The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 72 81
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.28% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +18.05%
SMS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 78 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 13.88% 12.52% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 85 64 106
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

SMS
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Dorset region.

SMS Salary Trend in Dorset