The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 122 150 130
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Permanent jobs citing SMS 22 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.89% 0.23% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 0.87% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 19
Average salary £46,500 £41,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.37% +26.51%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
632 690 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.43% 26.02% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 429 541 437
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
East of England

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 18 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
Watford - 14 £46,500 -
Borehamwood - 2 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
SMS
East of England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (56.25%) Web Services
2 17 (53.13%) Retail
3 14 (43.75%) Cryptography
3 14 (43.75%) Project Planning
3 14 (43.75%) Degree
3 14 (43.75%) Requirements Analysis
3 14 (43.75%) PCI DSS
3 14 (43.75%) CCA
3 14 (43.75%) Internet
3 14 (43.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (43.75%) Data Security
3 14 (43.75%) APACS
3 14 (43.75%) ISO 8583
3 14 (43.75%) IVR
3 14 (43.75%) Banking
4 13 (40.63%) Retail Banking
4 13 (40.63%) SWIFT
5 12 (37.50%) GSM
6 11 (34.38%) GPRS
6 11 (34.38%) 4G
7 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
7 10 (31.25%) 3G
8 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
9 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
9 6 (18.75%) Java
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
10 5 (15.63%) Marketing
11 4 (12.50%) Maven
11 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Internet
2 12 (37.50%) GSM
3 11 (34.38%) GPRS
3 11 (34.38%) 4G
4 10 (31.25%) 3G
5 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.25%) LAN
6 2 (6.25%) Packet Switching
6 2 (6.25%) UMTS
6 2 (6.25%) WLAN
6 2 (6.25%) LTE
7 1 (3.13%) NFC
7 1 (3.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) SQLite
2 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Maven
1 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 4 (12.50%) NetBeans
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) MSTest
2 1 (3.13%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (53.13%) Retail
2 14 (43.75%) Banking
3 13 (40.63%) Retail Banking
4 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (15.63%) Marketing
6 4 (12.50%) Games
7 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Sales Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Technical Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Pre Sales Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Payments Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
4 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Junior
5 1 (3.13%) Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) GWT
2 4 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (12.50%) RESTful
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.13%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) JNI
3 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Cryptography
1 14 (43.75%) APACS
1 14 (43.75%) IVR
2 13 (40.63%) SWIFT
3 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 4 (12.50%) Physics
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.50%) Social Media
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Solaris
2 2 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Project Planning
1 14 (43.75%) Requirements Analysis
1 14 (43.75%) Data Security
2 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.50%) Customer Segmentation
3 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 4 (12.50%) OO
3 4 (12.50%) OOD
3 4 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.13%) User Stories
5 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.13%) Android Development
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) XAML
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
1 14 (43.75%) CCA
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) PCI DSS
1 14 (43.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 14 (43.75%) ISO 8583
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Opsware