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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 774 773 702
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -71
Permanent jobs citing SMS 118 157 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.76% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 56 103 146
Average salary £40,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.73% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £27,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £47,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-18.94% +25.00%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -21 116 £41,000 -13.68% 26
London +4 60 £45,000 -10.00% 14
South East -14 22 £45,000 -5.26% 3
South West +3 16 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Berkshire -17 11 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Wiltshire +4 10 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Swindon - 10 £35,000 - 1
North West 0 8 £40,250 +49.07% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £55,000 -2.22% 1
East of England -11 6 £55,000 +10.00% 2
City of London +15 4 £75,000 +66.66% 3
Dartford - 3 £45,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £45,000 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £45,000 - 2
Lancashire - 3 £40,500 -
Kent - 3 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £31,500 -55.00%
Manchester +4 2 £32,500 +20.37%
Peterborough +4 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +3 2 - -
Hampshire +1 2 £23,750 -22.13% 1
Reading -2 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Egham - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £45,000 -
Devon - 2 £38,750 -
Dorset - 2 £41,750 -
Leeds +15 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 75 (39.47%) Marketing
2 70 (36.84%) SQL
3 53 (27.89%) Degree
4 52 (27.37%) CRM
5 43 (22.63%) Email Marketing
6 40 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 38 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (18.95%) C#
9 33 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (15.26%) Service Management
11 26 (13.68%) Digital Marketing
12 25 (13.16%) HTML
12 25 (13.16%) .NET
13 22 (11.58%) Web Services
13 22 (11.58%) Linux
13 22 (11.58%) Project Management
13 22 (11.58%) MVC
14 21 (11.05%) ITIL
14 21 (11.05%) People Management
15 20 (10.53%) Analytics
15 20 (10.53%) Telecoms
15 20 (10.53%) Workflow
16 19 (10.00%) Oracle
16 19 (10.00%) Unit Testing
17 18 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (9.47%) PHP
17 18 (9.47%) Apache
18 17 (8.95%) HP
18 17 (8.95%) SMTP
18 17 (8.95%) DB2

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (9.47%) Apache
2 16 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 15 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.58%) SAS
4 3 (1.58%) WordPress
4 3 (1.58%) nginx
5 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.05%) CMS
5 2 (1.05%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) CICS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.74%) FastStats
2 5 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.05%) DOC1
3 2 (1.05%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.84%) Adobe Campaign
2 12 (6.32%) Unica
3 8 (4.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) SaaS
2 2 (1.05%) Joyent
2 2 (1.05%) GitHub
2 2 (1.05%) Silverpop
2 2 (1.05%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.95%) SMTP
2 15 (7.89%) SAN
2 15 (7.89%) SMPP
3 10 (5.26%) Internet
4 9 (4.74%) 3G
4 9 (4.74%) SS7
4 9 (4.74%) 4G
5 8 (4.21%) Network Security
5 8 (4.21%) 2G
5 8 (4.21%) Extranet
5 8 (4.21%) Intranet
6 6 (3.16%) MPLS
6 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
7 5 (2.63%) LTE
8 3 (1.58%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.58%) DNS
9 2 (1.05%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (1.05%) MVNO
10 1 (0.53%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.95%) DB2
2 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.89%) Ingres
4 10 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.74%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.63%) MySQL
7 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.05%) Big Data
8 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.63%) MSI
3 5 (2.63%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.58%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.05%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.05%) JIRA
5 2 (1.05%) Selenium
5 2 (1.05%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (39.47%) Marketing
2 20 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.42%) Finance
4 14 (7.37%) Publishing
5 13 (6.84%) Retail
6 5 (2.63%) German Language
7 4 (2.11%) French Language
7 4 (2.11%) Banking
7 4 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.58%) Law
8 3 (1.58%) Legal
8 3 (1.58%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.05%) Billing
9 2 (1.05%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (22.11%) Developer
2 25 (13.16%) Senior Manager
2 25 (13.16%) Campaign Manager
3 18 (9.47%) Analyst
4 15 (7.89%) Architect
4 15 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.79%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 9 (4.74%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.68%) Operations Manager
9 7 (3.68%) Service Operations Manager
10 5 (2.63%) Content Manager
10 5 (2.63%) Content Editor
10 5 (2.63%) Marketing Executive
10 5 (2.63%) Programmer
10 5 (2.63%) Applications Packager
11 4 (2.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.16%) HTML
1 25 (13.16%) .NET
2 22 (11.58%) Web Services
3 17 (8.95%) jQuery
4 16 (8.42%) XML
5 15 (7.89%) WinForms
5 15 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 13 (6.84%) SOAP
7 9 (4.74%) CSS
8 6 (3.16%) HTML5
9 5 (2.63%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.63%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.11%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.58%) Reactive Extensions
11 3 (1.58%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.58%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (1.58%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.89%) Mainframe
2 15 (7.89%) AS400
3 12 (6.32%) Client/Server
4 11 (5.79%) Social Media
5 7 (3.68%) IVR
6 6 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.16%) User Experience
7 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.63%) Animation
7 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.58%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.58%) Statistics
9 2 (1.05%) Blog
9 2 (1.05%) iPhone
9 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.05%) PMI
10 1 (0.53%) EPoS
10 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.58%) Linux
2 16 (8.42%) Solaris
3 15 (7.89%) VMS
3 15 (7.89%) AIX
3 15 (7.89%) HPUX
4 13 (6.84%) Android
4 13 (6.84%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.32%) Windows
6 7 (3.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.05%) UNIX
8 1 (0.53%) zOS
8 1 (0.53%) SUSE
8 1 (0.53%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.37%) CRM
2 43 (22.63%) Email Marketing
3 33 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (15.26%) Service Management
5 26 (13.68%) Digital Marketing
6 22 (11.58%) Project Management
6 22 (11.58%) MVC
7 21 (11.05%) ITIL
7 21 (11.05%) People Management
8 20 (10.53%) Analytics
8 20 (10.53%) Workflow
9 19 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 16 (8.42%) Multithreading
11 13 (6.84%) Customer Engagement
11 13 (6.84%) B2B
12 12 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.79%) Direct Marketing
14 9 (4.74%) Web Analytics
14 9 (4.74%) Data Analysis
14 9 (4.74%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.84%) SQL
2 40 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 36 (18.95%) C#
4 18 (9.47%) PHP
5 16 (8.42%) T-SQL
6 15 (7.89%) Java
7 10 (5.26%) C++
8 7 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.16%) C
9 6 (3.16%) VBScript
10 5 (2.63%) VB
11 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.05%) Python
13 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.53%) Delphi
13 1 (0.53%) SOQL
13 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 53 (27.89%) Degree
2 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
2 11 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.11%) MCP
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.11%) MCSE
4 4 (2.11%) MCITP
5 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) PMP
6 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.53%) CISM
7 1 (0.53%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.53%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.53%) HNC
7 1 (0.53%) CCIE
7 1 (0.53%) CCNP
7 1 (0.53%) CCDP
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.68%) SLA
2 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.63%) QA
3 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) RACF
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
3 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (7.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (4.21%) SCCM
3 4 (2.11%) WSUS
4 3 (1.58%) WMI
4 3 (1.58%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.58%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (1.05%) Ansible
5 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.05%) Nagios
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (10.00%) Oracle
2 17 (8.95%) HP
3 16 (8.42%) Cisco
3 16 (8.42%) IBM
3 16 (8.42%) Adobe
4 15 (7.89%) EMC
4 15 (7.89%) Novell
4 15 (7.89%) Veritas
5 13 (6.84%) Remedy
6 11 (5.79%) BMC
6 11 (5.79%) ExactTarget
7 6 (3.16%) Citrix
8 5 (2.63%) ION Trading
8 5 (2.63%) Facebook
9 4 (2.11%) Apple
10 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.58%) Alterian
11 2 (1.05%) Altiris
11 2 (1.05%) Aquila
11 2 (1.05%) Omniture
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Posted: 23 hours ago
London
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
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Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum + discretionary relocation
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Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + +car + bens
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East London
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Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum Excellent plus benefits and company
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Hampshire
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Atherstone, Warwickshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Excellent + bonus & benefits
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East London
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