The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 69 64
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.16% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.15% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £31,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
SMS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 87 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.33% 14.17% 20.20%
Number of salaries quoted 94 72 91
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

SMS Salary Trend in Staffordshire