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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 809 724 743
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +19
Permanent jobs citing SMS 83 172 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.91% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 70 109 115
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +7.31%

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
19539 18871 21833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.16% 16.86% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15564 14946 17583
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 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 March 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 -80 78 £47,500 +5.55% 22
London -1 32 £48,000 +6.66% 15
South East -10 16 £47,500 +8.57% 2
North West +5 13 £47,500 +18.75%
City of London -13 9 £70,000 +55.55% 1
East of England -17 8 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Hampshire +3 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Manchester +13 6 £34,500 -22.47%
Surrey +8 6 £38,250 -30.45% 1
Aldershot - 6 £48,000 -
Lancashire +12 5 £47,500 +93.75%
South West -32 5 £35,500 -19.31% 1
Chorley - 5 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire -11 4 £42,500 -8.60% 2
Cambridge 0 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Berkshire -7 3 £31,250 -51.92%
Dorset -24 3 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £42,500 -
Scotland - 3 £50,000 -
Reading -5 2 £31,250 -51.92%
Cheshire -7 2 £25,000 -23.07%
Redhill - 2 £62,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Chester +13 1 - -
Channel Islands +6 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Guildford +4 1 £45,000 +55.17% 1
Guernsey +2 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Yorkshire +2 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Jersey +1 1 £52,500 +16.66%

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (24.84%) SQL
2 38 (23.60%) Marketing
3 32 (19.88%) Linux
4 27 (16.77%) Cisco
4 27 (16.77%) Service Management
4 27 (16.77%) Telecoms
5 26 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (14.91%) Apache
7 23 (14.29%) Windows
7 23 (14.29%) HTML
7 23 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 22 (13.66%) Solaris
8 22 (13.66%) SharePoint
8 22 (13.66%) VMS
8 22 (13.66%) Finance
9 21 (13.04%) AS400
9 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (13.04%) Ingres
9 21 (13.04%) AIX
9 21 (13.04%) HPUX
9 21 (13.04%) Oracle
9 21 (13.04%) DB2
9 21 (13.04%) IBM
9 21 (13.04%) HP
9 21 (13.04%) EMC
9 21 (13.04%) SAN
9 21 (13.04%) Novell
9 21 (13.04%) Veritas
9 21 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (13.04%) Mainframe

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (14.91%) Apache
2 22 (13.66%) SharePoint
3 21 (13.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.24%) SugarCRM
4 2 (1.24%) SAS
4 2 (1.24%) WordPress
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) FastStats
3 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.62%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) SAN
2 15 (9.32%) Internet
3 12 (7.45%) VoIP
4 10 (6.21%) GSM
4 10 (6.21%) UMTS
5 9 (5.59%) SS7
6 8 (4.97%) SMPP
7 7 (4.35%) NFC
8 6 (3.73%) DNS
9 5 (3.11%) Network Security
9 5 (3.11%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (3.11%) Softswitch
9 5 (3.11%) MVNO
10 4 (2.48%) LTE
10 4 (2.48%) DWDM
10 4 (2.48%) GPRS
10 4 (2.48%) SDH
10 4 (2.48%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.86%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) DB2
1 21 (13.04%) Ingres
2 13 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.35%) MySQL
3 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.35%) MSTest
2 7 (4.35%) NUnit
3 5 (3.11%) WiX
3 5 (3.11%) MSBuild
3 5 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.86%) MSI
5 2 (1.24%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.24%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.24%) JIRA
General
1 38 (23.60%) Marketing
2 27 (16.77%) Telecoms
3 22 (13.66%) Finance
4 18 (11.18%) Retail
5 13 (8.07%) Banking
6 10 (6.21%) Publishing
7 7 (4.35%) Retail Banking
8 5 (3.11%) Billing
9 4 (2.48%) Advertising
10 3 (1.86%) Legal
11 1 (0.62%) Games
11 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (15.53%) Analyst
2 21 (13.04%) Architect
2 21 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (10.56%) Developer
4 10 (6.21%) Support Engineer
4 10 (6.21%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.97%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (4.97%) Consultant
6 7 (4.35%) Campaign Manager
7 6 (3.73%) Build Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Payments Business Analyst
7 6 (3.73%) SCCM Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.73%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (3.11%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.48%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (2.48%) Programmer
9 4 (2.48%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) HTML
2 16 (9.94%) XML
3 13 (8.07%) .NET
4 12 (7.45%) CSS
4 12 (7.45%) Web Services
5 11 (6.83%) .NET Framework
5 11 (6.83%) HTML5
6 10 (6.21%) LINQ
7 9 (5.59%) WCF
7 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.35%) Java ME
10 6 (3.73%) jQuery
11 5 (3.11%) WPF
11 5 (3.11%) XSLT
12 4 (2.48%) XHTML
12 4 (2.48%) SOAP
13 3 (1.86%) LAMP
13 3 (1.86%) JSON
13 3 (1.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 21 (13.04%) AS400
3 14 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 12 (7.45%) IVR
5 9 (5.59%) Blackberry
6 8 (4.97%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.97%) Social Media
7 6 (3.73%) SWIFT
7 6 (3.73%) User Experience
7 6 (3.73%) APACS
7 6 (3.73%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.86%) Open Source
10 2 (1.24%) iPhone
10 2 (1.24%) Blog
10 2 (1.24%) NHS
10 2 (1.24%) W3C
10 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.88%) Linux
2 23 (14.29%) Windows
3 22 (13.66%) Solaris
3 22 (13.66%) VMS
4 21 (13.04%) AIX
4 21 (13.04%) HPUX
5 15 (9.32%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.07%) Apple iOS
6 13 (8.07%) Android
7 12 (7.45%) UNIX
8 7 (4.35%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.24%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.62%) Debian
10 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.77%) Service Management
2 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.94%) Digital Marketing
4 15 (9.32%) CRM
5 14 (8.70%) Migration
5 14 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.45%) Data Migration
6 12 (7.45%) MVC
6 12 (7.45%) Scrum
6 12 (7.45%) OOP
7 11 (6.83%) Project Management
8 10 (6.21%) ITIL
8 10 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.21%) Email Marketing
8 10 (6.21%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.59%) Analytics
9 9 (5.59%) Campaign Management
10 8 (4.97%) Project Planning
10 8 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.97%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.84%) SQL
2 23 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 17 (10.56%) Java
4 14 (8.70%) C#
5 13 (8.07%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.59%) PHP
7 7 (4.35%) C
8 6 (3.73%) VBScript
9 5 (3.11%) XAML
10 4 (2.48%) VB
11 2 (1.24%) C++
11 2 (1.24%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.24%) Ruby
11 2 (1.24%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.62%) Perl
12 1 (0.62%) Erlang
12 1 (0.62%) VBA
12 1 (0.62%) Python
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (9.32%) Degree
2 13 (8.07%) MCITP
2 13 (8.07%) MCSE
2 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.45%) MCP
4 9 (5.59%) HND
5 8 (4.97%) HNC
6 7 (4.35%) CCA
7 4 (2.48%) ISEB
7 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.24%) PMP
9 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.62%) CISM
10 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.62%) CISSP
10 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) ISO 8583
2 7 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (3.73%) QA
4 5 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (4.97%) NDS
3 7 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.86%) vSphere
5 2 (1.24%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 18 (11.18%) SCCM
3 6 (3.73%) WSUS
4 2 (1.24%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (1.24%) WMI
4 2 (1.24%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.62%) Iperf
5 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.62%) Puppet
5 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (16.77%) Cisco
2 21 (13.04%) IBM
2 21 (13.04%) Oracle
2 21 (13.04%) HP
2 21 (13.04%) EMC
2 21 (13.04%) Novell
2 21 (13.04%) Veritas
3 15 (9.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 13 (8.07%) Citrix
5 8 (4.97%) TIBCO
5 8 (4.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (4.97%) Facebook
6 6 (3.73%) Unica
6 6 (3.73%) Apple
6 6 (3.73%) AppSense
7 5 (3.11%) Telerik
7 5 (3.11%) Huawei
7 5 (3.11%) Neolane
7 5 (3.11%) Acme Packet
8 4 (2.48%) ExactTarget
London
Modis International - London
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
mkodo
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
mkodo
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus call out & bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
The Developer Portal
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 26 days ago