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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 702 697 754
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +57
Permanent jobs citing SMS 186 156 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.88% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 112 130 94
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
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
19538 17652 20409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.98% 17.73% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15610 14350 16905
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
London +4 78 £51,250 +7.89% 8
South East -18 44 £46,500 -2.10% 2
East of England +7 33 £48,000 +6.66%
North West -3 18 £25,000 -41.17%
South West -17 6 £35,000 +3.70%
Yorkshire -45 5 £28,000 -13.84% 2
West Midlands -17 2 £21,625 -27.91% 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 121 (34.57%) Telecoms
2 94 (26.86%) Marketing
3 79 (22.57%) Java
4 78 (22.29%) SQL
5 74 (21.14%) Banking
6 67 (19.14%) Retail
7 64 (18.29%) Internet
8 62 (17.71%) CRM
8 62 (17.71%) IVR
9 56 (16.00%) Linux
10 55 (15.71%) UNIX
11 54 (15.43%) Degree
12 45 (12.86%) HTML
12 45 (12.86%) Web Services
13 41 (11.71%) SS7
13 41 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (11.14%) Campaign Management
15 37 (10.57%) XML
15 37 (10.57%) PHP
16 36 (10.29%) ISO 8583
16 36 (10.29%) Billing
17 35 (10.00%) Scrum
17 35 (10.00%) Finance
18 33 (9.43%) JavaScript
18 33 (9.43%) SQL Server
18 33 (9.43%) Android
19 32 (9.14%) Mobile App
20 30 (8.57%) Oracle
20 30 (8.57%) CCA
20 30 (8.57%) TCP/IP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (4.00%) SAS
2 10 (2.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 9 (2.57%) Node.js
4 8 (2.29%) Apache
4 8 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.71%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.14%) Lync
6 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.57%) nginx
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.29%) MindAlign
Applications
1 18 (5.14%) FastStats
2 5 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.14%) InDesign
3 4 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.14%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.43%) SaaS
2 4 (1.14%) Basecamp
3 3 (0.86%) Responsys
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) StrongView
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.29%) Internet
2 41 (11.71%) SS7
3 30 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 28 (8.00%) GSM
5 27 (7.71%) UMTS
5 27 (7.71%) INAP
6 24 (6.86%) DNS
7 18 (5.14%) PBX
7 18 (5.14%) Radio Access Network
8 17 (4.86%) LTE
8 17 (4.86%) VoIP
9 16 (4.57%) LDAP
9 16 (4.57%) SMPP
9 16 (4.57%) NFC
10 15 (4.29%) ISUP
11 14 (4.00%) HTTP
12 13 (3.71%) Wireshark
12 13 (3.71%) 4G
13 12 (3.43%) Asterisk PBX
13 12 (3.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.29%) MySQL
3 19 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (4.86%) Big Data
5 15 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.57%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.57%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.71%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.43%) DB2
10 4 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.14%) Spotfire
10 4 (1.14%) QlikView
10 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (6.00%) MSTest
2 20 (5.71%) NUnit
3 13 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.71%) MSBuild
4 12 (3.43%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.14%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.86%) WiX
7 5 (1.43%) ClearCase
7 5 (1.43%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.14%) MSI
8 4 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.86%) Maven
9 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.86%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.57%) Selenium
11 1 (0.29%) JUnit
11 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 121 (34.57%) Telecoms
2 94 (26.86%) Marketing
3 74 (21.14%) Banking
4 67 (19.14%) Retail
5 36 (10.29%) Billing
6 35 (10.00%) Finance
7 25 (7.14%) Retail Banking
7 25 (7.14%) Games
8 12 (3.43%) Automotive
8 12 (3.43%) Legal
8 12 (3.43%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.86%) Electronics
10 7 (2.00%) Advertising
11 6 (1.71%) French Language
12 4 (1.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 72 (20.57%) Analyst
2 59 (16.86%) Developer
3 25 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 22 (6.29%) Software Engineer
5 20 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 20 (5.71%) Payments Business Analyst
6 18 (5.14%) Test Analyst
7 17 (4.86%) Architect
7 17 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (4.86%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.29%) CRM Manager
9 14 (4.00%) C# Developer
10 13 (3.71%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.71%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.43%) BSS Engineer
12 11 (3.14%) Campaign Analyst
12 11 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
14 9 (2.57%) Junior
14 9 (2.57%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.86%) HTML
1 45 (12.86%) Web Services
2 37 (10.57%) XML
3 27 (7.71%) .NET
4 25 (7.14%) SOAP
5 24 (6.86%) CSS
6 20 (5.71%) HTML5
7 19 (5.43%) WCF
7 19 (5.43%) LINQ
8 18 (5.14%) .NET Framework
9 17 (4.86%) ASP.NET
10 13 (3.71%) Java ME
10 13 (3.71%) WPF
10 13 (3.71%) XSLT
10 13 (3.71%) Rendezvous
10 13 (3.71%) REST
11 11 (3.14%) CSS3
11 11 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.86%) LAMP
13 9 (2.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.71%) IVR
2 32 (9.14%) Mobile App
3 25 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 25 (7.14%) APACS
4 24 (6.86%) SWIFT
5 23 (6.57%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.29%) Blackberry
7 13 (3.71%) Social Media
8 12 (3.43%) Visualisation
9 11 (3.14%) N-Tier
10 8 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.29%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (2.00%) Online Banking
11 7 (2.00%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.43%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
13 4 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (1.14%) Clustering
14 3 (0.86%) Physics
14 3 (0.86%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.00%) Linux
2 55 (15.71%) UNIX
3 33 (9.43%) Android
4 27 (7.71%) Windows
5 26 (7.43%) Apple iOS
6 15 (4.29%) Windows Phone
6 15 (4.29%) Solaris
7 14 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.57%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.00%) Debian
10 5 (1.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.71%) CRM
2 41 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (11.14%) Campaign Management
4 35 (10.00%) Scrum
5 28 (8.00%) Project Management
6 27 (7.71%) Service Delivery
6 27 (7.71%) Software Engineering
6 27 (7.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (7.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 26 (7.43%) Data Security
8 25 (7.14%) Project Planning
9 23 (6.57%) MVC
10 22 (6.29%) TDD
11 21 (6.00%) Online Marketing
12 20 (5.71%) Multithreading
12 20 (5.71%) Analytics
13 17 (4.86%) Migration
14 16 (4.57%) Configuration Management
15 14 (4.00%) OO
15 14 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (22.57%) Java
2 78 (22.29%) SQL
3 37 (10.57%) PHP
4 33 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.14%) Perl
6 23 (6.57%) C#
7 15 (4.29%) C
7 15 (4.29%) XAML
8 13 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.43%) Python
9 12 (3.43%) C++
10 8 (2.29%) ActionScript
11 7 (2.00%) ActionScript 3.0
12 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.43%) Korn
14 3 (0.86%) VBScript
14 3 (0.86%) VB
15 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 54 (15.43%) Degree
2 30 (8.57%) CCA
3 13 (3.71%) ISEB
3 13 (3.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.57%) HNC
5 9 (2.57%) HND
6 5 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.14%) MCITP
7 4 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.14%) MCSE
8 3 (0.86%) CCNP
8 3 (0.86%) CCNA
9 2 (0.57%) CCSP
10 1 (0.29%) CCIE
10 1 (0.29%) RHCE
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.29%) ISO 8583
2 25 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 25 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.14%) SLA
4 11 (3.14%) HL7
5 9 (2.57%) QA
6 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (4.00%) NFS
2 10 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.57%) NDS
3 9 (2.57%) OpenSIPS
4 7 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.43%) Samba
6 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.14%) XenApp
6 4 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (3.71%) SCCM
2 11 (3.14%) Cisco IPCC
3 8 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.57%) WSUS
7 2 (0.57%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.57%) MOM
7 2 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (8.57%) Oracle
2 22 (6.29%) TIBCO
3 21 (6.00%) Citrix
4 19 (5.43%) VMware
5 14 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.43%) Unica
7 11 (3.14%) HP
7 11 (3.14%) Neolane
8 10 (2.86%) Chordiant
8 10 (2.86%) Adobe
8 10 (2.86%) Telerik
8 10 (2.86%) Alterian
8 10 (2.86%) Redknee
8 10 (2.86%) McAfee
9 9 (2.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (2.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 7 (2.00%) Cisco
10 7 (2.00%) Symantec
11 5 (1.43%) Google
11 5 (1.43%) Avaya
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