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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 85 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.25% 0.19% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 1.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -4.76%
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
90 77 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 11.46% 14.50% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 78 66 73
Average salary £35,500 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.47% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £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

SMS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared