The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 828 741 748
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +7
Permanent jobs citing SMS 71 192 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.95% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 61 117 135
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £64,400 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
20185 20290 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.09% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15986 16072 17800
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 £26,517 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMS
Salary Trend

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

SMS Salary Trend in the UK

SMS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

SMS Salary Histogram in the UK

SMS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 -89 66 £47,500 +5.55% 20
London -32 29 £47,500 +11.76% 13
South East +16 16 £47,500 +3.82% 2
North West -10 10 £47,500 +6.74% 2
Hampshire 0 8 £47,500 +18.75%
City of London -5 7 £67,500 +50.00% 2
East of England -12 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Manchester +10 5 £34,500 -22.47%
Aldershot - 5 £47,500 -
Surrey +18 4 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Lancashire +6 4 £47,500 +93.75% 2
Berkshire -11 4 £25,000 -47.36%
South West -34 4 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Chorley - 4 £47,500 -
Reading +3 3 £25,000 -61.53%
Cambridge -2 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -27 3 £42,500 -8.60% 1
Dorset - 3 £35,500 -
Redhill - 3 £65,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £42,500 -
Scotland - 2 £50,000 -
Chester +10 1 - -
Cheshire -14 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £115,000 -
St Albans - 1 £50,000 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £50,000 -
Belfast - 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SMS 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 SMS.

1 45 (30.00%) SQL
2 38 (25.33%) Marketing
3 32 (21.33%) Linux
4 29 (19.33%) Service Management
5 28 (18.67%) Telecoms
6 27 (18.00%) Cisco
7 26 (17.33%) JavaScript
7 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (16.67%) HTML
9 24 (16.00%) Apache
10 22 (14.67%) SharePoint
10 22 (14.67%) Solaris
10 22 (14.67%) DB2
11 21 (14.00%) AS400
11 21 (14.00%) Oracle
11 21 (14.00%) AIX
11 21 (14.00%) HPUX
11 21 (14.00%) Ingres
11 21 (14.00%) VMS
11 21 (14.00%) IBM
11 21 (14.00%) HP
11 21 (14.00%) EMC
11 21 (14.00%) SAN
11 21 (14.00%) Novell
11 21 (14.00%) Veritas
11 21 (14.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 21 (14.00%) Mainframe
11 21 (14.00%) WebSphere
12 20 (13.33%) Windows
13 18 (12.00%) Finance

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SMS 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 SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (16.00%) Apache
2 22 (14.67%) SharePoint
3 21 (14.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.33%) SugarCRM
4 2 (1.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.67%) Drupal
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.00%) FastStats
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Unica
1 6 (4.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.33%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.33%) Silverpop
3 1 (0.67%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.00%) SAN
2 12 (8.00%) Internet
3 11 (7.33%) VoIP
4 7 (4.67%) GSM
4 7 (4.67%) UMTS
5 6 (4.00%) SS7
5 6 (4.00%) DNS
6 5 (3.33%) Network Security
7 4 (2.67%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (2.67%) DWDM
7 4 (2.67%) SDH
7 4 (2.67%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.67%) LTE
7 4 (2.67%) Softswitch
7 4 (2.67%) MVNO
8 3 (2.00%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.00%) 3GPP
8 3 (2.00%) GPRS
8 3 (2.00%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.67%) DB2
2 21 (14.00%) Ingres
3 6 (4.00%) MySQL
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (4.00%) MSI
2 5 (3.33%) InstallShield
3 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.00%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.33%) JIRA
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (25.33%) Marketing
2 28 (18.67%) Telecoms
3 18 (12.00%) Finance
4 13 (8.67%) Retail
5 11 (7.33%) Publishing
6 6 (4.00%) Banking
7 5 (3.33%) Billing
8 4 (2.67%) Advertising
8 4 (2.67%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.00%) Legal
10 2 (1.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (14.67%) Analyst
2 21 (14.00%) Architect
2 21 (14.00%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (10.67%) Developer
4 8 (5.33%) Support Engineer
5 6 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 6 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (4.00%) Consultant
5 6 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (4.00%) Build Engineer
5 6 (4.00%) Campaign Manager
5 6 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (3.33%) Quality Manager
6 5 (3.33%) Applications Packager
7 4 (2.67%) Senior Developer
7 4 (2.67%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (2.67%) Programmer
7 4 (2.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (2.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.67%) HTML
2 14 (9.33%) CSS
3 10 (6.67%) HTML5
4 9 (6.00%) Web Services
4 9 (6.00%) XML
5 8 (5.33%) .NET
6 7 (4.67%) jQuery
7 6 (4.00%) SOAP
7 6 (4.00%) Application Packaging
8 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.00%) LINQ
10 3 (2.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.00%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (2.00%) JSON
10 3 (2.00%) WCF
10 3 (2.00%) LAMP
10 3 (2.00%) JSP
10 3 (2.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.00%) AS400
2 21 (14.00%) Mainframe
3 15 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.33%) IVR
6 7 (4.67%) Social Media
7 6 (4.00%) User Experience
8 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.00%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.00%) APACS
9 3 (2.00%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.33%) Handset
10 2 (1.33%) iPhone
10 2 (1.33%) Open Source
10 2 (1.33%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.33%) Statistics
10 2 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.33%) Linux
2 22 (14.67%) Solaris
3 21 (14.00%) VMS
3 21 (14.00%) AIX
3 21 (14.00%) HPUX
4 20 (13.33%) Windows
5 16 (10.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.00%) Android
6 9 (6.00%) UNIX
7 2 (1.33%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Debian
8 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.33%) Service Management
2 18 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
3 16 (10.67%) CRM
4 14 (9.33%) Migration
4 14 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.33%) Data Analysis
5 12 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 12 (8.00%) ITIL
5 12 (8.00%) OOP
6 11 (7.33%) Email Marketing
7 10 (6.67%) Project Management
8 9 (6.00%) MVC
9 8 (5.33%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.33%) Time Management
9 8 (5.33%) Analytics
10 7 (4.67%) Campaign Management
10 7 (4.67%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.67%) Scrum
11 6 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.00%) SQL
2 26 (17.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.00%) PHP
4 11 (7.33%) C#
5 10 (6.67%) Java
6 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.33%) VBScript
8 7 (4.67%) C
9 5 (3.33%) VB
10 4 (2.67%) C++
11 2 (1.33%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.33%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.67%) VBA
12 1 (0.67%) Python
12 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.33%) Degree
2 13 (8.67%) MCITP
2 13 (8.67%) MCSE
2 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.00%) MCP
4 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.33%) HNC
5 5 (3.33%) HND
6 4 (2.67%) ISEB
6 4 (2.67%) CCA
7 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.67%) CISSP
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PMP
8 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.00%) QA
2 6 (4.00%) SLA
3 5 (3.33%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.67%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.33%) NDS
4 2 (1.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.67%) vCloud
5 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (14.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 18 (12.00%) SCCM
3 6 (4.00%) WSUS
4 3 (2.00%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (2.00%) WMI
4 3 (2.00%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.67%) Iperf
6 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (18.00%) Cisco
2 21 (14.00%) IBM
2 21 (14.00%) Oracle
2 21 (14.00%) HP
2 21 (14.00%) EMC
2 21 (14.00%) Novell
2 21 (14.00%) Veritas
3 13 (8.67%) Citrix
4 11 (7.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (4.67%) Adobe
6 6 (4.00%) Apple
6 6 (4.00%) AppSense
6 6 (4.00%) Facebook
6 6 (4.00%) ExactTarget
7 5 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (3.33%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.67%) Huawei
8 4 (2.67%) Acme Packet
9 3 (2.00%) VMware
9 3 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
London
Trainline
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
abrs Limited
Salary: package
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Response Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Fantastic Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus call out & bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 16 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
In Practice Systems Ltd
Salary: From £16,875 to £17,500 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Guildford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago