The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 112
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Median salary - - £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +2.77%
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
159 253 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 15.81% 19.07% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 124 180 209
Median salary £29,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.83% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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