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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 576 568 594
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Permanent jobs citing SMS 43 65 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.89% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30 46 42
Average salary £48,750 £43,750 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -5.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +18.05%
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
7564 7341 8995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 16.15% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6287 6230 7523
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +29 9 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Croydon - 1 £24,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 49 (37.12%) Marketing
2 46 (34.85%) Telecoms
3 27 (20.45%) HTML
4 26 (19.70%) Billing
5 23 (17.42%) Banking
5 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (17.42%) Java
6 22 (16.67%) CRM
6 22 (16.67%) Internet
6 22 (16.67%) Degree
7 21 (15.91%) Games
8 19 (14.39%) CSS
8 19 (14.39%) Retail
9 16 (12.12%) Finance
10 15 (11.36%) PHP
10 15 (11.36%) SQL
10 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (10.61%) Web Services
11 14 (10.61%) Linux
12 12 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 12 (9.09%) GSM
12 12 (9.09%) UMTS
12 12 (9.09%) Validation
12 12 (9.09%) Scrum
12 12 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (9.09%) Analytics
13 11 (8.33%) IVR
13 11 (8.33%) Project Management
13 11 (8.33%) SOAP
13 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 8 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.55%) Node.js
3 4 (3.03%) SAS
4 2 (1.52%) Apache
4 2 (1.52%) nginx
4 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.76%) MindAlign
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.76%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.58%) SaaS
2 3 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.67%) Internet
2 12 (9.09%) GSM
2 12 (9.09%) UMTS
2 12 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (7.58%) LTE
3 10 (7.58%) LAN
4 8 (6.06%) PBX
5 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.55%) VPN
6 5 (3.79%) 4G
7 4 (3.03%) LDAP
7 4 (3.03%) Network Security
7 4 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.03%) DNS
7 4 (3.03%) DHCP
7 4 (3.03%) RIP
7 4 (3.03%) OSPF
7 4 (3.03%) EIGRP
7 4 (3.03%) Firewall
8 3 (2.27%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.58%) MySQL
2 7 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.79%) DB2
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.03%) Big Data
5 3 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.27%) Redis
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.76%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.76%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.52%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.76%) Calabash
4 1 (0.76%) Appium
4 1 (0.76%) JMeter
4 1 (0.76%) Subversion
4 1 (0.76%) Selenium
4 1 (0.76%) JUnit
General
1 49 (37.12%) Marketing
2 46 (34.85%) Telecoms
3 26 (19.70%) Billing
4 23 (17.42%) Banking
5 21 (15.91%) Games
6 19 (14.39%) Retail
7 16 (12.12%) Finance
8 10 (7.58%) Electronics
9 7 (5.30%) Legal
9 7 (5.30%) Advertising
10 4 (3.03%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.64%) Developer
2 15 (11.36%) Analyst
3 7 (5.30%) Commercial Manager
3 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
3 7 (5.30%) Marketing Manager
3 7 (5.30%) Campaign Manager
3 7 (5.30%) Email Marketing Manager
4 6 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 6 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 6 (4.55%) Architect
5 5 (3.79%) Software Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Account Manager
5 5 (3.79%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) C Developer
5 5 (3.79%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Senior C Software Engineer
5 5 (3.79%) Senior C Developer
5 5 (3.79%) Account Director
5 5 (3.79%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.45%) HTML
2 19 (14.39%) CSS
3 14 (10.61%) Web Services
4 11 (8.33%) SOAP
5 10 (7.58%) HTML5
6 9 (6.82%) CSS3
7 8 (6.06%) jQuery
7 8 (6.06%) Hibernate
7 8 (6.06%) Spring
8 7 (5.30%) REST
9 6 (4.55%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.55%) Grails
10 5 (3.79%) JMS
10 5 (3.79%) XML
10 5 (3.79%) Backbone.js
10 5 (3.79%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.03%) .NET
12 2 (1.52%) J2EE
12 2 (1.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) IVR
3 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.82%) Social Media
5 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.06%) User Experience
6 5 (3.79%) Open Source
7 4 (3.03%) Digital Media
7 4 (3.03%) PMI
8 2 (1.52%) Animation
8 2 (1.52%) iPhone
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Linux
2 9 (6.82%) UNIX
3 8 (6.06%) Android
4 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.55%) Windows
5 4 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.67%) CRM
3 12 (9.09%) Validation
3 12 (9.09%) Scrum
3 12 (9.09%) Analytics
4 11 (8.33%) Email Marketing
4 11 (8.33%) TDD
4 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 11 (8.33%) Project Management
5 10 (7.58%) Web Analytics
5 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (7.58%) Online Marketing
6 9 (6.82%) Campaign Analysis
6 9 (6.82%) OO
7 7 (5.30%) Supply Chain Management
8 6 (4.55%) MVC
8 6 (4.55%) Customer Segmentation
8 6 (4.55%) Direct Marketing
8 6 (4.55%) Campaign Management
9 5 (3.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.42%) Java
2 15 (11.36%) PHP
2 15 (11.36%) SQL
3 12 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.55%) Perl
5 5 (3.79%) C
5 5 (3.79%) Korn
5 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.03%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.52%) Ruby
7 2 (1.52%) Erlang
8 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.76%) PHP5
8 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) CCA
3 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.03%) PMP
3 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.30%) Unica
2 6 (4.55%) Alterian
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle
2 6 (4.55%) Chordiant
2 6 (4.55%) Neolane
3 4 (3.03%) Cisco
3 4 (3.03%) Dell
3 4 (3.03%) Citrix
3 4 (3.03%) Google
3 4 (3.03%) Symantec
3 4 (3.03%) Facebook
4 2 (1.52%) Zend
4 2 (1.52%) HP
4 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.76%) Informatica
5 1 (0.76%) IBM
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe
5 1 (0.76%) Twitter
5 1 (0.76%) Remedy
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £64000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
mkodo
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago