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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 403 392 432
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +40
Permanent jobs citing SMS 43 45 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.21% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.98% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 41 15
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +28.57%
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
4951 4591 5399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.57% 21.77% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3657 3582 4408
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Berkshire +9 33 £46,500 -2.10% 1
Kent +6 5 - -
Hampshire -8 3 £45,000 -
East Sussex -21 1 £60,000 +215.78%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 36 (52.94%) UNIX
1 36 (52.94%) SS7
2 28 (41.18%) Telecoms
3 24 (35.29%) TIBCO
3 24 (35.29%) INAP
4 22 (32.35%) Service Delivery
5 17 (25.00%) Marketing
6 15 (22.06%) Linux
7 14 (20.59%) Java
7 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
7 14 (20.59%) IVR
7 14 (20.59%) Mobile App
8 13 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
8 13 (19.12%) Wireshark
8 13 (19.12%) DNS
8 13 (19.12%) LDAP
8 13 (19.12%) Solaris
8 13 (19.12%) Perl
8 13 (19.12%) Oracle
8 13 (19.12%) SOAP
8 13 (19.12%) XML
8 13 (19.12%) ISUP
8 13 (19.12%) Rendezvous
8 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
8 13 (19.12%) HTTP
8 13 (19.12%) NFS
8 13 (19.12%) ISEB

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (14.71%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.47%) FileNet
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.94%) SS7
2 24 (35.29%) INAP
3 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 13 (19.12%) DNS
4 13 (19.12%) LDAP
4 13 (19.12%) Wireshark
4 13 (19.12%) HTTP
4 13 (19.12%) ISUP
5 12 (17.65%) GSM
5 12 (17.65%) UMTS
6 2 (2.94%) LTE
6 2 (2.94%) 4G
7 1 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.47%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.47%) VoIP
7 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.47%) 3G
7 1 (1.47%) 3GPP
7 1 (1.47%) Broadband
7 1 (1.47%) RFID
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Subversion
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 17 (25.00%) Marketing
3 12 (17.65%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) BSS Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Software Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.35%) Product Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Server Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Lead Network Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Pre Sales Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Server Specialist
10 1 (1.47%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) SOAP
1 13 (19.12%) XML
1 13 (19.12%) Rendezvous
2 5 (7.35%) Velocity
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) IVR
1 14 (20.59%) Mobile App
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.35%) Economics
5 1 (1.47%) Social Media
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.94%) UNIX
2 15 (22.06%) Linux
3 13 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (19.12%) Solaris
4 5 (7.35%) Windows
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Service Delivery
2 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
2 13 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (16.18%) Product Marketing
3 11 (16.18%) Change Management
4 9 (13.24%) Software Deployment
4 9 (13.24%) Release Management
4 9 (13.24%) Software Distribution
5 7 (10.29%) CRM
6 6 (8.82%) Project Management
6 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) DSDM
7 5 (7.35%) Kanban
7 5 (7.35%) Product Management
7 5 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) User Stories
8 1 (1.47%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.47%) Marketing Strategy
8 1 (1.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) Java
2 13 (19.12%) Perl
3 5 (7.35%) SQL
4 3 (4.41%) VBScript
4 3 (4.41%) VB
4 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) ISEB
1 13 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) HNC
3 11 (16.18%) HND
4 7 (10.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) NFS
2 11 (16.18%) NDS
3 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) Cisco IPCC
2 9 (13.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (1.47%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) MOM
4 1 (1.47%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) TIBCO
2 13 (19.12%) Oracle
2 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (16.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 10 (14.71%) McAfee
5 9 (13.24%) HP
5 9 (13.24%) Citrix
5 9 (13.24%) Redknee
6 4 (5.88%) VMware
7 2 (2.94%) Huawei
8 1 (1.47%) IronPort
8 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.47%) Google
8 1 (1.47%) Intel
8 1 (1.47%) JDA
8 1 (1.47%) Websense
8 1 (1.47%) BT
8 1 (1.47%) Thunderhead
Epsom, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
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Posted: 3 days ago