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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 721 705 746
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +41
Permanent jobs citing SMS 184 170 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.88% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 117 137 108
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 £27,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%

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
20832 19419 21749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.77% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16556 15645 17880
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £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 19 August 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 19 August 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
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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 +14 179 £47,500 +5.55% 17
London +7 83 £51,250 +7.89% 9
South East -11 41 £47,000 -1.05%
Berkshire +23 35 £47,500 -
East of England +2 29 £48,000 +6.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 15 £48,000 -
North West 0 14 £25,000 - 3
Manchester - 14 £25,000 - 2
Reading +5 13 £61,250 +28.94%
City of London -34 12 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Brentford - 9 £65,000 -
Suffolk - 7 £35,000 - 1
Slough - 6 £46,500 -
Bracknell - 6 - -
South West -12 5 £35,000 +3.70% 1
West Yorkshire -25 5 £28,000 +30.23%
Yorkshire -36 5 £28,000 +30.23%
Watford - 5 £46,000 -
Leeds - 5 £28,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £37,750 -
Cirencester - 4 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire -19 3 £57,500 +27.77%
Hitchin - 3 - -
Luton - 3 £57,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 £30,500 -
Essex - 3 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £57,500 -
West Midlands -6 2 £21,625 -27.91%
Saffron Walden - 2 £53,750 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 122 (34.37%) Telecoms
2 97 (27.32%) Marketing
3 81 (22.82%) Java
4 79 (22.25%) SQL
5 77 (21.69%) Banking
6 68 (19.15%) Retail
7 67 (18.87%) Internet
8 64 (18.03%) IVR
9 63 (17.75%) CRM
10 58 (16.34%) Degree
11 57 (16.06%) UNIX
12 55 (15.49%) Linux
13 48 (13.52%) HTML
13 48 (13.52%) Web Services
14 43 (12.11%) Finance
15 41 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (10.70%) ISO 8583
16 38 (10.70%) SS7
16 38 (10.70%) XML
16 38 (10.70%) Campaign Management
17 37 (10.42%) SQL Server
18 36 (10.14%) Scrum
18 36 (10.14%) Billing
19 34 (9.58%) JavaScript
19 34 (9.58%) PHP
19 34 (9.58%) Mobile App
20 33 (9.30%) Android
21 31 (8.73%) Oracle
21 31 (8.73%) CCA
22 28 (7.89%) GSM

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 14 (3.94%) SAS
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 9 (2.54%) Node.js
4 7 (1.97%) Apache
4 7 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.85%) CMS
7 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.85%) Lync
8 2 (0.56%) nginx
8 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) CICS
9 1 (0.28%) lighttpd
Applications
1 15 (4.23%) FastStats
2 8 (2.25%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.13%) InDesign
4 4 (1.13%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.38%) SaaS
2 4 (1.13%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.13%) Responsys
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.56%) StrongView
Communications & Networking
1 67 (18.87%) Internet
2 38 (10.70%) SS7
3 28 (7.89%) GSM
3 28 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.61%) UMTS
4 27 (7.61%) INAP
5 23 (6.48%) DNS
6 18 (5.07%) LTE
7 17 (4.79%) NFC
7 17 (4.79%) PBX
7 17 (4.79%) SMPP
8 16 (4.51%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (4.51%) VoIP
8 16 (4.51%) LDAP
9 15 (4.23%) ISUP
10 14 (3.94%) LAN
10 14 (3.94%) HTTP
11 13 (3.66%) Wireshark
12 10 (2.82%) Asterisk PBX
13 9 (2.54%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.63%) MySQL
2 20 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (4.79%) Big Data
4 14 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.69%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.41%) DB2
8 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.13%) QlikView
8 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.13%) Spotfire
8 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 22 (6.20%) MSTest
2 21 (5.92%) NUnit
3 15 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.94%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.94%) MSBuild
5 11 (3.10%) WiX
6 10 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.41%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.13%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.13%) Maven
8 4 (1.13%) MSI
8 4 (1.13%) NetBeans
8 4 (1.13%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.13%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.28%) Subversion
9 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 122 (34.37%) Telecoms
2 97 (27.32%) Marketing
3 77 (21.69%) Banking
4 68 (19.15%) Retail
5 43 (12.11%) Finance
6 36 (10.14%) Billing
7 26 (7.32%) Games
8 25 (7.04%) Retail Banking
9 15 (4.23%) Manufacturing
9 15 (4.23%) Automotive
10 11 (3.10%) Legal
10 11 (3.10%) Electronics
11 7 (1.97%) Advertising
12 6 (1.69%) French Language
13 5 (1.41%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (20.85%) Analyst
2 60 (16.90%) Developer
3 25 (7.04%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.63%) Support Engineer
5 19 (5.35%) Payments Business Analyst
5 19 (5.35%) Test Analyst
5 19 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (5.35%) Architect
6 18 (5.07%) .NET Developer
6 18 (5.07%) Software Engineer
7 14 (3.94%) C# Developer
8 13 (3.66%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.10%) Software Developer
9 11 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (3.10%) CRM Manager
9 11 (3.10%) BSS Engineer
9 11 (3.10%) Campaign Analyst
10 10 (2.82%) Systems Developer
11 9 (2.54%) Applications Support
11 9 (2.54%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.52%) HTML
1 48 (13.52%) Web Services
2 38 (10.70%) XML
3 28 (7.89%) .NET
4 26 (7.32%) SOAP
5 24 (6.76%) CSS
6 20 (5.63%) WCF
6 20 (5.63%) LINQ
6 20 (5.63%) HTML5
7 19 (5.35%) .NET Framework
8 18 (5.07%) ASP.NET
9 14 (3.94%) WPF
9 14 (3.94%) Java ME
9 14 (3.94%) XSLT
9 14 (3.94%) REST
10 13 (3.66%) Rendezvous
10 13 (3.66%) CSS3
11 12 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (3.10%) jQuery
13 9 (2.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.03%) IVR
2 34 (9.58%) Mobile App
3 26 (7.32%) APACS
3 26 (7.32%) Cryptography
4 25 (7.04%) SWIFT
5 22 (6.20%) Computer Science
6 16 (4.51%) Blackberry
7 15 (4.23%) Visualisation
8 14 (3.94%) Social Media
9 13 (3.66%) N-Tier
10 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.25%) Online Banking
11 8 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (1.97%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.41%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.13%) Physics
15 3 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
15 3 (0.85%) Clustering
15 3 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.06%) UNIX
2 55 (15.49%) Linux
3 33 (9.30%) Android
4 28 (7.89%) Windows
5 26 (7.32%) Apple iOS
6 17 (4.79%) Solaris
7 16 (4.51%) Windows Phone
8 14 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.54%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.69%) Debian
13 4 (1.13%) SUSE
14 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.75%) CRM
2 41 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (10.70%) Campaign Management
4 36 (10.14%) Scrum
5 27 (7.61%) Data Security
6 26 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (7.32%) Project Planning
6 26 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
7 25 (7.04%) Software Engineering
7 25 (7.04%) Service Delivery
8 24 (6.76%) Project Management
8 24 (6.76%) MVC
9 23 (6.48%) TDD
10 21 (5.92%) Multithreading
11 20 (5.63%) Analytics
12 19 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (5.35%) Migration
13 18 (5.07%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.79%) Online Marketing
15 15 (4.23%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 81 (22.82%) Java
2 79 (22.25%) SQL
3 34 (9.58%) JavaScript
3 34 (9.58%) PHP
4 24 (6.76%) Perl
4 24 (6.76%) C#
5 16 (4.51%) XAML
6 15 (4.23%) C
7 14 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.38%) C++
9 11 (3.10%) Python
10 7 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.97%) ActionScript
10 7 (1.97%) ActionScript 3.0
11 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.41%) Korn
13 3 (0.85%) VBScript
13 3 (0.85%) VB
14 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (16.34%) Degree
2 31 (8.73%) CCA
3 15 (4.23%) ISEB
4 14 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.54%) HND
7 8 (2.25%) HNC
8 7 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.13%) MCITP
10 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.13%) CCNP
10 4 (1.13%) CCNA
10 4 (1.13%) MCSE
11 3 (0.85%) CCSP
12 1 (0.28%) CCIE
12 1 (0.28%) RHCE
12 1 (0.28%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.70%) ISO 8583
2 26 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 26 (7.32%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.35%) SLA
4 13 (3.66%) HL7
5 12 (3.38%) QA
6 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (3.94%) NFS
2 8 (2.25%) NDS
2 8 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.97%) OpenSIPS
4 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.13%) Samba
6 3 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (3.66%) SCCM
2 11 (3.10%) Cisco IPCC
3 6 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.56%) SCOM
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 31 (8.73%) Oracle
2 21 (5.92%) TIBCO
3 20 (5.63%) Citrix
4 19 (5.35%) VMware
5 14 (3.94%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.66%) Unica
7 12 (3.38%) Neolane
8 11 (3.10%) HP
8 11 (3.10%) Telerik
9 10 (2.82%) Alterian
9 10 (2.82%) Redknee
9 10 (2.82%) Chordiant
10 9 (2.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 9 (2.54%) Cisco
10 9 (2.54%) Adobe
11 8 (2.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 8 (2.25%) McAfee
12 6 (1.69%) Symantec
13 5 (1.41%) Avaya
13 5 (1.41%) Genesys
Manchester, Lancashire
boohoo.com
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 Per Annum Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Mblox
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Parliamentary ICT
Salary: From £34,989 to £42,401 per annum band B1 salary + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
New Malden
Quant Capital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Storacall Technology
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
boohoo.com
Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago