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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 697 677 758
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +81
Permanent jobs citing SMS 182 157 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.91% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 106 134 91
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,750 £58,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%
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
19358 17253 20821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.14% 17.54% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15438 14104 17240
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 18 September 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 18 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
London -37 69 £50,500 +12.22% 15
South East -11 45 £46,500 -7.00% 2
East of England +7 34 £48,000 +6.66% 4
North West -7 17 £25,000 -41.17% 1
South West -9 7 £35,000 +30.84% 1
Yorkshire -36 5 £28,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -30 4 £21,625 -27.91% 3
East Midlands -14 1 - -
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 122 (35.26%) Telecoms
2 91 (26.30%) Marketing
3 64 (18.50%) Java
4 62 (17.92%) SQL
4 62 (17.92%) Banking
5 59 (17.05%) Retail
5 59 (17.05%) IVR
6 57 (16.47%) CRM
6 57 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (16.18%) Linux
7 56 (16.18%) Internet
8 54 (15.61%) UNIX
9 51 (14.74%) Degree
10 45 (13.01%) SS7
10 45 (13.01%) HTML
11 42 (12.14%) Billing
12 41 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (11.27%) PHP
14 38 (10.98%) Web Services
15 35 (10.12%) TCP/IP
16 32 (9.25%) Campaign Management
17 31 (8.96%) JavaScript
18 30 (8.67%) XML
18 30 (8.67%) GSM
18 30 (8.67%) Project Management
18 30 (8.67%) ISO 8583
18 30 (8.67%) Finance
18 30 (8.67%) Mobile App
19 29 (8.38%) Service Delivery
19 29 (8.38%) UMTS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (3.18%) SAS
2 10 (2.89%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 9 (2.60%) Node.js
3 9 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.31%) Apache
5 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.16%) Lync
6 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.58%) nginx
7 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.29%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.29%) CICS
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.29%) FileNet
Applications
1 15 (4.34%) FastStats
2 4 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.16%) InDesign
2 4 (1.16%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.16%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.58%) SPSS
3 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.29%) Summit
2 1 (0.29%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.18%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 56 (16.18%) Internet
2 45 (13.01%) SS7
3 35 (10.12%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.67%) GSM
5 29 (8.38%) UMTS
6 26 (7.51%) DNS
6 26 (7.51%) INAP
7 19 (5.49%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (5.49%) LDAP
8 17 (4.91%) LTE
8 17 (4.91%) PBX
9 16 (4.62%) VoIP
9 16 (4.62%) 4G
10 15 (4.34%) ISUP
11 14 (4.05%) Asterisk PBX
12 13 (3.76%) Wireshark
12 13 (3.76%) HTTP
13 11 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (2.89%) LAN
14 10 (2.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.94%) MySQL
2 21 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.05%) Big Data
5 13 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.45%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.45%) DB2
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.58%) Redis
11 2 (0.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.58%) QlikView
11 2 (0.58%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 12 (3.47%) MSTest
1 12 (3.47%) NUnit
2 11 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.73%) WiX
4 6 (1.73%) MSBuild
5 5 (1.45%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 4 (1.16%) MSI
6 4 (1.16%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.29%) Calabash
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.29%) JUnit
7 1 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 122 (35.26%) Telecoms
2 91 (26.30%) Marketing
3 62 (17.92%) Banking
4 59 (17.05%) Retail
5 42 (12.14%) Billing
6 30 (8.67%) Finance
7 24 (6.94%) Retail Banking
8 23 (6.65%) Games
9 14 (4.05%) Legal
10 10 (2.89%) Electronics
11 7 (2.02%) Advertising
12 6 (1.73%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.73%) Automotive
12 6 (1.73%) French Language
13 4 (1.16%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (19.36%) Analyst
2 48 (13.87%) Developer
3 26 (7.51%) Software Engineer
4 24 (6.94%) Business Analyst
5 23 (6.65%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.78%) Payments Business Analyst
7 17 (4.91%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.34%) BSS Engineer
8 15 (4.34%) CRM Manager
9 13 (3.76%) Architect
9 13 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.47%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.47%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.18%) Operations Engineer
11 11 (3.18%) Software Developer
12 10 (2.89%) Campaign Analyst
13 8 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.31%) Commercial Manager
13 8 (2.31%) Java Developer
13 8 (2.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.01%) HTML
2 38 (10.98%) Web Services
3 30 (8.67%) XML
4 26 (7.51%) CSS
5 23 (6.65%) SOAP
5 23 (6.65%) HTML5
6 17 (4.91%) .NET
7 13 (3.76%) Rendezvous
8 12 (3.47%) LAMP
8 12 (3.47%) LINQ
8 12 (3.47%) WCF
9 11 (3.18%) .NET Framework
9 11 (3.18%) FreeSWITCH
9 11 (3.18%) REST
9 11 (3.18%) CSS3
10 10 (2.89%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.89%) jQuery
11 9 (2.60%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.60%) Spring
11 9 (2.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.05%) IVR
2 41 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.67%) Mobile App
4 24 (6.94%) Computer Science
4 24 (6.94%) Cryptography
4 24 (6.94%) APACS
5 23 (6.65%) SWIFT
6 16 (4.62%) User Experience
7 10 (2.89%) Social Media
8 8 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.02%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (2.02%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.73%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.73%) Online Banking
11 5 (1.45%) Economics
11 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.16%) Clustering
12 4 (1.16%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.18%) Linux
2 54 (15.61%) UNIX
3 27 (7.80%) Windows
4 26 (7.51%) Android
5 19 (5.49%) Apple iOS
6 13 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.76%) Solaris
7 9 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.31%) Windows Phone
9 7 (2.02%) Debian
10 5 (1.45%) SUSE
11 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.29%) zOS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.47%) CRM
1 57 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (9.25%) Campaign Management
3 30 (8.67%) Project Management
4 29 (8.38%) Service Delivery
5 28 (8.09%) Scrum
6 27 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (7.23%) Data Security
7 25 (7.23%) Software Engineering
7 25 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
8 24 (6.94%) Project Planning
9 21 (6.07%) Online Marketing
10 19 (5.49%) Analytics
11 18 (5.20%) TDD
12 17 (4.91%) MVC
13 15 (4.34%) Change Management
14 14 (4.05%) Software Testing
15 13 (3.76%) Multithreading
15 13 (3.76%) Migration
16 12 (3.47%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (18.50%) Java
2 62 (17.92%) SQL
3 39 (11.27%) PHP
4 31 (8.96%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.94%) Perl
6 14 (4.05%) C
7 13 (3.76%) C#
7 13 (3.76%) C++
8 12 (3.47%) Python
9 9 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.02%) ActionScript
10 7 (2.02%) XAML
11 6 (1.73%) ActionScript 3.0
11 6 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.45%) Korn
12 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.87%) VBScript
14 3 (0.87%) VB
15 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (14.74%) Degree
2 29 (8.38%) CCA
3 13 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.76%) ISEB
3 13 (3.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (3.18%) HNC
4 11 (3.18%) HND
5 6 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.16%) MCSE
6 4 (1.16%) CCNA
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.16%) MCITP
6 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.58%) CCSP
7 2 (0.58%) CCNP
7 2 (0.58%) PMP
7 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.67%) ISO 8583
2 24 (6.94%) PCI DSS
2 24 (6.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 21 (6.07%) SLA
4 8 (2.31%) QA
5 7 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.02%) HL7
6 1 (0.29%) JTAG
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.76%) NFS
1 13 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.18%) OpenSIPS
2 11 (3.18%) NDS
3 8 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.45%) Samba
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (3.47%) SCCM
2 11 (3.18%) Cisco IPCC
3 9 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) SCOM
7 1 (0.29%) MOM
7 1 (0.29%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 26 (7.51%) Oracle
2 24 (6.94%) TIBCO
3 23 (6.65%) Citrix
4 18 (5.20%) VMware
5 13 (3.76%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.47%) HP
7 11 (3.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 11 (3.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 11 (3.18%) McAfee
8 10 (2.89%) Symantec
8 10 (2.89%) Adobe
8 10 (2.89%) Unica
9 9 (2.60%) Neolane
9 9 (2.60%) Redknee
9 9 (2.60%) Alterian
9 9 (2.60%) Chordiant
10 8 (2.31%) Cisco
11 6 (1.73%) Dell
11 6 (1.73%) Telerik
12 5 (1.45%) Facebook
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago