The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 847 886 839
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -47
Permanent jobs citing SMS 79 72 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.38% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 47 49 108
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16918 19092 20202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.15% 17.86% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14021 15301 16164
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMS
Salary Trend

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

SMS Salary Trend in the UK

SMS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 within the UK.

SMS Salary Histogram in the UK

SMS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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
England +29 76 £42,500 -5.55% 12
South East +41 38 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +42 32 £45,000 +80.00%
London -18 18 £45,000 -5.26% 3
North West +21 9 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Bracknell - 9 - -
Reading +25 8 - -
City of London +45 5 £40,000 -21.56%
South West +9 5 £42,500 +20.56%
Cheshire - 5 £30,000 - 1
Newbury - 5 - -
Warrington - 4 - -
Manchester +10 3 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Kent +1 3 £45,000 -
Hampshire +13 2 £35,000 -26.31%
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £25,500 -
Southampton - 2 £35,000 -
Merseyside +9 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Dorset +8 1 £35,000 -13.04%
Leeds +6 1 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire +5 1 £32,500 - 1
Surrey +1 1 £24,696 -60.48% 1
West Yorkshire -1 1 £32,500 - 1
Somerset -5 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire - 1 £51,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £25,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 with a requirement for SMS.

1 66 (37.93%) Finance
1 66 (37.93%) Marketing
2 53 (30.46%) Telecoms
3 48 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (26.44%) ITIL
5 42 (24.14%) SLA
6 41 (23.56%) SQL
6 41 (23.56%) Mentoring
7 38 (21.84%) Statistics
8 37 (21.26%) Service Delivery
9 36 (20.69%) CRM
10 35 (20.11%) Service Design
11 34 (19.54%) Escalation Management
11 34 (19.54%) Critical Success Factor
11 34 (19.54%) Data Centre
11 34 (19.54%) Performance Management
11 34 (19.54%) Financial Modelling
11 34 (19.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 34 (19.54%) Flash
11 34 (19.54%) ITSM
11 34 (19.54%) ISEB
11 34 (19.54%) Business Development
11 34 (19.54%) MS PowerPoint
11 34 (19.54%) Cadence
12 28 (16.09%) Linux
13 27 (15.52%) Campaign Management
14 26 (14.94%) Social Media
15 23 (13.22%) Unica
16 22 (12.64%) Degree
17 19 (10.92%) Data Analysis

SMS
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (3.45%) SAS
2 5 (2.87%) Apache
2 5 (2.87%) CMS
3 4 (2.30%) Drupal
4 3 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.72%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.72%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.15%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (19.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (13.22%) Unica
2 12 (6.90%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.30%) FastStats
4 1 (0.57%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.57%) Exstream
4 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.90%) SaaS
2 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.15%) Datadog
4 1 (0.57%) eCircle
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) Firewall
2 11 (6.32%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.32%) VPN
3 10 (5.75%) BGP
3 10 (5.75%) MPLS
3 10 (5.75%) OSPF
4 9 (5.17%) Asterisk PBX
4 9 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (5.17%) Network Security
4 9 (5.17%) PBX
4 9 (5.17%) Spanning Tree
5 8 (4.60%) GPRS
5 8 (4.60%) Internet
5 8 (4.60%) LTE
5 8 (4.60%) VoIP
6 7 (4.02%) VoLTE
7 6 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (3.45%) UMTS
7 6 (3.45%) VoWiFi
7 6 (3.45%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) MySQL
2 12 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.75%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.75%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.75%) Redis
4 8 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.87%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Hamcrest
1 9 (5.17%) jMock
1 9 (5.17%) JUnit
2 6 (3.45%) eggPlant
3 5 (2.87%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.30%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.72%) Bundler
5 3 (1.72%) RubyGems
6 2 (1.15%) GitLab
6 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.15%) JIRA
6 2 (1.15%) Subversion
6 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (37.93%) Finance
1 66 (37.93%) Marketing
2 53 (30.46%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.75%) Billing
4 8 (4.60%) Brand Awareness
5 6 (3.45%) Banking
6 5 (2.87%) Retail
7 4 (2.30%) Automotive
7 4 (2.30%) Games
8 3 (1.72%) Law
9 2 (1.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (19.54%) Delivery Manager
1 34 (19.54%) Service Manager
1 34 (19.54%) Services Delivery Manager
2 23 (13.22%) Developer
3 14 (8.05%) Analyst
3 14 (8.05%) Marketing Executive
4 11 (6.32%) Campaign Manager
4 11 (6.32%) Network Engineer
5 10 (5.75%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.75%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Head of Digital
6 9 (5.17%) Head of Digital Marketing
6 9 (5.17%) Head of Marketing
6 9 (5.17%) Linux Developer
6 9 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.54%) Flash
2 13 (7.47%) Web Services
3 12 (6.90%) HTML
4 10 (5.75%) RESTful
5 9 (5.17%) .NET
5 9 (5.17%) Guice
5 9 (5.17%) Hibernate
5 9 (5.17%) Spring
6 7 (4.02%) XML
7 6 (3.45%) Symfony
8 4 (2.30%) jQuery
8 4 (2.30%) JSON
8 4 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.72%) CSS
9 3 (1.72%) LAMP
10 2 (1.15%) Django
10 2 (1.15%) REST
10 2 (1.15%) SOAP
10 2 (1.15%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.84%) Statistics
2 34 (19.54%) Data Centre
3 26 (14.94%) Social Media
4 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.32%) IVR
5 6 (3.45%) Animation
5 6 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.87%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.87%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.30%) Fintech
7 4 (2.30%) NHS
7 4 (2.30%) Online Games
8 3 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.72%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.15%) PKI
9 2 (1.15%) Replication
9 2 (1.15%) User Experience
10 1 (0.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.09%) Linux
2 7 (4.02%) Windows
3 5 (2.87%) Unix
4 2 (1.15%) CentOS
4 2 (1.15%) Debian
4 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 46 (26.44%) ITIL
3 41 (23.56%) Mentoring
4 37 (21.26%) Service Delivery
5 36 (20.69%) CRM
6 35 (20.11%) Service Design
7 34 (19.54%) Business Development
7 34 (19.54%) Critical Success Factor
7 34 (19.54%) Escalation Management
7 34 (19.54%) Financial Modelling
7 34 (19.54%) ITSM
7 34 (19.54%) Performance Management
7 34 (19.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 27 (15.52%) Campaign Management
9 19 (10.92%) Data Analysis
10 18 (10.34%) Analytics
11 15 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (8.62%) Direct Marketing
12 14 (8.05%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (7.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) SQL
2 13 (7.47%) C
3 11 (6.32%) Java
4 7 (4.02%) PHP
5 6 (3.45%) Python
6 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.87%) Ruby
7 3 (1.72%) C#
7 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.15%) Perl
8 2 (1.15%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.57%) Erlang
9 1 (0.57%) JCL
9 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (19.54%) ISEB
2 22 (12.64%) Degree
3 5 (2.87%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.87%) PMP
4 3 (1.72%) CCIE
4 3 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (24.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) QA
3 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.72%) Docker
1 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.15%) NFS
3 1 (0.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Puppet
2 2 (1.15%) Cacti
2 2 (1.15%) Munin
2 2 (1.15%) Nagios
2 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.15%) Rundeck
2 2 (1.15%) Salt
3 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (19.54%) Cadence
2 14 (8.05%) Cisco
3 12 (6.90%) Huawei
3 12 (6.90%) Nokia
4 9 (5.17%) Facebook
5 7 (4.02%) Aprimo
5 7 (4.02%) Chordiant
6 6 (3.45%) Adobe
6 6 (3.45%) Ericsson
7 5 (2.87%) BT
7 5 (2.87%) Pega
7 5 (2.87%) Twitter
7 5 (2.87%) Virgin Media
8 4 (2.30%) Alterian
9 3 (1.72%) Lotus
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle
9 3 (1.72%) VMware
10 2 (1.15%) HP
10 2 (1.15%) IBM
10 2 (1.15%) SAP
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