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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) Protocol
Rank 858 864 873
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing SMPP 8 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.062% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 10
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -30.61%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -29.16%

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
18559 17813 21817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.08% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15078 13984 18103
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

SMPP Salary Histogram in the UK

SMPP
Top 7 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 29 January 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 +12 6 £40,000 -5.88%
Leicester - 3 £40,000 -
Reading - 3 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £57,500 -
Leicestershire - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
South East - 3 £57,500 -

SMPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (50.00%) SMS
2 11 (45.83%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (41.67%) XML
3 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) Blackberry
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) NUnit
3 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 10 (41.67%) Java ME
3 10 (41.67%) WCF
3 10 (41.67%) LINQ
3 10 (41.67%) NFC
3 10 (41.67%) Multithreading
3 10 (41.67%) Android
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) MSTest
3 10 (41.67%) Apple iOS
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Phone
4 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 9 (37.50%) HTTP
5 8 (33.33%) LDAP
5 8 (33.33%) XSLT
5 8 (33.33%) UNIX
5 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 8 (33.33%) SOAP

SMPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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%) lighttpd
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) SMS
2 10 (41.67%) NFC
3 9 (37.50%) HTTP
4 8 (33.33%) LDAP
4 8 (33.33%) M3UA
4 8 (33.33%) SCTP
5 6 (25.00%) XCAP
5 6 (25.00%) 4G
5 6 (25.00%) 2G
5 6 (25.00%) 3G
5 6 (25.00%) VoIP
5 6 (25.00%) SMTP
6 5 (20.83%) GSM
6 5 (20.83%) TCAP
6 5 (20.83%) SCCP
6 5 (20.83%) INAP
6 5 (20.83%) LTE
6 5 (20.83%) MGW
7 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) NUnit
1 10 (41.67%) MSTest
2 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (33.33%) MSBuild
2 8 (33.33%) WiX
2 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
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
3 3 (12.50%) Perl Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) XML
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) .NET Framework
1 10 (41.67%) Java ME
1 10 (41.67%) WCF
1 10 (41.67%) LINQ
2 8 (33.33%) XSLT
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) SOAP
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (33.33%) WPF
3 3 (12.50%) CGI
3 3 (12.50%) Regular Expression
4 1 (4.17%) LAMP
4 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Android
1 10 (41.67%) Apple iOS
1 10 (41.67%) Windows Phone
2 8 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineering
1 10 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 9 (37.50%) MVC
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) C#
3 8 (33.33%) XAML
3 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) Perl
6 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (12.50%) Bourne shell
6 3 (12.50%) AWK
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
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%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Telerik
2 4 (16.67%) Facebook
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Sun
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Panasonic
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel