The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 758 735 682
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -53
Permanent jobs citing SMS 122 164 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.84% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 59 107 138
Average salary £40,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.21% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £29,900 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £47,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-18.08% +22.07%
SMS
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17293 19460 18800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.96% 17.87% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14333 15620 15184
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

SMS
Salary Trend in England

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

SMS Salary Trend in England

SMS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SMS Salary Histogram in England

SMS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
London -1 61 £45,000 -10.00% 13
South East +6 26 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South West 0 16 £35,000 - 2
North West +3 9 £40,250 +49.07% 1
East of England -15 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -6 2 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £70,000 +133.33% 1
East Midlands - 1 £17,000 - 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the 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 78 (42.16%) Marketing
2 68 (36.76%) SQL
3 54 (29.19%) CRM
3 54 (29.19%) Degree
4 43 (23.24%) Email Marketing
5 40 (21.62%) JavaScript
6 37 (20.00%) C#
7 35 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (18.38%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (15.14%) Digital Marketing
10 27 (14.59%) .NET
11 26 (14.05%) HTML
12 25 (13.51%) Service Management
13 24 (12.97%) Project Management
14 23 (12.43%) Telecoms
15 22 (11.89%) MVC
15 22 (11.89%) Analytics
16 21 (11.35%) People Management
17 20 (10.81%) ITIL
17 20 (10.81%) Workflow
17 20 (10.81%) Unit Testing
18 19 (10.27%) Web Services
18 19 (10.27%) Linux
19 18 (9.73%) PHP
19 18 (9.73%) Adobe
19 18 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
20 17 (9.19%) SMTP
20 17 (9.19%) jQuery
21 16 (8.65%) Multithreading
21 16 (8.65%) Oracle

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the 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 15 (8.11%) Apache
2 13 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.49%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.16%) WordPress
5 3 (1.62%) nginx
5 3 (1.62%) SAS
5 3 (1.62%) CMS
6 2 (1.08%) SugarCRM
6 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.54%) CICS
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (4.86%) FastStats
2 5 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.08%) DOC1
4 2 (1.08%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (7.03%) Adobe Campaign
2 12 (6.49%) Unica
3 8 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) SaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Joyent
2 2 (1.08%) GitHub
2 2 (1.08%) Silverpop
2 2 (1.08%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.19%) SMTP
2 15 (8.11%) SMPP
3 12 (6.49%) SAN
4 11 (5.95%) 3G
4 11 (5.95%) SS7
4 11 (5.95%) 4G
5 10 (5.41%) 2G
5 10 (5.41%) Internet
6 9 (4.86%) Network Security
7 8 (4.32%) Extranet
7 8 (4.32%) IP Telephony
7 8 (4.32%) MPLS
7 8 (4.32%) Intranet
8 5 (2.70%) LTE
9 3 (1.62%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.62%) DNS
10 2 (1.08%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (1.08%) Firewall
11 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.57%) DB2
3 12 (6.49%) Ingres
4 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.86%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.70%) MySQL
7 4 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.08%) Big Data
8 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.70%) MSI
3 5 (2.70%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.62%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.08%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.08%) JIRA
5 2 (1.08%) Selenium
5 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 78 (42.16%) Marketing
2 23 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.11%) Finance
4 12 (6.49%) Publishing
4 12 (6.49%) Retail
5 5 (2.70%) German Language
6 4 (2.16%) French Language
6 4 (2.16%) Banking
7 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.62%) Law
7 3 (1.62%) Legal
7 3 (1.62%) Advertising
7 3 (1.62%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.08%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (21.62%) Developer
2 26 (14.05%) Senior Manager
3 24 (12.97%) Campaign Manager
4 16 (8.65%) Analyst
5 15 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.49%) Architect
6 12 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.41%) Service Manager
9 9 (4.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (4.32%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.78%) Operations Manager
11 7 (3.78%) Service Operations Manager
12 6 (3.24%) Marketing Executive
13 5 (2.70%) Content Manager
13 5 (2.70%) Content Editor
13 5 (2.70%) Programmer
13 5 (2.70%) Applications Packager
14 4 (2.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.59%) .NET
2 26 (14.05%) HTML
3 19 (10.27%) Web Services
4 17 (9.19%) jQuery
5 16 (8.65%) XML
6 15 (8.11%) WinForms
6 15 (8.11%) KnockoutJS
6 15 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 11 (5.95%) SOAP
8 9 (4.86%) CSS
9 6 (3.24%) HTML5
10 5 (2.70%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.70%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.16%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.16%) VXML
11 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.62%) LINQ
12 3 (1.62%) RESTful
12 3 (1.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.49%) Mainframe
2 12 (6.49%) AS400
3 11 (5.95%) Social Media
4 10 (5.41%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.32%) IVR
6 7 (3.78%) User Experience
7 5 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.70%) Animation
8 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.62%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.62%) Statistics
9 3 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.08%) Blog
10 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.08%) PMI
11 1 (0.54%) EPoS
11 1 (0.54%) W3C
11 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.27%) Linux
2 13 (7.03%) Solaris
3 12 (6.49%) VMS
3 12 (6.49%) AIX
3 12 (6.49%) HPUX
4 10 (5.41%) Android
4 10 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.86%) Windows
6 5 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.08%) UNIX
8 1 (0.54%) zOS
8 1 (0.54%) SUSE
8 1 (0.54%) Debian
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.19%) CRM
2 43 (23.24%) Email Marketing
3 35 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (15.14%) Digital Marketing
5 25 (13.51%) Service Management
6 24 (12.97%) Project Management
7 22 (11.89%) MVC
7 22 (11.89%) Analytics
8 21 (11.35%) People Management
9 20 (10.81%) Workflow
9 20 (10.81%) ITIL
9 20 (10.81%) Unit Testing
10 16 (8.65%) Multithreading
11 14 (7.57%) Customer Engagement
12 13 (7.03%) B2B
13 12 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (5.95%) Direct Marketing
15 10 (5.41%) Web Analytics
16 9 (4.86%) Data Analysis
16 9 (4.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 68 (36.76%) SQL
2 40 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 37 (20.00%) C#
4 18 (9.73%) PHP
5 16 (8.65%) T-SQL
6 13 (7.03%) Java
7 10 (5.41%) C++
8 6 (3.24%) C
8 6 (3.24%) VBScript
9 5 (2.70%) VB
9 5 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.08%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.08%) Python
12 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) Delphi
12 1 (0.54%) SOQL
12 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 54 (29.19%) Degree
2 12 (6.49%) SC Cleared
2 12 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.08%) PMP
5 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.08%) CISM
5 2 (1.08%) MCSE
5 2 (1.08%) MCP
5 2 (1.08%) CISSP
5 2 (1.08%) MCITP
6 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) HNC
6 1 (0.54%) CCIE
6 1 (0.54%) CCNP
6 1 (0.54%) CCDP
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.70%) SLA
1 5 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.16%) QA
3 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) RACF
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) vSphere
3 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (6.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (3.24%) SCCM
3 3 (1.62%) BMC Marimba
3 3 (1.62%) WMI
3 3 (1.62%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.08%) WSUS
4 2 (1.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.08%) Nagios
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.08%) Ansible
4 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (9.73%) Adobe
2 16 (8.65%) Oracle
3 14 (7.57%) HP
4 13 (7.03%) Cisco
4 13 (7.03%) IBM
5 12 (6.49%) EMC
5 12 (6.49%) Novell
5 12 (6.49%) Veritas
5 12 (6.49%) Remedy
6 11 (5.95%) BMC
6 11 (5.95%) ExactTarget
7 6 (3.24%) Facebook
7 6 (3.24%) ION Trading
8 4 (2.16%) Citrix
9 3 (1.62%) Alterian
9 3 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.08%) Nokia
10 2 (1.08%) Perforce
10 2 (1.08%) Altiris
10 2 (1.08%) Aquila
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + +car + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £75000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum Excellent plus benefits and company
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Solutions 4 Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 27 days ago