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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 713 704 768
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +64
Permanent jobs citing SMS 184 178 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.96% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 108 154 94
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £30,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%

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
20333 18564 22220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.39% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16090 15077 18216
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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

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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 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 -22 177 £46,500 +3.33% 25
London -13 69 £50,500 +12.22% 14
South East -4 43 £46,500 -7.00% 3
Berkshire +23 33 £46,500 -2.10% 2
East of England +8 32 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Manchester +15 17 £25,000 -41.17% 1
North West -7 17 £25,000 -41.17% 1
City of London +4 16 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Hertfordshire - 14 £48,000 - 1
Reading +4 13 - -
Suffolk - 11 £35,000 -
Bracknell - 9 - -
South West -24 7 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Bedfordshire -8 6 £61,250 +36.11%
Luton - 6 £61,250 -
Kent +4 5 - -
Leeds -26 5 £28,000 -20.00%
West Yorkshire -30 5 £28,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire -32 5 £28,000 -20.00%
Cirencester - 5 £35,000 -
Canterbury - 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -11 4 £21,625 -27.91% 3
Slough - 4 £46,500 -
Brentford - 4 £65,000 -
Hitchin - 4 - -
Hampshire -2 3 £45,000 -
Guernsey +2 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Jersey +1 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Channel Islands 0 2 £47,500 -5.00%

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 127 (35.88%) Telecoms
2 95 (26.84%) Marketing
3 65 (18.36%) Java
3 65 (18.36%) SQL
4 61 (17.23%) Banking
5 60 (16.95%) CRM
5 60 (16.95%) Retail
6 59 (16.67%) IVR
7 58 (16.38%) Linux
8 57 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (15.82%) Internet
10 54 (15.25%) UNIX
10 54 (15.25%) Degree
11 48 (13.56%) HTML
12 44 (12.43%) SS7
13 43 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (11.86%) Billing
15 40 (11.30%) PHP
16 37 (10.45%) Web Services
17 35 (9.89%) TCP/IP
17 35 (9.89%) Finance
17 35 (9.89%) Campaign Management
18 32 (9.04%) JavaScript
19 31 (8.76%) Project Management
19 31 (8.76%) Mobile App
20 30 (8.47%) XML
21 29 (8.19%) GSM
21 29 (8.19%) ISO 8583
22 28 (7.91%) Windows
22 28 (7.91%) UMTS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 12 (3.39%) SAS
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 9 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.54%) Node.js
4 8 (2.26%) Apache
5 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.41%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.13%) Lync
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.56%) nginx
7 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
8 1 (0.28%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) FileNet
8 1 (0.28%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (4.52%) FastStats
2 4 (1.13%) PowerPivot
2 4 (1.13%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.13%) InDesign
3 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.28%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.11%) SaaS
2 3 (0.85%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.82%) Internet
2 44 (12.43%) SS7
3 35 (9.89%) TCP/IP
4 29 (8.19%) GSM
5 28 (7.91%) UMTS
6 27 (7.63%) INAP
6 27 (7.63%) DNS
7 19 (5.37%) VoIP
7 19 (5.37%) LDAP
7 19 (5.37%) Radio Access Network
8 17 (4.80%) LTE
8 17 (4.80%) PBX
9 16 (4.52%) 4G
10 15 (4.24%) ISUP
11 14 (3.95%) HTTP
11 14 (3.95%) Asterisk PBX
12 13 (3.67%) Wireshark
13 11 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (2.82%) Network Security
14 10 (2.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.78%) MySQL
2 21 (5.93%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.95%) Big Data
5 13 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.41%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.41%) DB2
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.85%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.85%) QlikView
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (3.39%) NUnit
1 12 (3.39%) MSTest
2 11 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.69%) WiX
4 6 (1.69%) MSBuild
4 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.41%) ClearCase
5 5 (1.41%) Bugzilla
6 4 (1.13%) MSI
6 4 (1.13%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.28%) Calabash
7 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.28%) JMeter
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 127 (35.88%) Telecoms
2 95 (26.84%) Marketing
3 61 (17.23%) Banking
4 60 (16.95%) Retail
5 42 (11.86%) Billing
6 35 (9.89%) Finance
7 24 (6.78%) Games
8 23 (6.50%) Retail Banking
9 14 (3.95%) Legal
10 10 (2.82%) Electronics
11 8 (2.26%) Automotive
11 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.98%) Advertising
13 6 (1.69%) French Language
14 5 (1.41%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
15 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (18.93%) Analyst
2 51 (14.41%) Developer
3 25 (7.06%) Software Engineer
4 23 (6.50%) Business Analyst
5 22 (6.21%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.37%) Payments Business Analyst
7 17 (4.80%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.24%) CRM Manager
9 14 (3.95%) BSS Engineer
10 13 (3.67%) Architect
10 13 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.39%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.39%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.11%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.11%) Campaign Analyst
12 11 (3.11%) Operations Engineer
13 9 (2.54%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.26%) C# Developer
14 8 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (2.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.56%) HTML
2 37 (10.45%) Web Services
3 30 (8.47%) XML
4 26 (7.34%) CSS
5 24 (6.78%) SOAP
5 24 (6.78%) HTML5
6 17 (4.80%) .NET
7 13 (3.67%) Rendezvous
8 12 (3.39%) WCF
8 12 (3.39%) LINQ
8 12 (3.39%) LAMP
9 11 (3.11%) FreeSWITCH
9 11 (3.11%) REST
9 11 (3.11%) CSS3
9 11 (3.11%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.82%) jQuery
11 9 (2.54%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.54%) Spring
11 9 (2.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.67%) IVR
2 43 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.76%) Mobile App
4 26 (7.34%) Computer Science
5 23 (6.50%) Cryptography
5 23 (6.50%) APACS
6 22 (6.21%) SWIFT
7 16 (4.52%) User Experience
8 10 (2.82%) Social Media
9 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 8 (2.26%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.98%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (1.98%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.69%) Online Banking
13 5 (1.41%) Economics
13 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
14 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
14 4 (1.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.38%) Linux
2 54 (15.25%) UNIX
3 28 (7.91%) Windows
4 26 (7.34%) Android
5 19 (5.37%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.95%) Solaris
7 9 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.26%) Windows Phone
8 8 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.98%) Debian
10 5 (1.41%) SUSE
11 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.95%) CRM
2 57 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (9.89%) Campaign Management
4 31 (8.76%) Project Management
5 28 (7.91%) Service Delivery
5 28 (7.91%) Scrum
6 27 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (6.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 24 (6.78%) Software Engineering
7 24 (6.78%) Data Security
8 23 (6.50%) Project Planning
9 21 (5.93%) Online Marketing
10 20 (5.65%) Analytics
11 18 (5.08%) TDD
12 17 (4.80%) MVC
13 14 (3.95%) Change Management
13 14 (3.95%) Software Testing
14 13 (3.67%) Migration
14 13 (3.67%) Campaign Analysis
14 13 (3.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.36%) SQL
1 65 (18.36%) Java
2 40 (11.30%) PHP
3 32 (9.04%) JavaScript
4 25 (7.06%) Perl
5 14 (3.95%) C
6 13 (3.67%) C#
6 13 (3.67%) C++
7 12 (3.39%) Python
8 9 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.98%) XAML
9 7 (1.98%) ActionScript
10 6 (1.69%) ActionScript 3.0
10 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.41%) Korn
11 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.85%) VBScript
12 3 (0.85%) VB
13 2 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (15.25%) Degree
2 28 (7.91%) CCA
3 13 (3.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (3.67%) ISEB
4 12 (3.39%) HND
5 10 (2.82%) HNC
6 7 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.41%) CCNA
8 4 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.13%) MCSE
8 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.13%) MCITP
8 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
9 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.56%) CCSP
9 2 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.28%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.19%) ISO 8583
2 23 (6.50%) PCI DSS
2 23 (6.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 21 (5.93%) SLA
4 9 (2.54%) QA
5 7 (1.98%) HL7
5 7 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (3.95%) NFS
2 13 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.11%) OpenSIPS
4 10 (2.82%) NDS
5 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.41%) Samba
7 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.13%) XenApp
7 4 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (3.67%) SCCM
2 11 (3.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 9 (2.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) WSUS
7 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.28%) MOM
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (7.34%) Oracle
2 24 (6.78%) Citrix
3 23 (6.50%) TIBCO
4 17 (4.80%) VMware
5 15 (4.24%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.39%) HP
6 12 (3.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 11 (3.11%) Unica
8 10 (2.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (2.82%) Neolane
8 10 (2.82%) Chordiant
8 10 (2.82%) Adobe
8 10 (2.82%) Symantec
8 10 (2.82%) McAfee
8 10 (2.82%) Alterian
8 10 (2.82%) Redknee
9 9 (2.54%) Cisco
10 6 (1.69%) Dell
10 6 (1.69%) Google
10 6 (1.69%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon
Argyll Scott
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago