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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 402 399 411
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 41 40 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.82% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12 31 23
Average salary £47,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.05% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,150 £19,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.38%
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
4919 4870 5331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.09% 22.27% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3670 3783 4369
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +12 34 £47,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £37,750 -
Kent -3 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £70,000 +64.70%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 35 (56.45%) UNIX
2 33 (53.23%) SS7
3 29 (46.77%) Telecoms
4 25 (40.32%) INAP
5 21 (33.87%) TIBCO
6 19 (30.65%) Service Delivery
7 17 (27.42%) IVR
7 17 (27.42%) Java
7 17 (27.42%) Mobile App
8 16 (25.81%) Linux
9 14 (22.58%) Solaris
9 14 (22.58%) Perl
9 14 (22.58%) Oracle
9 14 (22.58%) SOAP
9 14 (22.58%) Red Hat
9 14 (22.58%) HTTP
9 14 (22.58%) NFS
9 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
9 14 (22.58%) DNS
9 14 (22.58%) ISEB
9 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (20.97%) Marketing
10 13 (20.97%) Wireshark
10 13 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (20.97%) Rendezvous
10 13 (20.97%) XML
10 13 (20.97%) LDAP
10 13 (20.97%) ISUP
10 13 (20.97%) Billing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (16.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (53.23%) SS7
2 25 (40.32%) INAP
3 14 (22.58%) HTTP
3 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
3 14 (22.58%) DNS
4 13 (20.97%) LDAP
4 13 (20.97%) ISUP
4 13 (20.97%) Wireshark
5 9 (14.52%) GSM
5 9 (14.52%) UMTS
6 2 (3.23%) VoIP
6 2 (3.23%) Extranet
6 2 (3.23%) LTE
6 2 (3.23%) 4G
7 1 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.61%) M3UA
7 1 (1.61%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.61%) SCTP
7 1 (1.61%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (46.77%) Telecoms
2 13 (20.97%) Billing
2 13 (20.97%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Support Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) BSS Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Server Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.23%) Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) SOAP
2 13 (20.97%) XML
2 13 (20.97%) Rendezvous
3 2 (3.23%) Java EE
3 2 (3.23%) Velocity
3 2 (3.23%) jQuery
3 2 (3.23%) HTML5
3 2 (3.23%) CSS3
3 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) IVR
1 17 (27.42%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Economics
3 2 (3.23%) Kindle
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) UNIX
2 16 (25.81%) Linux
3 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (22.58%) Solaris
4 6 (9.68%) Windows
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Service Delivery
2 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
2 13 (20.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.90%) Change Management
3 8 (12.90%) Product Marketing
4 6 (9.68%) Software Deployment
4 6 (9.68%) Software Distribution
4 6 (9.68%) Release Management
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.45%) Scrum
7 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.84%) CRM
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
8 2 (3.23%) User Stories
8 2 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.23%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (3.23%) DSDM
8 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.23%) Data Management
8 2 (3.23%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 14 (22.58%) Perl
3 5 (8.06%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 3 (4.84%) VB
4 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) ISEB
2 13 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.90%) HNC
4 8 (12.90%) HND
5 6 (9.68%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) CCNA
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.61%) RHCE
6 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) SLA
2 3 (4.84%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.23%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) NFS
2 8 (12.90%) NDS
3 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (9.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (8.06%) SCCM
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
4 2 (3.23%) MOM
4 2 (3.23%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) TIBCO
2 14 (22.58%) Red Hat
2 14 (22.58%) Oracle
3 10 (16.13%) Citrix
3 10 (16.13%) Redknee
4 8 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 8 (12.90%) McAfee
5 6 (9.68%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) VMware
7 2 (3.23%) Websense
7 2 (3.23%) Intel
7 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) Huawei
7 2 (3.23%) IronPort
8 1 (1.61%) Google
8 1 (1.61%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.61%) Sun
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco
8 1 (1.61%) Juniper