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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 301 314 293
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 14 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.021% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.70% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 28
Average salary £75,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
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
1337 1994 1818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.82% 17.00% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1676 1601
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 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 5 (71.43%) Business Development
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) IVR
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) PMI
3 2 (28.57%) PMP
3 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
3 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Social Media
4 1 (14.29%) 4G
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) LTE
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Novell
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
1 1 (14.29%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Ingres
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing Director
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Director
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PMI
1 2 (28.57%) IVR
1 2 (28.57%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) HPUX
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Development
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) EMC
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Novell
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas