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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 411 380 426
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +46
Permanent jobs citing SMS 38 59 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.27% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 1.27% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 50 9
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £30,900 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,125 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
4915 4649 5261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.51% 21.47% 23.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3645 3606 4255
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -6 27 £46,500 -2.10% 1
Kent +5 5 - -
Surrey -11 2 £36,250 -9.37% 2
East Sussex -12 1 £60,000 +41.17%
Hampshire -13 1 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £61,250 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £70,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (48.00%) UNIX
1 36 (48.00%) SS7
2 25 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 25 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 24 (32.00%) TIBCO
4 21 (28.00%) INAP
4 21 (28.00%) Marketing
5 15 (20.00%) GSM
5 15 (20.00%) UMTS
6 14 (18.67%) HNC
6 14 (18.67%) HND
6 14 (18.67%) NDS
6 14 (18.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 14 (18.67%) Change Management
6 14 (18.67%) Product Marketing
6 14 (18.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 13 (17.33%) Oracle
8 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 12 (16.00%) Billing
8 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (14.67%) Cisco IPCC
9 11 (14.67%) IVR
9 11 (14.67%) SLA
9 11 (14.67%) Java
9 11 (14.67%) XML
9 11 (14.67%) Linux
10 10 (13.33%) LDAP
10 10 (13.33%) CRM
10 10 (13.33%) SOAP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (13.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.33%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.00%) SS7
2 21 (28.00%) INAP
3 15 (20.00%) UMTS
3 15 (20.00%) GSM
4 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.33%) DNS
5 10 (13.33%) LDAP
5 10 (13.33%) HTTP
5 10 (13.33%) ISUP
5 10 (13.33%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.67%) Wireless
6 2 (2.67%) LTE
6 2 (2.67%) 4G
7 1 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.33%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.33%) Network Security
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) VoIP
7 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.33%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Subversion
1 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 21 (28.00%) Marketing
3 12 (16.00%) Billing
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Finance
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Support Engineer
2 18 (24.00%) BSS Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Product Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.67%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 1 (1.33%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (1.33%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) XML
2 10 (13.33%) Rendezvous
2 10 (13.33%) SOAP
3 5 (6.67%) Velocity
4 2 (2.67%) HTML
5 1 (1.33%) .NET
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) XHTML
5 1 (1.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) IVR
2 10 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.67%) Economics
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.33%) Social Media
5 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.00%) UNIX
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) Solaris
3 10 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.00%) Windows
5 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 14 (18.67%) Change Management
2 14 (18.67%) Product Marketing
3 10 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (13.33%) CRM
4 9 (12.00%) Release Management
4 9 (12.00%) Software Deployment
4 9 (12.00%) Software Distribution
5 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) Scrum
6 5 (6.67%) DSDM
6 5 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (6.67%) Kanban
6 5 (6.67%) Product Management
6 5 (6.67%) User Stories
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile Marketing
7 1 (1.33%) Analytics
7 1 (1.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) Java
2 10 (13.33%) Perl
3 4 (5.33%) SQL
3 4 (5.33%) VBScript
3 4 (5.33%) VB
4 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.67%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) C++
6 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) HNC
1 14 (18.67%) HND
2 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (13.33%) ISEB
4 8 (10.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) NDS
2 10 (13.33%) NFS
3 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 9 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) TIBCO
2 14 (18.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 14 (18.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (17.33%) Oracle
4 10 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 9 (12.00%) HP
5 9 (12.00%) McAfee
6 6 (8.00%) Citrix
6 6 (8.00%) Redknee
7 4 (5.33%) VMware
8 2 (2.67%) JDA
8 2 (2.67%) RedPrairie
8 2 (2.67%) BT
8 2 (2.67%) Huawei
9 1 (1.33%) Thunderhead
9 1 (1.33%) Genesys
9 1 (1.33%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.33%) Google
Hook, Hampshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £3000 - £4000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
SMS Environmental Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum 30 days hol, pension, childcare vouc
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
CPS Group
Salary: £60000 - £62500 per annum + bonus and corporate benefits.
Posted: 15 days ago