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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 138 120 166
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +46
Permanent jobs citing SMS 8 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.35% 0.53% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 2.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 1
Average salary £55,000 £44,000 £19,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +122.78%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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
519 457 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.67% 24.14% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 413 263 528
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 24 December 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
Watford -15 2 £50,000 +13.63%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
SMS
East of England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (75.00%) IVR
1 18 (75.00%) Retail
2 17 (70.83%) Web Services
2 17 (70.83%) CCA
2 17 (70.83%) Internet
2 17 (70.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (70.83%) Data Security
2 17 (70.83%) APACS
2 17 (70.83%) ISO 8583
2 17 (70.83%) Banking
2 17 (70.83%) Cryptography
2 17 (70.83%) Requirements Analysis
2 17 (70.83%) Retail Banking
2 17 (70.83%) Project Planning
2 17 (70.83%) PCI DSS
2 17 (70.83%) SWIFT
3 6 (25.00%) SCCM
4 5 (20.83%) Symantec
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Coaching
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (16.67%) DHCP
5 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 4 (16.67%) SLA
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.67%) Lync
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) Internet
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 18 (75.00%) Retail
2 17 (70.83%) Retail Banking
2 17 (70.83%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Business Analyst
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 17 (70.83%) Payments Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Asset Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) IVR
2 17 (70.83%) Cryptography
2 17 (70.83%) APACS
2 17 (70.83%) SWIFT
3 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Requirements Analysis
1 17 (70.83%) Project Planning
1 17 (70.83%) Data Security
2 5 (20.83%) Coaching
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Software License Management
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) UML
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) CCA
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (70.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 17 (70.83%) ISO 8583
1 17 (70.83%) PCI DSS
2 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (16.67%) XenApp
1 4 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Symantec
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) BMC
3 1 (4.17%) LANDesk