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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 843 865 846
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Permanent jobs citing SMS 78 99 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.089% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.51% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 53 43 108
Median salary £42,500 £38,250 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,750 £34,924
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -24.73%

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
16572 19303 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.07% 17.44% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13775 15728 16720
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 June 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 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
England +31 75 £42,500 +4.29% 11
South East +74 36 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +31 24 £45,000 +80.00% 1
London +5 19 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Reading +21 9 - -
North West +20 7 £35,000 -13.58% 3
Surrey +28 6 £22,750 -63.60% 1
South West +5 5 £42,500 +21.42%
West Midlands - 5 £25,000 -
Bracknell - 5 - -
Manchester +4 4 £48,750 +50.00% 3
City of London +46 3 £40,000 -21.56%
Kent +19 3 £45,000 -
Weybridge - 3 £22,500 -
Hampshire +11 2 £35,000 -
Newbury +10 2 - -
Merseyside +4 2 £33,750 -25.00%
Birmingham - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £25,000 -
Bristol - 2 £42,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £25,000 -
Southampton - 2 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £33,000 -
Dorset +15 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Wiltshire +14 1 £51,500 +47.14%
Liverpool 0 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Somerset -3 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 1

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 72 (40.68%) Finance
2 62 (35.03%) Marketing
3 51 (28.81%) ITIL
4 50 (28.25%) Telecoms
5 48 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (27.12%) SQL
6 45 (25.42%) SLA
6 45 (25.42%) Mentoring
7 44 (24.86%) Statistics
8 42 (23.73%) Service Delivery
9 40 (22.60%) MS PowerPoint
10 39 (22.03%) ITSM
11 38 (21.47%) Service Design
11 38 (21.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 37 (20.90%) Business Development
12 37 (20.90%) Performance Management
12 37 (20.90%) Financial Modelling
12 37 (20.90%) Escalation Management
12 37 (20.90%) Critical Success Factor
12 37 (20.90%) Data Centre
12 37 (20.90%) Cadence
12 37 (20.90%) ISEB
12 37 (20.90%) Flash
13 34 (19.21%) CRM
14 25 (14.12%) Social Media
15 24 (13.56%) Degree
16 23 (12.99%) Unica
16 23 (12.99%) Campaign Management
17 20 (11.30%) Linux
18 19 (10.73%) 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 10 (5.65%) SAS
2 5 (2.82%) Apache
2 5 (2.82%) CMS
3 4 (2.26%) Drupal
4 3 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.69%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.13%) nginx
6 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (22.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.13%) SPSS
4 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (12.99%) Unica
2 12 (6.78%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.26%) FastStats
4 2 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.56%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.56%) Exstream
5 1 (0.56%) Magento
5 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) eCircle
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.34%) VoIP
2 11 (6.21%) Internet
3 8 (4.52%) GPRS
3 8 (4.52%) LTE
4 7 (3.95%) ATM
4 7 (3.95%) GSM
4 7 (3.95%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (3.95%) UMTS
4 7 (3.95%) VoLTE
4 7 (3.95%) Wireshark
5 6 (3.39%) VoWiFi
5 6 (3.39%) WCDMA
6 5 (2.82%) Firewall
7 4 (2.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.26%) VPN
7 4 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.69%) BGP
8 3 (1.69%) DNS
8 3 (1.69%) MPLS
8 3 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.21%) MySQL
2 10 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (4.52%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.52%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.52%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.52%) Redis
3 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.39%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) DB2
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Hamcrest
1 7 (3.95%) jMock
1 7 (3.95%) JUnit
2 6 (3.39%) eggPlant
3 4 (2.26%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.69%) Bundler
4 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.69%) RubyGems
5 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (40.68%) Finance
2 62 (35.03%) Marketing
3 50 (28.25%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.34%) Billing
5 7 (3.95%) Banking
6 6 (3.39%) Games
6 6 (3.39%) Retail
7 4 (2.26%) Automotive
7 4 (2.26%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (1.69%) Law
9 2 (1.13%) Electronics
9 2 (1.13%) Korean Language
9 2 (1.13%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (20.90%) Delivery Manager
1 37 (20.90%) Service Manager
1 37 (20.90%) Services Delivery Manager
2 25 (14.12%) Developer
3 18 (10.17%) Analyst
4 11 (6.21%) Campaign Manager
5 10 (5.65%) Marketing Executive
6 8 (4.52%) CRM Manager
6 8 (4.52%) Java Developer
6 8 (4.52%) Senior Developer
7 7 (3.95%) Campaign Specialist
7 7 (3.95%) CRM Campaign Manager
7 7 (3.95%) Linux Developer
7 7 (3.95%) Mobile Engineer
8 6 (3.39%) Database Developer
8 6 (3.39%) Insight Analyst
8 6 (3.39%) NoSQL Developer
8 6 (3.39%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (3.39%) Team Leader
8 6 (3.39%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.90%) Flash
2 14 (7.91%) HTML
3 12 (6.78%) Web Services
4 9 (5.08%) .NET
4 9 (5.08%) XML
5 8 (4.52%) RESTful
6 7 (3.95%) Guice
6 7 (3.95%) Hibernate
6 7 (3.95%) Spring
7 6 (3.39%) jQuery
8 4 (2.26%) CSS
8 4 (2.26%) JSON
8 4 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.26%) Symfony
9 3 (1.69%) Django
9 3 (1.69%) LAMP
10 2 (1.13%) HTML5
10 2 (1.13%) OAuth
10 2 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.86%) Statistics
2 37 (20.90%) Data Centre
3 25 (14.12%) Social Media
4 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.08%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.52%) Mathematics
7 7 (3.95%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (3.39%) Animation
8 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.39%) Online Games
9 5 (2.82%) IVR
10 4 (2.26%) Fintech
10 4 (2.26%) NHS
11 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.69%) Smartphone
12 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.13%) Tandem
12 2 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.30%) Linux
2 8 (4.52%) Windows
3 7 (3.95%) Unix
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.81%) ITIL
2 48 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 45 (25.42%) Mentoring
4 42 (23.73%) Service Delivery
5 39 (22.03%) ITSM
6 38 (21.47%) Service Design
6 38 (21.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 37 (20.90%) Business Development
7 37 (20.90%) Critical Success Factor
7 37 (20.90%) Escalation Management
7 37 (20.90%) Financial Modelling
7 37 (20.90%) Performance Management
8 34 (19.21%) CRM
9 23 (12.99%) Campaign Management
10 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
11 18 (10.17%) Analytics
12 15 (8.47%) Direct Marketing
12 15 (8.47%) Project Management
13 12 (6.78%) Data Analytics
14 11 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.12%) SQL
2 13 (7.34%) C
3 9 (5.08%) Java
4 7 (3.95%) Ruby
5 6 (3.39%) PHP
6 5 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.82%) Python
7 4 (2.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.69%) C#
8 3 (1.69%) Erlang
9 2 (1.13%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.56%) JCL
10 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (20.90%) ISEB
2 24 (13.56%) Degree
3 5 (2.82%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.82%) PMP
4 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) CCIE
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (25.42%) SLA
2 7 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.13%) Firmware
2 2 (1.13%) NFS
2 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) Munin
1 2 (1.13%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) cPanel
2 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (20.90%) Cadence
2 12 (6.78%) Facebook
2 12 (6.78%) Huawei
2 12 (6.78%) Nokia
3 8 (4.52%) Cisco
4 7 (3.95%) Adobe
4 7 (3.95%) Aprimo
4 7 (3.95%) Chordiant
5 6 (3.39%) Ericsson
5 6 (3.39%) Twitter
6 5 (2.82%) BT
6 5 (2.82%) Pega
6 5 (2.82%) Virgin Media
7 4 (2.26%) Alterian
7 4 (2.26%) Oracle
8 3 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (1.69%) HP
8 3 (1.69%) Lotus
8 3 (1.69%) MapR
8 3 (1.69%) SAP
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