The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing SMS 14 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.41% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% - -
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 0
Average salary £46,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
137 111 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 23.54% 31.44% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 102 85 64
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
Hertfordshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (93.33%) CCA
1 14 (93.33%) Internet
1 14 (93.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
1 14 (93.33%) Data Security
1 14 (93.33%) APACS
1 14 (93.33%) ISO 8583
1 14 (93.33%) IVR
1 14 (93.33%) Banking
1 14 (93.33%) Cryptography
1 14 (93.33%) Project Planning
1 14 (93.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 14 (93.33%) PCI DSS
2 13 (86.67%) SWIFT
2 13 (86.67%) Retail Banking
2 13 (86.67%) Retail
3 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.67%) User Stories
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) QA
4 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (93.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (93.33%) Banking
2 13 (86.67%) Retail Banking
2 13 (86.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) APACS
1 14 (93.33%) IVR
1 14 (93.33%) Cryptography
2 13 (86.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Data Security
1 14 (93.33%) Project Planning
1 14 (93.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Stories
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (93.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 14 (93.33%) ISO 8583
1 14 (93.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) QA