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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 112 110
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.76% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £26,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.07%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
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
251 263 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 13.87% 16.53% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 215 212 205
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,150 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,060 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 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 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Automotive
2 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
2 7 (77.78%) CRM
2 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) Retail
2 7 (77.78%) Strategic Planning
2 7 (77.78%) Marketing
2 7 (77.78%) Visualisation
2 7 (77.78%) Campaign Management
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 5 (55.56%) QA
5 4 (44.44%) Spotfire
5 4 (44.44%) QlikView
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (44.44%) Tableau
5 4 (44.44%) Basecamp
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
5 4 (44.44%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (44.44%) Project Management
6 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
6 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (33.33%) FastStats
6 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (22.22%) LTE
7 2 (22.22%) UMTS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (33.33%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LTE
1 2 (22.22%) UMTS
1 2 (22.22%) GPRS
1 2 (22.22%) GSM
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Packet Switching
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
2 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Spotfire
1 4 (44.44%) QlikView
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Automotive
2 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
2 7 (77.78%) Retail
2 7 (77.78%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) QlikView Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Product Owner
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Visualisation
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) CRM
1 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Strategic Planning
1 7 (77.78%) Campaign Management
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Tableau
1 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
1 4 (44.44%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Opsware