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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 248 239 231
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.088% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.62% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 7
Median salary - £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.00%
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
1057 1125 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.66% 18.82% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 886 992 874
Median salary £38,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon - 5 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Business Development
3 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (50.00%) Service Design
3 5 (50.00%) Escalation Management
3 5 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (50.00%) Statistics
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 5 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
3 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (50.00%) Cadence
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) ITSM
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Flash
3 5 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Marketing
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
5 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (20.00%) eggPlant
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Huawei
5 2 (20.00%) Billing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Exstream
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) GPRS
1 2 (20.00%) GSM
1 2 (20.00%) LTE
1 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (20.00%) UMTS
1 2 (20.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) eggPlant
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Billing
4 1 (10.00%) Electronics
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Development
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Flash
2 3 (30.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) Symfony
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (50.00%) Statistics
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (50.00%) Business Development
2 5 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 5 (50.00%) Escalation Management
2 5 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) ITSM
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Service Design
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) SEO
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cadence
2 2 (20.00%) Huawei
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) SAP