The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 57 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.99% - 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% - 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Average salary £46,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.84%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 141 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 26.24% 22.31% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 118 107 139
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SMS
Salary Trend in Slough

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

SMS Salary Trend in Slough

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) Perl
1 14 (87.50%) SOAP
1 14 (87.50%) Solaris
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
1 14 (87.50%) UNIX
1 14 (87.50%) HTTP
1 14 (87.50%) NFS
1 14 (87.50%) DNS
1 14 (87.50%) Red Hat
1 14 (87.50%) INAP
1 14 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 14 (87.50%) IVR
1 14 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 14 (87.50%) Mobile App
2 13 (81.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Wireshark
2 13 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
2 13 (81.25%) ISEB
2 13 (81.25%) SS7
2 13 (81.25%) TIBCO
2 13 (81.25%) Rendezvous
2 13 (81.25%) ISUP
2 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
2 13 (81.25%) LDAP
2 13 (81.25%) XML
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) Redknee
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) HTTP
1 14 (87.50%) DNS
1 14 (87.50%) INAP
2 13 (81.25%) Wireshark
2 13 (81.25%) ISUP
2 13 (81.25%) SS7
2 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
2 13 (81.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) SMPP
3 1 (6.25%) TCAP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) SCCP
3 1 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (6.25%) SCTP
3 1 (6.25%) M3UA
General
1 14 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Server Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) SOAP
2 13 (81.25%) XML
2 13 (81.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) IVR
1 14 (87.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Solaris
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
1 14 (87.50%) UNIX
1 14 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
1 13 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) ISEB
1 13 (81.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) RHCE
2 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) MOM
1 2 (12.50%) ARCserve
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 13 (81.25%) TIBCO
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) Redknee
4 2 (12.50%) IronPort
4 2 (12.50%) Intel
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
4 2 (12.50%) Websense
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Sun