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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 872 889 890
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs citing SMPP 18 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.011% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.090% 0.064% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 1
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
20108 18684 22335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 17.20% 19.52%
Number of salaries quoted 15928 15114 18224
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 October 2014 within the UK.

SMPP Salary Histogram in the UK

SMPP
Top 12 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 22 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 18 £52,500 -12.50% 1
East of England - 10 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 8 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 8 £52,500 -
Reading -1 6 - - 1
Berkshire -7 6 - - 1
South East -15 6 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 2 £52,500 -
Essex - 2 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Leeds - 1 £30,000 -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 17 (58.62%) Telecoms
2 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
3 12 (41.38%) Java
3 12 (41.38%) HTTP
4 11 (37.93%) C#
4 11 (37.93%) .NET
4 11 (37.93%) SOAP
4 11 (37.93%) XML
4 11 (37.93%) SMS
4 11 (37.93%) Software Engineering
4 11 (37.93%) WCF
4 11 (37.93%) LINQ
5 10 (34.48%) NFC
5 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
5 10 (34.48%) Android
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (34.48%) SCTP
5 10 (34.48%) MSTest
5 10 (34.48%) Apple iOS
5 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
5 10 (34.48%) Java ME
5 10 (34.48%) Degree
5 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (34.48%) NUnit
5 10 (34.48%) LDAP
5 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
5 10 (34.48%) Blackberry
5 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Phone
5 10 (34.48%) M3UA

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) lighttpd
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) HTTP
2 11 (37.93%) SMS
3 10 (34.48%) NFC
3 10 (34.48%) SCTP
3 10 (34.48%) LDAP
3 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (34.48%) M3UA
4 9 (31.03%) SMTP
4 9 (31.03%) Internet
4 9 (31.03%) Broadband
4 9 (31.03%) IMAP
5 6 (20.69%) GSM
6 5 (17.24%) SS7
6 5 (17.24%) VoIP
7 4 (13.79%) MVNO
8 3 (10.34%) 3G
8 3 (10.34%) 2G
8 3 (10.34%) 4G
8 3 (10.34%) XCAP
8 3 (10.34%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MSTest
1 10 (34.48%) NUnit
2 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
3 8 (27.59%) MSBuild
3 8 (27.59%) WiX
3 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (58.62%) Telecoms
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Marketing
3 8 (27.59%) Banking
4 4 (13.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Design Engineer
1 9 (31.03%) Senior Design Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
1 11 (37.93%) SOAP
1 11 (37.93%) XML
1 11 (37.93%) WCF
1 11 (37.93%) LINQ
2 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
2 10 (34.48%) Java ME
3 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (27.59%) WPF
4 8 (27.59%) XSLT
5 1 (3.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.45%) LAMP
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Blackberry
2 9 (31.03%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Android
1 10 (34.48%) Apple iOS
1 10 (34.48%) Windows Phone
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Software Engineering
2 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) MVC
3 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
3 8 (27.59%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Line Management
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) System Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (27.59%) XAML
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) C
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Telerik
2 4 (13.79%) Facebook
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft