The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 70 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Permanent jobs citing SMS 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.49% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.09% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £19,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +122.78%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.84%
SMS
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
176 92 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.53% 24.80% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 125 55 80
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SMS
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Watford region.

SMS Salary Trend in Watford

SMS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) CCA
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (100.00%) Data Security
1 4 (100.00%) APACS
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 8583
1 4 (100.00%) IVR
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) APACS
1 4 (100.00%) IVR
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Security
1 4 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (100.00%) ISO 8583
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS