The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 245 229 256
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.097% 0.17% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.82% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 6
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +6.66%
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1448 1346 1781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.02% 20.38% 20.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1146 997 1452
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 27 January 2015. 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 -10 7 £55,000 +25.00%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 18 (42.86%) ISO 8583
1 18 (42.86%) Banking
2 17 (40.48%) Software Engineering
3 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) IVR
4 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 12 (28.57%) Retail
5 10 (23.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (23.81%) SMPP
5 10 (23.81%) Internet
5 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
5 10 (23.81%) Data Security
5 10 (23.81%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) APACS
5 10 (23.81%) Java
5 10 (23.81%) C#
5 10 (23.81%) .NET
5 10 (23.81%) Web Services
5 10 (23.81%) XML
5 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 10 (23.81%) CCA
5 10 (23.81%) NUnit
5 10 (23.81%) Cryptography
5 10 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (23.81%) Retail Banking
5 10 (23.81%) Project Planning
5 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 10 (23.81%) Java ME
5 10 (23.81%) WCF
5 10 (23.81%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (9.52%) Lync
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Internet
1 10 (23.81%) SMPP
1 10 (23.81%) NFC
2 7 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (11.90%) 4G
3 5 (11.90%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (11.90%) Wireless
3 5 (11.90%) SS7
3 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
3 5 (11.90%) 3GPP
3 5 (11.90%) VoIP
4 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 4 (9.52%) UMTS
4 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 4 (9.52%) Network Security
4 4 (9.52%) LTE
4 4 (9.52%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) NUnit
1 10 (23.81%) MSTest
2 8 (19.05%) WiX
2 8 (19.05%) MSBuild
2 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (19.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (42.86%) Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Retail
2 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 10 (23.81%) Retail Banking
4 8 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Payments Business Analyst
5 9 (21.43%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Developer
7 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Wireless Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Network Operations Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Lead Network Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Software Team Leader
8 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
8 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
8 4 (9.52%) Server Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Software Manager
9 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Web Services
1 10 (23.81%) XML
1 10 (23.81%) .NET Framework
1 10 (23.81%) Java ME
1 10 (23.81%) WCF
1 10 (23.81%) LINQ
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (19.05%) WPF
2 8 (19.05%) XSLT
3 7 (16.67%) LAMP
3 7 (16.67%) HTML5
3 7 (16.67%) FreeSWITCH
3 7 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) IVR
2 10 (23.81%) Cryptography
2 10 (23.81%) SWIFT
2 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 10 (23.81%) APACS
3 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.52%) Clustering
5 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Android
1 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
1 10 (23.81%) Windows Phone
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Software Engineering
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (23.81%) Project Planning
3 10 (23.81%) Multithreading
3 10 (23.81%) Data Security
3 10 (23.81%) Scrum
4 9 (21.43%) Project Management
5 8 (19.05%) MVC
5 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 8 (19.05%) TDD
6 6 (14.29%) Coaching
7 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
8 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.52%) Time Management
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
9 3 (7.14%) Software License Management
10 2 (4.76%) Software Asset Management
10 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) C#
1 10 (23.81%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) XAML
2 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) CCA
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) ISO 8583
2 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
2 10 (23.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) OpenSIPS
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.52%) XenApp
2 4 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Telerik
2 6 (14.29%) Symantec
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Facebook
4 2 (4.76%) BMC
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) LANDesk