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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 185 210 219
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +9
Permanent jobs citing SMS 35 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 0.85% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 7
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
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
1751 1532 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.90% 27.37% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 979 1106 1139
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 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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 +1 13 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Bracknell - 7 - -
Slough - 5 £46,500 -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (66.04%) UNIX
2 33 (62.26%) SS7
3 28 (52.83%) Telecoms
4 25 (47.17%) INAP
5 22 (41.51%) TIBCO
6 20 (37.74%) Service Delivery
7 17 (32.08%) Java
7 17 (32.08%) IVR
8 15 (28.30%) Mobile App
8 15 (28.30%) Linux
9 14 (26.42%) Solaris
9 14 (26.42%) Perl
9 14 (26.42%) SOAP
9 14 (26.42%) HTTP
9 14 (26.42%) NFS
9 14 (26.42%) DNS
9 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
9 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (24.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
10 13 (24.53%) Wireshark
10 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
10 13 (24.53%) Rendezvous
10 13 (24.53%) ISUP
10 13 (24.53%) ISEB
10 13 (24.53%) XML
10 13 (24.53%) LDAP
11 12 (22.64%) Billing
12 11 (20.75%) Cisco IPCC

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (18.87%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (62.26%) SS7
2 25 (47.17%) INAP
3 14 (26.42%) HTTP
3 14 (26.42%) DNS
4 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
4 13 (24.53%) LDAP
4 13 (24.53%) Wireshark
4 13 (24.53%) ISUP
5 9 (16.98%) GSM
5 9 (16.98%) UMTS
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (1.89%) Broadband
6 1 (1.89%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) 3G
6 1 (1.89%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (1.89%) LTE
6 1 (1.89%) SCTP
6 1 (1.89%) 4G
6 1 (1.89%) M3UA
6 1 (1.89%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
General
1 28 (52.83%) Telecoms
2 12 (22.64%) Billing
3 10 (18.87%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Support Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Test Analyst
4 12 (22.64%) BSS Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Development Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Server Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Java Development Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
7 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Pre Sales Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) SOAP
2 13 (24.53%) XML
2 13 (24.53%) Rendezvous
3 2 (3.77%) Java EE
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) IVR
2 15 (28.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (66.04%) UNIX
2 15 (28.30%) Linux
3 14 (26.42%) Solaris
3 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Service Delivery
2 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
2 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (16.98%) Product Marketing
3 9 (16.98%) Change Management
4 7 (13.21%) Release Management
4 7 (13.21%) Software Deployment
4 7 (13.21%) Software Distribution
5 4 (7.55%) CRM
6 2 (3.77%) Scrum
6 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.89%) Web Analytics
7 1 (1.89%) Pay per click
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.89%) SEO
7 1 (1.89%) Analytics
7 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.89%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISEB
1 13 (24.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (16.98%) HNC
2 9 (16.98%) HND
3 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CCNA
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) RHCE
4 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) NFS
2 9 (16.98%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (13.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.77%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.77%) MOM
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) TIBCO
2 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 10 (18.87%) Citrix
3 10 (18.87%) Redknee
4 9 (16.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (16.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 9 (16.98%) McAfee
5 7 (13.21%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Intel
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) Websense
6 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) Huawei
6 2 (3.77%) IronPort
7 1 (1.89%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.89%) JDA
7 1 (1.89%) BT
7 1 (1.89%) Sun