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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 205 188 214
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Permanent jobs citing SMS 8 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 1.55% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 9
Average salary £68,750 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.73% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £45,150 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,750 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £46,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-24.73% +32.85%
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
1288 1618 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.81% 29.59% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 829 1004 1172
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.25% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

SMS Salary Histogram 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 6 July 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 -7 2 £25,000 -59.18%
Newbury - 2 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) 3G
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) 4G
3 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) LTE
3 3 (27.27%) SS7
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) 2G
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) ION Trading
4 2 (18.18%) IVR
4 2 (18.18%) DNA
4 2 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Network Management
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) MVNO
5 1 (9.09%) VoLTE

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (36.36%) 3G
1 4 (36.36%) 4G
2 3 (27.27%) MPLS
2 3 (27.27%) SS7
2 3 (27.27%) 2G
2 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) LTE
3 1 (9.09%) MVNO
3 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
3 1 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Development Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Online Development Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Sales Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) IVR
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) DNA
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Channel Management
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCDP
2 1 (9.09%) CCA
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) JNCIS
2 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) ION Trading
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia
2 1 (9.09%) Siemens
2 1 (9.09%) Amdocs