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

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 822 846 875
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +29
Permanent jobs citing SMS 64 99 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.093% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.56% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27 75 61
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £29,700 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £85,000 £60,875
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
15800 17579 20355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.21% 16.53% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12802 14528 16382
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +21 57 £45,000 -10.00% 17
South East +32 13 £42,500 -46.87% 3
Berkshire +24 10 £52,500 -34.37% 2
London +43 9 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Reading +27 9 £52,500 +5.00%
West Midlands - 9 £30,000 - 4
East of England +20 8 £65,000 -3.70%
North West -12 8 £50,000 +40.84% 3
Birmingham - 8 £36,250 - 3
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £65,000 -3.70%
Cheshire +21 6 - - 1
Warrington - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £32,000 -
Wales - 6 - -
South Wales - 6 - -
Newport - 6 - -
Leeds - 5 £19,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £19,000 -
South West +4 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 £65,000 -
Bristol +13 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Manchester -13 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bolton - 2 £50,000 -
Kent - 2 £46,250 -
Scotland +28 1 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +21 1 £85,000 +44.68%
Bracknell +18 1 - - 1
Surrey +12 1 £42,500 +60.37%
Southampton +8 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 56 (44.44%) Finance
2 53 (42.06%) ITIL
3 46 (36.51%) Service Delivery
4 45 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (34.92%) Statistics
5 44 (34.92%) Mentoring
6 42 (33.33%) Business Development
6 42 (33.33%) Performance Management
6 42 (33.33%) SLA
7 41 (32.54%) ISEB
7 41 (32.54%) Flash
7 41 (32.54%) Cadence
7 41 (32.54%) ITSM
7 41 (32.54%) Financial Modelling
7 41 (32.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 41 (32.54%) Critical Success Factor
7 41 (32.54%) Service Design
7 41 (32.54%) Escalation Management
7 41 (32.54%) Contract Management
8 36 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 33 (26.19%) Marketing
10 22 (17.46%) Degree
11 20 (15.87%) B2B
12 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (15.08%) Telecoms
12 19 (15.08%) Analytics
13 18 (14.29%) CRM
14 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (12.70%) Unix

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 7 (5.56%) SAS
2 4 (3.17%) CMS
2 4 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.79%) nginx
4 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.97%) SPSS
3 2 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.79%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) SaaS
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) Responsys
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.79%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) VoIP
2 6 (4.76%) Value-Added Service
3 5 (3.97%) Internet
3 5 (3.97%) IPv6
3 5 (3.97%) NFC
3 5 (3.97%) PBX
3 5 (3.97%) Unified Communications
3 5 (3.97%) Wireless
4 4 (3.17%) GSM
4 4 (3.17%) SMPP
4 4 (3.17%) SS7
5 3 (2.38%) UMTS
5 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.59%) ATM
7 1 (0.79%) 3G
7 1 (0.79%) DNS
7 1 (0.79%) LAN
7 1 (0.79%) LTE
7 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.17%) Redis
3 3 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.17%) Mercurial
2 4 (3.17%) MSBuild
2 4 (3.17%) MSTest
2 4 (3.17%) NUnit
3 3 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (44.44%) Finance
2 33 (26.19%) Marketing
3 19 (15.08%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.35%) Retail
5 6 (4.76%) Banking
6 3 (2.38%) Billing
6 3 (2.38%) Games
6 3 (2.38%) Law
7 2 (1.59%) Advertising
7 2 (1.59%) Korean Language
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Delivery Manager
1 41 (32.54%) Service Manager
1 41 (32.54%) Services Delivery Manager
2 15 (11.90%) VAS Engineer
3 10 (7.94%) Analyst
4 8 (6.35%) CRM Manager
5 7 (5.56%) Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Insight Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Marketing Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Senior Marketing Manager
7 5 (3.97%) Technical Support
7 5 (3.97%) Technical Support Executive
8 4 (3.17%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) Cloud Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Marketing Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Marketing Insight Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.38%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.54%) Flash
2 11 (8.73%) .NET
3 9 (7.14%) HTML
4 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.97%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.97%) jQuery
5 5 (3.97%) XML
6 4 (3.17%) CSS
6 4 (3.17%) LINQ
6 4 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.17%) WCF
7 3 (2.38%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.38%) Ember.js
7 3 (2.38%) HTML5
7 3 (2.38%) Node.js
7 3 (2.38%) React Native
8 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.79%) SignalR
8 1 (0.79%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.92%) Statistics
2 36 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.73%) Social Media
5 9 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (3.17%) iPad
8 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.59%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Online Games
9 1 (0.79%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.79%) EPoS
9 1 (0.79%) IPTV
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Unix
2 12 (9.52%) Linux
3 5 (3.97%) Windows
4 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) VMS
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.06%) ITIL
2 46 (36.51%) Service Delivery
3 45 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (34.92%) Mentoring
5 42 (33.33%) Business Development
5 42 (33.33%) Performance Management
6 41 (32.54%) Contract Management
6 41 (32.54%) Critical Success Factor
6 41 (32.54%) Escalation Management
6 41 (32.54%) Financial Modelling
6 41 (32.54%) ITSM
6 41 (32.54%) Service Design
6 41 (32.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 20 (15.87%) B2B
8 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (15.08%) Analytics
9 18 (14.29%) CRM
10 16 (12.70%) Migration
11 14 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (9.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.90%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) C#
2 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.17%) Java
5 3 (2.38%) R
6 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) Erlang
6 1 (0.79%) Go
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (32.54%) ISEB
2 22 (17.46%) Degree
3 11 (8.73%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.76%) MBA
6 3 (2.38%) HNC
6 3 (2.38%) HND
7 1 (0.79%) CISA
7 1 (0.79%) CISSP
7 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) cPanel
1 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (32.54%) Cadence
2 6 (4.76%) Adobe
2 6 (4.76%) Facebook
3 3 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (2.38%) Cognos
3 3 (2.38%) Google
3 3 (2.38%) New Relic
3 3 (2.38%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Tableau
3 3 (2.38%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.79%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.79%) MapR
5 1 (0.79%) Marketo
5 1 (0.79%) Remedy
5 1 (0.79%) Sage
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) SAP
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