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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 228 233 211
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Permanent jobs citing SMS 16 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.048% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 2
Average salary £35,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £47,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +35.71%
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
1233 1039 854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.47% 16.80% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 820 736
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Wiltshire - 9 £35,000 - 2
Devon - 2 £38,750 -
Somerset - 1 £45,000 - 1
Cornwall - 1 £45,000 -
Dorset - 1 £45,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
1 15 (71.43%) MVC
2 14 (66.67%) SMPP
2 14 (66.67%) Web Services
2 14 (66.67%) SMTP
2 14 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 14 (66.67%) .NET
2 14 (66.67%) C#
2 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 14 (66.67%) Workflow
2 14 (66.67%) WinForms
2 14 (66.67%) jQuery
2 14 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 14 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 14 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 14 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (19.05%) C
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (14.29%) JSP
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Marketing
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Drupal
1 1 (4.76%) WordPress
1 1 (4.76%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) SMTP
1 14 (66.67%) SMPP
2 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 14 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 14 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Campaign Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) .NET
1 14 (66.67%) Web Services
1 14 (66.67%) WinForms
1 14 (66.67%) jQuery
1 14 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
1 14 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 14 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) LAMP
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Social Media
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) MVC
2 14 (66.67%) Workflow
2 14 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Multithreading
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Email Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) OWASP
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Web Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 14 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) C
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Chordiant
1 1 (4.76%) Epiphany
1 1 (4.76%) Aprimo
1 1 (4.76%) Facebook
1 1 (4.76%) Twitter
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