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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 125 148
Rank change year-on-year +20 +23  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 2 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.39% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.45% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Median salary £31,250 - £25,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,875 - £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,625 - £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.37% +14.28%  

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 362 484 605
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 28.00% 27.05% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1395 1556
Median salary £55,000 £54,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Reading over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V

SMS
Co-occurring 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 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Presales Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Presales Solution Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Account Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Account Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Presales
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware