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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 198 203
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.020% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.13% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £31,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +14.64%
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
789 750 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.01% 15.31% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 667 644 729
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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