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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 305 303 330
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs citing SMS 15 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.19% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 1.29% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 5
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
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
1944 1787 2275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.88% 15.11% 18.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1585 2031
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 19 September 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in the City of London

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 18 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 8 (23.53%) Retail
3 8 (23.53%) Marketing
3 8 (23.53%) Android
3 8 (23.53%) Java
4 7 (20.59%) UNIX
4 7 (20.59%) CRM
4 7 (20.59%) HTML
4 7 (20.59%) Internet
4 7 (20.59%) Supply Chain Management
4 7 (20.59%) Billing
4 7 (20.59%) Validation
5 6 (17.65%) Web Analytics
5 6 (17.65%) Degree
5 6 (17.65%) Email Marketing
5 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) Oracle
5 6 (17.65%) C++
5 6 (17.65%) Online Marketing
5 6 (17.65%) Analytics
5 6 (17.65%) Customer Segmentation
5 6 (17.65%) Online Banking
6 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) Advertising
8 2 (5.88%) SS7

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Internet
2 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.88%) SS7
4 1 (2.94%) ISUP
4 1 (2.94%) SCCP
4 1 (2.94%) INAP
4 1 (2.94%) 3G
4 1 (2.94%) GSM
4 1 (2.94%) UMTS
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) 2G
4 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) JUnit
1 1 (2.94%) JMeter
1 1 (2.94%) Selenium
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
1 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.94%) Calabash
General
1 18 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 8 (23.53%) Retail
3 8 (23.53%) Marketing
4 7 (20.59%) Billing
5 2 (5.88%) Advertising
6 1 (2.94%) Games
6 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Commercial Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Marketing Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Email Marketing Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Data Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Product Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Account Manager
5 1 (2.94%) CRM Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Product Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Online Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Android
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) CRM
1 7 (20.59%) Validation
1 7 (20.59%) Supply Chain Management
2 6 (17.65%) Web Analytics
2 6 (17.65%) Email Marketing
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) Online Marketing
2 6 (17.65%) Analytics
2 6 (17.65%) Customer Segmentation
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (2.94%) TDD
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Web Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.94%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) Unica
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
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