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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 420 402 408
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Permanent jobs citing SMS 21 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.086% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.42% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 25
Average salary £46,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £28,350 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -4.76%
SMS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4497 4275 5123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.77% 20.35% 23.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3456 3332 4141
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SMS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

SMS Salary Trend in the South East

SMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SMS Salary Histogram in the South East

SMS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
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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
Surrey +4 8 £31,500 -33.68% 3
Berkshire -3 6 £50,000 -23.07% 2
Hampshire -5 6 £48,000 +20.00% 1
Middlesex - 1 £31,500 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 15 (30.00%) Marketing
2 12 (24.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 11 (22.00%) Cisco
3 11 (22.00%) UNIX
3 11 (22.00%) SS7
4 10 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (20.00%) Change Management
4 10 (20.00%) HNC
4 10 (20.00%) HND
4 10 (20.00%) NDS
4 10 (20.00%) GSM
4 10 (20.00%) UMTS
4 10 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 10 (20.00%) Product Marketing
4 10 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (16.00%) CRM
5 8 (16.00%) SQL
6 7 (14.00%) HTML
6 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) HP
7 6 (12.00%) Degree
7 6 (12.00%) VMS
7 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (12.00%) Service Management
7 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (10.00%) AS400
8 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
8 5 (10.00%) Apache
8 5 (10.00%) Ingres
8 5 (10.00%) AIX

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) SS7
2 10 (20.00%) GSM
2 10 (20.00%) UMTS
3 5 (10.00%) SAN
4 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (8.00%) SDH
4 4 (8.00%) DWDM
5 3 (6.00%) VoIP
5 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) 3GPP
6 2 (4.00%) GPRS
6 2 (4.00%) SONET
6 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.00%) Wireless
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.00%) LTE
6 2 (4.00%) GGSN
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
7 1 (2.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) DB2
1 5 (10.00%) Ingres
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 15 (30.00%) Marketing
2 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) BSS Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) SEO Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Product Manager
5 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) SEO Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Genesys Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Senior Genesys Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.00%) Quality Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) HTML
2 3 (6.00%) HTML5
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) XHTML
3 2 (4.00%) WAP
3 2 (4.00%) XMPP
3 2 (4.00%) Velocity
3 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (10.00%) AS400
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.00%) Economics
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) UNIX
2 6 (12.00%) VMS
3 5 (10.00%) AIX
3 5 (10.00%) HPUX
3 5 (10.00%) Solaris
3 5 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Windows
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 10 (20.00%) Change Management
1 10 (20.00%) Product Marketing
2 8 (16.00%) CRM
3 6 (12.00%) Service Management
4 3 (6.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.00%) WFM
4 3 (6.00%) Project Management
4 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Product Management
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.00%) User Stories
5 2 (4.00%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.00%) Kanban
5 2 (4.00%) Release Management
5 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) VBScript
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) HNC
1 10 (20.00%) HND
2 6 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) VCP4
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.00%) ISEB
5 1 (2.00%) CCA
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) NDS
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 11 (22.00%) Cisco
3 10 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 10 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (14.00%) HP
5 5 (10.00%) EMC
5 5 (10.00%) IBM
5 5 (10.00%) Oracle
5 5 (10.00%) Novell
5 5 (10.00%) Veritas
6 4 (8.00%) Huawei
7 2 (4.00%) Panasonic
7 2 (4.00%) VMware
7 2 (4.00%) Mitel
7 2 (4.00%) McAfee
7 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (4.00%) Genesys
8 1 (2.00%) Empirix
8 1 (2.00%) JDA
8 1 (2.00%) BT
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