The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 220 215 220
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs citing SMS 4 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.072% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.73% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 11
Average salary £25,000 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.80% +25.33%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +14.64%
SMS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1496 1647 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.74% 28.07% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1115 1299
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region.

SMS Salary Trend in Berkshire

SMS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 3 £25,000 -61.53%
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 7 (50.00%) SS7
2 6 (42.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 6 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 6 (42.86%) HNC
2 6 (42.86%) HND
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) GSM
2 6 (42.86%) UMTS
2 6 (42.86%) NDS
2 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 6 (42.86%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) Product Marketing
2 6 (42.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) LTE
5 2 (14.29%) Panasonic
5 2 (14.29%) GGSN
5 2 (14.29%) XMPP
5 2 (14.29%) Mitel

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SS7
2 6 (42.86%) UMTS
2 6 (42.86%) GSM
3 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
3 2 (14.29%) GGSN
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (14.29%) LTE
4 1 (7.14%) 4G
4 1 (7.14%) VoLTE
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) 3G
4 1 (7.14%) MPLS
4 1 (7.14%) RTCP
4 1 (7.14%) RTP
4 1 (7.14%) SMPP
4 1 (7.14%) H.323
4 1 (7.14%) 2G
4 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
General
1 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
3 1 (7.14%) BSS Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 6 (42.86%) Change Management
1 6 (42.86%) Product Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) WFM
3 1 (7.14%) Workforce Management Optimization
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) HNC
1 6 (42.86%) HND
2 1 (7.14%) CCA
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) Iperf
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 6 (42.86%) TIBCO
1 6 (42.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Mitel
2 2 (14.29%) Panasonic
3 1 (7.14%) Empirix