The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 147 159 146
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.032% 0.061% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.52% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £62,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
SMS
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
342 382 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.11% 11.70% 16.29%
Number of salaries quoted 209 266 304
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SMS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

SMS Salary Trend in Scotland

SMS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 - -
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Google
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) Graphic Design
2 3 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) WordPress
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) HubSpot
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (50.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Google
1 3 (50.00%) HubSpot
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix