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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 82 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 3 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.27% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% - -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £50,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
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
219 225 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.69% 20.85% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 180 194 174
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £54,000
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
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 29 August 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
Saffron Walden - 2 £53,750 -
Basildon - 1 £45,000 -
SMS
East of England

SMS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) NUnit
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
1 5 (83.33%) LINQ
1 5 (83.33%) MSTest
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (33.33%) Java ME
4 2 (33.33%) NFC
4 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) SMPP
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) XAML
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) TDD

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (33.33%) NFC
2 1 (16.67%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) NUnit
1 5 (83.33%) MSTest
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Systems Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
1 5 (83.33%) LINQ
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Java ME
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree