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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 790 742 798
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +56
Permanent jobs citing SMS 76 133 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 51 83 61
Average salary £45,750 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.97% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +6.66%

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
18559 17813 21817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.08% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15078 13984 18103
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -41 71 £42,500 - 17
London -34 25 £45,500 -9.00% 8
South East -33 19 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Surrey -6 9 £31,500 -21.25%
East of England -8 7 £55,000 +57.14% 1
North West -10 7 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Berkshire -15 7 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Hertfordshire -17 7 £55,000 +25.00%
Reading -5 6 £48,250 -12.27%
City of London +4 5 £60,000 +9.09% 4
West Yorkshire - 5 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £27,500 -
Leeds - 5 £27,500 -
South West -23 4 £31,250 -26.90% 1
Guernsey -1 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Jersey -3 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Cheshire -4 3 £25,000 -37.50%
Channel Islands -6 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Lancashire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Guildford -9 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 £30,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Weybridge - 2 £23,000 -
Devon - 2 £30,000 -
Scotland +8 1 - -
Gloucestershire -11 1 £32,500 -24.41%
Manchester -11 1 - - 1
Bracknell -16 1 £72,500 - 1
Hampshire -34 1 £48,500 +115.55% 1

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 59 (25.43%) Marketing
2 53 (22.84%) Telecoms
3 38 (16.38%) Linux
3 38 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (15.95%) CRM
4 37 (15.95%) HTML
5 34 (14.66%) SQL
5 34 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (14.22%) Windows
7 32 (13.79%) Java
8 30 (12.93%) Retail
9 29 (12.50%) Finance
10 27 (11.64%) JavaScript
11 26 (11.21%) Degree
12 24 (10.34%) Project Management
13 23 (9.91%) PHP
14 22 (9.48%) IVR
15 21 (9.05%) SS7
15 21 (9.05%) UNIX
15 21 (9.05%) TCP/IP
15 21 (9.05%) Banking
15 21 (9.05%) Campaign Management
16 20 (8.62%) Software Engineering
16 20 (8.62%) Cisco
16 20 (8.62%) Citrix
16 20 (8.62%) VoIP
16 20 (8.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 19 (8.19%) Internet
17 19 (8.19%) CSS
17 19 (8.19%) XML

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (6.47%) Apache
2 11 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.02%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.72%) WordPress
4 4 (1.72%) Lync
4 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.86%) SAS
5 2 (0.86%) CICS
5 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.43%) MindAlign
6 1 (0.43%) FileNet
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.43%) lighttpd
6 1 (0.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (4.74%) FastStats
2 5 (2.16%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.43%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.43%) Summit
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.59%) SaaS
2 2 (0.86%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.05%) TCP/IP
1 21 (9.05%) SS7
2 20 (8.62%) VoIP
3 19 (8.19%) Internet
4 18 (7.76%) GSM
5 17 (7.33%) UMTS
5 17 (7.33%) DNS
6 12 (5.17%) SMPP
7 11 (4.74%) Asterisk PBX
8 10 (4.31%) 4G
8 10 (4.31%) NFC
8 10 (4.31%) Network Security
9 9 (3.88%) Wireless
10 8 (3.45%) GPRS
10 8 (3.45%) DHCP
10 8 (3.45%) Ethernet
11 7 (3.02%) 3GPP
11 7 (3.02%) LDAP
11 7 (3.02%) SAN
12 6 (2.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.33%) MySQL
2 16 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.02%) DB2
4 7 (3.02%) Ingres
5 4 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.43%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.43%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.31%) NUnit
1 10 (4.31%) MSTest
2 8 (3.45%) WiX
2 8 (3.45%) MSBuild
2 8 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.72%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.43%) JUnit
5 1 (0.43%) MSI
5 1 (0.43%) JMeter
5 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) Selenium
5 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.43%) Calabash
5 1 (0.43%) Appium
General
1 59 (25.43%) Marketing
2 53 (22.84%) Telecoms
3 30 (12.93%) Retail
4 29 (12.50%) Finance
5 21 (9.05%) Banking
6 14 (6.03%) Billing
7 12 (5.17%) Retail Banking
8 7 (3.02%) Games
9 5 (2.16%) Legal
10 4 (1.72%) Advertising
11 3 (1.29%) Publishing
12 1 (0.43%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.43%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (12.50%) Analyst
2 25 (10.78%) Developer
3 21 (9.05%) Support Engineer
4 16 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 14 (6.03%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.17%) CRM Manager
7 10 (4.31%) BSS Engineer
7 10 (4.31%) Campaign Manager
7 10 (4.31%) Payments Business Analyst
8 9 (3.88%) Consultant
8 9 (3.88%) Network Engineer
8 9 (3.88%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) Architect
10 7 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.59%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (2.59%) Product Manager
11 6 (2.59%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (2.59%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.95%) HTML
2 19 (8.19%) CSS
2 19 (8.19%) XML
3 16 (6.90%) HTML5
4 15 (6.47%) Web Services
5 11 (4.74%) .NET
5 11 (4.74%) LAMP
6 10 (4.31%) LINQ
6 10 (4.31%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.31%) Java ME
6 10 (4.31%) WCF
7 8 (3.45%) WPF
7 8 (3.45%) Ajax
7 8 (3.45%) XSLT
7 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.02%) FreeSWITCH
9 6 (2.59%) jQuery
9 6 (2.59%) SOAP
10 5 (2.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.48%) IVR
3 16 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.17%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.31%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.31%) Cryptography
5 10 (4.31%) APACS
5 10 (4.31%) SWIFT
6 9 (3.88%) Social Media
6 9 (3.88%) Mainframe
7 7 (3.02%) AS400
8 6 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.16%) Open Source
9 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.16%) Economics
10 4 (1.72%) Clustering
10 4 (1.72%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.72%) PMI
10 4 (1.72%) NHS
11 3 (1.29%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.38%) Linux
2 33 (14.22%) Windows
3 21 (9.05%) UNIX
4 16 (6.90%) Android
4 16 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.74%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.31%) Windows Phone
6 10 (4.31%) Solaris
7 8 (3.45%) VMS
8 7 (3.02%) AIX
8 7 (3.02%) HPUX
9 6 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.72%) SUSE
10 4 (1.72%) Debian
10 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.86%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.95%) CRM
3 24 (10.34%) Project Management
4 21 (9.05%) Campaign Management
5 20 (8.62%) Software Engineering
6 19 (8.19%) Scrum
7 16 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 15 (6.47%) Change Management
9 14 (6.03%) ITIL
10 13 (5.60%) Service Management
11 12 (5.17%) TDD
11 12 (5.17%) Product Marketing
12 11 (4.74%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (4.74%) Migration
12 11 (4.74%) MVC
13 10 (4.31%) Data Security
13 10 (4.31%) Project Planning
13 10 (4.31%) Time Management
13 10 (4.31%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.66%) SQL
2 32 (13.79%) Java
3 27 (11.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.91%) PHP
5 13 (5.60%) C#
6 10 (4.31%) Perl
6 10 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.45%) XAML
7 8 (3.45%) C++
8 7 (3.02%) C
9 6 (2.59%) Python
10 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.16%) Ruby
11 3 (1.29%) VBScript
12 2 (0.86%) COBOL
12 2 (0.86%) JCL
12 2 (0.86%) Erlang
13 1 (0.43%) PHP5
13 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (11.21%) Degree
2 15 (6.47%) HND
3 12 (5.17%) HNC
4 10 (4.31%) CCA
5 9 (3.88%) MCSE
5 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.88%) MCITP
6 8 (3.45%) MCP
7 6 (2.59%) ISEB
8 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.72%) PMP
9 4 (1.72%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.72%) CCNA
10 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CISSP
10 1 (0.43%) CISM
10 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.76%) ISO 8583
2 12 (5.17%) SLA
3 10 (4.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (4.31%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.59%) QA
6 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.17%) NDS
2 10 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.02%) OpenSIPS
4 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.72%) XenApp
5 4 (1.72%) Samba
5 4 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (1.29%) NFS
6 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.86%) RACF
7 2 (0.86%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (7.33%) SCCM
2 7 (3.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.86%) WSUS
4 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.43%) SCOM
5 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (8.62%) Cisco
1 20 (8.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 20 (8.62%) Citrix
2 15 (6.47%) TIBCO
3 14 (6.03%) HP
4 12 (5.17%) VMware
4 12 (5.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (4.31%) Symantec
6 8 (3.45%) Telerik
6 8 (3.45%) EMC
6 8 (3.45%) Oracle
7 7 (3.02%) IBM
7 7 (3.02%) Novell
7 7 (3.02%) Veritas
8 6 (2.59%) AppSense
8 6 (2.59%) Adobe
8 6 (2.59%) Acme Packet
8 6 (2.59%) Facebook
8 6 (2.59%) Unica
9 5 (2.16%) Huawei
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
BLOC
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Flexible working, Perks
Posted: 13 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago