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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 421 433 386
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -47
Permanent jobs citing SMS 20 37 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.096% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.74% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 41
Average salary £56,250 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +25.33%
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
4410 5010 5174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.25% 21.91% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3530 3806 4049
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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 -26 11 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Kent - 3 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £31,500 -55.00%
East Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey - 2 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (27.78%) Service Management
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 7 (19.44%) Oracle
5 7 (19.44%) ITIL
5 7 (19.44%) Linux
5 7 (19.44%) Apache
5 7 (19.44%) Project Management
5 7 (19.44%) SS7
5 7 (19.44%) 3G
5 7 (19.44%) 4G
6 6 (16.67%) MPLS
6 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 6 (16.67%) Cisco
6 6 (16.67%) Network Security
6 6 (16.67%) 2G
6 6 (16.67%) IP Telephony
7 5 (13.89%) Retail
7 5 (13.89%) ION Trading
7 5 (13.89%) AS400
7 5 (13.89%) Validation
7 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
7 5 (13.89%) IBM
7 5 (13.89%) HP
7 5 (13.89%) EMC
7 5 (13.89%) Ingres
7 5 (13.89%) VMS
7 5 (13.89%) AIX

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (19.44%) Apache
2 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.56%) nginx
4 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) DOC1
1 2 (5.56%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SS7
1 7 (19.44%) 3G
1 7 (19.44%) 4G
2 6 (16.67%) MPLS
2 6 (16.67%) Network Security
2 6 (16.67%) 2G
2 6 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 5 (13.89%) SAN
4 3 (8.33%) LTE
5 2 (5.56%) DNS
5 2 (5.56%) SMTP
6 1 (2.78%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (2.78%) MVNO
6 1 (2.78%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Ingres
1 5 (13.89%) DB2
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
1 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Publishing
4 2 (5.56%) Dutch Language
4 2 (5.56%) French Language
4 2 (5.56%) German Language
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Architect
1 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Quality Manager
3 3 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Online Development Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Software Packager
5 1 (2.78%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
1 2 (5.56%) LAMP
1 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) AS400
1 5 (13.89%) Mainframe
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) IVR
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) VMS
2 5 (13.89%) AIX
2 5 (13.89%) HPUX
2 5 (13.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Service Management
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Project Management
3 5 (13.89%) Validation
3 5 (13.89%) Network Management
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps
4 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.11%) Content Management
5 3 (8.33%) QMS
5 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.56%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) PHP
3 2 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) CCA
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCIE
4 1 (2.78%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) CCDP
4 1 (2.78%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco
3 5 (13.89%) ION Trading
3 5 (13.89%) IBM
3 5 (13.89%) HP
3 5 (13.89%) EMC
3 5 (13.89%) Veritas
3 5 (13.89%) Novell
4 4 (11.11%) Remedy
5 2 (5.56%) Rackspace
5 2 (5.56%) BMC
5 2 (5.56%) Nokia
5 2 (5.56%) Altiris
5 2 (5.56%) Aquila
6 1 (2.78%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) Siemens
6 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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