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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 711 706 756
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +50
Permanent jobs citing SMS 192 171 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.90% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 115 144 95
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%

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
20774 18949 21640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.59% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16468 15309 17691
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 0 186 £47,500 +5.55% 16
London -17 75 £55,000 +15.78% 9
South East +3 46 £46,500 -2.10% 2
Berkshire +17 37 £46,500 -2.10% 1
East of England +9 34 £48,000 +6.66%
North West +1 18 £25,000 -41.17%
Manchester -1 18 £25,000 -41.17%
Hertfordshire - 15 £48,000 -
Reading -4 14 £75,000 +57.89%
City of London -14 14 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Suffolk - 9 £35,000 -
Bracknell - 8 - -
Bedfordshire -9 6 £61,250 +36.11%
South West -19 6 £35,000 +3.70%
Brentford - 6 £65,000 -
Luton - 6 £61,250 -
Leeds -26 5 £28,000 -20.00%
West Yorkshire -37 5 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -39 5 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Slough - 5 £46,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Cirencester - 5 £35,000 -
Hitchin - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £37,750 -
Kent +1 3 - -
Essex - 3 £50,000 -
Watford - 3 £49,500 -
Canterbury - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £30,500 -
Jersey +4 2 £47,500 -17.39%

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 124 (34.54%) Telecoms
2 96 (26.74%) Marketing
3 78 (21.73%) Java
4 77 (21.45%) SQL
5 74 (20.61%) Banking
6 66 (18.38%) Retail
7 65 (18.11%) CRM
8 64 (17.83%) Internet
9 61 (16.99%) IVR
10 57 (15.88%) Degree
11 56 (15.60%) UNIX
11 56 (15.60%) Linux
12 46 (12.81%) HTML
13 43 (11.98%) Web Services
13 43 (11.98%) SS7
14 40 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (10.86%) Campaign Management
16 38 (10.58%) Finance
17 37 (10.31%) XML
17 37 (10.31%) PHP
18 36 (10.03%) ISO 8583
18 36 (10.03%) Billing
19 33 (9.19%) Android
19 33 (9.19%) Scrum
19 33 (9.19%) SQL Server
19 33 (9.19%) TCP/IP
20 32 (8.91%) JavaScript
20 32 (8.91%) Mobile App
21 30 (8.36%) GSM
21 30 (8.36%) CCA

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (3.90%) SAS
2 10 (2.79%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 9 (2.51%) Node.js
4 8 (2.23%) Apache
4 8 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.11%) Lync
6 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.28%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.28%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) FileNet
8 1 (0.28%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (5.01%) FastStats
2 5 (1.39%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.11%) InDesign
3 4 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.11%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.06%) SaaS
2 4 (1.11%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.56%) Responsys
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) StrongView
Communications & Networking
1 64 (17.83%) Internet
2 43 (11.98%) SS7
3 33 (9.19%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.36%) GSM
5 29 (8.08%) UMTS
6 27 (7.52%) INAP
7 25 (6.96%) DNS
8 20 (5.57%) VoIP
9 19 (5.29%) Radio Access Network
10 18 (5.01%) LTE
10 18 (5.01%) PBX
11 17 (4.74%) LDAP
12 16 (4.46%) SMPP
12 16 (4.46%) NFC
13 15 (4.18%) ISUP
14 14 (3.90%) 4G
14 14 (3.90%) HTTP
15 13 (3.62%) Wireshark
16 12 (3.34%) Asterisk PBX
16 12 (3.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.13%) MySQL
3 19 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (4.74%) Big Data
5 15 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.23%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.95%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.67%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.39%) DB2
11 4 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.11%) Spotfire
11 4 (1.11%) QlikView
11 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.56%) Redis
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (5.85%) MSTest
2 20 (5.57%) NUnit
3 13 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.62%) MSBuild
4 12 (3.34%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.06%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.79%) WiX
7 5 (1.39%) ClearCase
7 5 (1.39%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.11%) MSI
8 4 (1.11%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.56%) Maven
9 2 (0.56%) Selenium
9 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.56%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.28%) Calabash
10 1 (0.28%) Subversion
10 1 (0.28%) JMeter
10 1 (0.28%) JUnit
General
1 124 (34.54%) Telecoms
2 96 (26.74%) Marketing
3 74 (20.61%) Banking
4 66 (18.38%) Retail
5 38 (10.58%) Finance
6 36 (10.03%) Billing
7 25 (6.96%) Retail Banking
7 25 (6.96%) Games
8 12 (3.34%) Automotive
8 12 (3.34%) Legal
8 12 (3.34%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.79%) Electronics
10 7 (1.95%) Advertising
11 6 (1.67%) French Language
12 5 (1.39%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (20.06%) Analyst
2 60 (16.71%) Developer
3 25 (6.96%) Business Analyst
4 22 (6.13%) Software Engineer
5 21 (5.85%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.57%) Payments Business Analyst
7 18 (5.01%) Test Analyst
8 17 (4.74%) Architect
8 17 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.74%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.18%) CRM Manager
10 14 (3.90%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.62%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.62%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.62%) BSS Engineer
12 11 (3.06%) Operations Engineer
12 11 (3.06%) Campaign Analyst
12 11 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.81%) HTML
2 43 (11.98%) Web Services
3 37 (10.31%) XML
4 27 (7.52%) .NET
5 25 (6.96%) SOAP
6 24 (6.69%) CSS
7 20 (5.57%) HTML5
8 19 (5.29%) WCF
8 19 (5.29%) LINQ
9 18 (5.01%) .NET Framework
10 17 (4.74%) ASP.NET
11 13 (3.62%) Java ME
11 13 (3.62%) WPF
11 13 (3.62%) XSLT
11 13 (3.62%) Rendezvous
11 13 (3.62%) REST
12 11 (3.06%) CSS3
12 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (2.79%) LAMP
14 9 (2.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.99%) IVR
2 32 (8.91%) Mobile App
3 26 (7.24%) Computer Science
4 25 (6.96%) Cryptography
4 25 (6.96%) APACS
5 24 (6.69%) SWIFT
6 15 (4.18%) Blackberry
7 12 (3.34%) Visualisation
7 12 (3.34%) Social Media
8 11 (3.06%) N-Tier
9 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.23%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (1.95%) Online Banking
12 6 (1.67%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.11%) Digital Media
14 4 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.11%) Clustering
15 3 (0.84%) Economics
15 3 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.60%) UNIX
1 56 (15.60%) Linux
2 33 (9.19%) Android
3 28 (7.80%) Windows
4 26 (7.24%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.18%) Windows Phone
5 15 (4.18%) Solaris
6 14 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.51%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.95%) Debian
9 5 (1.39%) SUSE
10 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.11%) CRM
2 40 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.86%) Campaign Management
4 33 (9.19%) Scrum
5 29 (8.08%) Project Management
6 28 (7.80%) Service Delivery
7 27 (7.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (7.24%) Requirements Analysis
8 26 (7.24%) Data Security
9 25 (6.96%) Project Planning
9 25 (6.96%) Software Engineering
10 23 (6.41%) MVC
11 22 (6.13%) TDD
12 21 (5.85%) Online Marketing
13 20 (5.57%) Multithreading
13 20 (5.57%) Analytics
14 17 (4.74%) Migration
15 16 (4.46%) Configuration Management
16 14 (3.90%) Change Management
16 14 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.73%) Java
2 77 (21.45%) SQL
3 37 (10.31%) PHP
4 32 (8.91%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.96%) Perl
6 23 (6.41%) C#
7 15 (4.18%) C
7 15 (4.18%) XAML
8 13 (3.62%) C++
8 13 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.34%) Python
10 8 (2.23%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.95%) ActionScript 3.0
12 6 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.39%) Korn
14 3 (0.84%) VBScript
14 3 (0.84%) VB
15 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (15.88%) Degree
2 30 (8.36%) CCA
3 13 (3.62%) ISEB
3 13 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (3.34%) HND
4 12 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.34%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.79%) HNC
6 6 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.11%) MCITP
7 4 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.11%) MCSE
7 4 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.11%) CCNA
8 3 (0.84%) CCNP
9 2 (0.56%) CCSP
10 1 (0.28%) CCIE
10 1 (0.28%) RHCE
10 1 (0.28%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.03%) ISO 8583
2 25 (6.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 25 (6.96%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.57%) SLA
4 11 (3.06%) HL7
5 9 (2.51%) QA
6 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (3.90%) NFS
2 11 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.79%) NDS
4 9 (2.51%) OpenSIPS
5 7 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.39%) Samba
7 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.11%) XenApp
7 4 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (3.90%) SCCM
2 11 (3.06%) Cisco IPCC
3 8 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.56%) WSUS
7 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.56%) MOM
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (8.08%) Oracle
2 23 (6.41%) TIBCO
3 22 (6.13%) Citrix
4 19 (5.29%) VMware
5 14 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 12 (3.34%) Unica
7 11 (3.06%) Neolane
7 11 (3.06%) HP
8 10 (2.79%) Chordiant
8 10 (2.79%) Adobe
8 10 (2.79%) McAfee
8 10 (2.79%) Telerik
8 10 (2.79%) Alterian
8 10 (2.79%) Redknee
8 10 (2.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (2.23%) Symantec
9 8 (2.23%) Cisco
10 5 (1.39%) Avaya
10 5 (1.39%) Google
London
BLOC
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mblox
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £75k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and extensiv
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and extensiv
Posted: 4 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago