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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 105 80
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 0.14% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.91% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £45,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £45,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +14.64%
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
247 219 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 18.57% 15.43% 21.34%
Number of salaries quoted 173 187 169
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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