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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 607 568 560
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -8
Permanent jobs citing SMS 29 85 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 1.10% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 26 57 67
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £67,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +16.88%
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
7652 7760 8297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.12% 15.77% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6401 6383 6867
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +10 6 £59,250 +31.66%
Canary Wharf - 1 £37,500 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 23 (41.07%) Marketing
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 14 (25.00%) HTML
4 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.21%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (21.43%) Windows
5 12 (21.43%) CRM
6 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (17.86%) SCCM
7 10 (17.86%) Windows 7
7 10 (17.86%) Client/Server
8 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
8 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.29%) Migration
9 8 (14.29%) Adobe
9 8 (14.29%) Linux
9 8 (14.29%) CSS
9 8 (14.29%) PHP
9 8 (14.29%) Java
9 8 (14.29%) Email Marketing
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
10 7 (12.50%) MCITP
10 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (12.50%) DB2
10 7 (12.50%) MCSE
10 7 (12.50%) Solaris
10 7 (12.50%) Citrix
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (12.50%) Service Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (10.71%) Apache
1 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.57%) SugarCRM
3 1 (1.79%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) FastStats
1 4 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (7.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) SAN
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) Extranet
3 3 (5.36%) Intranet
4 2 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.79%) 3G
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) HSDPA
5 1 (1.79%) 2G
5 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.79%) HSUPA
5 1 (1.79%) HSPA
5 1 (1.79%) LTE
5 1 (1.79%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.79%) NAS
5 1 (1.79%) GPRS
5 1 (1.79%) GSM
5 1 (1.79%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.79%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) DB2
2 6 (10.71%) Ingres
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MSI
2 3 (5.36%) InstallShield
2 3 (5.36%) AdminStudio
3 2 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (41.07%) Marketing
2 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.71%) Finance
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) Publishing
5 2 (3.57%) Banking
5 2 (3.57%) German Language
6 1 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Developer
2 6 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (10.71%) Architect
2 6 (10.71%) Deployment Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Campaign Manager
3 4 (7.14%) CRM Developer
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 3 (5.36%) Applications Packager
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Campaign Executive
5 2 (3.57%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (14.29%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 4 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) SOAP
5 2 (3.57%) Symfony
5 2 (3.57%) jQuery
5 2 (3.57%) XHTML
5 2 (3.57%) HTML5
5 2 (3.57%) PhoneGap
5 2 (3.57%) LESS
5 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.79%) JSON
6 1 (1.79%) RESTful
6 1 (1.79%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 6 (10.71%) AS400
4 4 (7.14%) User Experience
5 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.57%) Handset
6 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.57%) Blog
6 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.57%) Open Source
7 1 (1.79%) Social Media
7 1 (1.79%) New Media
7 1 (1.79%) Social Network
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (12.50%) Solaris
5 6 (10.71%) AIX
5 6 (10.71%) HPUX
5 6 (10.71%) VMS
5 6 (10.71%) Android
5 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Debian
7 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Digital Marketing
2 12 (21.43%) CRM
3 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.29%) Migration
4 8 (14.29%) Email Marketing
5 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Service Management
6 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 5 (8.93%) Time Management
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) Project Management
7 5 (8.93%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Campaign Management
9 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) Marketing Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) Customer Insight
9 3 (5.36%) Analytics
9 3 (5.36%) ERD
9 3 (5.36%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) SQL
2 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) PHP
3 8 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) VBScript
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.79%) SOQL
8 1 (1.79%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
8 1 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) MCSE
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (12.50%) MCITP
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) MCP
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
2 1 (1.79%) vCloud
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) SCCM
2 6 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.36%) WMI
3 3 (5.36%) BladeLogic
3 3 (5.36%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Adobe
2 7 (12.50%) Citrix
3 6 (10.71%) HP
3 6 (10.71%) EMC
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
3 6 (10.71%) IBM
3 6 (10.71%) Novell
3 6 (10.71%) Veritas
3 6 (10.71%) AppSense
4 5 (8.93%) ExactTarget
5 4 (7.14%) Apple
5 4 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (5.36%) Facebook
6 3 (5.36%) BMC
7 2 (3.57%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) Nokia
7 2 (3.57%) Twilio
8 1 (1.79%) Birst
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter
London
Dixons Carphone
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dixons Carphone
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus call out & bonus & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 25 days ago