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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 65
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-36.55% +16.25%
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
71 115 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.79% 21.14% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 66 93 60
Average salary £26,250 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Car
Posted: 3 days ago