The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 176 150 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.13% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £28,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
SMS
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
871 478 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 23.31% 18.09% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 622 343 366
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SMS
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

SMS Salary Trend in Leeds

SMS
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in Leeds

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (80.00%) MySQL
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) POP3
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) ITSM
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) lighttpd
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) IVR
3 1 (20.00%) ODBC
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) lighttpd
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) POP3
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (20.00%) SMPP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ODBC
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree