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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 232 226 225
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.034% 0.018% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £46,000 £70,000 £21,625
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% +223.69%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
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
916 852 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 15.31% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 730 764 738
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -24 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £46,000 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) IVR
2 2 (40.00%) Mitel
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) CTI
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) NGN
2 2 (40.00%) WFM
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (40.00%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) CTI
1 2 (40.00%) NGN
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Mobile Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) WFM
3 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (20.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Market Research
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Avaya
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Mitel
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cadence