The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 568 529 592
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +63
Permanent jobs citing SMS 66 77 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.08% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 47
Average salary £50,500 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.22% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £65,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
SMS
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7715 7109 8647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 15.97% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6382 6037 7314
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in London

SMS
Salary Trend in London

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

SMS Salary Trend in London

SMS
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in London

SMS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
City of London -2 15 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Brentford - 4 £65,000 -
Croydon - 1 £24,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 70 (43.21%) Telecoms
2 55 (33.95%) Marketing
3 34 (20.99%) Java
4 33 (20.37%) Degree
4 33 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (18.52%) Banking
6 29 (17.90%) Billing
6 29 (17.90%) SQL
6 29 (17.90%) HTML
6 29 (17.90%) CRM
6 29 (17.90%) Internet
7 23 (14.20%) Games
8 22 (13.58%) PHP
9 21 (12.96%) CSS
10 20 (12.35%) Retail
11 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
11 19 (11.73%) Linux
12 18 (11.11%) Finance
12 18 (11.11%) IVR
13 17 (10.49%) Android
13 17 (10.49%) PBX
13 17 (10.49%) Analytics
13 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (9.88%) User Experience
14 16 (9.88%) Scrum
15 14 (8.64%) Web Services
15 14 (8.64%) UNIX
15 14 (8.64%) Big Data
16 13 (8.02%) Mobile App
16 13 (8.02%) Oracle

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 11 (6.79%) SAS
2 9 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.23%) nginx
3 2 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.62%) MindAlign
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.47%) InDesign
1 4 (2.47%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.23%) SPSS
2 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.23%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.79%) SaaS
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.90%) Internet
2 17 (10.49%) PBX
3 12 (7.41%) UMTS
3 12 (7.41%) GSM
3 12 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (6.17%) LTE
4 10 (6.17%) LAN
5 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.94%) 4G
6 7 (4.32%) VPN
7 6 (3.70%) DNS
7 6 (3.70%) DHCP
7 6 (3.70%) RIP
7 6 (3.70%) LDAP
7 6 (3.70%) OSPF
7 6 (3.70%) EIGRP
7 6 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (3.70%) Firewall
8 4 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.64%) Big Data
2 10 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.56%) MySQL
4 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.09%) DB2
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Redis
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.62%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.47%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.62%) Calabash
3 1 (0.62%) JMeter
3 1 (0.62%) Selenium
3 1 (0.62%) JUnit
General
1 70 (43.21%) Telecoms
2 55 (33.95%) Marketing
3 30 (18.52%) Banking
4 29 (17.90%) Billing
5 23 (14.20%) Games
6 20 (12.35%) Retail
7 18 (11.11%) Finance
8 13 (8.02%) Legal
9 10 (6.17%) Electronics
10 7 (4.32%) Advertising
11 4 (2.47%) Russian Language
12 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.62%) Publishing
13 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (14.81%) Developer
2 23 (14.20%) Analyst
3 9 (5.56%) Campaign Analyst
4 8 (4.94%) Senior Developer
4 8 (4.94%) Java Developer
4 8 (4.94%) Account Director
5 7 (4.32%) Email Marketing Manager
5 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
5 7 (4.32%) Commercial Manager
5 7 (4.32%) Junior
5 7 (4.32%) Marketing Manager
6 6 (3.70%) Junior Developer
6 6 (3.70%) Junior Java Developer
6 6 (3.70%) Graduate Developer
6 6 (3.70%) Graduate
6 6 (3.70%) Architect
6 6 (3.70%) Test Manager
6 6 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (3.70%) Graduate Java Developer
7 5 (3.09%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.90%) HTML
2 21 (12.96%) CSS
3 14 (8.64%) Web Services
4 12 (7.41%) HTML5
5 11 (6.79%) REST
5 11 (6.79%) CSS3
6 10 (6.17%) jQuery
6 10 (6.17%) SOAP
7 9 (5.56%) Hibernate
7 9 (5.56%) Spring
7 9 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 7 (4.32%) Backbone.js
8 7 (4.32%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (4.32%) Grails
9 6 (3.70%) Flash
10 5 (3.09%) JMS
10 5 (3.09%) XML
11 4 (2.47%) .NET
11 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) IVR
2 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.88%) User Experience
4 13 (8.02%) Mobile App
5 10 (6.17%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.56%) Social Media
7 7 (4.32%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (3.70%) Online Banking
9 4 (2.47%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.85%) Open Source
11 2 (1.23%) PMI
11 2 (1.23%) iPhone
11 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.23%) Animation
11 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.73%) Linux
2 17 (10.49%) Android
3 14 (8.64%) UNIX
4 10 (6.17%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.32%) Windows
6 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.90%) CRM
3 17 (10.49%) Analytics
4 16 (9.88%) Scrum
5 12 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 12 (7.41%) Validation
5 12 (7.41%) Campaign Analysis
6 11 (6.79%) Email Marketing
6 11 (6.79%) TDD
6 11 (6.79%) OO
6 11 (6.79%) Project Management
6 11 (6.79%) Campaign Management
7 10 (6.17%) Web Analytics
7 10 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (6.17%) Online Marketing
8 9 (5.56%) Direct Marketing
8 9 (5.56%) MVC
9 7 (4.32%) Supply Chain Management
9 7 (4.32%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.70%) Customer Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.99%) Java
2 29 (17.90%) SQL
3 22 (13.58%) PHP
4 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.32%) ActionScript
6 6 (3.70%) Python
6 6 (3.70%) C
6 6 (3.70%) C++
6 6 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
7 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.09%) Korn
7 5 (3.09%) Perl
8 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.62%) Ruby
8 1 (0.62%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 33 (20.37%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.09%) CCA
4 4 (2.47%) CCNA
4 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.23%) PMP
5 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.23%) CCSP
5 2 (1.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.02%) Oracle
2 10 (6.17%) Unica
3 9 (5.56%) Neolane
3 9 (5.56%) Chordiant
3 9 (5.56%) Alterian
4 6 (3.70%) Symantec
4 6 (3.70%) Cisco
4 6 (3.70%) Dell
4 6 (3.70%) Citrix
5 4 (2.47%) Adobe
5 4 (2.47%) Google
5 4 (2.47%) Facebook
6 3 (1.85%) Mitel
6 3 (1.85%) Avaya
6 3 (1.85%) Genesys
7 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.23%) HP
8 1 (0.62%) Remedy
8 1 (0.62%) Informatica
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
East London
Modis International - London
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago