The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 235 209 205
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.084% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 1.79% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 3
Average salary £35,500 £41,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.45% +5.06%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
981 893 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.50% 16.96% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 844 688 946
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SMS
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the South West region.

SMS Salary Trend in the South West

SMS
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SMS Salary Histogram in the South West

SMS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Dorset -28 2 £36,500 -8.75%
Gloucestershire -8 1 £32,500 -24.41%
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Ajax
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) JSP
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) W3C
2 2 (28.57%) MVC

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 (28.57%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (14.29%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
1 2 (28.57%) LAMP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Campaign Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) JSP
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) LAMP
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) W3C
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Android Development
2 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Campaign Management
3 1 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Segmentation
3 1 (14.29%) Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Chordiant
1 1 (14.29%) Pegasus
1 1 (14.29%) Sage
1 1 (14.29%) Epiphany
1 1 (14.29%) Aprimo
1 1 (14.29%) Unica
1 1 (14.29%) SmartFocus
1 1 (14.29%) Facebook
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter