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 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 800 693 728
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +35
Permanent jobs citing SMS 78 175 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.96% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67 110 111
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £34,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,100 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +10.00%
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
18686 18261 20789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.28% 17.11% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15005 14504 16864
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -33 32 £48,000 +6.66% 13
South East +3 16 £47,500 +5.55% 2
North West +5 13 £47,500 +18.75%
East of England -19 8 £41,250 -8.33% 3
South West -17 5 £35,500 -19.31% 1
Yorkshire -6 1 £42,500 +21.42%
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 39 (26.90%) SQL
2 38 (26.21%) Marketing
3 32 (22.07%) Linux
4 27 (18.62%) Cisco
4 27 (18.62%) Service Management
5 24 (16.55%) Apache
6 22 (15.17%) Solaris
6 22 (15.17%) SharePoint
6 22 (15.17%) HTML
6 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
6 22 (15.17%) Telecoms
6 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (14.48%) WebSphere
7 21 (14.48%) AS400
7 21 (14.48%) Oracle
7 21 (14.48%) DB2
7 21 (14.48%) AIX
7 21 (14.48%) HPUX
7 21 (14.48%) Ingres
7 21 (14.48%) VMS
7 21 (14.48%) IBM
7 21 (14.48%) HP
7 21 (14.48%) EMC
7 21 (14.48%) SAN
7 21 (14.48%) Novell
7 21 (14.48%) Veritas
7 21 (14.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 21 (14.48%) Mainframe
8 20 (13.79%) Windows
9 19 (13.10%) Agile Software Development

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 24 (16.55%) Apache
2 22 (15.17%) SharePoint
3 21 (14.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.38%) SugarCRM
4 2 (1.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.69%) Drupal
5 1 (0.69%) WordPress
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) FastStats
3 1 (0.69%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.48%) SAN
2 15 (10.34%) Internet
3 9 (6.21%) GSM
3 9 (6.21%) UMTS
3 9 (6.21%) SS7
4 7 (4.83%) VoIP
5 6 (4.14%) SMPP
5 6 (4.14%) DNS
6 5 (3.45%) NFC
6 5 (3.45%) Network Security
7 4 (2.76%) SDH
7 4 (2.76%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.76%) DWDM
8 3 (2.07%) GPRS
8 3 (2.07%) POP3
8 3 (2.07%) 3GPP
8 3 (2.07%) Wireless
8 3 (2.07%) LTE
8 3 (2.07%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.48%) DB2
1 21 (14.48%) Ingres
2 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.83%) MySQL
4 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.45%) MSTest
2 5 (3.45%) NUnit
3 4 (2.76%) WiX
3 4 (2.76%) MSBuild
3 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.07%) MSI
5 2 (1.38%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.38%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.38%) JIRA
General
1 38 (26.21%) Marketing
2 22 (15.17%) Telecoms
3 17 (11.72%) Retail
4 15 (10.34%) Finance
5 12 (8.28%) Banking
6 8 (5.52%) Publishing
7 7 (4.83%) Retail Banking
8 5 (3.45%) Billing
9 4 (2.76%) Advertising
10 3 (2.07%) Legal
11 1 (0.69%) Games
11 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (16.55%) Analyst
2 21 (14.48%) Architect
2 21 (14.48%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (8.28%) Developer
4 10 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.21%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.52%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (5.52%) Consultant
7 7 (4.83%) Campaign Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Payments Business Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Team Leader
8 6 (4.14%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (2.76%) Programmer
10 4 (2.76%) Network Consultant
10 4 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Security Consultant
10 4 (2.76%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.17%) HTML
2 14 (9.66%) XML
3 12 (8.28%) CSS
4 11 (7.59%) .NET
5 10 (6.90%) Web Services
5 10 (6.90%) HTML5
6 9 (6.21%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.52%) LINQ
8 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (4.83%) WCF
9 6 (4.14%) jQuery
10 5 (3.45%) Java ME
11 4 (2.76%) WPF
11 4 (2.76%) XSLT
11 4 (2.76%) XHTML
12 3 (2.07%) JSP
12 3 (2.07%) LAMP
12 3 (2.07%) JSON
12 3 (2.07%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.48%) Mainframe
2 21 (14.48%) AS400
3 12 (8.28%) Client/Server
3 12 (8.28%) IVR
4 7 (4.83%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.14%) Cryptography
5 6 (4.14%) APACS
5 6 (4.14%) User Experience
5 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.14%) Social Media
5 6 (4.14%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.07%) Open Source
7 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.38%) Blog
8 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.38%) Handset
8 2 (1.38%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.07%) Linux
2 22 (15.17%) Solaris
3 21 (14.48%) VMS
3 21 (14.48%) AIX
3 21 (14.48%) HPUX
4 20 (13.79%) Windows
5 13 (8.97%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.59%) UNIX
7 9 (6.21%) Apple iOS
7 9 (6.21%) Android
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.38%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.69%) Debian
10 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) Service Management
2 19 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.03%) Digital Marketing
4 14 (9.66%) Data Analysis
4 14 (9.66%) CRM
5 12 (8.28%) OOP
6 11 (7.59%) Scrum
6 11 (7.59%) MVC
6 11 (7.59%) Project Management
6 11 (7.59%) Migration
7 10 (6.90%) ITIL
7 10 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.90%) Email Marketing
7 10 (6.90%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.21%) Campaign Management
9 8 (5.52%) Analytics
9 8 (5.52%) Product Marketing
9 8 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.52%) Software Engineering
9 8 (5.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.90%) SQL
2 22 (15.17%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.34%) Java
4 12 (8.28%) C#
5 10 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.52%) PHP
7 7 (4.83%) C
8 6 (4.14%) VBScript
9 4 (2.76%) VB
9 4 (2.76%) XAML
10 2 (1.38%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (1.38%) C++
11 1 (0.69%) VBA
11 1 (0.69%) Python
11 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby
11 1 (0.69%) Erlang
11 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (8.97%) Degree
2 11 (7.59%) MCITP
2 11 (7.59%) MCSE
2 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.90%) MCP
4 8 (5.52%) HNC
4 8 (5.52%) HND
5 7 (4.83%) CCA
6 4 (2.76%) ISEB
6 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.76%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.38%) PMP
8 2 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CISM
9 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) ISO 8583
2 7 (4.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.14%) QA
4 5 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.07%) ISO 9001
5 3 (2.07%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) NDS
2 7 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.07%) vSphere
5 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (14.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 16 (11.03%) SCCM
3 4 (2.76%) WSUS
4 2 (1.38%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (1.38%) WMI
4 2 (1.38%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.69%) Iperf
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (18.62%) Cisco
2 21 (14.48%) IBM
2 21 (14.48%) Oracle
2 21 (14.48%) HP
2 21 (14.48%) EMC
2 21 (14.48%) Novell
2 21 (14.48%) Veritas
3 11 (7.59%) Citrix
4 10 (6.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 8 (5.52%) TIBCO
5 8 (5.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (5.52%) Facebook
6 6 (4.14%) AppSense
6 6 (4.14%) Unica
7 5 (3.45%) Neolane
8 4 (2.76%) ExactTarget
8 4 (2.76%) Huawei
8 4 (2.76%) Telerik
8 4 (2.76%) Alterian
8 4 (2.76%) VMware
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Modis International - London
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Guildford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
mkodo
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
mkodo
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus call out & bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago