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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 120 141 138
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Permanent jobs citing SMS 9 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.087% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 0.33% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £25,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -59.18%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -24.73%
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
477 612 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.03% 26.59% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 364 377 455
Median salary £55,000 £46,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.27% -1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 25 June 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 7 (70.00%) ITIL
1 7 (70.00%) VoLTE
2 6 (60.00%) VoWiFi
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (60.00%) SLA
2 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
2 6 (60.00%) Nokia
2 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 6 (60.00%) Huawei
3 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (50.00%) BT
3 5 (50.00%) eTOM
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) VoIP
3 5 (50.00%) PMP
3 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) Project Governance
3 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (50.00%) Virgin Media
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) LTE
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia Networks

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 7 (70.00%) VoLTE
2 6 (60.00%) VoWiFi
3 5 (50.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) LTE
4 2 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) MVNO
5 1 (10.00%) SS7
5 1 (10.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Operations Director
2 3 (30.00%) VAS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VoLTE Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
3 5 (50.00%) eTOM
3 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (50.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Presales
5 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 5 (50.00%) PMP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) HNC
4 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (60.00%) Huawei
1 6 (60.00%) Nokia
2 5 (50.00%) BT
2 5 (50.00%) Virgin Media
3 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO