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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 303 296 294
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing SMS 6 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 10
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £75,000 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +6.66%
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
1790 1643 2393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 17.47% 15.63% 21.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 1412 2111
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
2 5 (33.33%) Billing
2 5 (33.33%) Supply Chain Management
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) QA
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) SaaS
5 1 (6.67%) Social Media
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
5 1 (6.67%) Facebook
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Calabash
5 1 (6.67%) Campaign Management
5 1 (6.67%) ExactTarget

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
1 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) SS7
2 1 (6.67%) SCCP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.67%) Calabash
1 1 (6.67%) Appium
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Billing
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Commercial Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (6.67%) CRM Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) PMI
1 1 (6.67%) IVR
1 1 (6.67%) Social Network
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Social Media
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Validation
1 5 (33.33%) Supply Chain Management
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Business Development
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) PMP
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Facebook
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter
3 1 (6.67%) ExactTarget
3 1 (6.67%) Birst
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