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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 729 704 751
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +47
Permanent jobs citing SMS 148 162 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.91% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 86 123 79
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 £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +28.57%
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
19221 17728 20919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.98% 17.44% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15309 14445 17200
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 £27,500 £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 October 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 October 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 -7 46 £48,750 +8.33% 9
South East -31 38 £46,500 -2.10% 5
East of England +16 36 £51,250 +13.88% 1
North West -16 15 £25,000 -41.17% 2
South West -19 5 £35,000 +27.27%
West Midlands -22 4 £21,625 -27.91%
Yorkshire -46 3 £30,000 -14.28%
East Midlands +1 1 - - 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 90 (29.61%) Telecoms
2 84 (27.63%) Marketing
3 54 (17.76%) Java
4 52 (17.11%) Banking
5 51 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (16.45%) Retail
6 50 (16.45%) UNIX
7 49 (16.12%) CRM
8 46 (15.13%) Linux
8 46 (15.13%) Internet
9 45 (14.80%) SS7
9 45 (14.80%) HTML
10 42 (13.82%) IVR
11 41 (13.49%) SQL
12 40 (13.16%) Degree
13 38 (12.50%) Billing
14 36 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (11.51%) Web Services
16 34 (11.18%) Software Engineering
17 33 (10.86%) GSM
18 32 (10.53%) PHP
18 32 (10.53%) UMTS
18 32 (10.53%) TCP/IP
18 32 (10.53%) Service Delivery
19 29 (9.54%) Finance
19 29 (9.54%) XML
20 27 (8.88%) MySQL
20 27 (8.88%) ISO 8583
20 27 (8.88%) Scrum
20 27 (8.88%) Project Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 9 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.63%) Apache
4 6 (1.97%) Node.js
5 4 (1.32%) Lync
5 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.66%) nginx
6 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) lighttpd
7 1 (0.33%) MindAlign
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.33%) CICS
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (3.62%) FastStats
2 4 (1.32%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.33%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.29%) SaaS
2 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.13%) Internet
2 45 (14.80%) SS7
3 33 (10.86%) GSM
4 32 (10.53%) UMTS
4 32 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 23 (7.57%) INAP
6 22 (7.24%) DNS
7 19 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
8 17 (5.59%) LTE
9 15 (4.93%) LDAP
10 14 (4.61%) Asterisk PBX
11 13 (4.28%) 4G
11 13 (4.28%) VoIP
12 12 (3.95%) ISUP
13 11 (3.62%) SMPP
14 10 (3.29%) Wireshark
14 10 (3.29%) NFC
14 10 (3.29%) Network Security
14 10 (3.29%) LAN
14 10 (3.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.88%) MySQL
2 17 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.64%) DB2
7 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.32%) Big Data
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.99%) Redis
9 2 (0.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.33%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.28%) NUnit
1 13 (4.28%) MSTest
2 10 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.63%) WiX
3 8 (2.63%) MSBuild
4 5 (1.64%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.64%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.66%) Subversion
6 1 (0.33%) Selenium
6 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.33%) Calabash
6 1 (0.33%) Appium
6 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.33%) JUnit
6 1 (0.33%) JMeter
General
1 90 (29.61%) Telecoms
2 84 (27.63%) Marketing
3 52 (17.11%) Banking
4 50 (16.45%) Retail
5 38 (12.50%) Billing
6 29 (9.54%) Finance
7 21 (6.91%) Games
8 20 (6.58%) Retail Banking
9 10 (3.29%) Electronics
10 8 (2.63%) Legal
10 8 (2.63%) Advertising
11 6 (1.97%) French Language
12 4 (1.32%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (18.09%) Analyst
2 37 (12.17%) Developer
3 29 (9.54%) Software Engineer
4 27 (8.88%) Support Engineer
5 23 (7.57%) Business Analyst
6 19 (6.25%) Payments Business Analyst
7 18 (5.92%) BSS Engineer
8 15 (4.93%) CRM Manager
9 14 (4.61%) Test Analyst
10 13 (4.28%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.95%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.62%) Operations Engineer
13 10 (3.29%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.29%) Senior Software Engineer
14 9 (2.96%) Campaign Manager
15 8 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (2.63%) Marketing Manager
15 8 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
15 8 (2.63%) Commercial Manager
16 7 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.80%) HTML
2 35 (11.51%) Web Services
3 29 (9.54%) XML
4 24 (7.89%) CSS
5 21 (6.91%) SOAP
5 21 (6.91%) HTML5
6 18 (5.92%) .NET
7 13 (4.28%) LINQ
7 13 (4.28%) .NET Framework
7 13 (4.28%) WCF
8 12 (3.95%) LAMP
8 12 (3.95%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.62%) FreeSWITCH
10 10 (3.29%) Java ME
10 10 (3.29%) Rendezvous
11 9 (2.96%) CSS3
11 9 (2.96%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.96%) Spring
12 8 (2.63%) XSLT
12 8 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.82%) IVR
2 36 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 19 (6.25%) APACS
4 19 (6.25%) SWIFT
4 19 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.96%) Social Media
7 8 (2.63%) User Experience
8 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.64%) Economics
9 5 (1.64%) Open Source
10 4 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.32%) Clustering
11 3 (0.99%) PMI
12 2 (0.66%) iPhone
12 2 (0.66%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.66%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.45%) UNIX
2 46 (15.13%) Linux
3 25 (8.22%) Windows
4 19 (6.25%) Android
5 16 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.29%) Windows Phone
6 10 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.29%) Solaris
7 8 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.30%) Debian
8 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.97%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.64%) SUSE
11 4 (1.32%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.33%) VMS
13 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (16.12%) CRM
3 34 (11.18%) Software Engineering
4 32 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 27 (8.88%) Scrum
5 27 (8.88%) Project Management
6 23 (7.57%) Campaign Management
7 21 (6.91%) Online Marketing
8 20 (6.58%) Data Security
8 20 (6.58%) Requirements Analysis
8 20 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (6.25%) Project Planning
9 19 (6.25%) TDD
10 18 (5.92%) Change Management
11 15 (4.93%) MVC
11 15 (4.93%) Multithreading
12 14 (4.61%) Product Marketing
12 14 (4.61%) Analytics
13 12 (3.95%) Validation
14 11 (3.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.76%) Java
2 41 (13.49%) SQL
3 32 (10.53%) PHP
4 26 (8.55%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.24%) Perl
6 15 (4.93%) C#
7 12 (3.95%) C
8 11 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.29%) Python
10 9 (2.96%) C++
11 8 (2.63%) XAML
12 6 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.64%) Korn
13 5 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.32%) VBScript
14 4 (1.32%) VB
15 2 (0.66%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.66%) Ruby
15 2 (0.66%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 40 (13.16%) Degree
2 24 (7.89%) CCA
3 14 (4.61%) HNC
3 14 (4.61%) HND
4 13 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.29%) ISEB
6 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.32%) CCNA
7 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.99%) PMP
8 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) CCSP
9 1 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.88%) ISO 8583
2 22 (7.24%) SLA
3 19 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.32%) QA
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (4.61%) NDS
2 12 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.62%) OpenSIPS
4 10 (3.29%) NFS
5 8 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (2.30%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.64%) Samba
8 4 (1.32%) XenApp
8 4 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.33%) Varnish
9 1 (0.33%) vSphere
9 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (3.62%) Cisco IPCC
2 9 (2.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (2.96%) SCCM
3 6 (1.97%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (7.89%) TIBCO
2 21 (6.91%) Oracle
3 15 (4.93%) Citrix
4 14 (4.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 14 (4.61%) VMware
4 14 (4.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (3.95%) HP
6 10 (3.29%) McAfee
6 10 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.96%) Symantec
8 8 (2.63%) Telerik
8 8 (2.63%) Facebook
9 7 (2.30%) Unica
9 7 (2.30%) Adobe
9 7 (2.30%) Cisco
10 6 (1.97%) Chordiant
10 6 (1.97%) Alterian
10 6 (1.97%) Redknee
10 6 (1.97%) Neolane
11 5 (1.64%) Google
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £3000 - £4000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Archant
Salary: Up-to £25,000 Basic + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
SMS Environmental Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum 30 days hol, pension, childcare vouc
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Gala Leisure (Gala Bingo)
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £64000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
CPS Group
Salary: £60000 - £62500 per annum + bonus and corporate benefits.
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
mkodo
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 22 days ago