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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 55
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
96 97 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.04% 15.32% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 85 81 82
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 £55,000 £39,250
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