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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 253 312 310
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -2
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.075% 0.058% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.31% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 9
Average salary £57,500 £70,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +16.25%
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
994 1922 1656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 14.89% 18.46% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 897 1643 1410
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 2016.

SMS Salary Histogram in the City of London

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) CentOS
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) Cacti
3 4 (50.00%) PKI
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (50.00%) Akamai
3 4 (50.00%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (50.00%) Symfony
3 4 (50.00%) WebSockets
3 4 (50.00%) Percona
3 4 (50.00%) Rackspace
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) SSH
3 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 4 (50.00%) LAMP
3 4 (50.00%) Debian
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Replication
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (12.50%) FastStats
1 1 (12.50%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (50.00%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) LDAP
1 4 (50.00%) SMTP
1 4 (50.00%) SSH
1 4 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) GitLab
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Head of Digital
2 1 (12.50%) Head of QA
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) LAMP
1 4 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (50.00%) Symfony
1 4 (50.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) CentOS
1 4 (50.00%) Debian
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Segmentation
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Cacti
1 4 (50.00%) Nagios
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Rundeck
1 4 (50.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Akamai
1 4 (50.00%) New Relic
1 4 (50.00%) Percona
1 4 (50.00%) Rackspace
1 4 (50.00%) SaltStack
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Alterian