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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 95 96
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.30% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
-14.44% +9.09%
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
197 230 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 17.94% 22.59% 20.72%
Number of salaries quoted 184 188 201
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
1 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 3 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner