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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 779 723 778
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +55
Permanent jobs citing SMS 73 130 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.78% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 49 80 60
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,850 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £59,550 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +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
17827 16760 20796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.13% 17.33% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14563 13230 17360
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 27 January 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 January 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 -5 26 £48,500 -3.00% 7
South East -49 20 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East of England -16 7 £55,000 +57.14%
North West -19 7 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £27,500 -
South West -15 4 £31,250 -26.90%
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 58 (26.24%) Marketing
2 51 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 38 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (16.29%) Linux
4 36 (16.29%) CRM
5 34 (15.38%) SQL
6 32 (14.48%) HTML
6 32 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (14.03%) Java
7 31 (14.03%) Retail
8 30 (13.57%) Windows
9 25 (11.31%) Project Management
10 24 (10.86%) SS7
10 24 (10.86%) JavaScript
11 23 (10.41%) UNIX
12 22 (9.95%) IVR
12 22 (9.95%) Degree
12 22 (9.95%) Campaign Management
13 21 (9.50%) Banking
13 21 (9.50%) TCP/IP
14 20 (9.05%) PHP
14 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering
15 19 (8.60%) CSS
15 19 (8.60%) XML
15 19 (8.60%) Citrix
15 19 (8.60%) Internet
15 19 (8.60%) Scrum
16 18 (8.14%) ISO 8583
16 18 (8.14%) Finance
16 18 (8.14%) Service Delivery

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 15 (6.79%) Apache
2 11 (4.98%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.81%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.81%) Lync
4 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.90%) SAS
5 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) MindAlign
6 1 (0.45%) CICS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.45%) FileNet
6 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) WordPress
6 1 (0.45%) lighttpd
Applications
1 12 (5.43%) FastStats
2 5 (2.26%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) SPSS
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.45%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.86%) SS7
2 21 (9.50%) TCP/IP
3 19 (8.60%) Internet
4 18 (8.14%) GSM
5 17 (7.69%) UMTS
5 17 (7.69%) DNS
6 15 (6.79%) VoIP
7 12 (5.43%) SMPP
8 11 (4.98%) Network Security
8 11 (4.98%) Asterisk PBX
8 11 (4.98%) 4G
9 10 (4.52%) NFC
9 10 (4.52%) Wireless
10 9 (4.07%) Ethernet
11 8 (3.62%) 3GPP
11 8 (3.62%) DHCP
12 7 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (3.17%) GPRS
12 7 (3.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.69%) MySQL
2 16 (7.24%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.17%) DB2
4 7 (3.17%) Ingres
5 4 (1.81%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.45%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.52%) NUnit
1 10 (4.52%) MSTest
2 8 (3.62%) WiX
2 8 (3.62%) MSBuild
2 8 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.62%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.81%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.45%) JUnit
5 1 (0.45%) MSI
5 1 (0.45%) JMeter
5 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.45%) Subversion
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
5 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.45%) Calabash
5 1 (0.45%) Appium
General
1 58 (26.24%) Marketing
2 51 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 31 (14.03%) Retail
4 21 (9.50%) Banking
5 18 (8.14%) Finance
6 17 (7.69%) Billing
7 12 (5.43%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.71%) Games
9 5 (2.26%) Legal
10 4 (1.81%) Advertising
11 2 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (13.12%) Analyst
2 22 (9.95%) Developer
2 22 (9.95%) Support Engineer
3 16 (7.24%) Software Engineer
4 14 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 13 (5.88%) CRM Manager
6 11 (4.98%) BSS Engineer
7 10 (4.52%) Campaign Manager
7 10 (4.52%) Payments Business Analyst
7 10 (4.52%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.07%) Team Leader
8 9 (4.07%) Operations Engineer
9 8 (3.62%) Consultant
9 8 (3.62%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.17%) Architect
10 7 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.71%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (2.71%) Product Manager
11 6 (2.71%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (2.71%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.48%) HTML
2 19 (8.60%) CSS
2 19 (8.60%) XML
3 15 (6.79%) Web Services
4 13 (5.88%) HTML5
5 11 (4.98%) .NET
5 11 (4.98%) LAMP
6 10 (4.52%) LINQ
6 10 (4.52%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.52%) Java ME
6 10 (4.52%) WCF
7 8 (3.62%) WPF
7 8 (3.62%) Ajax
7 8 (3.62%) XSLT
7 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.17%) FreeSWITCH
9 6 (2.71%) jQuery
9 6 (2.71%) SOAP
10 5 (2.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.95%) IVR
3 13 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.43%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.52%) APACS
5 10 (4.52%) Cryptography
5 10 (4.52%) SWIFT
6 9 (4.07%) Social Media
6 9 (4.07%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.62%) Mainframe
8 7 (3.17%) AS400
9 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.71%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.26%) Economics
10 5 (2.26%) Open Source
11 4 (1.81%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.81%) PMI
11 4 (1.81%) Clustering
12 2 (0.90%) Handset
12 2 (0.90%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.29%) Linux
2 30 (13.57%) Windows
3 23 (10.41%) UNIX
4 16 (7.24%) Android
4 16 (7.24%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.52%) Solaris
5 10 (4.52%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.52%) Windows Phone
6 8 (3.62%) VMS
7 7 (3.17%) AIX
7 7 (3.17%) HPUX
8 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.81%) SUSE
9 4 (1.81%) Debian
9 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.90%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.29%) CRM
3 25 (11.31%) Project Management
4 22 (9.95%) Campaign Management
5 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering
6 19 (8.60%) Scrum
7 18 (8.14%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.33%) Change Management
9 13 (5.88%) Service Management
9 13 (5.88%) ITIL
10 12 (5.43%) TDD
10 12 (5.43%) Product Marketing
11 11 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (4.98%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (4.98%) MVC
11 11 (4.98%) Online Marketing
12 10 (4.52%) Multithreading
12 10 (4.52%) Data Security
12 10 (4.52%) Migration
12 10 (4.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.38%) SQL
2 31 (14.03%) Java
3 24 (10.86%) JavaScript
4 20 (9.05%) PHP
5 13 (5.88%) C#
6 10 (4.52%) Perl
7 9 (4.07%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.62%) XAML
9 7 (3.17%) C
9 7 (3.17%) C++
10 6 (2.71%) Python
11 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.36%) VBScript
13 2 (0.90%) Ruby
13 2 (0.90%) Erlang
14 1 (0.45%) PHP5
14 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.45%) JCL
14 1 (0.45%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (9.95%) Degree
2 12 (5.43%) HNC
2 12 (5.43%) HND
3 10 (4.52%) CCA
4 8 (3.62%) MCSE
4 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.62%) MCITP
5 7 (3.17%) MCP
6 6 (2.71%) ISEB
7 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.81%) PMP
8 4 (1.81%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.81%) CCNA
8 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.45%) CISSP
9 1 (0.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.14%) ISO 8583
2 13 (5.88%) SLA
3 10 (4.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (4.52%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.71%) QA
6 3 (1.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.43%) NDS
2 9 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.17%) OpenSIPS
4 5 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.81%) XenApp
5 4 (1.81%) Samba
5 4 (1.81%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (1.36%) NFS
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.90%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) RACF
8 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) SCCM
2 7 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.81%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (8.60%) Citrix
2 18 (8.14%) Cisco
3 15 (6.79%) TIBCO
4 14 (6.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 12 (5.43%) HP
5 12 (5.43%) VMware
5 12 (5.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (4.52%) Symantec
7 9 (4.07%) Oracle
8 8 (3.62%) EMC
8 8 (3.62%) Telerik
9 7 (3.17%) Novell
9 7 (3.17%) Veritas
9 7 (3.17%) IBM
10 6 (2.71%) Adobe
10 6 (2.71%) AppSense
10 6 (2.71%) Unica
10 6 (2.71%) Facebook
11 5 (2.26%) Neolane
11 5 (2.26%) Huawei
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Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
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South East
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City of London
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
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