The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 76
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -4.76%
SMS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
271 170 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.91% 16.14% 20.35%
Number of salaries quoted 201 131 153
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SMS
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Essex region.

SMS Salary Trend in Essex

SMS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) SMPP
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Java ME
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
1 2 (100.00%) NFC
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Phone

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SMPP
1 2 (100.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Java ME
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL