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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 778 718 707
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -11
Permanent jobs citing SMS 115 190 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.91% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 68 116 140
Average salary £39,250 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.36% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%

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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 August 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 August 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 -67 112 £40,000 -15.78% 14
London -21 47 £45,000 -14.28% 5
South East +6 34 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Berkshire -6 18 £70,000 +50.53% 1
South West -14 14 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire +10 12 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Swindon - 12 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £55,000 -4.34%
Hampshire +9 7 £25,000 -33.77%
North West -8 7 £36,250 +45.00% 1
East of England -24 7 £55,000 +14.58% 1
Newbury - 5 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £35,000 -
Brighton - 3 £45,000 -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +13 2 £75,000 +57.89%
Peterborough -4 2 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £31,500 -55.00%
Reading -11 2 - -
Manchester -15 2 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Lancashire - 2 £40,250 -
Egham - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham +11 1 £70,000 +154.54%
Yorkshire +7 1 - -
West Midlands -6 1 £70,000 +223.69%
Milton Keynes -11 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 80 (42.55%) Marketing
2 61 (32.45%) SQL
3 58 (30.85%) Degree
4 54 (28.72%) CRM
5 42 (22.34%) Email Marketing
6 39 (20.74%) C#
6 39 (20.74%) JavaScript
7 36 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (15.96%) Telecoms
10 29 (15.43%) Digital Marketing
11 28 (14.89%) .NET
12 26 (13.83%) Web Services
13 25 (13.30%) Project Management
14 24 (12.77%) MVC
15 23 (12.23%) Unit Testing
15 23 (12.23%) Analytics
16 22 (11.70%) Workflow
16 22 (11.70%) ITIL
16 22 (11.70%) HTML
17 21 (11.17%) SMTP
17 21 (11.17%) People Management
17 21 (11.17%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (10.64%) PHP
19 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
19 19 (10.11%) T-SQL
19 19 (10.11%) SMPP
19 19 (10.11%) Adobe
19 19 (10.11%) Service Management
19 19 (10.11%) Multithreading

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (4.26%) Apache
2 7 (3.72%) WordPress
3 5 (2.66%) CMS
4 4 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.13%) nginx
5 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.06%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) CICS
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.53%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) FastStats
2 4 (2.13%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.06%) DOC1
4 2 (1.06%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.91%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (5.32%) Unica
3 8 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.26%) SaaS
2 3 (1.60%) Joyent
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.06%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.17%) SMTP
2 19 (10.11%) SMPP
3 17 (9.04%) SS7
4 16 (8.51%) 3G
4 16 (8.51%) 4G
5 15 (7.98%) 2G
6 14 (7.45%) Network Security
7 13 (6.91%) IP Telephony
7 13 (6.91%) MPLS
8 8 (4.26%) Intranet
8 8 (4.26%) Internet
8 8 (4.26%) Extranet
9 7 (3.72%) LTE
10 5 (2.66%) Firewall
11 4 (2.13%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.13%) DNS
11 4 (2.13%) SAN
12 3 (1.60%) LAN
12 3 (1.60%) SSH
12 3 (1.60%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.79%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.72%) MySQL
5 6 (3.19%) DB2
6 4 (2.13%) Ingres
6 4 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.06%) Big Data
7 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (11.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (9.57%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.66%) MSI
3 5 (2.66%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.60%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.06%) Selenium
5 2 (1.06%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 80 (42.55%) Marketing
2 30 (15.96%) Telecoms
3 18 (9.57%) Finance
4 11 (5.85%) Retail
5 9 (4.79%) Publishing
6 5 (2.66%) Banking
6 5 (2.66%) German Language
7 4 (2.13%) French Language
7 4 (2.13%) Advertising
7 4 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.60%) Electronics
8 3 (1.60%) Law
8 3 (1.60%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.06%) Billing
10 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (22.34%) Developer
2 26 (13.83%) Senior Manager
3 23 (12.23%) Campaign Manager
4 18 (9.57%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.45%) Analyst
6 11 (5.85%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.79%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (4.79%) Marketing Executive
9 8 (4.26%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.72%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.72%) Operations Manager
10 7 (3.72%) Service Operations Manager
11 6 (3.19%) Marketing Manager
12 5 (2.66%) Applications Packager
12 5 (2.66%) Content Manager
12 5 (2.66%) Content Editor
13 4 (2.13%) Programmer
13 4 (2.13%) Support Analyst
13 4 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.89%) .NET
2 26 (13.83%) Web Services
3 22 (11.70%) HTML
4 19 (10.11%) jQuery
5 18 (9.57%) KnockoutJS
5 18 (9.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 18 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 18 (9.57%) WinForms
6 16 (8.51%) XML
7 11 (5.85%) SOAP
8 6 (3.19%) CSS
8 6 (3.19%) LAMP
9 5 (2.66%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.13%) HTML5
10 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.13%) VXML
11 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.60%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.60%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.98%) Social Media
3 8 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.26%) IVR
4 6 (3.19%) User Experience
5 5 (2.66%) Animation
6 4 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.13%) AS400
7 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.60%) Statistics
8 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Tandem
8 2 (1.06%) PMI
8 2 (1.06%) EPoS
9 1 (0.53%) W3C
9 1 (0.53%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.53%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.98%) Linux
2 11 (5.85%) Android
2 11 (5.85%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.79%) Windows
4 6 (3.19%) Solaris
5 5 (2.66%) UNIX
5 5 (2.66%) VMS
6 4 (2.13%) AIX
6 4 (2.13%) HPUX
6 4 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) zOS
8 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.72%) CRM
2 42 (22.34%) Email Marketing
3 36 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (15.43%) Digital Marketing
5 25 (13.30%) Project Management
6 24 (12.77%) MVC
7 23 (12.23%) Unit Testing
7 23 (12.23%) Analytics
8 22 (11.70%) Workflow
8 22 (11.70%) ITIL
9 21 (11.17%) People Management
10 19 (10.11%) Service Management
10 19 (10.11%) Multithreading
11 14 (7.45%) Customer Engagement
12 13 (6.91%) B2B
13 11 (5.85%) Network Management
14 10 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (5.32%) Direct Marketing
15 9 (4.79%) PRINCE2
15 9 (4.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.45%) SQL
2 39 (20.74%) C#
2 39 (20.74%) JavaScript
3 20 (10.64%) PHP
4 19 (10.11%) T-SQL
5 12 (6.38%) Java
6 10 (5.32%) C++
7 5 (2.66%) VBScript
7 5 (2.66%) VB
8 4 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.60%) Python
10 2 (1.06%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Delphi
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.53%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.53%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 58 (30.85%) Degree
2 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.13%) CISM
4 4 (2.13%) CISSP
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.06%) PMP
5 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.06%) CCIE
5 2 (1.06%) CCNP
5 2 (1.06%) CCDP
5 2 (1.06%) JNCIS
5 2 (1.06%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.72%) SLA
2 5 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) vCloud
4 1 (0.53%) RACF
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) SCCM
2 4 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.60%) Nagios
3 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
3 3 (1.60%) WMI
3 3 (1.60%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.60%) BMC Marimba
3 3 (1.60%) Ansible
4 2 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (10.11%) Adobe
2 13 (6.91%) Remedy
3 11 (5.85%) BMC
4 9 (4.79%) ION Trading
4 9 (4.79%) ExactTarget
5 8 (4.26%) Oracle
6 7 (3.72%) Cisco
7 6 (3.19%) HP
8 5 (2.66%) IBM
9 4 (2.13%) EMC
9 4 (2.13%) Novell
9 4 (2.13%) Facebook
9 4 (2.13%) Veritas
10 3 (1.60%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.06%) Nokia
11 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.06%) Perforce
11 2 (1.06%) VMware
11 2 (1.06%) Twitter
11 2 (1.06%) Aquila
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £85,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus, + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Excellent salary + bonus & benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
St. Albans
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 Pus Bonus + bens (will go higher for the right individual)
Posted: 24 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago