The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 189 193
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.049% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.28% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £30,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
SMS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
792 709 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.50% 17.24% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 696 552 694
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SMS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SMS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SMS
Top 3 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) QA

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Campaign Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Campaign Delivery Manager
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA