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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 872 884 861
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Permanent jobs citing SMPP 9 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.045% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 10
Average salary £41,250 £46,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.32% -24.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £46,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-10.32% -23.33%

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
19260 17864 21476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.96% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15487 13977 17553
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 2015. 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 -7 7 £41,250 -10.32%
Leicester - 3 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
South East - 2 £57,500 -
Reading - 2 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £57,500 -
London - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Leeds - 1 £42,500 -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (45.83%) SMS
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) NUnit
2 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
2 10 (41.67%) Java ME
2 10 (41.67%) WCF
2 10 (41.67%) NFC
2 10 (41.67%) LINQ
2 10 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 10 (41.67%) Android
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (41.67%) MSTest
2 10 (41.67%) Apple iOS
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Phone
2 10 (41.67%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) XML
2 10 (41.67%) UNIX
2 10 (41.67%) Blackberry
3 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 8 (33.33%) XAML
4 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (33.33%) 2G
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) ISO 8583
4 8 (33.33%) 3G

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) lighttpd
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) SMS
2 10 (41.67%) NFC
3 8 (33.33%) INAP
3 8 (33.33%) 2G
3 8 (33.33%) 4G
3 8 (33.33%) 3G
3 8 (33.33%) TCAP
4 7 (29.17%) SCCP
4 7 (29.17%) GSM
4 7 (29.17%) VoIP
4 7 (29.17%) M3UA
4 7 (29.17%) MGW
4 7 (29.17%) SCTP
5 6 (25.00%) XCAP
5 6 (25.00%) HTTP
6 5 (20.83%) LDAP
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
6 5 (20.83%) Megaco
6 5 (20.83%) LTE
7 3 (12.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) Redis
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) NUnit
1 10 (41.67%) MSTest
2 8 (33.33%) WiX
2 8 (33.33%) MSBuild
2 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 4 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Perl Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Trainer
4 2 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) XML
1 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
1 10 (41.67%) Java ME
1 10 (41.67%) WCF
1 10 (41.67%) LINQ
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (33.33%) WPF
2 8 (33.33%) XSLT
3 5 (20.83%) SOAP
4 3 (12.50%) Regular Expression
4 3 (12.50%) CGI
5 1 (4.17%) LAMP
5 1 (4.17%) XMPP
5 1 (4.17%) Memcached
5 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) UNIX
1 10 (41.67%) Android
1 10 (41.67%) Apple iOS
1 10 (41.67%) Windows Phone
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Solaris
4 3 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 10 (41.67%) Multithreading
3 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Workflow
5 3 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) XAML
2 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.50%) Bourne shell
5 3 (12.50%) AWK
5 3 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Telerik
2 4 (16.67%) Facebook
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Sun
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Mitel
4 1 (4.17%) Panasonic