The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 177 163 176
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.027% 0.062% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +28.57%
SMS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
548 552 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.99% 17.05% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 452 487 523
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

SMS
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

SMS Salary Trend in the East Midlands

SMS
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Summit
1 1 (100.00%) Computacenter
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Computacenter