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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 130 135 130
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing SMS 15 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.54% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 1.72% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 1
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -21.73%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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
919 812 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.22% 31.60% 29.78%
Number of salaries quoted 464 550 494
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £71,000
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 18 December 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 18 (60.00%) UNIX
2 17 (56.67%) SS7
2 17 (56.67%) Service Delivery
3 16 (53.33%) Change Management
3 16 (53.33%) Marketing
3 16 (53.33%) TIBCO
3 16 (53.33%) Product Marketing
3 16 (53.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (53.33%) GSM
3 16 (53.33%) HNC
3 16 (53.33%) HND
3 16 (53.33%) NDS
3 16 (53.33%) UMTS
3 16 (53.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 10 (33.33%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (3.33%) Mitel
6 1 (3.33%) Retail
6 1 (3.33%) Billing
6 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.33%) XMPP
6 1 (3.33%) Huawei
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.33%) INAP
6 1 (3.33%) H.323

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) SS7
2 16 (53.33%) UMTS
2 16 (53.33%) GSM
3 1 (3.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) RTCP
3 1 (3.33%) RTP
3 1 (3.33%) INAP
3 1 (3.33%) H.323
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.33%) GGSN
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
General
1 16 (53.33%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) BSS Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Service Delivery
2 16 (53.33%) Change Management
2 16 (53.33%) Product Marketing
3 10 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.33%) WFM
5 1 (3.33%) Workforce Management Optimization
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) HNC
1 16 (53.33%) HND
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) TIBCO
1 16 (53.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 16 (53.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (3.33%) RedPrairie
2 1 (3.33%) Empirix
2 1 (3.33%) JDA
2 1 (3.33%) BT
2 1 (3.33%) Mitel
2 1 (3.33%) Huawei
2 1 (3.33%) Panasonic
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco