The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 117 141 125
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs citing SMS 6 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 0.090% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.35% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £26,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +34.83%
SMS
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
515 564 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.95% 25.27% 30.16%
Number of salaries quoted 340 420 423
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,400 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SMS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

SMS Salary Trend in Reading

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SMS.

1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
1 9 (69.23%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
3 4 (30.77%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
4 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
4 3 (23.08%) Huawei
4 3 (23.08%) SS7
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
4 3 (23.08%) Nokia
5 2 (15.38%) UMTS
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) GSM
5 2 (15.38%) HNC
5 2 (15.38%) HND
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) PMP
5 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) BT

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Value-Added Service
1 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
2 3 (23.08%) SS7
2 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
3 2 (15.38%) GSM
3 2 (15.38%) LTE
3 2 (15.38%) UMTS
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
4 1 (7.69%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) MVNO
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) VAS Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Operations Director
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
5 2 (15.38%) eTOM
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) Product Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Presales
6 1 (7.69%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) HNC
2 2 (15.38%) HND
2 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
2 2 (15.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
1 3 (23.08%) Huawei
1 3 (23.08%) Nokia
2 2 (15.38%) BT
2 2 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) Virgin Media
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Samsung