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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 609 625 591
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Permanent jobs citing SMS 36 28 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.38% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 30 19 46
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £49,225
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,900 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%
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
6478 7346 6997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.84% 17.68% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5496 6200 5644
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +52 5 £57,500 -17.85%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 29 (48.33%) Linux
2 18 (30.00%) Marketing
3 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
4 16 (26.67%) Firewall
4 16 (26.67%) MySQL
5 14 (23.33%) PBX
5 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
5 14 (23.33%) VPN
5 14 (23.33%) MPLS
5 14 (23.33%) OSPF
5 14 (23.33%) BGP
5 14 (23.33%) Cisco
5 14 (23.33%) IVR
5 14 (23.33%) Network Security
5 14 (23.33%) Asterisk PBX
5 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (23.33%) Spanning Tree
6 13 (21.67%) CRM
7 12 (20.00%) Redis
7 12 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 12 (20.00%) RESTful
8 10 (16.67%) Finance
9 9 (15.00%) Java
10 8 (13.33%) PHP
10 8 (13.33%) JUnit
10 8 (13.33%) Web Services
10 8 (13.33%) SOA
10 8 (13.33%) LAMP
10 8 (13.33%) Spring

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (6.67%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.67%) FastStats
2 1 (1.67%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) SaaS
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
2 4 (6.67%) Datadog
3 3 (5.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) Firewall
2 14 (23.33%) Asterisk PBX
2 14 (23.33%) BGP
2 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 14 (23.33%) MPLS
2 14 (23.33%) Network Security
2 14 (23.33%) OSPF
2 14 (23.33%) PBX
2 14 (23.33%) Spanning Tree
2 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 14 (23.33%) VPN
3 4 (6.67%) DNS
3 4 (6.67%) HTTP
3 4 (6.67%) LDAP
3 4 (6.67%) SMPP
3 4 (6.67%) SMTP
3 4 (6.67%) SSH
3 4 (6.67%) SSL
4 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) MySQL
2 12 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 12 (20.00%) Redis
3 8 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (11.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Hamcrest
1 8 (13.33%) jMock
1 8 (13.33%) JUnit
2 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.67%) GitLab
2 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 18 (30.00%) Marketing
2 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 14 (23.33%) Network Engineer
1 14 (23.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 14 (23.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
1 14 (23.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Switch Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Voice Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) RESTful
2 8 (13.33%) Guice
2 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 8 (13.33%) LAMP
2 8 (13.33%) Spring
2 8 (13.33%) Web Services
3 5 (8.33%) Flash
4 4 (6.67%) Ajax
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) HTML5
4 4 (6.67%) jQuery
4 4 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (6.67%) Symfony
4 4 (6.67%) WebSockets
5 3 (5.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) IVR
2 7 (11.67%) Social Media
3 6 (10.00%) Animation
4 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.33%) Statistics
5 4 (6.67%) PKI
5 4 (6.67%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) Kindle
7 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) CentOS
2 4 (6.67%) Debian
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) CRM
3 8 (13.33%) Business Development
3 8 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (13.33%) Microservices
3 8 (13.33%) SOA
3 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Workflow
5 6 (10.00%) Infographics
5 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.00%) Time Management
6 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
6 5 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (8.33%) ITIL
6 5 (8.33%) ITSM
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) Java
2 8 (13.33%) PHP
3 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (5.00%) CCIE
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.67%) Docker
1 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Cacti
1 4 (6.67%) Nagios
1 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.67%) Puppet
1 4 (6.67%) Rundeck
1 4 (6.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco
2 8 (13.33%) Rackspace
3 5 (8.33%) Cadence
4 4 (6.67%) Akamai
4 4 (6.67%) New Relic
4 4 (6.67%) Percona
4 4 (6.67%) SaltStack
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) SAP
5 3 (5.00%) Siebel
6 1 (1.67%) Alterian
London
Save The Children
Salary: £40,000 - £44,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Sky Betting and Gaming (Oddschecker)
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Sky Betting and Gaming (Oddschecker)
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Vodafone
Salary: £Attractive Base plus Bonus, 28 days hols, pension sheme, share scheme
Posted: 21 days ago