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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 230 228 279
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +51
Permanent jobs citing SMS 33 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.18% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 0.84% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 0
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
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
1604 1551 1779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.82% 21.50% 19.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1299 1249 1439
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £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
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 2 September 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 2 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
Hertfordshire - 15 £48,000 -
Suffolk - 9 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire -13 6 £61,250 +36.11%
Essex - 2 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 37 (51.39%) Banking
2 36 (50.00%) ISO 8583
3 27 (37.50%) Web Services
4 26 (36.11%) Retail
5 25 (34.72%) APACS
5 25 (34.72%) IVR
5 25 (34.72%) Cryptography
5 25 (34.72%) Project Planning
5 25 (34.72%) Requirements Analysis
5 25 (34.72%) CCA
5 25 (34.72%) Internet
5 25 (34.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (34.72%) Data Security
5 25 (34.72%) PCI DSS
6 24 (33.33%) SWIFT
6 24 (33.33%) Retail Banking
7 22 (30.56%) C#
7 22 (30.56%) .NET
8 21 (29.17%) SQL
8 21 (29.17%) MSTest
9 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
9 20 (27.78%) NUnit
10 19 (26.39%) WCF
10 19 (26.39%) LINQ
10 19 (26.39%) XML
11 18 (25.00%) .NET Framework
12 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (23.61%) Java
12 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (22.22%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (5.56%) Lync
1 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.72%) Internet
2 16 (22.22%) NFC
3 14 (19.44%) SMPP
4 9 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
5 7 (9.72%) 4G
6 6 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (8.33%) LTE
6 6 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (8.33%) Wireless
6 6 (8.33%) SS7
6 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.33%) 3GPP
6 6 (8.33%) UMTS
6 6 (8.33%) VoIP
6 6 (8.33%) GSM
7 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security
8 4 (5.56%) DNS
8 4 (5.56%) DHCP
9 1 (1.39%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) MSTest
2 20 (27.78%) NUnit
3 13 (18.06%) MSBuild
3 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 10 (13.89%) WiX
6 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.78%) NetBeans
6 2 (2.78%) Maven
7 1 (1.39%) Selenium
General
1 37 (51.39%) Banking
2 26 (36.11%) Retail
3 24 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 16 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 6 (8.33%) French Language
6 4 (5.56%) Finance
7 3 (4.17%) Marketing
8 2 (2.78%) Games
9 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 21 (29.17%) Developer
2 21 (29.17%) Business Analyst
3 20 (27.78%) Payments Business Analyst
4 17 (23.61%) .NET Developer
5 14 (19.44%) C# Developer
6 11 (15.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (13.89%) Operations Engineer
8 9 (12.50%) Systems Developer
8 9 (12.50%) Software Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Software Developer
9 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) C# Web Developer
10 5 (6.94%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (6.94%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Senior Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Web Developer
10 5 (6.94%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (37.50%) Web Services
2 22 (30.56%) .NET
3 19 (26.39%) XML
3 19 (26.39%) WCF
3 19 (26.39%) LINQ
4 18 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 13 (18.06%) Java ME
5 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
5 13 (18.06%) XSLT
5 13 (18.06%) WPF
6 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (15.28%) HTML
7 9 (12.50%) HTML5
7 9 (12.50%) FreeSWITCH
7 9 (12.50%) LAMP
8 2 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.78%) GWT
8 2 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.72%) APACS
1 25 (34.72%) IVR
1 25 (34.72%) Cryptography
2 24 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 15 (20.83%) Blackberry
4 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.56%) Clustering
8 2 (2.78%) Physics
8 2 (2.78%) Social Media
8 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Android
1 15 (20.83%) Apple iOS
1 15 (20.83%) Windows Phone
2 10 (13.89%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Windows
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Data Security
1 25 (34.72%) Requirements Analysis
1 25 (34.72%) Project Planning
2 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.83%) Multithreading
4 13 (18.06%) TDD
4 13 (18.06%) MVC
5 12 (16.67%) Scrum
6 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
6 11 (15.28%) Software Engineering
7 10 (13.89%) Project Management
8 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
9 5 (6.94%) Time Management
9 5 (6.94%) Performance Management
10 4 (5.56%) Coaching
10 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.56%) ITIL
10 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
11 2 (2.78%) OO
11 2 (2.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) C#
2 21 (29.17%) SQL
3 17 (23.61%) Java
4 15 (20.83%) XAML
5 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
7 9 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (34.72%) CCA
2 10 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (50.00%) ISO 8583
2 25 (34.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 25 (34.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.94%) SLA
4 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) OpenSIPS
2 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.56%) XenApp
2 4 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 4 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Telerik
2 5 (6.94%) VMware
3 4 (5.56%) Symantec
3 4 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Lotus