The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 122 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 15 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.63% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% - -
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Average salary £48,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
496 508 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.71% 24.68% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 391 332 485
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 £30,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SMS Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

SMS
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Hitchin - 4 - -
Watford - 4 £48,000 -
SMS
East of England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 29 (80.56%) Web Services
2 28 (77.78%) Retail
3 25 (69.44%) Banking
3 25 (69.44%) IVR
3 25 (69.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 25 (69.44%) Data Security
3 25 (69.44%) APACS
3 25 (69.44%) ISO 8583
3 25 (69.44%) CCA
3 25 (69.44%) Internet
3 25 (69.44%) Cryptography
3 25 (69.44%) Requirements Analysis
3 25 (69.44%) Project Planning
3 25 (69.44%) PCI DSS
4 24 (66.67%) Retail Banking
4 24 (66.67%) SWIFT
5 8 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 6 (16.67%) French Language
7 5 (13.89%) Marketing
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
7 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
7 5 (13.89%) Time Management
7 5 (13.89%) VMware
7 5 (13.89%) SLA
7 5 (13.89%) Windows
7 5 (13.89%) Java
7 5 (13.89%) SQL
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.11%) HTML

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (11.11%) Lync
1 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) Internet
2 4 (11.11%) DHCP
2 4 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) SMPP
3 1 (2.78%) GPRS
3 1 (2.78%) GSM
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) Packet Switching
3 1 (2.78%) UMTS
3 1 (2.78%) WLAN
3 1 (2.78%) 4G
3 1 (2.78%) LTE
3 1 (2.78%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 4 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 4 (11.11%) Maven
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.78%) MSTest
General
1 28 (77.78%) Retail
2 25 (69.44%) Banking
3 24 (66.67%) Retail Banking
4 6 (16.67%) French Language
5 5 (13.89%) Marketing
6 4 (11.11%) Games
7 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 20 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 19 (52.78%) Payments Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Junior C# Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Junior Developer
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Junior
5 1 (2.78%) Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (80.56%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (11.11%) RESTful
2 4 (11.11%) GWT
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (69.44%) IVR
1 25 (69.44%) APACS
1 25 (69.44%) Cryptography
2 24 (66.67%) SWIFT
3 8 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (11.11%) Clustering
4 4 (11.11%) Social Media
4 4 (11.11%) Physics
4 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Data Security
1 25 (69.44%) Requirements Analysis
1 25 (69.44%) Project Planning
2 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
2 5 (13.89%) Time Management
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) OO
3 4 (11.11%) OOD
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 4 (11.11%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.78%) User Stories
4 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) XAML
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (69.44%) CCA
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (69.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 25 (69.44%) ISO 8583
1 25 (69.44%) PCI DSS
2 5 (13.89%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 4 (11.11%) XenApp
1 4 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) VMware
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Symantec
2 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco