The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 747 693 755
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +62
Permanent jobs citing SMS 164 182 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.92% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 109 147 104
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20525 19722 21117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.55% 18.16% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16450 15832 17411
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 £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -50 163 £47,500 +5.55% 20
London -35 89 £50,000 +6.95% 10
South East -20 38 £47,500 +31.03% 2
Berkshire +24 34 £47,500 -
East of England +2 23 £49,000 +8.88% 2
City of London -34 15 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Reading +5 11 £61,250 +28.94%
Hertfordshire - 11 £48,000 - 1
Brentford - 10 £65,000 -
Slough - 7 £46,500 -
North West -7 5 £27,000 -28.00% 2
Suffolk - 5 £35,000 - 1
Bracknell - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 £27,000 - 1
Watford - 4 £44,000 -
Essex - 4 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £56,250 -
South West -14 3 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Yorkshire -28 3 £26,000 +20.93% 1
West Yorkshire -39 3 £26,000 +20.93% 1
Hampshire - 3 £30,500 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £30,500 -
Bedfordshire -11 2 £63,750 +41.66%
West Midlands -12 2 £30,000 -
Leeds -33 2 £26,000 +4.00%
Luton - 2 £63,750 -
Cirencester - 2 £35,000 - 1
Bury - 2 £27,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £56,250 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 128 (36.16%) Telecoms
2 95 (26.84%) Marketing
3 82 (23.16%) Banking
4 79 (22.32%) Java
5 77 (21.75%) SQL
6 72 (20.34%) Internet
7 67 (18.93%) Retail
8 62 (17.51%) IVR
9 55 (15.54%) Degree
10 54 (15.25%) UNIX
11 53 (14.97%) CRM
12 52 (14.69%) HTML
13 51 (14.41%) Finance
14 49 (13.84%) Web Services
14 49 (13.84%) Linux
15 40 (11.30%) SQL Server
15 40 (11.30%) JavaScript
16 39 (11.02%) Billing
17 37 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (10.45%) Android
17 37 (10.45%) XML
17 37 (10.45%) Scrum
17 37 (10.45%) ISO 8583
18 35 (9.89%) Campaign Management
19 34 (9.60%) Mobile App
19 34 (9.60%) SS7
20 32 (9.04%) PHP
20 32 (9.04%) .NET
21 31 (8.76%) Oracle
21 31 (8.76%) Windows

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (4.24%) SAS
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 9 (2.54%) Node.js
4 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.41%) CMS
6 4 (1.13%) Apache
7 3 (0.85%) WordPress
7 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.56%) nginx
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.82%) FastStats
3 6 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.13%) InDesign
5 3 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.39%) SaaS
2 4 (1.13%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.13%) Responsys
2 4 (1.13%) StrongView
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (20.34%) Internet
2 34 (9.60%) SS7
3 30 (8.47%) GSM
4 27 (7.63%) UMTS
5 26 (7.34%) TCP/IP
6 25 (7.06%) INAP
7 20 (5.65%) DNS
8 19 (5.37%) LTE
9 17 (4.80%) PBX
9 17 (4.80%) LDAP
9 17 (4.80%) NFC
10 16 (4.52%) SMPP
10 16 (4.52%) LAN
11 15 (4.24%) Radio Access Network
12 13 (3.67%) VoIP
12 13 (3.67%) ISUP
13 12 (3.39%) HTTP
14 11 (3.11%) Wireshark
15 10 (2.82%) Firewall
16 9 (2.54%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.37%) MySQL
4 17 (4.80%) Big Data
5 14 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.41%) DB2
11 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.13%) Spotfire
11 4 (1.13%) QlikView
11 4 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (6.21%) MSTest
2 21 (5.93%) NUnit
3 17 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.52%) Visual Studio
5 14 (3.95%) MSBuild
6 11 (3.11%) WiX
7 8 (2.26%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.41%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.13%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.13%) Maven
9 4 (1.13%) Subversion
9 4 (1.13%) MSI
9 4 (1.13%) NetBeans
9 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.56%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 128 (36.16%) Telecoms
2 95 (26.84%) Marketing
3 82 (23.16%) Banking
4 67 (18.93%) Retail
5 51 (14.41%) Finance
6 39 (11.02%) Billing
7 24 (6.78%) Retail Banking
8 23 (6.50%) Games
9 19 (5.37%) Manufacturing
9 19 (5.37%) Automotive
10 13 (3.67%) Legal
11 11 (3.11%) Electronics
12 10 (2.82%) Advertising
13 6 (1.69%) French Language
14 4 (1.13%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 70 (19.77%) Analyst
2 66 (18.64%) Developer
3 24 (6.78%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (5.65%) Architect
5 19 (5.37%) Support Engineer
5 19 (5.37%) .NET Developer
6 18 (5.08%) Payments Business Analyst
7 17 (4.80%) Senior Developer
7 17 (4.80%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.24%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.95%) C# Developer
10 12 (3.39%) Campaign Analyst
10 12 (3.39%) Software Developer
11 11 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Systems Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Applications Support
13 9 (2.54%) Junior
13 9 (2.54%) BSS Engineer
14 8 (2.26%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.69%) HTML
2 49 (13.84%) Web Services
3 37 (10.45%) XML
4 32 (9.04%) .NET
5 28 (7.91%) CSS
6 26 (7.34%) SOAP
7 24 (6.78%) HTML5
8 22 (6.21%) ASP.NET
9 20 (5.65%) WCF
9 20 (5.65%) LINQ
10 19 (5.37%) .NET Framework
11 17 (4.80%) jQuery
12 16 (4.52%) REST
13 15 (4.24%) CSS3
14 14 (3.95%) WPF
14 14 (3.95%) Java ME
14 14 (3.95%) XSLT
15 13 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (3.11%) Rendezvous
17 9 (2.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.51%) IVR
2 34 (9.60%) Mobile App
3 25 (7.06%) APACS
3 25 (7.06%) Cryptography
4 24 (6.78%) SWIFT
5 19 (5.37%) Visualisation
6 18 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 16 (4.52%) Blackberry
8 15 (4.24%) Social Media
9 14 (3.95%) N-Tier
10 13 (3.67%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.26%) Online Banking
11 8 (2.26%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (1.69%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.13%) Kindle
14 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
14 4 (1.13%) Physics
15 3 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
15 3 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (15.25%) UNIX
2 49 (13.84%) Linux
3 37 (10.45%) Android
4 31 (8.76%) Windows
5 29 (8.19%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.52%) Windows Phone
6 16 (4.52%) Solaris
7 12 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.26%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.13%) Debian
11 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.56%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.97%) CRM
2 37 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (10.45%) Scrum
3 35 (9.89%) Campaign Management
4 26 (7.34%) Data Security
5 25 (7.06%) Project Planning
5 25 (7.06%) Requirements Analysis
6 24 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (6.78%) MVC
7 23 (6.50%) Project Management
7 23 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (6.50%) Software Engineering
7 23 (6.50%) TDD
8 22 (6.21%) Multithreading
9 21 (5.93%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.93%) Migration
10 20 (5.65%) Strategic Planning
11 19 (5.37%) Configuration Management
11 19 (5.37%) Analytics
12 16 (4.52%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (22.32%) Java
2 77 (21.75%) SQL
3 40 (11.30%) JavaScript
4 32 (9.04%) PHP
5 25 (7.06%) C#
6 19 (5.37%) Perl
7 16 (4.52%) XAML
8 14 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.95%) C
9 10 (2.82%) C++
10 9 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.54%) Python
11 7 (1.98%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.98%) ActionScript 3.0
12 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.41%) Korn
14 4 (1.13%) VB
15 3 (0.85%) VBScript
16 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 55 (15.54%) Degree
2 30 (8.47%) CCA
3 13 (3.67%) ISEB
4 12 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.54%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.26%) CCNP
7 7 (1.98%) HNC
7 7 (1.98%) HND
8 6 (1.69%) CCSP
8 6 (1.69%) CCNA
9 5 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.13%) MCITP
10 4 (1.13%) MCSE
10 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.56%) CCIE
12 1 (0.28%) RHCE
12 1 (0.28%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.45%) ISO 8583
2 25 (7.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 25 (7.06%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.37%) SLA
4 15 (4.24%) QA
5 14 (3.95%) HL7
6 6 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (3.39%) NFS
2 7 (1.98%) NDS
3 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.41%) OpenSIPS
5 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (3.95%) SCCM
2 11 (3.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 5 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.56%) SCOM
4 2 (0.56%) WSUS
4 2 (0.56%) MOM
4 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 31 (8.76%) Oracle
2 18 (5.08%) Citrix
2 18 (5.08%) TIBCO
3 16 (4.52%) Unica
4 15 (4.24%) VMware
4 15 (4.24%) Neolane
5 14 (3.95%) Cisco
6 12 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.11%) Chordiant
7 11 (3.11%) HP
7 11 (3.11%) Telerik
7 11 (3.11%) Alterian
8 8 (2.26%) Redknee
9 7 (1.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (1.98%) Adobe
9 7 (1.98%) McAfee
9 7 (1.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (1.69%) Google
10 6 (1.69%) Symantec
10 6 (1.69%) Dell
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
New Malden, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Prosper Consulting Ltd
Salary: significant bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Skye Group
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum with Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 3 days ago
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Storacall Technology
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
boohoo.com
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
EE
Salary: Competitive+benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dexdyne
Salary: Circa £35,000 (negotiable)
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive+benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus 15% and Health Care
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago