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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 844 899 804
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -95
Permanent jobs citing SMS 104 72 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.065% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.36% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 59 62 120
Average salary £44,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.36% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,100 £67,000 £62,650
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +2.77%

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
17875 20204 20542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 18.26% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14821 16004 16245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 2016. 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 +39 100 £44,000 -7.36% 21
South East +51 43 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Berkshire +52 39 £45,000 +80.00% 1
London +7 26 £51,250 +7.89% 7
North West +30 14 £34,500 -27.36% 4
Cheshire +33 10 £25,000 -
Bracknell - 9 - -
Reading +21 8 - - 1
South West +6 8 £43,000 +21.12% 3
Warrington - 8 - -
Newbury - 7 - -
City of London +44 6 £90,000 +33.33% 1
Bristol - 5 £43,000 -
East of England +10 3 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Manchester -2 3 £45,000 +30.43% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +18 2 £28,500 -32.94%
Hampshire -5 2 £35,000 -26.31%
Somerset - 2 £41,250 -
Alderley Edge - 2 £25,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £45,000 -
Southampton - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey +7 1 £24,696 -60.48% 1
Guernsey 0 1 £52,500 -
Jersey 0 1 £52,500 -
Channel Islands -1 1 £52,500 -
Scotland -5 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 68 (36.76%) Marketing
2 58 (31.35%) Telecoms
3 57 (30.81%) Finance
4 49 (26.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (24.32%) ITIL
6 41 (22.16%) SLA
7 37 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 36 (19.46%) SQL
8 36 (19.46%) Service Delivery
9 35 (18.92%) Linux
10 34 (18.38%) CRM
10 34 (18.38%) MS PowerPoint
11 33 (17.84%) Statistics
11 33 (17.84%) Business Development
12 32 (17.30%) Service Design
13 31 (16.76%) Escalation Management
13 31 (16.76%) Critical Success Factor
13 31 (16.76%) Data Centre
13 31 (16.76%) Campaign Management
13 31 (16.76%) Performance Management
13 31 (16.76%) Financial Modelling
13 31 (16.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 31 (16.76%) Flash
13 31 (16.76%) ISEB
13 31 (16.76%) ITSM
13 31 (16.76%) Cadence
14 29 (15.68%) Degree
15 25 (13.51%) Social Media
16 23 (12.43%) Unica
17 21 (11.35%) Analytics

SMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (3.24%) Apache
2 5 (2.70%) CMS
3 4 (2.16%) Drupal
3 4 (2.16%) SAS
4 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.08%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.08%) nginx
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (18.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (12.43%) Unica
2 12 (6.49%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.16%) FastStats
4 1 (0.54%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.49%) SaaS
2 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.16%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.16%) Datadog
3 1 (0.54%) eCircle
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.27%) Firewall
2 18 (9.73%) VPN
3 16 (8.65%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.11%) BGP
4 15 (8.11%) MPLS
4 15 (8.11%) OSPF
5 14 (7.57%) Asterisk PBX
5 14 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (7.57%) Network Security
5 14 (7.57%) PBX
5 14 (7.57%) Spanning Tree
6 12 (6.49%) VoIP
7 8 (4.32%) GPRS
7 8 (4.32%) VoLTE
8 7 (3.78%) GSM
8 7 (3.78%) LTE
9 6 (3.24%) DNS
9 6 (3.24%) SMTP
9 6 (3.24%) SSL
9 6 (3.24%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.57%) MySQL
2 12 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (4.86%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.86%) Redis
5 8 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.70%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.54%) DB2
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.54%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Hamcrest
1 9 (4.86%) jMock
1 9 (4.86%) JUnit
2 7 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.16%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (2.16%) eggPlant
3 4 (2.16%) GitLab
3 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.16%) JIRA
3 4 (2.16%) Subversion
4 3 (1.62%) Bundler
4 3 (1.62%) RubyGems
5 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (36.76%) Marketing
2 58 (31.35%) Telecoms
3 57 (30.81%) Finance
4 13 (7.03%) Billing
5 12 (6.49%) Brand Awareness
6 6 (3.24%) Banking
6 6 (3.24%) Retail
7 5 (2.70%) Electronics
8 4 (2.16%) Automotive
9 3 (1.62%) Law
10 2 (1.08%) Games
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (16.76%) Delivery Manager
1 31 (16.76%) Service Manager
1 31 (16.76%) Services Delivery Manager
2 18 (9.73%) Developer
3 17 (9.19%) Network Engineer
4 14 (7.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (7.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (7.57%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 14 (7.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (7.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (7.03%) Analyst
5 13 (7.03%) Head of Digital
5 13 (7.03%) Head of Digital Marketing
5 13 (7.03%) Head of Marketing
5 13 (7.03%) Marketing Executive
6 11 (5.95%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.76%) Flash
2 12 (6.49%) Web Services
3 10 (5.41%) RESTful
4 9 (4.86%) Guice
4 9 (4.86%) Hibernate
4 9 (4.86%) HTML
4 9 (4.86%) Spring
5 8 (4.32%) Symfony
6 7 (3.78%) .NET
7 6 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.70%) XML
9 4 (2.16%) JSON
9 4 (2.16%) LAMP
9 4 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (2.16%) WebSockets
10 3 (1.62%) CSS
10 3 (1.62%) jQuery
11 2 (1.08%) OAuth
11 2 (1.08%) REST
11 2 (1.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.84%) Statistics
2 31 (16.76%) Data Centre
3 25 (13.51%) Social Media
4 15 (8.11%) IVR
5 12 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.24%) Animation
7 5 (2.70%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.16%) Fintech
8 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.16%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (2.16%) NHS
8 4 (2.16%) PKI
8 4 (2.16%) Replication
9 3 (1.62%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.08%) Online Games
10 2 (1.08%) User Experience
11 1 (0.54%) Copywriting
11 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.92%) Linux
2 15 (8.11%) Unix
3 6 (3.24%) Windows
4 4 (2.16%) CentOS
4 4 (2.16%) Debian
4 4 (2.16%) VMS
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 45 (24.32%) ITIL
3 37 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 36 (19.46%) Service Delivery
5 34 (18.38%) CRM
6 33 (17.84%) Business Development
7 32 (17.30%) Service Design
8 31 (16.76%) Campaign Management
8 31 (16.76%) Critical Success Factor
8 31 (16.76%) Escalation Management
8 31 (16.76%) Financial Modelling
8 31 (16.76%) ITSM
8 31 (16.76%) Performance Management
8 31 (16.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 21 (11.35%) Analytics
10 19 (10.27%) Data Analysis
11 18 (9.73%) Digital Marketing
12 15 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (8.11%) Direct Marketing
13 13 (7.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.46%) SQL
2 13 (7.03%) C
3 10 (5.41%) Java
4 9 (4.86%) PHP
5 7 (3.78%) Python
6 6 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.16%) Perl
7 4 (2.16%) Ruby
8 3 (1.62%) C#
8 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.08%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.54%) JCL
10 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (16.76%) ISEB
2 29 (15.68%) Degree
3 6 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.70%) PMP
5 4 (2.16%) CCIE
5 4 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) HNC
6 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.16%) SLA
2 5 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.16%) Docker
2 4 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.08%) NFS
4 1 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) Puppet
2 4 (2.16%) Cacti
2 4 (2.16%) Nagios
2 4 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.16%) Rundeck
2 4 (2.16%) Salt
3 2 (1.08%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.08%) Munin
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (16.76%) Cadence
2 19 (10.27%) Cisco
3 12 (6.49%) Huawei
4 10 (5.41%) Nokia
5 7 (3.78%) Aprimo
5 7 (3.78%) Chordiant
6 6 (3.24%) Adobe
6 6 (3.24%) Ericsson
6 6 (3.24%) Facebook
7 5 (2.70%) BT
7 5 (2.70%) Pega
7 5 (2.70%) Virgin Media
8 4 (2.16%) Akamai
8 4 (2.16%) Alterian
8 4 (2.16%) New Relic
8 4 (2.16%) Percona
8 4 (2.16%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.16%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.16%) Twitter
8 4 (2.16%) VMware
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LA International
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £44000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Paramount Enterprises
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Highams
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent salary plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Bury
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
TDA Group
Posted: 11 days ago
Salford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + up to 40% commission
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 17 days ago
England
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: Excellent salary + bonus & benefits
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