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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 588 558 584
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Permanent jobs citing SMS 25 55 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.13% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.82% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16 42 33
Average salary £45,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +6.66%
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
7146 6724 8593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.22% 15.92% 19.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6040 5443 7277
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £72,500
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -1 5 £60,000 +9.09% 4
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 22 (30.99%) Marketing
2 19 (26.76%) Telecoms
3 14 (19.72%) Windows
4 11 (15.49%) HTML
4 11 (15.49%) Citrix
5 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (12.68%) Billing
6 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.68%) Project Management
6 9 (12.68%) Finance
6 9 (12.68%) Java
6 9 (12.68%) SQL
6 9 (12.68%) CSS
6 9 (12.68%) CRM
7 8 (11.27%) Client/Server
7 8 (11.27%) Migration
7 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.86%) SCCM
8 7 (9.86%) Retail
8 7 (9.86%) MCITP
8 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (9.86%) MCSE
9 6 (8.45%) MCP
9 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.45%) VPN
9 6 (8.45%) Degree
9 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (8.45%) AppSense
9 6 (8.45%) Data Migration

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) MindAlign
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.41%) FastStats
1 1 (1.41%) PowerPivot
1 1 (1.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) VPN
1 6 (8.45%) Network Security
2 5 (7.04%) 4G
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
3 4 (5.63%) OSPF
3 4 (5.63%) EIGRP
3 4 (5.63%) DNS
3 4 (5.63%) DHCP
3 4 (5.63%) RIP
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.63%) LDAP
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.23%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.82%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.41%) HSPA
6 1 (1.41%) LTE
6 1 (1.41%) NAS
6 1 (1.41%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Redis
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.41%) JasperReports
2 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.41%) Ingres
2 1 (1.41%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Appium
1 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.41%) Calabash
1 1 (1.41%) Subversion
1 1 (1.41%) Selenium
1 1 (1.41%) JUnit
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
1 1 (1.41%) JMeter
General
1 22 (30.99%) Marketing
2 19 (26.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.68%) Billing
3 9 (12.68%) Finance
4 7 (9.86%) Retail
5 5 (7.04%) Legal
5 5 (7.04%) Games
6 3 (4.23%) Banking
7 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (9.86%) Campaign Manager
1 7 (9.86%) Developer
2 6 (8.45%) Deployment Engineer
2 6 (8.45%) SCCM Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Account Director
3 5 (7.04%) Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Commercial Manager
4 4 (5.63%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Development Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Network Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Security Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) CRM Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Campaign Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Engagement Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) HTML
2 9 (12.68%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.82%) J2EE
3 2 (2.82%) XML
3 2 (2.82%) Servlets
3 2 (2.82%) Struts
3 2 (2.82%) Symfony
3 2 (2.82%) Ajax
3 2 (2.82%) Spring
3 2 (2.82%) HTML5
3 2 (2.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) CSS3
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.41%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.41%) CakePHP
4 1 (1.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.45%) Social Media
4 5 (7.04%) Open Source
5 4 (5.63%) PMI
5 4 (5.63%) IVR
6 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.82%) Handset
6 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.41%) New Media
7 1 (1.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Social Network
7 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Android
4 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.82%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (1.41%) VMS
6 1 (1.41%) UNIX
6 1 (1.41%) AIX
6 1 (1.41%) HPUX
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.68%) Project Management
2 9 (12.68%) CRM
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
3 8 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (8.45%) Data Migration
4 6 (8.45%) Campaign Management
5 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
5 5 (7.04%) Direct Marketing
5 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.63%) PRINCE
6 4 (5.63%) Business Development
6 4 (5.63%) Email Marketing
6 4 (5.63%) Validation
6 4 (5.63%) TDD
6 4 (5.63%) Supply Chain Management
6 4 (5.63%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (5.63%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) Java
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) PHP
4 2 (2.82%) Perl
4 2 (2.82%) Ruby
4 2 (2.82%) Erlang
5 1 (1.41%) PHP5
5 1 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.41%) VBA
5 1 (1.41%) C
5 1 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) MCITP
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (9.86%) MCSE
2 6 (8.45%) MCP
2 6 (8.45%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) PMP
3 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.63%) CCNA
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Varnish
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Citrix
2 6 (8.45%) AppSense
3 5 (7.04%) Neolane
3 5 (7.04%) Unica
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec
4 4 (5.63%) Dell
4 4 (5.63%) Chordiant
4 4 (5.63%) Alterian
5 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.82%) Nokia
6 2 (2.82%) Apple
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.82%) Adobe
6 2 (2.82%) Zend
6 2 (2.82%) ExactTarget
6 2 (2.82%) Twitter
7 1 (1.41%) Facebook
7 1 (1.41%) Birst
7 1 (1.41%) IBM
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
BLOC
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Flexible working, Perks
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago