The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 111 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 14 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.69% - 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.99% - 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £34,500 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 251 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 17.36% 13.86% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 210 197 257
Average salary £38,800 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.36% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
South West

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in Bristol

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (68.75%) Strategic Planning
3 10 (62.50%) Retail
3 10 (62.50%) Marketing
3 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) Automotive
3 10 (62.50%) Manufacturing
3 10 (62.50%) CRM
3 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (62.50%) Visualisation
3 10 (62.50%) Campaign Management
4 9 (56.25%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (37.50%) Project Management
6 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
7 5 (31.25%) QA
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (31.25%) UMTS
7 5 (31.25%) GPRS
7 5 (31.25%) GSM
7 5 (31.25%) LTE
8 4 (25.00%) Tableau
8 4 (25.00%) FastStats
8 4 (25.00%) Basecamp
8 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (25.00%) Business Objects
8 4 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (25.00%) Spotfire

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (25.00%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) UMTS
1 5 (31.25%) GPRS
1 5 (31.25%) GSM
1 5 (31.25%) LTE
2 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) Packet Switching
3 2 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (25.00%) Spotfire
2 4 (25.00%) QlikView
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (62.50%) Retail
2 10 (62.50%) Marketing
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) Automotive
2 10 (62.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Electronics
4 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Product Owner
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Quality Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Visualisation
2 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Strategic Planning
2 10 (62.50%) CRM
2 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (62.50%) Campaign Management
3 7 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Tableau
1 4 (25.00%) Business Objects
1 4 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (12.50%) Opsware
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle