The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 17 April 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 City of London region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 295 300 307
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing SMS 37 16 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 0.71% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 28
Average salary £45,000 £62,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £37,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1952 2245 2265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 15.48% 19.14% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1618 2011 2014
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
London

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in the City of London

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 15 (32.61%) Internet
1 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) Banking
4 11 (23.91%) Degree
5 9 (19.57%) Android
5 9 (19.57%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (17.39%) Finance
7 7 (15.22%) HTML
7 7 (15.22%) Windows
7 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.04%) Oracle
8 6 (13.04%) UNIX
8 6 (13.04%) EIGRP
8 6 (13.04%) OSPF
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco
8 6 (13.04%) CCNP
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (13.04%) Firewall
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.04%) Online Banking
9 5 (10.87%) Web Development
9 5 (10.87%) B2B
9 5 (10.87%) B2C
9 5 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (10.87%) MVNO
10 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (8.70%) 4G
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) Umbraco
1 3 (6.52%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) Internet
2 9 (19.57%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.04%) EIGRP
4 6 (13.04%) Firewall
4 6 (13.04%) OSPF
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (10.87%) MVNO
6 4 (8.70%) 4G
6 4 (8.70%) 3G
6 4 (8.70%) GPRS
6 4 (8.70%) GSM
7 3 (6.52%) LAN
7 3 (6.52%) PSTN
7 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 3 (6.52%) DHCP
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
7 3 (6.52%) DNS
7 3 (6.52%) SAN
7 3 (6.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 8 (17.39%) Finance
4 4 (8.70%) Advertising
4 4 (8.70%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
6 1 (2.17%) Games
6 1 (2.17%) Automotive
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Applications Support
2 5 (10.87%) Operations Manager
2 5 (10.87%) Consultant
2 5 (10.87%) Network Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Sales Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Data Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Product Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.52%) LAMP
3 3 (6.52%) Ajax
3 3 (6.52%) jQuery
3 3 (6.52%) HTML5
3 3 (6.52%) XHTML
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) JSP
5 1 (2.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.17%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) MapReduce
5 1 (2.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Online Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.17%) DataPower
3 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Handset
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Android
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX
4 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) B2B
1 5 (10.87%) B2C
1 5 (10.87%) Web Development
2 4 (8.70%) Project Management
2 4 (8.70%) Information Security
3 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile Marketing
3 3 (6.52%) Android Development
3 3 (6.52%) iOS Development
3 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.35%) Requirements Management
4 2 (4.35%) Scrum
4 2 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (2.17%) Content Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.70%) C++
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) C
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.04%) CCNP
3 3 (6.52%) CCNA
3 3 (6.52%) CCIE
3 3 (6.52%) CCSP
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.35%) QA
4 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco
2 5 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (8.70%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Symantec
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
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