The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 242 309 323
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +14
Permanent jobs citing SMS 4 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.038% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.28% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Median salary £42,500 £75,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-43.33% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £75,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £75,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £40,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-3.72% -15.26%
SMS
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
965 1454 1983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 15.34% 13.88% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1238 1670
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SMS
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

SMS Salary Trend in the City of London

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (90.00%) Marketing
2 9 (90.00%) Social Media
2 9 (90.00%) Data Analytics
2 9 (90.00%) Analytics
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (50.00%) Statistics
4 5 (50.00%) Online Games
4 5 (50.00%) Games
4 5 (50.00%) Econometrics
4 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (50.00%) SAS
4 5 (50.00%) ATM
4 5 (50.00%) Internet
4 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
4 5 (50.00%) Facebook
4 5 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) Actionable Insight
5 4 (40.00%) Integrated Marketing
5 4 (40.00%) Integrated Marketing Communications
5 4 (40.00%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
5 4 (40.00%) CRM
5 4 (40.00%) Automotive
5 4 (40.00%) Customer Engagement

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (40.00%) FastStats
1 4 (40.00%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) ATM
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (90.00%) Marketing
3 5 (50.00%) Games
3 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) Automotive
4 4 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Campaign Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Campaign Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Domino Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Insight Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Social Media
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (50.00%) Online Games
2 5 (50.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Analytics
1 9 (90.00%) Data Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Actionable Insight
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) Econometrics
2 5 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (40.00%) Direct Marketing
3 4 (40.00%) Integrated Marketing
3 4 (40.00%) Integrated Marketing Communications
3 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Facebook
2 4 (40.00%) Alterian
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus