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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 798 754 731
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -23
Permanent jobs citing SMS 75 165 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.82% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 45 108 135
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £34,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%

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
18687 20148 21020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.69% 17.04% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15023 16104 17009
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -45 74 £45,000 - 27
London +19 42 £46,250 +8.82% 15
South East +9 14 £45,000 -5.26%
South West -11 8 £35,000 -22.22% 3
City of London +25 5 £51,000 +16.57% 1
Berkshire -5 5 £25,000 -47.36%
North West +2 4 £43,000 - 5
East of England -15 4 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Cambridge +1 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Reading -8 3 £25,000 -61.53%
Redhill - 3 £65,000 -
Dartford - 3 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £47,500 -
Kent - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey - 3 £65,000 -
Dorset - 2 £40,250 -
Lancashire - 2 £44,250 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Yorkshire +13 1 - -
Liverpool +9 1 £45,000 - 1
Merseyside +4 1 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 1 £50,000 +13.63% 1
Somerset - 1 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 - 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £37,500 -
Aldershot - 1 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 - 3
Newbury - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 54 (33.54%) SQL
1 54 (33.54%) Marketing
2 36 (22.36%) Degree
2 36 (22.36%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (21.74%) CRM
4 29 (18.01%) JavaScript
5 27 (16.77%) Linux
5 27 (16.77%) Cisco
5 27 (16.77%) Service Management
5 27 (16.77%) Email Marketing
6 23 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (14.29%) Apache
6 23 (14.29%) HTML
6 23 (14.29%) DB2
7 22 (13.66%) Oracle
7 22 (13.66%) Solaris
7 22 (13.66%) SharePoint
7 22 (13.66%) IBM
7 22 (13.66%) HP
8 21 (13.04%) EMC
8 21 (13.04%) SAN
8 21 (13.04%) Novell
8 21 (13.04%) Veritas
8 21 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 21 (13.04%) Mainframe
8 21 (13.04%) Ingres
8 21 (13.04%) VMS
8 21 (13.04%) AIX
8 21 (13.04%) HPUX
8 21 (13.04%) Telecoms

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (14.29%) Apache
2 22 (13.66%) SharePoint
3 21 (13.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.24%) SugarCRM
4 2 (1.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) WordPress
5 1 (0.62%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.62%) Drupal
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.62%) CICS
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) FastStats
2 5 (3.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.62%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Unica
1 9 (5.59%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.24%) Silverpop
2 2 (1.24%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.62%) SmartFocus
3 1 (0.62%) Force.com
3 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) SAN
2 9 (5.59%) Internet
3 7 (4.35%) VoIP
3 7 (4.35%) SMPP
4 6 (3.73%) SMTP
5 5 (3.11%) LTE
5 5 (3.11%) Network Security
5 5 (3.11%) Extranet
5 5 (3.11%) Intranet
6 4 (2.48%) 3G
6 4 (2.48%) DWDM
6 4 (2.48%) SS7
6 4 (2.48%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.48%) SDH
6 4 (2.48%) 4G
7 3 (1.86%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (1.86%) MVNO
7 3 (1.86%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.86%) UMTS
7 3 (1.86%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.29%) DB2
2 21 (13.04%) Ingres
3 7 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.11%) MSI
3 5 (3.11%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.86%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.24%) JIRA
5 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.62%) Selenium
6 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 54 (33.54%) Marketing
2 21 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.32%) Finance
4 12 (7.45%) Publishing
5 9 (5.59%) Retail
6 4 (2.48%) Advertising
7 3 (1.86%) Legal
7 3 (1.86%) Billing
8 2 (1.24%) Banking
8 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (14.91%) Developer
2 21 (13.04%) Architect
2 21 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (11.18%) Analyst
3 18 (11.18%) Campaign Manager
4 14 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 9 (5.59%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.73%) Build Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) Applications Packager
8 5 (3.11%) Applications Developer
8 5 (3.11%) Consultant
8 5 (3.11%) Quality Manager
9 4 (2.48%) Senior Network Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) Senior Network Security Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) HTML
2 14 (8.70%) .NET
3 11 (6.83%) XML
3 11 (6.83%) CSS
4 10 (6.21%) Web Services
4 10 (6.21%) jQuery
5 8 (4.97%) SOAP
5 8 (4.97%) HTML5
6 6 (3.73%) WinForms
6 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (3.73%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.11%) Application Packaging
7 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.86%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.86%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (1.86%) RESTful
9 3 (1.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.36%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 21 (13.04%) AS400
3 15 (9.32%) Client/Server
4 11 (6.83%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.97%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.35%) User Experience
7 5 (3.11%) Social Media
8 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.48%) IVR
9 3 (1.86%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.86%) Statistics
10 2 (1.24%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.24%) Handset
10 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.24%) Blog
10 2 (1.24%) iPhone
11 1 (0.62%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.77%) Linux
2 22 (13.66%) Solaris
3 21 (13.04%) VMS
3 21 (13.04%) AIX
3 21 (13.04%) HPUX
4 15 (9.32%) Windows
5 13 (8.07%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.83%) Android
6 11 (6.83%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.48%) UNIX
8 2 (1.24%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.62%) zOS
9 1 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.74%) CRM
2 27 (16.77%) Service Management
2 27 (16.77%) Email Marketing
3 23 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
5 17 (10.56%) Project Management
6 14 (8.70%) Data Analysis
7 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (8.07%) MVC
8 12 (7.45%) Migration
8 12 (7.45%) People Management
8 12 (7.45%) Analytics
9 11 (6.83%) ITIL
10 10 (6.21%) Workflow
10 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
10 10 (6.21%) OOP
10 10 (6.21%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.97%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.97%) Direct Marketing
11 8 (4.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (33.54%) SQL
2 29 (18.01%) JavaScript
3 20 (12.42%) C#
4 13 (8.07%) PHP
5 12 (7.45%) Java
6 9 (5.59%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.35%) C
7 7 (4.35%) VBScript
8 6 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.73%) C++
9 5 (3.11%) VB
10 2 (1.24%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.24%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.62%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.62%) SOQL
11 1 (0.62%) VBA
11 1 (0.62%) Perl
11 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (22.36%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) MCITP
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.21%) MCP
2 10 (6.21%) MCSE
3 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.86%) HNC
5 3 (1.86%) ISEB
6 2 (1.24%) HND
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PMP
7 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CCA
7 1 (0.62%) CISSP
7 1 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) QA
1 7 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.11%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.24%) NDS
4 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.62%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) vCloud
4 1 (0.62%) RACF
Systems Management
1 21 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 14 (8.70%) SCCM
3 6 (3.73%) WSUS
4 3 (1.86%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.86%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (1.86%) WMI
5 2 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.62%) Puppet
6 1 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.62%) Iperf
Vendors
1 27 (16.77%) Cisco
2 22 (13.66%) Oracle
2 22 (13.66%) IBM
2 22 (13.66%) HP
3 21 (13.04%) EMC
3 21 (13.04%) Novell
3 21 (13.04%) Veritas
4 11 (6.83%) Adobe
5 10 (6.21%) Citrix
6 9 (5.59%) ExactTarget
7 6 (3.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (3.73%) Apple
7 6 (3.73%) Facebook
8 4 (2.48%) Huawei
8 4 (2.48%) AppSense
8 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.86%) BMC
10 2 (1.24%) Omniture
10 2 (1.24%) Google
10 2 (1.24%) Aquila
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
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London
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year
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Salary: £35k - 50k per year + benefits & discounts
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Salary: Highly Competitive
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Salary: Highly Competitive
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London
Candidate Source
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: Highly Competitive
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Salary: Unspecified
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Cegedimrx
Salary: From £36,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
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Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
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East London
Truphone
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Contributory pension, private health
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East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus call out & bonus & benefits
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East London
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Salary: excellent plus bonus and benefits
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East London
mkodo
Salary: Excellent plus bonus and benefits
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