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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 792 709 801
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +92
Permanent jobs citing SMS 73 155 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.88% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 46 88 56
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,125 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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
18661 17562 21389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.02% 17.46% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15164 13877 17958
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
South East -36 26 £46,500 +16.25% 2
London -50 20 £45,000 -6.25% 5
East of England -10 17 £52,500 +19.31%
Yorkshire -14 4 £27,500 -
North West -26 4 £27,500 -31.25% 2
South West -13 2 £30,000 -27.71%
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (26.77%) Marketing
2 66 (25.98%) Telecoms
3 45 (17.72%) Retail
4 42 (16.54%) Linux
5 40 (15.75%) CRM
5 40 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (15.35%) UNIX
7 38 (14.96%) HTML
8 34 (13.39%) Java
8 34 (13.39%) SQL
9 33 (12.99%) SS7
9 33 (12.99%) Banking
9 33 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (12.60%) Windows
11 31 (12.20%) Internet
11 31 (12.20%) IVR
12 30 (11.81%) PHP
13 29 (11.42%) Software Engineering
13 29 (11.42%) Degree
14 28 (11.02%) Web Services
14 28 (11.02%) Billing
15 27 (10.63%) GSM
15 27 (10.63%) Project Management
16 26 (10.24%) JavaScript
16 26 (10.24%) UMTS
17 25 (9.84%) TCP/IP
17 25 (9.84%) Service Delivery
17 25 (9.84%) ISO 8583
18 24 (9.45%) MySQL
19 23 (9.06%) Scrum

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (3.94%) Apache
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (1.57%) Lync
2 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.79%) Node.js
3 2 (0.79%) nginx
3 2 (0.79%) SAS
3 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.39%) FileNet
4 1 (0.39%) CICS
4 1 (0.39%) lighttpd
4 1 (0.39%) MindAlign
4 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (4.33%) FastStats
2 4 (1.57%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.39%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.39%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.15%) SaaS
2 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.99%) SS7
2 31 (12.20%) Internet
3 27 (10.63%) GSM
4 26 (10.24%) UMTS
5 25 (9.84%) TCP/IP
6 20 (7.87%) DNS
7 17 (6.69%) Asterisk PBX
7 17 (6.69%) VoIP
8 14 (5.51%) 4G
9 13 (5.12%) LTE
9 13 (5.12%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (4.72%) Wireless
11 11 (4.33%) Network Security
11 11 (4.33%) SMPP
12 10 (3.94%) NFC
13 9 (3.54%) INAP
13 9 (3.54%) Ethernet
13 9 (3.54%) 3GPP
14 8 (3.15%) GPRS
14 8 (3.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.45%) MySQL
2 18 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.97%) DB2
6 4 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.18%) Redis
7 3 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.39%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.39%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (3.94%) NUnit
1 10 (3.94%) MSTest
2 8 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.15%) WiX
2 8 (3.15%) MSBuild
2 8 (3.15%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.97%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.97%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.39%) JUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) MSI
5 1 (0.39%) JMeter
5 1 (0.39%) Calabash
5 1 (0.39%) Appium
5 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 68 (26.77%) Marketing
2 66 (25.98%) Telecoms
3 45 (17.72%) Retail
4 33 (12.99%) Banking
5 28 (11.02%) Billing
6 19 (7.48%) Retail Banking
6 19 (7.48%) Finance
7 14 (5.51%) Games
8 6 (2.36%) Advertising
9 5 (1.97%) Legal
10 4 (1.57%) Electronics
10 4 (1.57%) French Language
10 4 (1.57%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (14.57%) Analyst
2 29 (11.42%) Software Engineer
2 29 (11.42%) Support Engineer
3 27 (10.63%) Developer
4 20 (7.87%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.69%) Payments Business Analyst
6 14 (5.51%) BSS Engineer
7 12 (4.72%) CRM Manager
7 12 (4.72%) Network Engineer
8 11 (4.33%) Operations Engineer
9 10 (3.94%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.54%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (3.54%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.15%) Campaign Manager
11 8 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (2.76%) Wireless Engineer
12 7 (2.76%) Network Operations Engineer
12 7 (2.76%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.76%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.96%) HTML
2 28 (11.02%) Web Services
3 20 (7.87%) CSS
4 19 (7.48%) XML
5 18 (7.09%) HTML5
6 15 (5.91%) .NET
7 14 (5.51%) LAMP
8 12 (4.72%) SOAP
8 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET
9 11 (4.33%) FreeSWITCH
10 10 (3.94%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.94%) Java ME
10 10 (3.94%) WCF
10 10 (3.94%) LINQ
11 9 (3.54%) Ajax
12 8 (3.15%) XSLT
12 8 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (3.15%) WPF
13 7 (2.76%) jQuery
14 6 (2.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.20%) IVR
3 19 (7.48%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.69%) Cryptography
4 17 (6.69%) APACS
4 17 (6.69%) SWIFT
5 12 (4.72%) Blackberry
6 11 (4.33%) Social Media
7 9 (3.54%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.97%) Economics
9 5 (1.97%) Open Source
10 4 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.57%) Clustering
10 4 (1.57%) PMI
10 4 (1.57%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.79%) W3C
11 2 (0.79%) Handset
11 2 (0.79%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.54%) Linux
2 39 (15.35%) UNIX
3 32 (12.60%) Windows
4 16 (6.30%) Android
4 16 (6.30%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.94%) Windows Phone
7 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.76%) Debian
9 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.97%) SUSE
11 4 (1.57%) Solaris
11 4 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.79%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.39%) VMS
13 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.75%) CRM
1 40 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.42%) Software Engineering
3 27 (10.63%) Project Management
4 25 (9.84%) Service Delivery
5 23 (9.06%) Scrum
6 20 (7.87%) Campaign Management
7 18 (7.09%) Online Marketing
7 18 (7.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 17 (6.69%) Project Planning
8 17 (6.69%) TDD
8 17 (6.69%) Change Management
8 17 (6.69%) Data Security
9 15 (5.91%) Multithreading
9 15 (5.91%) Product Marketing
10 14 (5.51%) ITIL
11 13 (5.12%) MVC
11 13 (5.12%) Release Management
12 12 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (3.54%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.39%) Java
1 34 (13.39%) SQL
2 30 (11.81%) PHP
3 26 (10.24%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.69%) Perl
5 12 (4.72%) C
5 12 (4.72%) C#
6 10 (3.94%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.54%) Python
8 8 (3.15%) XAML
9 7 (2.76%) C++
10 6 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.36%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.97%) VBScript
11 5 (1.97%) Korn
12 3 (1.18%) VB
13 2 (0.79%) Ruby
13 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.79%) Erlang
14 1 (0.39%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 29 (11.42%) Degree
2 22 (8.66%) CCA
3 15 (5.91%) HNC
3 15 (5.91%) HND
4 13 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.12%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.76%) MCSE
5 7 (2.76%) MCITP
6 6 (2.36%) MCP
6 6 (2.36%) ISEB
7 5 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.57%) PMP
8 4 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.57%) CCNA
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CISSP
9 1 (0.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.84%) ISO 8583
2 17 (6.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (6.69%) PCI DSS
3 16 (6.30%) SLA
4 6 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.57%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (5.91%) NDS
2 11 (4.33%) OpenSIPS
3 10 (3.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.97%) Samba
7 4 (1.57%) XenApp
7 4 (1.57%) NFS
7 4 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.79%) vSphere
8 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) RACF
9 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (6.30%) SCCM
2 9 (3.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (1.97%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (7.48%) Citrix
1 19 (7.48%) TIBCO
2 16 (6.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 15 (5.91%) VMware
3 15 (5.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 10 (3.94%) McAfee
4 10 (3.94%) HP
5 9 (3.54%) Symantec
5 9 (3.54%) Facebook
6 8 (3.15%) Telerik
6 8 (3.15%) Cisco
7 7 (2.76%) Oracle
8 6 (2.36%) AppSense
9 5 (1.97%) Adobe
9 5 (1.97%) Unica
10 4 (1.57%) Neolane
10 4 (1.57%) Chordiant
10 4 (1.57%) Dell
10 4 (1.57%) Google
10 4 (1.57%) Alterian
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