The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 125 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.27% - 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% - 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £43,000 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
SMS
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
300 355 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 16.07% 17.38% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 262 312 201
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SMS
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

SMS Salary Trend in Bristol

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Flash
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Cadence
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (50.00%) Billing
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
1 4 (50.00%) Business Development
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 4 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (50.00%) Service Design
1 4 (50.00%) Escalation Management
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Demand Management
2 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (25.00%) eggPlant
2 2 (25.00%) LTE
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) GPRS
1 2 (25.00%) GSM
1 2 (25.00%) LTE
1 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (25.00%) UMTS
1 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) eggPlant
General
1 4 (50.00%) Billing
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Development
1 4 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
1 4 (50.00%) Escalation Management
1 4 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (50.00%) Service Design
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Demand Management
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cadence
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia