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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 872 896 853
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -43
Permanent jobs citing SMPP 27 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.066% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 22
Average salary £36,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%

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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 2015 within the UK.

SMPP Salary Histogram in the UK

SMPP
Top 9 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 1 September 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
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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 +35 27 £36,000 -31.42% 5
South West +4 24 £36,000 -20.00% 5
Gloucestershire -6 13 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Cheltenham - 13 £47,500 - 4
Swindon - 11 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 11 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire +11 3 - -
South East +2 3 - -
Newbury - 3 - -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (79.49%) C#
1 31 (79.49%) JavaScript
1 31 (79.49%) SQL Server
1 31 (79.49%) Visual Studio
1 31 (79.49%) Web Services
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
1 31 (79.49%) SMTP
1 31 (79.49%) MVC
1 31 (79.49%) jQuery
1 31 (79.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (71.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 28 (71.79%) SQL
3 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
3 19 (48.72%) SMS
4 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
4 18 (46.15%) Workflow
4 18 (46.15%) WinForms
4 18 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 18 (46.15%) KnockoutJS
4 18 (46.15%) Unit Testing
4 18 (46.15%) Multithreading
5 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
6 13 (33.33%) XQuery
6 13 (33.33%) FTP
6 13 (33.33%) HTTP
6 13 (33.33%) WSDL
6 13 (33.33%) HTML
6 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 13 (33.33%) CSS
6 13 (33.33%) SOAP

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (79.49%) SMTP
2 19 (48.72%) SMS
3 13 (33.33%) FTP
3 13 (33.33%) HTTP
4 8 (20.51%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (15.38%) GSM
6 5 (12.82%) TCAP
6 5 (12.82%) SCCP
7 4 (10.26%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (7.69%) 4G
8 3 (7.69%) 3G
8 3 (7.69%) SS7
8 3 (7.69%) 2G
8 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
8 3 (7.69%) GPRS
9 2 (5.13%) DNS
9 2 (5.13%) Megaco
9 2 (5.13%) INAP
9 2 (5.13%) M3UA
9 2 (5.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (79.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (79.49%) Visual Studio
1 31 (79.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 10 (25.64%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (79.49%) Developer
2 24 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 18 (46.15%) Senior Developer
4 11 (28.21%) Senior .NET Developer
5 10 (25.64%) Software Developer
6 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 6 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (12.82%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Trainer
9 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (5.13%) OSS Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Network Specialist
10 1 (2.56%) Lead C# Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Technical Tester
10 1 (2.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
1 31 (79.49%) Web Services
1 31 (79.49%) jQuery
2 28 (71.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 18 (46.15%) KnockoutJS
3 18 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 18 (46.15%) WinForms
4 13 (33.33%) HTML
4 13 (33.33%) XML
4 13 (33.33%) WSDL
4 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 13 (33.33%) CSS
4 13 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.56%) Handset
5 1 (2.56%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
1 5 (12.82%) Solaris
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) MVC
2 18 (46.15%) Workflow
2 18 (46.15%) Unit Testing
2 18 (46.15%) Multithreading
3 13 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Mobile Application Development
4 10 (25.64%) SDLC
5 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) SOA
6 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Validation
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) C#
1 31 (79.49%) JavaScript
2 28 (71.79%) SQL
3 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
4 13 (33.33%) XQuery
4 13 (33.33%) XPath
5 2 (5.13%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.13%) WSO2
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: 45K-50K + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: 30K-42K + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago