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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 837 864 781
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -83
Permanent jobs citing SMS 73 102 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.093% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.56% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32 82 111
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £80,700 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.00%

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
16133 18186 20683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.94% 16.60% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13195 15112 16297
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 71 £50,000 +11.11% 16
South East +16 17 £50,000 -27.27% 2
Berkshire +16 14 £50,000 -28.57% 1
London +37 13 £57,500 +35.29% 4
East Midlands +24 10 £65,000 -23.52% 1
North West 0 9 £50,000 +25.00% 5
East of England +19 8 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Slough +17 8 £50,000 -39.39%
Nottinghamshire +15 7 £65,000 +27.45% 1
Reading +21 6 - -
Nottingham +8 6 £65,000 -23.52% 1
Midlands - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +14 5 - -
South West -9 5 - -
Devon - 5 - -
Peterborough - 5 - -
City of London +49 4 £68,750 -19.11%
Bolton - 4 £50,000 -
Warrington - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £50,000 - 5
Cheshire - 4 - -
Leicester -4 3 - -
Leicestershire -4 3 - -
Luton - 3 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £52,500 -
Hampshire +7 2 - - 1
West Midlands -8 2 £35,000 -50.00%
Enfield - 2 £42,500 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Scotland +31 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 61 (40.67%) Finance
2 49 (32.67%) ITIL
3 46 (30.67%) Marketing
4 40 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 39 (26.00%) Statistics
6 38 (25.33%) SQL
6 38 (25.33%) SLA
6 38 (25.33%) Service Delivery
7 37 (24.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 37 (24.67%) Telecoms
7 37 (24.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (22.67%) ITSM
9 33 (22.00%) Service Design
9 33 (22.00%) Performance Management
9 33 (22.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 32 (21.33%) Financial Modelling
10 32 (21.33%) Escalation Management
10 32 (21.33%) Critical Success Factor
10 32 (21.33%) ISEB
10 32 (21.33%) Flash
10 32 (21.33%) Cadence
10 32 (21.33%) Business Development
11 30 (20.00%) Degree
12 26 (17.33%) Data Centre
13 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (16.00%) Analytics
13 24 (16.00%) CRM
14 16 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (10.67%) Social Media
15 15 (10.00%) Digital Marketing

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 13 (8.67%) SAS
2 4 (2.67%) Apache
2 4 (2.67%) CMS
2 4 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.00%) IBM Domino
3 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.33%) nginx
5 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (24.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.67%) SPSS
3 1 (0.67%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Unica
2 3 (2.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.67%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.67%) Exstream
4 1 (0.67%) Magento
4 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.00%) SaaS
2 5 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.33%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) Internet
1 11 (7.33%) VoIP
2 7 (4.67%) GSM
2 7 (4.67%) LTE
3 6 (4.00%) ATM
3 6 (4.00%) UMTS
3 6 (4.00%) VoLTE
4 5 (3.33%) GPRS
4 5 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (3.33%) Value-Added Service
4 5 (3.33%) VoWiFi
4 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.67%) WCDMA
5 4 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.00%) DNS
6 3 (2.00%) SS7
7 2 (1.33%) Firewall
7 2 (1.33%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.33%) NAS
7 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.33%) Redis
3 4 (2.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.67%) MySQL
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) eggPlant
1 4 (2.67%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.00%) Bundler
2 3 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.00%) RubyGems
2 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (40.67%) Finance
2 46 (30.67%) Marketing
3 37 (24.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.00%) Retail
5 7 (4.67%) Billing
6 6 (4.00%) Law
7 5 (3.33%) Games
8 3 (2.00%) Banking
9 2 (1.33%) Electronics
9 2 (1.33%) Korean Language
9 2 (1.33%) Legal
9 2 (1.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.67%) Advertising
10 1 (0.67%) Back Office
10 1 (0.67%) Front Office
10 1 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (21.33%) Delivery Manager
1 32 (21.33%) Service Manager
1 32 (21.33%) Services Delivery Manager
2 19 (12.67%) Analyst
3 18 (12.00%) Developer
4 12 (8.00%) CRM Manager
5 10 (6.67%) VAS Engineer
6 9 (6.00%) Insight Analyst
6 9 (6.00%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Marketing Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Senior Marketing Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Administrator
8 5 (3.33%) Campaign Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Campaign Specialist
8 5 (3.33%) Mobile Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Cloud Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Marketing Insight Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.33%) Flash
2 14 (9.33%) HTML
3 8 (5.33%) .NET
3 8 (5.33%) jQuery
4 7 (4.67%) XML
5 5 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.33%) CSS
5 5 (3.33%) HTML5
5 5 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.67%) Web Services
7 3 (2.00%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.00%) Ember.js
7 3 (2.00%) JSON
7 3 (2.00%) LAMP
7 3 (2.00%) Node.js
7 3 (2.00%) React Native
7 3 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (2.00%) Symfony
8 2 (1.33%) Django
8 2 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.00%) Statistics
2 26 (17.33%) Data Centre
3 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.67%) Social Media
5 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.67%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.00%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.33%) Online Games
9 4 (2.67%) iPad
9 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (2.00%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.00%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.33%) Fintech
11 2 (1.33%) IVR
11 2 (1.33%) Tandem
12 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.67%) Linux
1 13 (8.67%) Unix
2 9 (6.00%) Windows
3 5 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.67%) ITIL
2 40 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 38 (25.33%) Service Delivery
4 37 (24.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (22.67%) ITSM
6 33 (22.00%) Performance Management
6 33 (22.00%) Service Design
6 33 (22.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 32 (21.33%) Business Development
7 32 (21.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 32 (21.33%) Escalation Management
7 32 (21.33%) Financial Modelling
8 24 (16.00%) Analytics
8 24 (16.00%) CRM
9 16 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (10.00%) B2B
10 15 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (8.67%) Data Analysis
12 12 (8.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.33%) SQL
2 9 (6.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.67%) C
4 6 (4.00%) Ruby
5 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.33%) Java
6 4 (2.67%) C#
6 4 (2.67%) PHP
6 4 (2.67%) Python
7 3 (2.00%) Erlang
7 3 (2.00%) R
8 1 (0.67%) Go
8 1 (0.67%) Perl
8 1 (0.67%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (21.33%) ISEB
2 30 (20.00%) Degree
3 8 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) MBA
5 4 (2.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.67%) PMP
6 2 (1.33%) HNC
6 2 (1.33%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) CISA
7 1 (0.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.67%) Docker
2 2 (1.33%) Firmware
2 2 (1.33%) NFS
2 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Munin
1 2 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (0.67%) cPanel
2 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Cadence
2 11 (7.33%) Facebook
3 9 (6.00%) Huawei
3 9 (6.00%) Nokia
4 8 (5.33%) Adobe
5 5 (3.33%) Cisco
5 5 (3.33%) Ericsson
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle
6 4 (2.67%) BT
6 4 (2.67%) SAP
6 4 (2.67%) Virgin Media
7 3 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (2.00%) Cognos
7 3 (2.00%) HP
7 3 (2.00%) Lotus
7 3 (2.00%) MapR
7 3 (2.00%) New Relic
7 3 (2.00%) Tableau
8 2 (1.33%) Avaya
8 2 (1.33%) Chordiant
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Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
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Greater Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
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CGI
Salary: £14000 - £14100 per annum + benefits
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CGI
Salary: £14000 - £14100 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £14000 - £14100 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £14000 - £14100 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
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