The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 208 210 182
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.66% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £38,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+22.07% +2.66%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 904 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.34% 16.24% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 723 763 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
England

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
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Birmingham - 1 £27,500 -
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) ISDN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) PABX
2 1 (33.33%) Campaign Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) ISDN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) PABX
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Campaign Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Campaign Management
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Direct Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA