The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 183 218
Rank change year-on-year +9 +35  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 8 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.53% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 2.10% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 2
Median salary £36,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.44% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £40,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £50,000 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.52% +21.42%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 793 1142 1306
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.94% 25.21% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 619 888 841
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Berkshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Berkshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Berkshire

SMS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in Berkshire

SMS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Wokingham - 2 £23,000 -
Bracknell +21 1 £17,000 -
Maidenhead +15 1 - -
Reading +15 1 £40,000 -
Newbury -5 1 £47,500 -
Hungerford - 1 £32,500 -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) LTE
2 3 (20.00%) 4G
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (20.00%) VoWiFi
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Office Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
3 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Release Management
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) McAfee
3 2 (13.33%) HP

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (6.67%) Final Cut Pro
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) 4G
1 3 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 3 (20.00%) LTE
1 3 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
1 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
1 3 (20.00%) VoWiFi
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) ADSL
3 1 (6.67%) Broadband
3 1 (6.67%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Support
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Account Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Account Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Office Automation
1 2 (13.33%) Release Management
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
1 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
1 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (6.67%) B2C
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) OO
2 1 (6.67%) OOP
2 1 (6.67%) Post-Production
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee