The first table below looks at the demand for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 239 233 270
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +37
Permanent jobs citing SMS 21 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.18% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 0.87% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 0
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1593 1608 1605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.99% 20.91% 19.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1266 1328
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
England

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SMS
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

SMS Salary Trend in the East of England

SMS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in the East of England

SMS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Hertfordshire - 11 £48,000 - 1
Suffolk - 4 £35,000 - 1
Essex - 4 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £56,250 -
Bedfordshire -20 1 £57,500 +27.77%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 38 (59.38%) Banking
2 37 (57.81%) ISO 8583
3 29 (45.31%) Web Services
4 28 (43.75%) Retail
5 25 (39.06%) APACS
5 25 (39.06%) Cryptography
5 25 (39.06%) IVR
5 25 (39.06%) Requirements Analysis
5 25 (39.06%) Project Planning
5 25 (39.06%) CCA
5 25 (39.06%) Internet
5 25 (39.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (39.06%) Data Security
5 25 (39.06%) PCI DSS
6 24 (37.50%) SWIFT
6 24 (37.50%) Retail Banking
7 23 (35.94%) C#
7 23 (35.94%) SQL
7 23 (35.94%) .NET
8 22 (34.38%) MSTest
9 21 (32.81%) Java
9 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
9 21 (32.81%) NUnit
10 20 (31.25%) WCF
10 20 (31.25%) LINQ
10 20 (31.25%) XML
11 19 (29.69%) .NET Framework
12 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (28.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (26.56%) Android

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (1.56%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) Internet
2 17 (26.56%) NFC
3 15 (23.44%) SMPP
4 4 (6.25%) Asterisk PBX
4 4 (6.25%) GSM
5 3 (4.69%) UMTS
5 3 (4.69%) LTE
5 3 (4.69%) 4G
6 2 (3.13%) GPRS
6 2 (3.13%) LAN
6 2 (3.13%) Packet Switching
6 2 (3.13%) WLAN
7 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) Wireless
7 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.56%) 3G
7 1 (1.56%) SS7
7 1 (1.56%) 3GPP
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) MSTest
2 21 (32.81%) NUnit
3 14 (21.88%) MSBuild
3 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
5 11 (17.19%) WiX
6 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.25%) NetBeans
6 4 (6.25%) Maven
6 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (59.38%) Banking
2 28 (43.75%) Retail
3 24 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
5 6 (9.38%) Marketing
5 6 (9.38%) French Language
6 4 (6.25%) Finance
6 4 (6.25%) Games
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) Analyst
3 19 (29.69%) Business Analyst
4 18 (28.13%) .NET Developer
4 18 (28.13%) Payments Business Analyst
5 14 (21.88%) C# Developer
6 11 (17.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (15.63%) Systems Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Software Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
9 5 (7.81%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (7.81%) C# Web Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Team Leader
9 5 (7.81%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (7.81%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
10 4 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) Web Services
2 23 (35.94%) .NET
3 20 (31.25%) WCF
3 20 (31.25%) LINQ
3 20 (31.25%) XML
4 19 (29.69%) .NET Framework
5 14 (21.88%) WPF
5 14 (21.88%) Java ME
5 14 (21.88%) XSLT
5 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
6 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (12.50%) HTML
8 4 (6.25%) GWT
8 4 (6.25%) RESTful
8 4 (6.25%) HTML5
8 4 (6.25%) FreeSWITCH
8 4 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (6.25%) LAMP
9 1 (1.56%) JNI
9 1 (1.56%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.06%) APACS
1 25 (39.06%) Cryptography
1 25 (39.06%) IVR
2 24 (37.50%) SWIFT
3 16 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.25%) Social Media
5 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 4 (6.25%) Physics
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Android
2 16 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Phone
3 7 (10.94%) Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Windows
5 2 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) UNIX
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Requirements Analysis
1 25 (39.06%) Project Planning
1 25 (39.06%) Data Security
2 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.56%) Multithreading
4 15 (23.44%) Scrum
5 14 (21.88%) MVC
5 14 (21.88%) TDD
6 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.25%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.25%) Customer Segmentation
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.25%) OO
8 4 (6.25%) OOD
9 1 (1.56%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.56%) Project Management
9 1 (1.56%) Workflow
9 1 (1.56%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (1.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) C#
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 21 (32.81%) Java
3 16 (25.00%) XAML
4 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
5 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) CCA
2 7 (10.94%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) CCNA
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (57.81%) ISO 8583
2 25 (39.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 25 (39.06%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) OpenSIPS
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Telerik
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco
3 2 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.56%) Lotus
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) Opsware
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