The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 722 678 732
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +54
Permanent jobs citing SMS 154 167 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.89% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 103 136 108
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 £28,700 £26,250 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £60,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19294 18739 19929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.62% 18.40% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15599 15157 16682
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -38 87 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South East -24 37 £47,500 +26.66% 2
East of England +4 21 £49,000 +8.88% 1
North West -5 3 £27,000 -28.00% 1
Yorkshire -39 3 £26,000 +20.93% 1
South West -14 2 £37,500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -12 1 £32,500 +8.33%
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (34.87%) Telecoms
2 92 (26.51%) Marketing
3 82 (23.63%) Banking
4 80 (23.05%) Java
5 78 (22.48%) SQL
6 75 (21.61%) Internet
7 64 (18.44%) Retail
8 60 (17.29%) IVR
9 53 (15.27%) HTML
9 53 (15.27%) Degree
10 51 (14.70%) UNIX
10 51 (14.70%) CRM
10 51 (14.70%) Finance
11 50 (14.41%) Web Services
12 46 (13.26%) Linux
13 42 (12.10%) JavaScript
14 40 (11.53%) SQL Server
15 38 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (10.66%) Android
16 37 (10.66%) XML
16 37 (10.66%) Scrum
16 37 (10.66%) ISO 8583
17 36 (10.37%) Billing
18 35 (10.09%) Campaign Management
19 33 (9.51%) Mobile App
19 33 (9.51%) .NET
20 30 (8.65%) Oracle
20 30 (8.65%) PHP
20 30 (8.65%) CCA
20 30 (8.65%) SS7

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (4.32%) SAS
2 9 (2.59%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 9 (2.59%) Node.js
3 7 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.44%) CMS
5 3 (0.86%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.86%) WordPress
5 3 (0.86%) Apache
6 2 (0.58%) nginx
6 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (3.46%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.31%) FastStats
3 7 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.15%) InDesign
5 3 (0.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.46%) SaaS
2 4 (1.15%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.15%) Responsys
2 4 (1.15%) StrongView
3 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (21.61%) Internet
2 30 (8.65%) SS7
3 28 (8.07%) GSM
4 26 (7.49%) UMTS
5 22 (6.34%) TCP/IP
5 22 (6.34%) INAP
6 19 (5.48%) DNS
7 18 (5.19%) LTE
8 17 (4.90%) NFC
8 17 (4.90%) PBX
9 16 (4.61%) LAN
9 16 (4.61%) LDAP
9 16 (4.61%) SMPP
10 14 (4.03%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (3.46%) ISUP
12 11 (3.17%) VoIP
12 11 (3.17%) HTTP
13 10 (2.88%) Wireshark
14 9 (2.59%) Firewall
15 8 (2.31%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.19%) MySQL
4 17 (4.90%) Big Data
5 14 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.88%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.59%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.44%) DB2
11 4 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.15%) Spotfire
11 4 (1.15%) QlikView
11 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 22 (6.34%) MSTest
2 21 (6.05%) NUnit
3 17 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.61%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.03%) MSBuild
6 11 (3.17%) WiX
7 7 (2.02%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.44%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.15%) MSI
9 4 (1.15%) Subversion
9 4 (1.15%) Maven
9 4 (1.15%) NetBeans
9 4 (1.15%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.15%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 121 (34.87%) Telecoms
2 92 (26.51%) Marketing
3 82 (23.63%) Banking
4 64 (18.44%) Retail
5 51 (14.70%) Finance
6 36 (10.37%) Billing
7 24 (6.92%) Retail Banking
8 22 (6.34%) Games
9 19 (5.48%) Manufacturing
9 19 (5.48%) Automotive
10 13 (3.75%) Legal
11 11 (3.17%) Advertising
11 11 (3.17%) Electronics
12 6 (1.73%) French Language
13 4 (1.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 69 (19.88%) Analyst
2 66 (19.02%) Developer
3 24 (6.92%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.76%) Architect
4 20 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (5.76%) .NET Developer
5 18 (5.19%) Senior Developer
5 18 (5.19%) Payments Business Analyst
6 17 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 16 (4.61%) Test Analyst
8 14 (4.03%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.03%) C# Developer
9 12 (3.46%) Campaign Analyst
10 11 (3.17%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.88%) Applications Support
11 10 (2.88%) Systems Developer
12 9 (2.59%) Junior
12 9 (2.59%) Web Developer
13 8 (2.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.27%) HTML
2 50 (14.41%) Web Services
3 37 (10.66%) XML
4 33 (9.51%) .NET
5 28 (8.07%) CSS
6 26 (7.49%) SOAP
7 24 (6.92%) HTML5
8 23 (6.63%) ASP.NET
9 20 (5.76%) WCF
9 20 (5.76%) LINQ
10 19 (5.48%) .NET Framework
11 18 (5.19%) jQuery
12 17 (4.90%) REST
13 15 (4.32%) CSS3
14 14 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (4.03%) Java ME
14 14 (4.03%) WPF
14 14 (4.03%) XSLT
15 10 (2.88%) JMS
15 10 (2.88%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.29%) IVR
2 33 (9.51%) Mobile App
3 25 (7.20%) Cryptography
3 25 (7.20%) APACS
4 24 (6.92%) SWIFT
5 19 (5.48%) Visualisation
6 17 (4.90%) Computer Science
7 16 (4.61%) Blackberry
8 14 (4.03%) N-Tier
8 14 (4.03%) Social Media
9 13 (3.75%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.31%) Online Banking
10 8 (2.31%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (2.02%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.15%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.15%) Physics
13 4 (1.15%) Kindle
14 3 (0.86%) iPhone
14 3 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.70%) UNIX
2 46 (13.26%) Linux
3 37 (10.66%) Android
4 29 (8.36%) Apple iOS
5 28 (8.07%) Windows
6 16 (4.61%) Windows Phone
7 15 (4.32%) Solaris
8 11 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.31%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.86%) Debian
12 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.70%) CRM
2 38 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (10.66%) Scrum
4 35 (10.09%) Campaign Management
5 26 (7.49%) Data Security
6 25 (7.20%) MVC
6 25 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
6 25 (7.20%) Project Planning
7 24 (6.92%) TDD
8 23 (6.63%) Software Engineering
8 23 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (6.34%) Project Management
9 22 (6.34%) Migration
9 22 (6.34%) Multithreading
10 20 (5.76%) Strategic Planning
10 20 (5.76%) Service Delivery
11 19 (5.48%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.48%) Analytics
12 17 (4.90%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.05%) Java
2 78 (22.48%) SQL
3 42 (12.10%) JavaScript
4 30 (8.65%) PHP
5 26 (7.49%) C#
6 17 (4.90%) Perl
7 16 (4.61%) XAML
8 14 (4.03%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.03%) C
9 9 (2.59%) C++
9 9 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.31%) Python
11 7 (2.02%) ActionScript
11 7 (2.02%) ActionScript 3.0
12 6 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.44%) Korn
13 5 (1.44%) VB
14 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.86%) VBScript
16 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (15.27%) Degree
2 30 (8.65%) CCA
3 12 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (3.46%) ISEB
4 11 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.31%) CCNP
7 7 (2.02%) HNC
7 7 (2.02%) HND
8 6 (1.73%) CCNA
8 6 (1.73%) CCSP
9 5 (1.44%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.15%) MCITP
10 4 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.15%) MCSE
11 2 (0.58%) CCIE
12 1 (0.29%) RHCE
12 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.66%) ISO 8583
2 25 (7.20%) PCI DSS
2 25 (7.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (4.90%) SLA
4 15 (4.32%) QA
5 14 (4.03%) HL7
6 6 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.15%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (3.17%) NFS
2 7 (2.02%) NDS
3 6 (1.73%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.15%) OpenSIPS
5 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (3.46%) SCCM
2 10 (2.88%) Cisco IPCC
3 6 (1.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.58%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 2 (0.58%) MOM
5 2 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (8.65%) Oracle
2 17 (4.90%) Citrix
2 17 (4.90%) TIBCO
3 16 (4.61%) Unica
4 15 (4.32%) Neolane
5 14 (4.03%) VMware
5 14 (4.03%) Cisco
6 11 (3.17%) Chordiant
6 11 (3.17%) HP
6 11 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.17%) Telerik
6 11 (3.17%) Alterian
7 9 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.02%) McAfee
8 7 (2.02%) Redknee
8 7 (2.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 7 (2.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (1.73%) Dell
9 6 (1.73%) Adobe
9 6 (1.73%) Google
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus 20% Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
EE
Salary: Competitive+benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Skye Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum with company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TVT Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dexdyne
Salary: Circa £35,000 (negotiable)
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive+benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus 15% and Health Care
Posted: 18 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + +Benefits
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