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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 229 210 207
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Permanent jobs citing SMS 6 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.098% 0.079% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.48% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 6
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
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
992 842 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.28% 16.63% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 861 681 959
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,500
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
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 28 August 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (50.00%) Automotive
3 7 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 7 (50.00%) Marketing
3 7 (50.00%) Retail
3 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (50.00%) CRM
3 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (50.00%) Campaign Management
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) C
5 5 (35.71%) C++
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) Perl
5 5 (35.71%) PHP
5 5 (35.71%) Apache
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) ADSL
5 5 (35.71%) GPRS
5 5 (35.71%) Adobe
5 5 (35.71%) CSS
5 5 (35.71%) PPP
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) Shell Script

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) ADSL
1 5 (35.71%) GPRS
1 5 (35.71%) PPP
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) Spotfire
2 4 (28.57%) QlikView
2 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) Automotive
2 7 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (50.00%) Marketing
2 7 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Developer
3 4 (28.57%) QlikView Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Product Owner
5 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) SUSE
2 5 (35.71%) Debian
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) CRM
1 7 (50.00%) Campaign Management
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Workflow
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (21.43%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) CMMI
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C
3 5 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) PHP
3 5 (35.71%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Samba
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Adobe
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
2 4 (28.57%) Tableau
2 4 (28.57%) Birst
3 1 (7.14%) Symbian
3 1 (7.14%) Intel