The table below looks at the statistics for SMPP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMPP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 938 934 939
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing SMPP 13 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.075% 0.037% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 9
Average salary £65,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £41,800
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £59,000 £47,050
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.88%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SMPP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SMPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMPP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMPP within the UK.

SMPP Salary Trend in the UK

SMPP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMPP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

SMPP Salary Histogram in the UK

SMPP
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMPP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 13 £65,000 +62.50%
London - 8 £85,000 -
South West - 2 £36,000 -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £36,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £36,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire 0 1 £28,500 -50.43%
South East -9 1 £28,500 -50.43%
Newbury - 1 £28,500 -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing SMPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMPP.

1 28 (63.64%) HTTP
2 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 22 (50.00%) SOAP
2 22 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 21 (47.73%) jQuery
4 20 (45.45%) SIGTRAN
5 19 (43.18%) MVC
5 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
5 19 (43.18%) Visual Studio
5 19 (43.18%) .NET
5 19 (43.18%) C#
5 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (43.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (40.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (40.91%) HTML
7 17 (38.64%) Web Services
7 17 (38.64%) SMTP
7 17 (38.64%) TCAP
7 17 (38.64%) SCCP
8 16 (36.36%) XML
8 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
8 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 15 (34.09%) Finance
10 14 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (31.82%) XPath
10 14 (31.82%) XQuery
10 14 (31.82%) WSDL
10 14 (31.82%) FTP

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing SMPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (63.64%) HTTP
2 20 (45.45%) SIGTRAN
3 17 (38.64%) SCCP
3 17 (38.64%) SMTP
3 17 (38.64%) TCAP
4 14 (31.82%) FTP
5 12 (27.27%) Diameter Protocol
5 12 (27.27%) GSM
5 12 (27.27%) SMS
6 11 (25.00%) 2G
6 11 (25.00%) 3G
6 11 (25.00%) 4G
6 11 (25.00%) GPRS
7 10 (22.73%) M3UA
7 10 (22.73%) SCTP
7 10 (22.73%) VoIP
8 9 (20.45%) SS7
8 9 (20.45%) Wireshark
9 8 (18.18%) INAP
9 8 (18.18%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.36%) MySQL
4 5 (11.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (9.09%) Redis
6 2 (4.55%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (43.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) MSBuild
2 2 (4.55%) MSTest
2 2 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 22 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (34.09%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Electronics
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Developer
2 17 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 15 (34.09%) Software Developer
4 14 (31.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (31.82%) C# Developer
5 13 (29.55%) .NET Software Developer
5 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (29.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (29.55%) C# Software Developer
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Developer
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (13.64%) Senior Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (9.09%) Head of Testing
9 4 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (9.09%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (9.09%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) SOAP
2 21 (47.73%) jQuery
3 19 (43.18%) .NET
4 18 (40.91%) HTML
5 17 (38.64%) Web Services
6 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 16 (36.36%) XML
7 14 (31.82%) CSS
7 14 (31.82%) WSDL
8 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.36%) RESTful
10 4 (9.09%) Ajax
10 4 (9.09%) HTML5
10 4 (9.09%) LAMP
11 3 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (6.82%) Laravel
11 3 (6.82%) RequireJS
11 3 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (6.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Handset
3 3 (6.82%) Telematics
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Solaris
2 9 (20.45%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) MVC
2 14 (31.82%) Technical Analysis
3 13 (29.55%) Mobile Application Development
3 13 (29.55%) SDLC
4 10 (22.73%) Test Management
5 8 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 8 (18.18%) Validation
6 6 (13.64%) Workflow
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.36%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.36%) Multithreading
7 5 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Workflow Management
9 2 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 19 (43.18%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) XPath
3 14 (31.82%) XQuery
4 4 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) XAML
7 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISEB
1 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 2 (4.55%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Agilent
3 4 (9.09%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) Symbian
5 1 (2.27%) New Relic