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

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1142 1164 1226
Rank change year-on-year +22 +62 -68
Permanent jobs citing GPRS 39 60 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.032% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 34 56 69
UK median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £22,450
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +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 28032 32026 36588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 22748 26289 30197
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +46 31 £52,500 +16.67% 3
UK excluding London +14 20 £40,000 -
London +15 16 £49,750 -5.24% 3
North of England +5 8 £52,500 +183.78%
North West +15 6 £52,500 +31.25%
South East +27 5 £37,500 -16.67%
Scotland - 5 £36,000 -
Yorkshire +17 2 £40,000 +116.22%
East Midlands +31 1 £60,000 +71.43%
South West +18 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Midlands +15 1 £60,000 +71.43%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 17 (43.59%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) VPN
2 16 (41.03%) MPLS
2 16 (41.03%) Wireless
2 16 (41.03%) Firewall
3 15 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (33.33%) CCNP
5 13 (33.33%) DSL
5 13 (33.33%) UMTS
6 11 (28.21%) GSM
6 11 (28.21%) 3G
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
7 10 (25.64%) Bluetooth
7 10 (25.64%) C
8 9 (23.08%) Unix
8 9 (23.08%) Ethernet
8 9 (23.08%) Firmware
8 9 (23.08%) Subversion
8 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 9 (23.08%) Degree
8 9 (23.08%) LTE
8 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
9 8 (20.51%) Embedded C
9 8 (20.51%) SSL
9 8 (20.51%) ISDN
9 8 (20.51%) SMS
10 7 (17.95%) 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 (12.82%) Apache
1 5 (12.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
1 16 (41.03%) MPLS
1 16 (41.03%) VPN
1 16 (41.03%) Wireless
2 15 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (33.33%) DSL
3 13 (33.33%) UMTS
4 11 (28.21%) 3G
4 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (28.21%) GSM
5 10 (25.64%) Bluetooth
6 9 (23.08%) Ethernet
6 9 (23.08%) LTE
7 8 (20.51%) ISDN
7 8 (20.51%) SMS
7 8 (20.51%) SSL
8 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (17.95%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (17.95%) LDAP
8 7 (17.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.38%) Games
3 5 (12.82%) Electronics
4 3 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) C Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Embedded C Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Embedded Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Lead Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Lead Software Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Field Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) WAP
4 2 (5.13%) CGI
5 1 (2.56%) WML
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) CAN bus
2 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Handset
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (7.69%) Smart Meter
5 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) Telematics
3 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
4 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.82%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Presales
5 3 (7.69%) Test Management
6 2 (5.13%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (5.13%) OpenUP
6 2 (5.13%) SDLC
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) C
2 8 (20.51%) Embedded C
3 7 (17.95%) Java
4 6 (15.38%) ANSI C
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (23.08%) Degree
4 7 (17.95%) CCIE
5 6 (15.38%) CCNA
5 6 (15.38%) CCSA
6 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 26262
2 1 (2.56%) MISRA
2 1 (2.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (17.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) IronPort
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Sourcefire
3 5 (12.82%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) Remedy
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) F5
4 4 (10.26%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) Atmel
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.56%) Facebook