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

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 238 237 228
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing SMS 16 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 0.62% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 6
Average salary £42,500 £34,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.46%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1100 972 919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.18% 16.20% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 930 837 705
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 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
Dorset +17 10 £42,500 +16.43%
Bristol - 5 £43,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 £32,500 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (64.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 13 (52.00%) Coaching
3 12 (48.00%) Brand Awareness
3 12 (48.00%) Analytics
3 12 (48.00%) Campaign Management
3 12 (48.00%) Digital Marketing
3 12 (48.00%) Strategic Planning
3 12 (48.00%) Marketing
4 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Critical Success Factor
5 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (16.00%) Statistics
5 4 (16.00%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Cadence
5 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
5 4 (16.00%) Business Development
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Flash
5 4 (16.00%) SLA
5 4 (16.00%) ISEB
5 4 (16.00%) ITSM
5 4 (16.00%) MVC

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SMPP
1 2 (8.00%) SMTP
2 1 (4.00%) GPRS
2 1 (4.00%) GSM
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) LTE
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) UMTS
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (48.00%) Brand Awareness
1 12 (48.00%) Marketing
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Billing
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Head of Digital
1 12 (48.00%) Head of Digital Marketing
1 12 (48.00%) Head of Marketing
2 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Django Developer
4 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Python Web Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Flash
1 4 (16.00%) jQuery
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (8.00%) RequireJS
3 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (8.00%) WinForms
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Django
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (52.00%) Coaching
3 12 (48.00%) Analytics
3 12 (48.00%) Campaign Management
3 12 (48.00%) Digital Marketing
3 12 (48.00%) Strategic Planning
4 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Business Development
5 4 (16.00%) Critical Success Factor
5 4 (16.00%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) ITSM
5 4 (16.00%) MVC
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) C
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) XPath
4 1 (4.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Cadence
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