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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 153 157 157
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.065% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-36.55% +16.25%
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
360 369 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.15% 11.91% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 222 229 273
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,450 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 8 February 2016. 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
West Lothian - 4 - -
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SLA
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Cadence
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Flash
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
2 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Statistics
2 4 (66.67%) Business Development
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (66.67%) Financial Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) ThinApp
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Service Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (66.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Development
1 4 (66.67%) Critical Success Factor
1 4 (66.67%) Financial Modelling
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) ITSM
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cadence
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware