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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 827 851 793
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -58
Permanent jobs citing SMS 82 78 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.43% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 66 52 84
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,200 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £69,500 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%
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
16162 18225 17208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.11% 18.36% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13577 14896 13551
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +16 36 £52,500 +8.24% 12
South West -1 16 £42,500 +25.00% 1
North West +30 13 £24,000 -18.64% 4
South East +8 13 £29,500 -35.51% 5
East Midlands - 2 £26,250 - 1
Yorkshire +4 1 £32,500 +18.18%
East of England -4 1 £28,500 -48.18%
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (38.86%) Telecoms
2 51 (29.14%) Marketing
3 39 (22.29%) Linux
4 37 (21.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (17.14%) Degree
5 30 (17.14%) CRM
6 29 (16.57%) Electronics
7 28 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (16.00%) Value-Added Service
8 25 (14.29%) IVR
8 25 (14.29%) VMS
9 24 (13.71%) Computer Science
10 23 (13.14%) SQL
10 23 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (12.57%) Firewall
11 22 (12.57%) Digital Marketing
11 22 (12.57%) Social Media
11 22 (12.57%) Presales
12 21 (12.00%) Network Security
13 20 (11.43%) Unix
13 20 (11.43%) Cisco
14 19 (10.86%) Finance
14 19 (10.86%) Analytics
15 18 (10.29%) IPTV
15 18 (10.29%) TCP/IP
15 18 (10.29%) Web Services
15 18 (10.29%) MySQL
15 18 (10.29%) MPLS
16 17 (9.71%) ITIL
16 17 (9.71%) VPN

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (2.86%) Apache
2 3 (1.71%) CMS
2 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.71%) WordPress
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.57%) nginx
4 1 (0.57%) Node.js
4 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Unica
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.57%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.57%) FastStats
4 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.29%) SaaS
2 5 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.29%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.29%) Datadog
4 3 (1.71%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.57%) AdWords
5 1 (0.57%) eCircle
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) Joyent
5 1 (0.57%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.00%) Value-Added Service
2 22 (12.57%) Firewall
3 21 (12.00%) Network Security
4 18 (10.29%) MPLS
4 18 (10.29%) TCP/IP
5 17 (9.71%) VPN
6 14 (8.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 14 (8.00%) BGP
6 14 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (8.00%) OSPF
6 14 (8.00%) PBX
6 14 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
7 12 (6.86%) SS7
8 11 (6.29%) 3G
8 11 (6.29%) 4G
8 11 (6.29%) SMPP
9 10 (5.71%) 2G
9 10 (5.71%) GSM
10 9 (5.14%) GPRS
11 8 (4.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.29%) MySQL
2 14 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.86%) Redis
4 11 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.14%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.57%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.00%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.57%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.00%) Subversion
3 13 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.71%) NUnit
4 10 (5.71%) ReSharper
5 8 (4.57%) Hamcrest
5 8 (4.57%) jMock
5 8 (4.57%) JUnit
6 5 (2.86%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.29%) GitLab
7 4 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.29%) JIRA
8 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (38.86%) Telecoms
2 51 (29.14%) Marketing
3 29 (16.57%) Electronics
4 19 (10.86%) Finance
5 12 (6.86%) Brand Awareness
6 9 (5.14%) Billing
7 4 (2.29%) Retail
8 3 (1.71%) Advertising
9 2 (1.14%) Banking
9 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.57%) Automotive
10 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (16.57%) Developer
2 18 (10.29%) Network Engineer
3 16 (9.14%) Presales Manager
4 15 (8.57%) Head of Digital
5 14 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) Head of Digital Marketing
5 14 (8.00%) Head of Marketing
5 14 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Marketing Executive
7 12 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Security Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Senior Security Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Service Manager
8 11 (6.29%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.29%) Web Services
2 15 (8.57%) .NET
3 13 (7.43%) jQuery
3 13 (7.43%) RESTful
4 12 (6.86%) HTML
5 10 (5.71%) MSMQ
5 10 (5.71%) WCF
6 9 (5.14%) Ajax
6 9 (5.14%) Flash
6 9 (5.14%) HTML5
6 9 (5.14%) LAMP
7 8 (4.57%) Guice
7 8 (4.57%) Hibernate
7 8 (4.57%) Spring
8 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (4.00%) CSS
9 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.29%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.14%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (14.29%) IVR
3 24 (13.71%) Computer Science
4 22 (12.57%) Social Media
5 18 (10.29%) IPTV
6 9 (5.14%) Data Centre
6 9 (5.14%) Statistics
7 7 (4.00%) PKI
8 6 (3.43%) Animation
9 4 (2.29%) Replication
10 3 (1.71%) Economics
10 3 (1.71%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.57%) EPoS
12 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.57%) NHS
12 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.29%) Linux
2 25 (14.29%) VMS
3 20 (11.43%) Unix
4 7 (4.00%) Windows
5 5 (2.86%) Solaris
6 4 (2.29%) CentOS
6 4 (2.29%) Debian
7 3 (1.71%) Android
8 2 (1.14%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.14%) CRM
2 28 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (12.57%) Digital Marketing
4 22 (12.57%) Presales
5 19 (10.86%) Analytics
6 17 (9.71%) ITIL
7 16 (9.14%) Campaign Management
7 16 (9.14%) Data Analysis
8 15 (8.57%) Coaching
8 15 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.00%) Business Development
9 14 (8.00%) Email Marketing
9 14 (8.00%) Pay per click
9 14 (8.00%) Service Delivery
10 12 (6.86%) Customer Segmentation
10 12 (6.86%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.86%) Strategic Planning
11 11 (6.29%) TDD
12 10 (5.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.14%) SQL
2 14 (8.00%) C#
2 14 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.86%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.71%) PHP
4 10 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.14%) Java
6 6 (3.43%) Python
7 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.86%) C
8 4 (2.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) Ruby
9 1 (0.57%) XPath
9 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 30 (17.14%) Degree
2 10 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.14%) ISEB
4 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.29%) CCIE
6 4 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) CCDP
8 1 (0.57%) CCNP
8 1 (0.57%) CISM
8 1 (0.57%) CISSP
8 1 (0.57%) HNC
8 1 (0.57%) HND
8 1 (0.57%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.29%) Docker
1 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.86%) Nagios
2 4 (2.29%) Cacti
2 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.29%) Puppet
2 4 (2.29%) Rundeck
2 4 (2.29%) Salt
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.57%) Ansible
4 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (11.43%) Cisco
2 11 (6.29%) Huawei
3 10 (5.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 9 (5.14%) Cadence
4 9 (5.14%) Ericsson
4 9 (5.14%) Nokia
4 9 (5.14%) Rackspace
5 6 (3.43%) Oracle
6 4 (2.29%) Akamai
6 4 (2.29%) New Relic
6 4 (2.29%) Percona
6 4 (2.29%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.29%) VMware
7 3 (1.71%) Adobe
7 3 (1.71%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.71%) ION Trading
7 3 (1.71%) SAP
7 3 (1.71%) Siebel
8 2 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £23k - 26k per year + Bonus, Holidays, Pension, Discounts + Other Bene
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Posted: 23 hours ago
London, Victoria
John Lewis Partnership
Salary: Pay in range: £46,700 - £66,500
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Pension, Bonus, Life
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sky Betting and Gaming (Oddschecker)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sky Betting and Gaming (Oddschecker)
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
WeFarm
Salary: Competitive start-up salary with substantial room to grow + equity
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Save The Children
Salary: £40,000 - £44,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Car
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Vodafone
Salary: £Attractive Base plus Bonus, 28 days hols, pension sheme, share scheme
Posted: 23 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Sevenoaks
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago