The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 824 837 830
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Permanent jobs citing SMS 75 100 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 50 42 104
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,970 £32,500 £34,620
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -24.73%
SMS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15801 17735 19909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.15% 17.38% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13270 14518 16004
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

SMS
Salary Trend in England

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

SMS Salary Trend in England

SMS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

SMS Salary Histogram in England

SMS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
South East +64 36 £40,000 -11.11% 3
London -8 19 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North West +16 7 £35,000 -13.58% 3
South West +3 5 £42,500 +21.42%
West Midlands - 5 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +32 1 £33,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 1
SMS
UK

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 67 (40.12%) Finance
2 61 (36.53%) Marketing
3 48 (28.74%) SQL
4 47 (28.14%) ITIL
5 44 (26.35%) Telecoms
5 44 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (24.55%) SLA
6 41 (24.55%) Mentoring
7 40 (23.95%) Statistics
8 38 (22.75%) Service Delivery
9 36 (21.56%) MS PowerPoint
10 35 (20.96%) ITSM
11 34 (20.36%) Service Design
11 34 (20.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 33 (19.76%) Business Development
12 33 (19.76%) Performance Management
12 33 (19.76%) Financial Modelling
12 33 (19.76%) Escalation Management
12 33 (19.76%) Critical Success Factor
12 33 (19.76%) Data Centre
12 33 (19.76%) Cadence
12 33 (19.76%) ISEB
12 33 (19.76%) Flash
12 33 (19.76%) CRM
13 24 (14.37%) Degree
13 24 (14.37%) Social Media
14 23 (13.77%) Unica
14 23 (13.77%) Campaign Management
15 19 (11.38%) Linux
16 18 (10.78%) Data Analysis

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 10 (5.99%) SAS
2 5 (2.99%) Apache
2 5 (2.99%) CMS
3 4 (2.40%) Drupal
4 3 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.80%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.80%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.20%) nginx
6 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (21.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.80%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.20%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (13.77%) Unica
2 12 (7.19%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.40%) FastStats
4 2 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.60%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.60%) Exstream
5 1 (0.60%) Magento
5 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) SaaS
2 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) eCircle
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.19%) VoIP
2 11 (6.59%) Internet
3 7 (4.19%) ATM
3 7 (4.19%) VoLTE
4 6 (3.59%) VoWiFi
5 5 (2.99%) GPRS
5 5 (2.99%) LTE
6 4 (2.40%) Firewall
6 4 (2.40%) GSM
6 4 (2.40%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (2.40%) UMTS
6 4 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.40%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.80%) DNS
7 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.80%) VPN
7 3 (1.80%) WCDMA
8 2 (1.20%) 3G
8 2 (1.20%) CTI
8 2 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.59%) MySQL
2 10 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (4.79%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.79%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.79%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.79%) Redis
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.59%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) DB2
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Hamcrest
1 7 (4.19%) jMock
1 7 (4.19%) JUnit
2 4 (2.40%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.80%) Bundler
3 3 (1.80%) eggPlant
3 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.80%) RubyGems
4 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (40.12%) Finance
2 61 (36.53%) Marketing
3 44 (26.35%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.99%) Billing
5 7 (4.19%) Banking
6 6 (3.59%) Games
6 6 (3.59%) Retail
7 4 (2.40%) Automotive
7 4 (2.40%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (1.80%) Law
9 2 (1.20%) Electronics
9 2 (1.20%) Korean Language
9 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (19.76%) Delivery Manager
1 33 (19.76%) Service Manager
1 33 (19.76%) Services Delivery Manager
2 25 (14.97%) Developer
3 18 (10.78%) Analyst
4 11 (6.59%) Campaign Manager
5 9 (5.39%) Marketing Executive
6 8 (4.79%) CRM Manager
6 8 (4.79%) Java Developer
6 8 (4.79%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.19%) Campaign Specialist
7 7 (4.19%) CRM Campaign Manager
7 7 (4.19%) Linux Developer
8 6 (3.59%) Content Editor
8 6 (3.59%) Database Developer
8 6 (3.59%) Insight Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Java Team Leader
8 6 (3.59%) NoSQL Developer
8 6 (3.59%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.76%) Flash
2 14 (8.38%) HTML
3 12 (7.19%) Web Services
4 9 (5.39%) .NET
4 9 (5.39%) XML
5 8 (4.79%) RESTful
6 7 (4.19%) Guice
6 7 (4.19%) Hibernate
6 7 (4.19%) Spring
7 6 (3.59%) jQuery
8 4 (2.40%) CSS
8 4 (2.40%) JSON
8 4 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.40%) Symfony
9 3 (1.80%) Django
9 3 (1.80%) LAMP
10 2 (1.20%) HTML5
10 2 (1.20%) OAuth
10 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.95%) Statistics
2 33 (19.76%) Data Centre
3 24 (14.37%) Social Media
4 18 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.39%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.79%) Mathematics
7 7 (4.19%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (3.59%) Animation
8 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.59%) Online Games
9 4 (2.40%) Fintech
9 4 (2.40%) IVR
10 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.80%) NHS
10 3 (1.80%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.20%) Tandem
11 2 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Linux
2 8 (4.79%) Windows
3 7 (4.19%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.14%) ITIL
2 44 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (24.55%) Mentoring
4 38 (22.75%) Service Delivery
5 35 (20.96%) ITSM
6 34 (20.36%) Service Design
6 34 (20.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 33 (19.76%) Business Development
7 33 (19.76%) Critical Success Factor
7 33 (19.76%) CRM
7 33 (19.76%) Escalation Management
7 33 (19.76%) Financial Modelling
7 33 (19.76%) Performance Management
8 23 (13.77%) Campaign Management
9 18 (10.78%) Analytics
9 18 (10.78%) Data Analysis
10 15 (8.98%) Direct Marketing
10 15 (8.98%) Project Management
11 12 (7.19%) Data Analytics
12 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.74%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) C
3 9 (5.39%) Java
4 7 (4.19%) Ruby
5 6 (3.59%) PHP
6 5 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.99%) Python
7 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.80%) C#
8 3 (1.80%) Erlang
9 2 (1.20%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.60%) JCL
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (19.76%) ISEB
2 24 (14.37%) Degree
3 5 (2.99%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.99%) PMP
4 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) HNC
6 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (24.55%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) Firmware
2 2 (1.20%) NFS
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Munin
1 2 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) cPanel
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (19.76%) Cadence
2 12 (7.19%) Facebook
3 9 (5.39%) Huawei
3 9 (5.39%) Nokia
4 7 (4.19%) Adobe
4 7 (4.19%) Aprimo
4 7 (4.19%) Chordiant
4 7 (4.19%) Cisco
5 6 (3.59%) Ericsson
5 6 (3.59%) Twitter
6 5 (2.99%) BT
6 5 (2.99%) Pega
6 5 (2.99%) Virgin Media
7 4 (2.40%) Alterian
7 4 (2.40%) Oracle
8 3 (1.80%) HP
8 3 (1.80%) Lotus
8 3 (1.80%) MapR
8 3 (1.80%) SAP
9 2 (1.20%) Avaya
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: Competitive salary
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
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