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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 816 706 720
Rank change year-on-year
-110 +14
Permanent jobs citing SMS 67 191 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.99% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 59 115 132
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 £34,800 £35,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,400 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +14.64%
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
18878 19372 21190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.29% 17.32% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15038 15395 17233
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 -28 29 £48,000 +12.94% 12
South East +16 17 £47,500 +3.82% 2
North West +2 10 £47,500 +6.74% 2
East of England -15 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
South West -30 4 £35,500 +1.42% 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 44 (31.43%) SQL
2 38 (27.14%) Marketing
3 32 (22.86%) Linux
4 29 (20.71%) Service Management
5 27 (19.29%) Cisco
6 25 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 24 (17.14%) HTML
7 24 (17.14%) Apache
7 24 (17.14%) Telecoms
8 22 (15.71%) Solaris
8 22 (15.71%) SharePoint
8 22 (15.71%) DB2
8 22 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (15.00%) AIX
9 21 (15.00%) HPUX
9 21 (15.00%) Oracle
9 21 (15.00%) Ingres
9 21 (15.00%) VMS
9 21 (15.00%) IBM
9 21 (15.00%) HP
9 21 (15.00%) EMC
9 21 (15.00%) SAN
9 21 (15.00%) Novell
9 21 (15.00%) Veritas
9 21 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (15.00%) Mainframe
9 21 (15.00%) AS400
9 21 (15.00%) WebSphere
10 18 (12.86%) Windows
11 17 (12.14%) Digital Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (17.14%) Apache
2 22 (15.71%) SharePoint
3 21 (15.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.43%) SugarCRM
4 2 (1.43%) SAS
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.71%) Drupal
5 1 (0.71%) WordPress
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.43%) FastStats
3 1 (0.71%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Unica
1 6 (4.29%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.71%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) SaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.43%) Silverpop
3 1 (0.71%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.00%) SAN
2 11 (7.86%) Internet
3 7 (5.00%) VoIP
4 6 (4.29%) GSM
4 6 (4.29%) UMTS
4 6 (4.29%) SS7
4 6 (4.29%) DNS
5 5 (3.57%) Network Security
6 4 (2.86%) DWDM
6 4 (2.86%) SDH
6 4 (2.86%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.14%) 3GPP
7 3 (2.14%) POP3
7 3 (2.14%) LTE
7 3 (2.14%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.43%) GPRS
8 2 (1.43%) 3G
8 2 (1.43%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.71%) DB2
2 21 (15.00%) Ingres
3 6 (4.29%) MySQL
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) MSI
2 5 (3.57%) InstallShield
3 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.14%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.43%) JIRA
6 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (27.14%) Marketing
2 24 (17.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.00%) Finance
4 13 (9.29%) Retail
5 9 (6.43%) Publishing
6 6 (4.29%) Banking
7 5 (3.57%) Billing
8 4 (2.86%) Advertising
8 4 (2.86%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.14%) Legal
10 2 (1.43%) German Language
11 1 (0.71%) Games
11 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (15.00%) Architect
1 21 (15.00%) Analyst
1 21 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
2 13 (9.29%) Developer
3 8 (5.71%) Support Engineer
4 7 (5.00%) Campaign Manager
5 6 (4.29%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (4.29%) Business Analyst
5 6 (4.29%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (4.29%) Consultant
5 6 (4.29%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (3.57%) Quality Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Applications Packager
7 4 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 4 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (2.86%) Programmer
7 4 (2.86%) Support Analyst
7 4 (2.86%) Security Consultant
7 4 (2.86%) Network Consultant
7 4 (2.86%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) HTML
2 14 (10.00%) CSS
3 10 (7.14%) HTML5
4 8 (5.71%) .NET
4 8 (5.71%) XML
5 7 (5.00%) Web Services
5 7 (5.00%) jQuery
6 6 (4.29%) Application Packaging
7 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.14%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.14%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (2.14%) JSON
9 3 (2.14%) WCF
9 3 (2.14%) LINQ
9 3 (2.14%) JSP
9 3 (2.14%) SOAP
9 3 (2.14%) XHTML
9 3 (2.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (15.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (15.00%) AS400
3 12 (8.57%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.71%) IVR
5 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.29%) User Experience
7 5 (3.57%) Social Media
7 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.14%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.14%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.14%) APACS
9 2 (1.43%) Open Source
9 2 (1.43%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.43%) Statistics
9 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.43%) Blog
9 2 (1.43%) Handset
9 2 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.86%) Linux
2 22 (15.71%) Solaris
3 21 (15.00%) VMS
3 21 (15.00%) AIX
3 21 (15.00%) HPUX
4 18 (12.86%) Windows
5 14 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.43%) UNIX
7 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.29%) Android
8 2 (1.43%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Debian
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.71%) Service Management
2 17 (12.14%) Digital Marketing
3 15 (10.71%) CRM
4 14 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 12 (8.57%) Migration
5 12 (8.57%) ITIL
5 12 (8.57%) OOP
6 10 (7.14%) Project Management
6 10 (7.14%) Email Marketing
6 10 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 9 (6.43%) MVC
8 8 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.71%) Time Management
8 8 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (5.71%) Analytics
8 8 (5.71%) Campaign Management
9 7 (5.00%) Scrum
10 6 (4.29%) Data Management
10 6 (4.29%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.43%) SQL
2 25 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.86%) PHP
4 10 (7.14%) C#
5 9 (6.43%) Java
6 8 (5.71%) VBScript
7 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.00%) C
8 5 (3.57%) VB
9 3 (2.14%) C++
10 2 (1.43%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.71%) VBA
11 1 (0.71%) Python
11 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.71%) Degree
2 11 (7.86%) MCITP
2 11 (7.86%) MCSE
2 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.14%) MCP
4 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.57%) HNC
5 5 (3.57%) HND
6 4 (2.86%) ISEB
6 4 (2.86%) CCA
7 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.71%) PMP
8 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.29%) QA
3 5 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.57%) SLA
4 4 (2.86%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.57%) NDS
4 2 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.71%) vCloud
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 16 (11.43%) SCCM
3 4 (2.86%) WSUS
4 3 (2.14%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (2.14%) WMI
4 3 (2.14%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.71%) Iperf
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (19.29%) Cisco
2 21 (15.00%) IBM
2 21 (15.00%) Oracle
2 21 (15.00%) HP
2 21 (15.00%) EMC
2 21 (15.00%) Novell
2 21 (15.00%) Veritas
3 11 (7.86%) Citrix
4 7 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 6 (4.29%) Adobe
5 6 (4.29%) AppSense
5 6 (4.29%) Facebook
6 5 (3.57%) ExactTarget
6 5 (3.57%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (2.86%) Huawei
7 4 (2.86%) Apple
8 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.14%) VMware
8 3 (2.14%) Alterian
London
abrs Limited
Salary: package
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Response Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Fantastic Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus call out & bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 15 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
In Practice Systems Ltd
Salary: From £16,875 to £17,500 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Guildford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago