The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 102 145 142
Rank change year-on-year +43 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 3 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.051% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 0.17% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 3
Median salary £27,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.09% -21.57%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 348 572 728
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 28.41% 29.39% 30.49%
Number of salaries quoted 230 466 387
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SMS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for SMS in Reading

SMS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for SMS.

1 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (27.27%) Driving Licence
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) GSM
5 2 (18.18%) UMTS
5 2 (18.18%) HNC
5 2 (18.18%) HND
5 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
5 2 (18.18%) SS7
5 2 (18.18%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Product Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Value-Added Service
2 2 (18.18%) GSM
2 2 (18.18%) SS7
2 2 (18.18%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) VAS Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Product Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) HNC
2 2 (18.18%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 2 (18.18%) Nokia Networks
1 2 (18.18%) TIBCO