The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Essex region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 105 81 115
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +34
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.14% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.44% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £45,750 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +12.14%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
219 209 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 15.25% 21.61% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 179 177 155
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -19.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,700 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
SMS
East of England

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
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Saffron Walden - 1 £44,000 -
SMS
East of England

SMS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
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%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SMPP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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%) NFC
2 1 (50.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Java ME
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XAML