The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SGSN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SGSN over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 913 950
Rank change year-on-year +71 +37  
Permanent jobs citing SGSN 10 37 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.035% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.20% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 11
Median salary £33,000 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.00% +14.94%  
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -34.00% +14.94%  

SGSN 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 13624 18170 19810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 17.37% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11093 15040 15797
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

SGSN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SGSN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SGSN in the UK

SGSN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SGSN.

Salary trend for SGSN in the UK

SGSN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SGSN over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SGSN in the UK

SGSN
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SGSN within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +53 10 £33,000 -34.00% 1
East of England +38 6 £33,000 -26.66%
Harlow - 6 £33,000 -
Essex - 6 £33,000 -
South East +36 4 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Camberley - 4 £60,000 - 1
Surrey - 4 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing SGSN 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 SGSN.

1 14 (87.50%) GGSN
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) GSM
3 9 (56.25%) UMTS
3 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (43.75%) HSRP
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
4 7 (43.75%) IPsec
4 7 (43.75%) CCIE
4 7 (43.75%) CCNP
4 7 (43.75%) CCNA
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (43.75%) OSPF
4 7 (43.75%) BGP
5 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
5 6 (37.50%) SNMP
5 6 (37.50%) VPN
5 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (31.25%) CDMA
7 4 (25.00%) PBX
7 4 (25.00%) C++
7 4 (25.00%) STL
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) OO
7 4 (25.00%) RTP
7 4 (25.00%) Mitel
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion

SGSN
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:

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) GGSN
2 9 (56.25%) GSM
2 9 (56.25%) UMTS
3 7 (43.75%) BGP
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (43.75%) HSRP
3 7 (43.75%) IPsec
3 7 (43.75%) OSPF
4 6 (37.50%) SNMP
4 6 (37.50%) VPN
5 5 (31.25%) CDMA
6 4 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (25.00%) LTE
6 4 (25.00%) MGW
6 4 (25.00%) PBX
6 4 (25.00%) RANAP
6 4 (25.00%) RTP
6 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) GCC
1 4 (25.00%) GDB
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
1 4 (25.00%) Trac
General
1 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Core Network Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 4 (25.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (25.00%) OO
2 4 (25.00%) Presales
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCIE
1 7 (43.75%) CCNA
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Mitel