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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 126 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 15 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 0.65% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 2.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 0
Average salary - £55,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
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
741 690 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.46% 30.10% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 422 508 401
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) UNIX
2 13 (59.09%) SS7
2 13 (59.09%) Service Delivery
3 12 (54.55%) Marketing
4 11 (50.00%) Product Marketing
4 11 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 11 (50.00%) Change Management
4 11 (50.00%) TIBCO
4 11 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 11 (50.00%) HNC
4 11 (50.00%) HND
4 11 (50.00%) GSM
4 11 (50.00%) UMTS
4 11 (50.00%) NDS
5 7 (31.82%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (9.09%) Billing
7 2 (9.09%) SLA
7 2 (9.09%) INAP
7 2 (9.09%) Huawei
7 2 (9.09%) QA
8 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.55%) Pay per click
8 1 (4.55%) Social Media
8 1 (4.55%) RedPrairie
8 1 (4.55%) Marketing Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Mobile App

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (4.55%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) SS7
2 11 (50.00%) GSM
2 11 (50.00%) UMTS
3 2 (9.09%) INAP
General
1 12 (54.55%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) BSS Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Social Media
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Service Delivery
2 11 (50.00%) Change Management
2 11 (50.00%) Product Marketing
3 7 (31.82%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) SEO
4 1 (4.55%) Web Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Pay per click
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) HNC
1 11 (50.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 11 (50.00%) TIBCO
1 11 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (9.09%) Huawei
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) RedPrairie
3 1 (4.55%) BT
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) JDA