The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 746 702 730
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +28
Permanent jobs citing SMS 150 168 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.83% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 101 138 107
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+32.85% -6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20170 20213 20677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.29% 18.53% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16148 16385 17105
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 £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 11 July 2014 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 July 2014. 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 -30 149 £47,500 +11.76% 25
London -21 90 £47,643 +0.30% 15
South East -35 29 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Berkshire +6 25 £47,500 - 2
East of England +3 18 £48,000 +6.66% 1
City of London -30 15 £43,750 -7.89% 6
Hertfordshire - 11 £46,500 - 1
Brentford - 10 £65,000 -
Reading -6 9 £61,250 +28.94%
North West +3 7 £27,000 -32.50% 1
Slough - 7 £47,500 -
Watford - 7 £44,000 -
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire -41 3 £26,000 +4.00%
Yorkshire -44 3 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Essex - 3 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £30,500 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £55,000 -
Manchester - 3 £27,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £30,500 -
Cambridge - 3 £55,000 -
Liverpool -1 2 - -
Merseyside -2 2 - -
Cheshire -5 2 - -
Leeds -46 2 £26,000 +4.00%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Bury - 2 £27,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £35,000 -
Chiswick - 2 £22,500 -
Oxford +8 1 £37,500 +41.50%

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 116 (34.12%) Telecoms
2 92 (27.06%) Marketing
3 80 (23.53%) Banking
4 78 (22.94%) SQL
5 77 (22.65%) Java
6 71 (20.88%) Internet
7 59 (17.35%) Retail
8 56 (16.47%) IVR
9 53 (15.59%) Finance
10 51 (15.00%) HTML
11 50 (14.71%) CRM
12 48 (14.12%) Degree
13 46 (13.53%) UNIX
14 45 (13.24%) Web Services
15 41 (12.06%) SQL Server
15 41 (12.06%) JavaScript
15 41 (12.06%) Linux
16 38 (11.18%) Campaign Management
17 37 (10.88%) XML
17 37 (10.88%) Android
18 36 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (10.29%) Scrum
20 34 (10.00%) ISO 8583
20 34 (10.00%) Billing
21 33 (9.71%) Windows
22 32 (9.41%) .NET
23 30 (8.82%) Oracle
23 30 (8.82%) Mobile App
24 29 (8.53%) Apple iOS
25 27 (7.94%) C#

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 16 (4.71%) SAS
2 8 (2.35%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 8 (2.35%) Node.js
3 7 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.47%) CMS
5 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.88%) WordPress
6 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) nginx
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.35%) FastStats
3 7 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.18%) InDesign
5 3 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.53%) SaaS
2 4 (1.18%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.18%) Responsys
2 4 (1.18%) StrongView
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (20.88%) Internet
2 26 (7.65%) GSM
3 25 (7.35%) SS7
4 23 (6.76%) UMTS
5 20 (5.88%) INAP
6 19 (5.59%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.59%) DNS
7 17 (5.00%) LAN
7 17 (5.00%) NFC
8 16 (4.71%) PBX
8 16 (4.71%) SMPP
9 15 (4.41%) LDAP
9 15 (4.41%) LTE
10 12 (3.53%) Radio Access Network
11 11 (3.24%) Firewall
11 11 (3.24%) ISUP
12 10 (2.94%) VoIP
12 10 (2.94%) HTTP
13 9 (2.65%) OSPF
13 9 (2.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.00%) Big Data
4 15 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.41%) MySQL
5 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.18%) Spotfire
8 4 (1.18%) QlikView
9 3 (0.88%) DB2
10 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (6.47%) MSTest
2 21 (6.18%) NUnit
3 17 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.12%) MSBuild
6 11 (3.24%) WiX
7 6 (1.76%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.76%) MSI
8 4 (1.18%) NetBeans
8 4 (1.18%) Subversion
8 4 (1.18%) Maven
8 4 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.18%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.88%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 116 (34.12%) Telecoms
2 92 (27.06%) Marketing
3 80 (23.53%) Banking
4 59 (17.35%) Retail
5 53 (15.59%) Finance
6 34 (10.00%) Billing
7 21 (6.18%) Retail Banking
8 19 (5.59%) Automotive
8 19 (5.59%) Manufacturing
9 18 (5.29%) Games
10 13 (3.82%) Legal
11 11 (3.24%) Advertising
11 11 (3.24%) Electronics
12 4 (1.18%) French Language
13 2 (0.59%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.29%) Front Office
14 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (19.71%) Analyst
2 64 (18.82%) Developer
3 22 (6.47%) Business Analyst
4 21 (6.18%) .NET Developer
5 20 (5.88%) Architect
5 20 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 15 (4.41%) Test Analyst
7 15 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.41%) Payments Business Analyst
8 14 (4.12%) C# Developer
9 13 (3.82%) Campaign Analyst
10 11 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.94%) Applications Support
11 10 (2.94%) Systems Developer
11 10 (2.94%) Software Developer
11 10 (2.94%) Web Developer
12 9 (2.65%) Junior
13 8 (2.35%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.35%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.00%) HTML
2 45 (13.24%) Web Services
3 37 (10.88%) XML
4 32 (9.41%) .NET
5 27 (7.94%) CSS
6 24 (7.06%) SOAP
7 22 (6.47%) ASP.NET
7 22 (6.47%) HTML5
8 20 (5.88%) WCF
8 20 (5.88%) LINQ
9 19 (5.59%) .NET Framework
10 18 (5.29%) jQuery
11 16 (4.71%) REST
12 15 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (4.12%) CSS3
13 14 (4.12%) Java ME
13 14 (4.12%) WPF
13 14 (4.12%) XSLT
14 9 (2.65%) JMS
14 9 (2.65%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.47%) IVR
2 30 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 22 (6.47%) Cryptography
3 22 (6.47%) APACS
4 21 (6.18%) SWIFT
5 19 (5.59%) Visualisation
6 16 (4.71%) Blackberry
7 15 (4.41%) Computer Science
8 14 (4.12%) N-Tier
9 12 (3.53%) Management Information System
9 12 (3.53%) Social Media
10 8 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
10 8 (2.35%) Online Banking
11 7 (2.06%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.18%) Kindle
13 4 (1.18%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.18%) Physics
14 3 (0.88%) iPhone
14 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.53%) UNIX
2 41 (12.06%) Linux
3 37 (10.88%) Android
4 33 (9.71%) Windows
5 29 (8.53%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.71%) Windows Phone
7 14 (4.12%) Solaris
8 10 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.29%) Debian
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.71%) CRM
2 38 (11.18%) Campaign Management
3 36 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (10.29%) Scrum
5 25 (7.35%) MVC
6 23 (6.76%) Data Security
6 23 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (6.76%) Migration
7 22 (6.47%) TDD
7 22 (6.47%) Requirements Analysis
7 22 (6.47%) Project Planning
7 22 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (6.18%) Strategic Planning
8 21 (6.18%) Project Management
9 20 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 20 (5.88%) Multithreading
10 19 (5.59%) Software Engineering
11 17 (5.00%) Configuration Management
11 17 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 17 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.94%) SQL
2 77 (22.65%) Java
3 41 (12.06%) JavaScript
4 27 (7.94%) C#
5 23 (6.76%) PHP
6 16 (4.71%) XAML
7 14 (4.12%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.82%) Perl
9 12 (3.53%) C
10 10 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.35%) C++
12 7 (2.06%) ActionScript
12 7 (2.06%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.76%) Python
13 6 (1.76%) VB
14 4 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.88%) Korn
15 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (14.12%) Degree
2 25 (7.35%) CCA
3 14 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.53%) ISEB
5 9 (2.65%) CCNP
6 8 (2.35%) CCNA
7 6 (1.76%) CCSP
7 6 (1.76%) HNC
7 6 (1.76%) HND
7 6 (1.76%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.76%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.18%) MCITP
9 4 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.18%) MCSE
10 3 (0.88%) CCIE
11 1 (0.29%) RHCE
11 1 (0.29%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.00%) ISO 8583
2 22 (6.47%) PCI DSS
2 22 (6.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (4.71%) SLA
4 15 (4.41%) QA
5 14 (4.12%) HL7
6 6 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 10 (2.94%) NFS
2 8 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.76%) NDS
4 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.59%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.71%) SCCM
2 10 (2.94%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.88%) MOM
6 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.59%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.59%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.59%) WSUS
6 2 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (8.82%) Oracle
2 18 (5.29%) Citrix
3 17 (5.00%) Unica
4 16 (4.71%) Neolane
5 15 (4.41%) TIBCO
5 15 (4.41%) Cisco
6 13 (3.82%) VMware
7 12 (3.53%) Alterian
7 12 (3.53%) Chordiant
8 11 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (3.24%) Telerik
9 10 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.35%) HP
11 6 (1.76%) Dell
11 6 (1.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (1.76%) Symantec
11 6 (1.76%) Redknee
11 6 (1.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 5 (1.47%) Genesys
12 5 (1.47%) Avaya
London
Skye Group
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum with Company Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus 15% and Health Care
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £550000 per annum + bonus, medical, pension and more
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nexmo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
South West London
Parliamentary ICT
Salary: From £22,829 to £29,330 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £58300 - £61215 per annum + Exc.Bens.
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits, OTE
Posted: 23 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits, Commission
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago