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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 58
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +28.57%
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
91 96 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.57% 14.98% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 82 82 77
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £42,750
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