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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 414 382 445
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +63
Permanent jobs citing SMS 27 51 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.24% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 1.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12 34 6
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £30,950
10% offered a salary of more than £69,425 £58,500 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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
4751 4471 5382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.13% 21.12% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3534 3448 4516
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 29 December 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 29 December 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
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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
Berkshire +6 17 £48,750 +8.33%
Surrey -7 6 £38,250 -4.37% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £62,750 -
Middlesex - 2 £50,750 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 26 (37.14%) SS7
2 25 (35.71%) UNIX
3 23 (32.86%) Marketing
4 20 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 19 (27.14%) TIBCO
6 16 (22.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 16 (22.86%) UMTS
6 16 (22.86%) GSM
6 16 (22.86%) Telecoms
7 15 (21.43%) Change Management
7 15 (21.43%) HNC
7 15 (21.43%) HND
7 15 (21.43%) NDS
7 15 (21.43%) Product Marketing
7 15 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
8 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 11 (15.71%) CRM
10 9 (12.86%) HP
10 9 (12.86%) McAfee
10 9 (12.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (12.86%) INAP
10 9 (12.86%) Degree
10 9 (12.86%) Release Management
10 9 (12.86%) Software Distribution
10 9 (12.86%) Software Deployment
11 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
11 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.57%) Windows
12 6 (8.57%) HTML

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (5.71%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.14%) SS7
2 16 (22.86%) GSM
2 16 (22.86%) UMTS
3 9 (12.86%) INAP
4 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.14%) Wireshark
6 4 (5.71%) HTTP
6 4 (5.71%) ISUP
6 4 (5.71%) DNS
6 4 (5.71%) LDAP
7 3 (4.29%) VoIP
7 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.29%) 3GPP
7 3 (4.29%) Wireless
7 3 (4.29%) LTE
7 3 (4.29%) 4G
8 2 (2.86%) GGSN
8 2 (2.86%) Network Security
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.86%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 23 (32.86%) Marketing
2 16 (22.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.57%) Billing
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) BSS Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (11.43%) Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Product Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 2 (2.86%) SEO Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) SEO Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Genesys Consultant
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Genesys Consultant
7 1 (1.43%) Test Leader
7 1 (1.43%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) HTML
1 6 (8.57%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) Velocity
3 4 (5.71%) Rendezvous
3 4 (5.71%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) Web Services
4 2 (2.86%) CSS
4 2 (2.86%) XMPP
4 2 (2.86%) XHTML
4 2 (2.86%) WAP
4 2 (2.86%) jQuery
4 2 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Economics
3 4 (5.71%) IVR
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.86%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) UNIX
2 6 (8.57%) Windows
3 4 (5.71%) Solaris
3 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 15 (21.43%) Change Management
2 15 (21.43%) Product Marketing
3 11 (15.71%) CRM
4 9 (12.86%) Release Management
4 9 (12.86%) Software Deployment
4 9 (12.86%) Software Distribution
5 6 (8.57%) Project Management
6 5 (7.14%) Scrum
6 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) DSDM
6 5 (7.14%) Kanban
6 5 (7.14%) Product Management
6 5 (7.14%) User Stories
6 5 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.29%) WFM
8 3 (4.29%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Java
1 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) VBScript
3 4 (5.71%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) VB
5 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) HNC
1 15 (21.43%) HND
2 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) Degree
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.71%) ISEB
6 1 (1.43%) CISSP
6 1 (1.43%) CISM
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) NDS
2 4 (5.71%) NFS
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (4.29%) SCCM
4 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) TIBCO
2 16 (22.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 15 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (12.86%) HP
4 9 (12.86%) McAfee
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.71%) VMware
6 4 (5.71%) Redknee
7 3 (4.29%) Huawei
8 2 (2.86%) Panasonic
8 2 (2.86%) Mitel
8 2 (2.86%) Genesys
8 2 (2.86%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.43%) Empirix
9 1 (1.43%) JDA
9 1 (1.43%) BT
9 1 (1.43%) Thunderhead