The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 137 140 136
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.094% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.83% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £48,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.27%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +16.25%
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
623 720 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.39% 30.34% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 474 405 521
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) Value-Added Service
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) VMS
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) SS7
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (22.22%) Presales
5 2 (22.22%) Convergent Charging
5 2 (22.22%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) INAP
5 2 (22.22%) GSM
5 2 (22.22%) UMTS
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Billing
5 2 (22.22%) Huawei
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (22.22%) Advertising
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (11.11%) M3UA
6 1 (11.11%) VoLTE
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (22.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Value-Added Service
2 4 (44.44%) SS7
3 3 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (22.22%) GSM
4 2 (22.22%) INAP
4 2 (22.22%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (22.22%) UMTS
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) GPRS
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) SDH
5 1 (11.11%) SMPP
5 1 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (11.11%) Telnet
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) VAS Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) VMS
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Convergent Charging
3 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Product Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) HNC
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Huawei
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Symbian
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO