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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 180 160
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands - 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.73% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 6
Average salary - £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +10.00%
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
617 545 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.93% 14.34% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 496 464 533
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £24,215
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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