The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 214 212 218
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing SMS 12 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.64% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 5
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1660 1709 1689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.22% 32.11% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1117 1265 1367
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 5 £42,500 - 1
Reading - 4 £65,000 -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (41.67%) UNIX
1 10 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
3 7 (29.17%) McAfee
3 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
3 7 (29.17%) Marketing
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 6 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Back Office
5 5 (20.83%) Product Marketing
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) IVR
6 4 (16.67%) Billing
6 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (16.67%) INAP
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) SS7
7 3 (12.50%) 3G
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) HTTP
7 3 (12.50%) NFS
7 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 3 (12.50%) SOAP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) INAP
3 3 (12.50%) SS7
3 3 (12.50%) 3G
3 3 (12.50%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) 4G
4 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (8.33%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) ISUP
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) SMPP
5 1 (4.17%) TCAP
5 1 (4.17%) SCCP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) M3UA
5 1 (4.17%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Marketing
3 5 (20.83%) Back Office
4 4 (16.67%) Billing
5 2 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Sales Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Server Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Java Development Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) IVR
2 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) UNIX
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) Product Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) HNC
2 2 (8.33%) HND
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) RHCE
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 2 (8.33%) ARCserve
3 2 (8.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) McAfee
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Redknee
3 3 (12.50%) Huawei
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) IronPort
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Intel
4 2 (8.33%) Websense
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Lumension
5 1 (4.17%) Comverse