The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 117 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.11% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £56,250 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
382 343 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.42% 20.69% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 307 282 286
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
Cambridgeshire

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 29 July 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) MSTest
3 17 (89.47%) NUnit
3 17 (89.47%) .NET Framework
3 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
4 16 (84.21%) XML
4 16 (84.21%) WCF
4 16 (84.21%) LINQ
4 16 (84.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (78.95%) SQL
6 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET
6 14 (73.68%) SMPP
6 14 (73.68%) XAML
6 14 (73.68%) MSBuild
6 14 (73.68%) NFC
6 14 (73.68%) WPF
7 13 (68.42%) Multithreading
7 13 (68.42%) Android
7 13 (68.42%) Banking
7 13 (68.42%) Windows Phone
7 13 (68.42%) Apple iOS
7 13 (68.42%) Blackberry
7 13 (68.42%) Visual Studio
7 13 (68.42%) Java
8 12 (63.16%) MVC
8 12 (63.16%) TDD
8 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (63.16%) ISO 8583

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (73.68%) SMPP
1 14 (73.68%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) MSTest
2 17 (89.47%) NUnit
3 14 (73.68%) MSBuild
4 13 (68.42%) Visual Studio
5 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (57.89%) WiX
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 13 (68.42%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
1 18 (94.74%) .NET Developer
2 11 (57.89%) C# Developer
2 11 (57.89%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Systems Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
4 5 (26.32%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) C# Web Developer
4 5 (26.32%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (26.32%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Junior C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) .NET Framework
3 16 (84.21%) WCF
3 16 (84.21%) XML
3 16 (84.21%) LINQ
4 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET
4 14 (73.68%) WPF
5 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (57.89%) Java ME
6 11 (57.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Android
1 13 (68.42%) Apple iOS
1 13 (68.42%) Windows Phone
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Multithreading
3 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 12 (63.16%) MVC
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) XAML
4 13 (68.42%) Java
5 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Telerik