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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 812 722 801
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +79
Permanent jobs citing SMS 85 169 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.15% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.90% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 54 95 57
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,150 £65,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -84 77 £50,000 +17.64% 11
South East -17 25 £47,000 +17.50% 4
London -18 23 £50,000 +4.16% 4
East of England -10 19 £52,500 +19.31%
Berkshire -1 16 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Reading +7 15 £47,000 +4.44%
Hertfordshire -18 9 £55,000 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 7 £52,500 -
Surrey -10 6 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Jersey -1 4 £51,250 +13.88%
Guernsey -3 4 £51,250 +13.88%
Channel Islands -6 4 £51,250 +13.88%
North West -18 4 £27,500 -24.13% 2
Yorkshire -22 4 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £27,500 -
Leeds - 4 £27,500 -
Scotland +1 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - -
City of London +24 2 £52,500 -19.23% 1
South West -6 2 £30,000 -27.71%
Cheshire -7 2 £25,000 -37.50%
Watford -19 2 £50,000 +13.63%
Guildford -29 2 - -
Exeter - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £62,750 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £62,750 -
Devon - 2 £30,000 -
Essex - 2 £52,500 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 75 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 71 (26.30%) Marketing
3 45 (16.67%) Retail
3 45 (16.67%) HTML
4 44 (16.30%) Linux
5 42 (15.56%) CRM
6 41 (15.19%) UNIX
7 40 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (12.96%) Java
8 35 (12.96%) PHP
8 35 (12.96%) SS7
9 34 (12.59%) SQL
9 34 (12.59%) Degree
9 34 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (12.22%) IVR
10 33 (12.22%) Banking
10 33 (12.22%) Windows
11 31 (11.48%) JavaScript
11 31 (11.48%) Internet
12 30 (11.11%) Finance
13 29 (10.74%) Billing
13 29 (10.74%) GSM
13 29 (10.74%) Software Engineering
14 28 (10.37%) UMTS
14 28 (10.37%) Web Services
15 27 (10.00%) Project Management
15 27 (10.00%) Service Delivery
16 26 (9.63%) TCP/IP
17 25 (9.26%) ISO 8583
18 24 (8.89%) MySQL

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (3.70%) Apache
2 5 (1.85%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.48%) Lync
3 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.48%) Node.js
3 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.11%) WordPress
5 2 (0.74%) nginx
5 2 (0.74%) SAS
5 2 (0.74%) CICS
5 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) MindAlign
6 1 (0.37%) FileNet
6 1 (0.37%) lighttpd
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (4.07%) FastStats
2 4 (1.48%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.59%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.96%) SaaS
2 3 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.96%) SS7
2 31 (11.48%) Internet
3 29 (10.74%) GSM
4 28 (10.37%) UMTS
5 26 (9.63%) TCP/IP
6 23 (8.52%) VoIP
7 20 (7.41%) DNS
8 17 (6.30%) Asterisk PBX
9 14 (5.19%) 4G
9 14 (5.19%) LTE
10 13 (4.81%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (4.44%) Wireless
12 11 (4.07%) Network Security
12 11 (4.07%) SMPP
13 10 (3.70%) INAP
13 10 (3.70%) NFC
14 9 (3.33%) GPRS
14 9 (3.33%) 3GPP
15 8 (2.96%) LDAP
15 8 (2.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.89%) MySQL
2 18 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.85%) DB2
6 4 (1.48%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.11%) Redis
7 3 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.37%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (3.70%) NUnit
1 10 (3.70%) MSTest
2 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.96%) WiX
2 8 (2.96%) MSBuild
2 8 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.85%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.85%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.37%) JUnit
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.37%) JMeter
5 1 (0.37%) Calabash
5 1 (0.37%) Appium
5 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 75 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 71 (26.30%) Marketing
3 45 (16.67%) Retail
4 33 (12.22%) Banking
5 30 (11.11%) Finance
6 29 (10.74%) Billing
7 19 (7.04%) Retail Banking
8 15 (5.56%) Games
9 5 (1.85%) Legal
9 5 (1.85%) Advertising
9 5 (1.85%) Russian Language
10 4 (1.48%) French Language
10 4 (1.48%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (13.70%) Analyst
2 31 (11.48%) Developer
3 30 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.74%) Software Engineer
5 20 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.30%) Payments Business Analyst
7 15 (5.56%) BSS Engineer
8 12 (4.44%) CRM Manager
8 12 (4.44%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.07%) Operations Engineer
10 10 (3.70%) Team Leader
11 9 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.96%) Campaign Manager
12 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.59%) Wireless Engineer
13 7 (2.59%) Network Operations Engineer
13 7 (2.59%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.59%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.67%) HTML
2 28 (10.37%) Web Services
3 23 (8.52%) HTML5
4 22 (8.15%) CSS
5 19 (7.04%) XML
6 15 (5.56%) .NET
7 14 (5.19%) LAMP
8 12 (4.44%) SOAP
8 12 (4.44%) ASP.NET
9 11 (4.07%) FreeSWITCH
10 10 (3.70%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.70%) Java ME
10 10 (3.70%) WCF
10 10 (3.70%) LINQ
11 9 (3.33%) jQuery
11 9 (3.33%) Ajax
12 8 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.96%) WPF
12 8 (2.96%) XSLT
13 6 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (12.22%) IVR
3 23 (8.52%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.30%) SWIFT
4 17 (6.30%) Cryptography
4 17 (6.30%) APACS
5 12 (4.44%) Blackberry
6 11 (4.07%) Social Media
7 9 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.22%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.85%) Economics
10 5 (1.85%) Open Source
11 4 (1.48%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.48%) Clustering
11 4 (1.48%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.48%) PMI
11 4 (1.48%) NHS
12 3 (1.11%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.30%) Linux
2 41 (15.19%) UNIX
3 33 (12.22%) Windows
4 16 (5.93%) Android
4 16 (5.93%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.70%) Windows Phone
5 10 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.59%) Debian
8 6 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.85%) SUSE
10 4 (1.48%) Solaris
10 4 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.74%) zOS
11 2 (0.74%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.56%) CRM
2 40 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.74%) Software Engineering
4 27 (10.00%) Project Management
4 27 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 23 (8.52%) Scrum
6 20 (7.41%) Campaign Management
7 19 (7.04%) Change Management
8 18 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 18 (6.67%) Online Marketing
9 17 (6.30%) Project Planning
9 17 (6.30%) TDD
9 17 (6.30%) Data Security
10 16 (5.93%) Product Marketing
11 15 (5.56%) Multithreading
11 15 (5.56%) MVC
11 15 (5.56%) ITIL
12 13 (4.81%) Release Management
13 12 (4.44%) Analytics
14 11 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.96%) Java
1 35 (12.96%) PHP
2 34 (12.59%) SQL
3 31 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.30%) Perl
5 12 (4.44%) C
5 12 (4.44%) C#
6 10 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.33%) Python
8 8 (2.96%) XAML
8 8 (2.96%) C++
9 6 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.85%) VBScript
10 5 (1.85%) Ruby
10 5 (1.85%) Korn
11 3 (1.11%) VB
12 2 (0.74%) JCL
12 2 (0.74%) COBOL
12 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (12.59%) Degree
2 22 (8.15%) CCA
3 19 (7.04%) HND
4 16 (5.93%) HNC
5 13 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.81%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.22%) MCSE
6 6 (2.22%) ISEB
6 6 (2.22%) MCITP
7 5 (1.85%) MCP
7 5 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.48%) PMP
8 4 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.48%) CCNA
8 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CISSP
9 1 (0.37%) CISM
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.26%) ISO 8583
2 18 (6.67%) SLA
3 17 (6.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (6.30%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.48%) QA
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (5.93%) NDS
2 11 (4.07%) OpenSIPS
3 10 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.85%) Samba
7 4 (1.48%) XenApp
7 4 (1.48%) NFS
7 4 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.74%) RACF
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (5.56%) SCCM
2 9 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.22%) Cisco IPCC
3 6 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (1.48%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (8.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 20 (7.41%) TIBCO
3 18 (6.67%) Citrix
4 16 (5.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 15 (5.56%) VMware
6 12 (4.44%) HP
7 10 (3.70%) McAfee
8 9 (3.33%) Symantec
8 9 (3.33%) Facebook
9 8 (2.96%) Telerik
9 8 (2.96%) Oracle
9 8 (2.96%) Cisco
10 7 (2.59%) Google
11 6 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.22%) Acme Packet
12 5 (1.85%) Unica
12 5 (1.85%) AppSense
12 5 (1.85%) Adobe
13 4 (1.48%) Chordiant
13 4 (1.48%) Dell
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