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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 785 724 753
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +29
Permanent jobs citing SMS 78 134 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.80% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 58 87 87
Average salary £47,000 £44,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.61% +5.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,400 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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
18163 16838 20270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.21% 17.18% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14710 13238 16651
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -20 30 £48,500 +7.77% 5
South East -14 20 £46,500 +16.25% 4
North West -11 12 £34,000 -15.00% 1
East of England -6 5 £42,500 +21.42%
South West -26 5 £35,500 -14.45%
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 46 (25.41%) Marketing
2 35 (19.34%) Telecoms
3 33 (18.23%) SQL
4 31 (17.13%) Linux
5 28 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (14.36%) HTML
7 25 (13.81%) Cisco
8 24 (13.26%) Java
9 22 (12.15%) JavaScript
9 22 (12.15%) Windows
9 22 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (11.05%) Retail
10 20 (11.05%) Service Management
11 19 (10.50%) Banking
11 19 (10.50%) Internet
12 18 (9.94%) HP
12 18 (9.94%) Apache
13 17 (9.39%) Finance
13 17 (9.39%) Scrum
13 17 (9.39%) ISO 8583
13 17 (9.39%) IVR
14 16 (8.84%) Project Management
14 16 (8.84%) Mainframe
14 16 (8.84%) CRM
14 16 (8.84%) SharePoint
14 16 (8.84%) SQL Server
14 16 (8.84%) CSS
14 16 (8.84%) XML
14 16 (8.84%) EMC
14 16 (8.84%) VMS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (9.94%) Apache
2 16 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 15 (8.29%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) CICS
5 1 (0.55%) FileNet
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.55%) Drupal
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
5 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) FastStats
3 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.55%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.55%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.55%) Summit
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.50%) Internet
2 15 (8.29%) SAN
3 14 (7.73%) SS7
4 13 (7.18%) GSM
4 13 (7.18%) UMTS
5 11 (6.08%) SMPP
6 10 (5.52%) NFC
6 10 (5.52%) Network Security
7 9 (4.97%) VoIP
7 9 (4.97%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.42%) DNS
9 7 (3.87%) 4G
10 6 (3.31%) Wireless
10 6 (3.31%) Asterisk PBX
10 6 (3.31%) Ethernet
11 5 (2.76%) 3GPP
11 5 (2.76%) LTE
11 5 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.21%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (2.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.29%) DB2
2 15 (8.29%) Ingres
3 11 (6.08%) MySQL
4 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) Redis
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) NUnit
1 10 (5.52%) MSTest
2 8 (4.42%) WiX
2 8 (4.42%) MSBuild
2 8 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) MSI
3 1 (0.55%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (25.41%) Marketing
2 35 (19.34%) Telecoms
3 20 (11.05%) Retail
4 19 (10.50%) Banking
5 17 (9.39%) Finance
6 12 (6.63%) Billing
7 10 (5.52%) Retail Banking
8 6 (3.31%) Publishing
8 6 (3.31%) Legal
9 4 (2.21%) Advertising
10 2 (1.10%) Games
11 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (13.26%) Analyst
2 17 (9.39%) Developer
3 15 (8.29%) Architect
3 15 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (8.29%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.18%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.63%) Campaign Manager
6 10 (5.52%) Software Engineer
6 10 (5.52%) Consultant
7 9 (4.97%) Team Leader
7 9 (4.97%) Payments Business Analyst
8 8 (4.42%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (3.87%) BSS Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) SCCM Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Network Engineer
12 4 (2.21%) Security Consultant
12 4 (2.21%) Network Consultant
12 4 (2.21%) Senior Security Consultant
12 4 (2.21%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.36%) HTML
2 16 (8.84%) CSS
2 16 (8.84%) XML
3 14 (7.73%) Web Services
4 13 (7.18%) .NET
5 11 (6.08%) .NET Framework
6 10 (5.52%) Java ME
6 10 (5.52%) WCF
6 10 (5.52%) HTML5
6 10 (5.52%) LINQ
7 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.42%) XSLT
8 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (4.42%) WPF
9 6 (3.31%) jQuery
9 6 (3.31%) LAMP
10 3 (1.66%) JSON
10 3 (1.66%) SOAP
10 3 (1.66%) FreeSWITCH
10 3 (1.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.39%) IVR
3 16 (8.84%) Mainframe
4 15 (8.29%) AS400
5 12 (6.63%) Blackberry
5 12 (6.63%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.97%) APACS
6 9 (4.97%) Cryptography
6 9 (4.97%) SWIFT
7 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.42%) Social Media
8 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.21%) PMI
9 4 (2.21%) Open Source
9 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.66%) User Experience
11 2 (1.10%) Economics
11 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.10%) W3C
11 2 (1.10%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.13%) Linux
2 22 (12.15%) Windows
3 16 (8.84%) VMS
4 15 (8.29%) AIX
4 15 (8.29%) HPUX
4 15 (8.29%) Solaris
4 15 (8.29%) UNIX
4 15 (8.29%) Android
4 15 (8.29%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.63%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.52%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.10%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.05%) Service Management
3 17 (9.39%) Scrum
4 16 (8.84%) Project Management
4 16 (8.84%) CRM
4 16 (8.84%) Software Engineering
5 14 (7.73%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (6.63%) TDD
6 12 (6.63%) Migration
7 11 (6.08%) Change Management
8 10 (5.52%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.52%) MVC
8 10 (5.52%) Product Marketing
8 10 (5.52%) Data Migration
8 10 (5.52%) Project Planning
8 10 (5.52%) Multithreading
9 9 (4.97%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (4.97%) Email Marketing
9 9 (4.97%) Data Security
9 9 (4.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.23%) SQL
2 24 (13.26%) Java
3 22 (12.15%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.73%) C#
5 12 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.08%) PHP
7 8 (4.42%) XAML
8 6 (3.31%) C
9 4 (2.21%) VBScript
10 3 (1.66%) C++
11 2 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (1.10%) Ruby
11 2 (1.10%) Erlang
12 1 (0.55%) PHP5
12 1 (0.55%) COBOL
12 1 (0.55%) VB
12 1 (0.55%) VBA
12 1 (0.55%) Python
12 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Degree
2 11 (6.08%) MCITP
2 11 (6.08%) MCSE
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.52%) CCA
3 10 (5.52%) MCP
3 10 (5.52%) HNC
3 10 (5.52%) HND
4 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.21%) PMP
5 4 (2.21%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.66%) CCNA
6 3 (1.66%) ISEB
6 3 (1.66%) VCP4
6 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) CISM
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.39%) ISO 8583
2 9 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (4.97%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.42%) QA
4 7 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (3.31%) SLA
6 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (5.52%) NDS
2 7 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.66%) OpenSIPS
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Varnish
6 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.55%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (8.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 15 (8.29%) SCCM
2 4 (2.21%) WSUS
3 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (13.81%) Cisco
2 18 (9.94%) HP
3 16 (8.84%) EMC
4 15 (8.29%) IBM
4 15 (8.29%) Oracle
4 15 (8.29%) Novell
4 15 (8.29%) Veritas
5 14 (7.73%) Citrix
6 12 (6.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 10 (5.52%) TIBCO
7 10 (5.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (4.42%) Facebook
8 8 (4.42%) Telerik
9 7 (3.87%) Unica
10 6 (3.31%) AppSense
11 5 (2.76%) Symantec
12 4 (2.21%) Apple
12 4 (2.21%) VMware
12 4 (2.21%) Alterian
12 4 (2.21%) Chordiant
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