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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 103 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing SMS 3 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.21% 0.89% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 3.51% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 2
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +48.76%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +7.31%
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
341 427 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.48% 25.42% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 279 359 316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,435 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) NUnit
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Telerik
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) ISO 8583
3 5 (62.50%) XAML
3 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (62.50%) SMPP
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) WPF
3 5 (62.50%) Java ME
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) SMPP
1 5 (62.50%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (62.50%) MSTest
2 5 (62.50%) WiX
2 5 (62.50%) MSBuild
2 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) NUnit
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) WPF
3 5 (62.50%) Java ME
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Android
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
4 3 (37.50%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (37.50%) Data Mapping
4 3 (37.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) XAML
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Telerik
2 2 (25.00%) Facebook