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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 191 207 224
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Permanent jobs citing SMS 34 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.37% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.31% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 5
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
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
1787 1606 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.19% 28.60% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1144 1120
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,700 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014. 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 -4 15 - -
Bracknell - 9 - -
Slough - 4 £46,500 -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 36 (64.29%) UNIX
2 35 (62.50%) SS7
3 27 (48.21%) Telecoms
4 24 (42.86%) INAP
4 24 (42.86%) TIBCO
5 22 (39.29%) Service Delivery
6 14 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 14 (25.00%) IVR
6 14 (25.00%) Java
6 14 (25.00%) Linux
7 13 (23.21%) LDAP
7 13 (23.21%) Solaris
7 13 (23.21%) Perl
7 13 (23.21%) SOAP
7 13 (23.21%) XML
7 13 (23.21%) Rendezvous
7 13 (23.21%) Red Hat
7 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
7 13 (23.21%) DNS
7 13 (23.21%) HTTP
7 13 (23.21%) NFS
7 13 (23.21%) ISEB
7 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
7 13 (23.21%) ISUP
7 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Wireshark
7 13 (23.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (21.43%) Marketing
8 12 (21.43%) Billing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (62.50%) SS7
2 24 (42.86%) INAP
3 13 (23.21%) Wireshark
3 13 (23.21%) ISUP
3 13 (23.21%) LDAP
3 13 (23.21%) HTTP
3 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (23.21%) DNS
4 11 (19.64%) GSM
4 11 (19.64%) UMTS
5 1 (1.79%) Broadband
5 1 (1.79%) 3G
5 1 (1.79%) LTE
5 1 (1.79%) 4G
5 1 (1.79%) VoLTE
General
1 27 (48.21%) Telecoms
2 12 (21.43%) Billing
2 12 (21.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 15 (26.79%) BSS Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) Analyst
4 13 (23.21%) Test Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Server Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Server Specialist
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) SOAP
1 13 (23.21%) XML
1 13 (23.21%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) IVR
1 14 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (64.29%) UNIX
2 14 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (23.21%) Solaris
3 13 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Service Delivery
2 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
2 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (19.64%) Product Marketing
3 11 (19.64%) Change Management
4 9 (16.07%) Release Management
4 9 (16.07%) Software Deployment
4 9 (16.07%) Software Distribution
5 7 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.79%) SEO
6 1 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Web Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Pay per click
6 1 (1.79%) Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) Java
2 13 (23.21%) Perl
3 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) ISEB
1 13 (23.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (19.64%) HNC
2 11 (19.64%) HND
3 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) NFS
2 11 (19.64%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Cisco IPCC
2 9 (16.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.79%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.79%) MOM
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 13 (23.21%) Red Hat
3 11 (19.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (19.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 10 (17.86%) Oracle
4 10 (17.86%) McAfee
5 9 (16.07%) HP
5 9 (16.07%) Citrix
5 9 (16.07%) Redknee
6 2 (3.57%) Huawei
7 1 (1.79%) IronPort
7 1 (1.79%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.79%) Google
7 1 (1.79%) Intel
7 1 (1.79%) JDA
7 1 (1.79%) Websense
7 1 (1.79%) BT
7 1 (1.79%) VMware