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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 435 443 424
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Permanent jobs citing SMS 13 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.068% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 12
Average salary £29,500 £45,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.51% +22.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%
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
4000 4627 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.79% 22.17% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3391 3566 3384
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 -8 9 £31,000 -38.00% 1
Surrey +5 3 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Kent - 1 £40,000 - 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (63.79%) Telecoms
2 28 (48.28%) Value-Added Service
3 27 (46.55%) Electronics
4 25 (43.10%) VMS
5 23 (39.66%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (39.66%) Computer Science
6 21 (36.21%) Presales
7 18 (31.03%) IPTV
8 16 (27.59%) Unix
9 14 (24.14%) Degree
10 12 (20.69%) SS7
11 11 (18.97%) 3G
11 11 (18.97%) Huawei
11 11 (18.97%) 4G
12 10 (17.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 10 (17.24%) 2G
13 9 (15.52%) Validation
13 9 (15.52%) Ericsson
13 9 (15.52%) Nokia
13 9 (15.52%) Linux
13 9 (15.52%) GSM
14 8 (13.79%) GPRS
14 8 (13.79%) ITIL
14 8 (13.79%) Wireshark
15 7 (12.07%) Marketing
15 7 (12.07%) Network Security
15 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
15 7 (12.07%) Diameter Protocol
16 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
16 6 (10.34%) Firewall

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (3.45%) CMS
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 2 (3.45%) WordPress
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) nginx
2 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Unica
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.72%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) Value-Added Service
2 12 (20.69%) SS7
3 11 (18.97%) 3G
3 11 (18.97%) 4G
4 10 (17.24%) 2G
5 9 (15.52%) GSM
6 8 (13.79%) GPRS
6 8 (13.79%) Wireshark
7 7 (12.07%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (12.07%) Network Security
8 6 (10.34%) Firewall
8 6 (10.34%) IPsec
8 6 (10.34%) VoIP
9 5 (8.62%) SCCP
9 5 (8.62%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (8.62%) SMPP
9 5 (8.62%) TCAP
10 4 (6.90%) GGSN
10 4 (6.90%) MPLS
10 4 (6.90%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.72%) WhereScape RED
General
1 37 (63.79%) Telecoms
2 27 (46.55%) Electronics
3 7 (12.07%) Marketing
4 5 (8.62%) Billing
5 4 (6.90%) Finance
6 2 (3.45%) Advertising
6 2 (3.45%) Retail
7 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Presales Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) VAS Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Graduate
4 4 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Network Support
5 3 (5.17%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Tester
5 3 (5.17%) Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Graduate Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Junior Penetration Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Marketing Executive
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.72%) LAMP
1 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (39.66%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (39.66%) Computer Science
2 18 (31.03%) IPTV
3 4 (6.90%) Social Media
4 3 (5.17%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) EPoS
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) VMS
2 16 (27.59%) Unix
3 9 (15.52%) Linux
4 5 (8.62%) Solaris
5 2 (3.45%) Android
5 2 (3.45%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Presales
2 9 (15.52%) Validation
3 8 (13.79%) ITIL
4 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
5 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) CRM
6 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) High Availability
7 3 (5.17%) Network Management
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Analytics
8 2 (3.45%) Business Development
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.45%) Campaign Management
8 2 (3.45%) Convergent Charging
8 2 (3.45%) Line Management
8 2 (3.45%) Pay per click
8 2 (3.45%) Project Management
8 2 (3.45%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) C
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) CCDP
5 1 (1.72%) CCIE
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CISM
5 1 (1.72%) CISSP
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
5 1 (1.72%) HND
5 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Huawei
2 10 (17.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 9 (15.52%) Ericsson
3 9 (15.52%) Nokia
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco
5 3 (5.17%) Adobe
5 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.17%) ION Trading
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Symbian
7 1 (1.72%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.72%) Facebook
7 1 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (1.72%) Juniper
7 1 (1.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.72%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
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Salary: £35000 - £37800 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
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Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
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