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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 298 320 287
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -33
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 16 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.048% 0.12% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.79% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 38
Average salary £51,000 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.82%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +35.71%
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
1471 2025 2075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 14.25% 15.66% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1266 1717 1845
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) Marketing
2 5 (35.71%) Business Development
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (21.43%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) Marketing Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Email Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) SaaS
5 2 (14.29%) Social Media
5 2 (14.29%) German Language
5 2 (14.29%) Legal
5 2 (14.29%) IVR
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) PMI
5 2 (14.29%) PMP
5 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SPSS
1 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) LTE
2 1 (7.14%) 4G
General
1 8 (57.14%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Security Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Network Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Network Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Director
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing Director
3 1 (7.14%) CRM Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Campaign Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PMI
1 2 (14.29%) IVR
1 2 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Business Development
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Email Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Campaign Management
4 1 (7.14%) Product Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PMP
1 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) ExactTarget
2 1 (7.14%) Birst
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
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