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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 65 67
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.35% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £29,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +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
121 74 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.04% 12.74% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 97 65 85
Average salary £26,000 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.22% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £51,700
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