The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 131 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.043% 0.14% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.85% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Average salary £27,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.29% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +28.57%
SMS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
415 355 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.93% 16.72% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 327 326 279
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SMS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Birmingham region.

SMS Salary Trend in Birmingham

SMS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) PABX

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) PABX
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows