The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.057% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +28.57%
SMS
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
403 379 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.79% 24.20% 19.52%
Number of salaries quoted 305 316 329
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SMS
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

SMS Salary Trend in Cambridge

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) LINQ
1 9 (100.00%) MSTest
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) ISO 8583
3 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 6 (66.67%) Telerik
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) XAML
3 6 (66.67%) XSLT
3 6 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 6 (66.67%) SMPP
3 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Phone
3 6 (66.67%) Apple iOS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (66.67%) SMPP
1 6 (66.67%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) MSTest
2 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (66.67%) WiX
2 6 (66.67%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) LINQ
2 6 (66.67%) XSLT
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (66.67%) WPF
2 6 (66.67%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Phone
1 6 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 6 (66.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 6 (66.67%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) XAML
3 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Telerik
2 1 (11.11%) Facebook