileIron