The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 63 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.90% - 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% - 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £42,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
139 152 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 25.09% 21.90% 37.21%
Number of salaries quoted 120 129 183
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) NFS
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) INAP
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Redknee
1 3 (60.00%) IVR
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) IronPort
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) ISUP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) INAP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) ISUP
2 2 (40.00%) SS7
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) SMPP
3 1 (20.00%) TCAP
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) SCCP
3 1 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (20.00%) SCTP
3 1 (20.00%) M3UA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Server Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Rendezvous
2 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) IVR
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
1 2 (40.00%) MOM
1 2 (40.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) Redknee
2 2 (40.00%) IronPort
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Intel
2 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Websense
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper