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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 848 851 807
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -44
Permanent jobs citing SMS 87 86 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.45% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 88
Average salary £42,500 £48,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.37% +10.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,800 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,500 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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 +24 82 £42,500 - 29
London +16 36 £52,500 +8.24% 12
South West -1 16 £42,500 +25.00% 1
North West +30 13 £24,000 -18.64% 4
South East +8 13 £29,500 -35.51% 6
Cheshire +32 11 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Alderley Edge - 11 £24,000 -
Dorset +17 10 £42,500 +16.43%
Poole - 10 £42,500 -
Berkshire -8 9 £31,000 -38.00% 4
City of London +52 5 £57,500 -17.85%
Bristol - 5 £43,000 - 1
Scotland +3 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 - -
Livingston - 4 - -
Surrey +5 3 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Newbury - 3 £28,500 - 2
Reading +2 2 - -
Weybridge -11 2 £23,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £26,250 -
Northampton - 2 £26,250 -
East Midlands - 2 £26,250 - 1
Manchester +17 1 £45,000 +32.35% 2
Yorkshire +4 1 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Hertfordshire +1 1 £28,500 -48.18%
Leeds -1 1 £32,500 +18.18% 1
East of England -4 1 £28,500 -48.18%
West Yorkshire -9 1 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Bath - 1 £32,500 -
Kent - 1 £40,000 - 1

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 71 (39.01%) Telecoms
2 53 (29.12%) Marketing
3 40 (21.98%) Linux
4 37 (20.33%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (17.03%) Electronics
6 30 (16.48%) CRM
6 30 (16.48%) Degree
7 28 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
8 27 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (14.29%) IVR
10 25 (13.74%) Finance
10 25 (13.74%) VMS
11 24 (13.19%) Computer Science
11 24 (13.19%) Digital Marketing
12 23 (12.64%) SQL
12 23 (12.64%) Firewall
13 22 (12.09%) Network Security
13 22 (12.09%) Social Media
13 22 (12.09%) Presales
14 21 (11.54%) ITIL
14 21 (11.54%) Cisco
15 20 (10.99%) Unix
16 19 (10.44%) TCP/IP
16 19 (10.44%) MPLS
16 19 (10.44%) Analytics
17 18 (9.89%) Business Development
17 18 (9.89%) Service Delivery
17 18 (9.89%) VPN
17 18 (9.89%) Web Services

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (2.75%) Apache
2 3 (1.65%) CMS
2 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.65%) WordPress
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.55%) nginx
4 1 (0.55%) Node.js
4 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Unica
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.10%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.55%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.55%) FastStats
4 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.04%) SaaS
2 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.20%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.20%) Datadog
4 3 (1.65%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) AdWords
5 1 (0.55%) eCircle
5 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) Joyent
5 1 (0.55%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
2 23 (12.64%) Firewall
3 22 (12.09%) Network Security
4 19 (10.44%) MPLS
4 19 (10.44%) TCP/IP
5 18 (9.89%) VPN
6 15 (8.24%) Asterisk PBX
6 15 (8.24%) BGP
6 15 (8.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (8.24%) OSPF
6 15 (8.24%) PBX
6 15 (8.24%) Spanning Tree
7 12 (6.59%) SS7
8 11 (6.04%) 3G
8 11 (6.04%) 4G
8 11 (6.04%) SMPP
9 10 (5.49%) 2G
9 10 (5.49%) GSM
10 9 (4.95%) GPRS
11 8 (4.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.89%) MySQL
2 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.59%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.59%) Redis
4 11 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.49%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.95%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.40%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.85%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.55%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 15 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.69%) Subversion
3 13 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.49%) NUnit
4 10 (5.49%) ReSharper
5 8 (4.40%) Hamcrest
5 8 (4.40%) jMock
5 8 (4.40%) JUnit
6 5 (2.75%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.20%) GitLab
7 4 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.20%) JIRA
8 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (39.01%) Telecoms
2 53 (29.12%) Marketing
3 31 (17.03%) Electronics
4 25 (13.74%) Finance
5 12 (6.59%) Brand Awareness
6 9 (4.95%) Billing
7 4 (2.20%) Retail
8 3 (1.65%) Advertising
9 2 (1.10%) Banking
9 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.55%) Automotive
10 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (15.93%) Developer
2 19 (10.44%) Network Engineer
3 16 (8.79%) Presales Manager
4 15 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Head of Digital
4 15 (8.24%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Service Manager
5 14 (7.69%) Head of Digital Marketing
5 14 (7.69%) Head of Marketing
6 13 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Marketing Executive
6 13 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
7 12 (6.59%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) Voice Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.89%) Web Services
2 15 (8.24%) .NET
3 13 (7.14%) Flash
3 13 (7.14%) jQuery
3 13 (7.14%) RESTful
4 12 (6.59%) HTML
5 10 (5.49%) MSMQ
5 10 (5.49%) WCF
6 9 (4.95%) Ajax
6 9 (4.95%) HTML5
6 9 (4.95%) LAMP
7 8 (4.40%) Guice
7 8 (4.40%) Hibernate
7 8 (4.40%) Spring
8 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (3.85%) CSS
9 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.33%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.29%) IVR
3 24 (13.19%) Computer Science
4 22 (12.09%) Social Media
5 18 (9.89%) IPTV
6 13 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 13 (7.14%) Statistics
7 7 (3.85%) PKI
8 6 (3.30%) Animation
9 4 (2.20%) Replication
10 3 (1.65%) Economics
10 3 (1.65%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.55%) EPoS
12 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.55%) NHS
12 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.98%) Linux
2 25 (13.74%) VMS
3 20 (10.99%) Unix
4 9 (4.95%) Windows
5 5 (2.75%) Solaris
6 4 (2.20%) CentOS
6 4 (2.20%) Debian
7 3 (1.65%) Android
8 2 (1.10%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.48%) CRM
2 28 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (13.19%) Digital Marketing
5 22 (12.09%) Presales
6 21 (11.54%) ITIL
7 19 (10.44%) Analytics
8 18 (9.89%) Business Development
8 18 (9.89%) Service Delivery
9 16 (8.79%) Campaign Management
9 16 (8.79%) Data Analysis
9 16 (8.79%) Mentoring
10 15 (8.24%) Coaching
10 15 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.69%) Email Marketing
11 14 (7.69%) Pay per click
12 13 (7.14%) Critical Success Factor
12 13 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
12 13 (7.14%) Performance Management
12 13 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.64%) SQL
2 14 (7.69%) C#
2 14 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.59%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.49%) PHP
4 10 (5.49%) VB.NET
5 9 (4.95%) Java
6 6 (3.30%) Python
7 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.75%) C
8 4 (2.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) XPath
9 1 (0.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 30 (16.48%) Degree
2 13 (7.14%) ISEB
3 10 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.75%) CCIE
5 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.55%) CCDP
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) CISM
7 1 (0.55%) CISSP
7 1 (0.55%) HNC
7 1 (0.55%) HND
7 1 (0.55%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.30%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.20%) Docker
3 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.75%) Nagios
2 4 (2.20%) Cacti
2 4 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.20%) Puppet
2 4 (2.20%) Rundeck
2 4 (2.20%) Salt
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.55%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (11.54%) Cisco
2 13 (7.14%) Cadence
3 11 (6.04%) Huawei
4 10 (5.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 9 (4.95%) Ericsson
5 9 (4.95%) Nokia
5 9 (4.95%) Rackspace
6 6 (3.30%) Oracle
6 6 (3.30%) VMware
7 5 (2.75%) SAP
8 4 (2.20%) Akamai
8 4 (2.20%) New Relic
8 4 (2.20%) Percona
8 4 (2.20%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.65%) Adobe
9 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.65%) ION Trading
9 3 (1.65%) Siebel
10 2 (1.10%) HP
10 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £23k - 26k per year + Bonus, Holidays, Pension, Discounts + Other Bene
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Posted: 8 hours ago
London, Victoria
John Lewis Partnership
Salary: Pay in range: £46,700 - £66,500
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Pension, Bonus, Life
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sky Betting and Gaming (Oddschecker)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sky Betting and Gaming (Oddschecker)
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
WeFarm
Salary: Competitive start-up salary with substantial room to grow + equity
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Save The Children
Salary: £40,000 - £44,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Car
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Commission
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Vodafone
Salary: £Attractive Base plus Bonus, 28 days hols, pension sheme, share scheme
Posted: 22 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Sevenoaks
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago