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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 225 217 217
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 9 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 2
Average salary £31,000 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £47,200 £56,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £68,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%
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
1354 1608 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.27% 28.96% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 1055 1113
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
Newbury - 3 £28,500 - 2
Reading +2 2 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 34 (75.56%) Telecoms
2 28 (62.22%) Value-Added Service
3 25 (55.56%) VMS
3 25 (55.56%) Electronics
4 23 (51.11%) Computer Science
5 20 (44.44%) Presales
6 19 (42.22%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (40.00%) IPTV
8 16 (35.56%) Unix
9 12 (26.67%) SS7
10 11 (24.44%) 3G
10 11 (24.44%) 4G
10 11 (24.44%) Huawei
11 10 (22.22%) 2G
11 10 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 9 (20.00%) Ericsson
12 9 (20.00%) Nokia
12 9 (20.00%) GSM
12 9 (20.00%) Validation
13 8 (17.78%) Degree
13 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
13 8 (17.78%) Linux
13 8 (17.78%) GPRS
14 7 (15.56%) Diameter Protocol
15 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
16 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (11.11%) SMPP
16 5 (11.11%) TCAP
16 5 (11.11%) SCCP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (4.44%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 28 (62.22%) Value-Added Service
2 12 (26.67%) SS7
3 11 (24.44%) 3G
3 11 (24.44%) 4G
4 10 (22.22%) 2G
5 9 (20.00%) GSM
6 8 (17.78%) GPRS
6 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
7 7 (15.56%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (11.11%) SCCP
8 5 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
8 5 (11.11%) SMPP
8 5 (11.11%) TCAP
9 4 (8.89%) GGSN
9 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
9 4 (8.89%) MPLS
9 4 (8.89%) Network Security
9 4 (8.89%) SGSN
10 3 (6.67%) LTE
10 3 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 34 (75.56%) Telecoms
2 25 (55.56%) Electronics
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Advertising
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Presales Manager
2 6 (13.33%) VAS Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Graduate
4 4 (8.89%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Graduate Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Junior
6 2 (4.44%) Junior Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Junior Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 23 (51.11%) Computer Science
2 19 (42.22%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (40.00%) IPTV
4 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Social Media
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) VMS
2 16 (35.56%) Unix
3 8 (17.78%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (4.44%) Android
5 2 (4.44%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Presales
2 9 (20.00%) Validation
3 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Network Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Business Development
6 2 (4.44%) Campaign Management
6 2 (4.44%) Convergent Charging
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
6 2 (4.44%) Line Management
6 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.44%) Test Management
7 1 (2.22%) Change Management
7 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.22%) SDLC
7 1 (2.22%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) CCDP
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CISM
4 1 (2.22%) CISSP
4 1 (2.22%) HNC
4 1 (2.22%) HND
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Huawei
2 10 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 9 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 9 (20.00%) Nokia
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) ION Trading
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Symbian
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
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