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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 299 281 297
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Permanent jobs citing SMS 9 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 1.67% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 14
Average salary £68,750 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £39,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -4.76%
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
1939 1613 2152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.01% 15.48% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1632 1364 1930
Average salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.91% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 March 2015.

SMS Salary Histogram in the City of London

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (14.29%) SaaS
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Billing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Legal
5 1 (7.14%) CMS
5 1 (7.14%) IVR
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
General
1 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Network Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Network Security Consultant
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
2 2 (14.29%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) CRM Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Campaign Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IVR
1 1 (7.14%) PMI
1 1 (7.14%) Social Media
1 1 (7.14%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
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%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Campaign Management
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Apple
2 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Facebook
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter
3 1 (7.14%) ExactTarget
3 1 (7.14%) Birst
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