The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 103 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.17% 0.24% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +16.66%
SMS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
266 199 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 22.37% 15.84% 24.33%
Number of salaries quoted 236 176 163
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £66,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SMS
Salary Trend in Kent

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

SMS Salary Trend in Kent

SMS
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Canterbury - 2 - -
SMS
South East

SMS
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) DSDM
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Economics
1 5 (100.00%) Marketing
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) Velocity
1 5 (100.00%) Kanban
1 5 (100.00%) Product Management
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

General
1 5 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Economics
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) DSDM
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Kanban
1 5 (100.00%) Product Management
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree