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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 211 202 211
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Permanent jobs citing SMS 4 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 1.02% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 6
Average salary £25,000 £47,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.80% +3.29%
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
1339 1575 1625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.63% 28.85% 31.12%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1030 1246
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 -12 3 £25,000 -61.53%
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (36.36%) SS7
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Product Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) LTE
2 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 3 (27.27%) TIBCO
2 3 (27.27%) HNC
2 3 (27.27%) HND
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) GSM
2 3 (27.27%) UMTS
2 3 (27.27%) NDS
3 2 (18.18%) SLA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
3 2 (18.18%) 4G
3 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (18.18%) Panasonic
3 2 (18.18%) GGSN
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) XMPP
3 2 (18.18%) Validation

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) SS7
2 3 (27.27%) LTE
2 3 (27.27%) GSM
2 3 (27.27%) UMTS
3 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
3 2 (18.18%) 4G
3 2 (18.18%) GGSN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (9.09%) 2G
4 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) MVNO
4 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) RTCP
4 1 (9.09%) RTP
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Product Marketing
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) WFM
3 1 (9.09%) Workforce Management Optimization
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) HNC
1 3 (27.27%) HND
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) CCA
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (9.09%) Iperf
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (27.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 3 (27.27%) TIBCO
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Panasonic
2 2 (18.18%) Mitel
3 1 (9.09%) Empirix