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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 854 864 847
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing SMS 57 117 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.63% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 38 55 102
Median salary £44,500 £40,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.20% -14.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £28,850 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £70,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £38,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -18.94%

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
16543 18546 20812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 16.91% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 13752 15271 16624
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -25 55 £45,000 +4.65% 22
London -5 18 £45,000 - 14
South East +10 17 £45,000 - 3
Berkshire -3 9 £50,000 -28.57% 1
North West +22 8 £33,750 -16.14% 2
Surrey +30 5 £22,500 - 1
City of London +72 4 £42,500 -43.33% 1
Reading +15 4 - -
Slough - 4 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £25,000 -
Midlands - 4 - -
Weybridge - 3 £22,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £30,000 -
Kent +20 2 £45,000 -
South West -6 2 £38,750 +10.71%
Manchester -7 2 £41,000 +26.15% 2
Merseyside -9 2 £33,750 -25.00%
Warrington - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £25,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +36 1 £33,000 -
Dorset +10 1 £35,000 -16.16%
East Midlands +3 1 £35,000 +105.88% 1
Liverpool -14 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Warwick - 1 £46,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £46,000 -
Chesterfield - 1 £35,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 £35,000 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 69 (42.86%) Finance
2 53 (32.92%) Marketing
3 50 (31.06%) ITIL
4 48 (29.81%) SQL
5 46 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 42 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (26.09%) Statistics
6 42 (26.09%) SLA
6 42 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 37 (22.98%) Service Delivery
7 37 (22.98%) MS PowerPoint
8 36 (22.36%) ITSM
9 35 (21.74%) Service Design
9 35 (21.74%) Performance Management
9 35 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 34 (21.12%) Financial Modelling
10 34 (21.12%) Escalation Management
10 34 (21.12%) Critical Success Factor
10 34 (21.12%) Cadence
10 34 (21.12%) Business Development
10 34 (21.12%) ISEB
10 34 (21.12%) Flash
10 34 (21.12%) CRM
11 30 (18.63%) Data Centre
12 27 (16.77%) Degree
13 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (14.91%) Unica
15 21 (13.04%) Analytics
16 19 (11.80%) Campaign Management
17 15 (9.32%) Linux

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 12 (7.45%) SAS
2 5 (3.11%) Apache
2 5 (3.11%) CMS
3 4 (2.48%) Drupal
4 3 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.86%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.86%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.24%) nginx
6 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.62%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (22.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.86%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.86%) SPSS
3 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (14.91%) Unica
2 13 (8.07%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.48%) FastStats
4 2 (1.24%) Eloqua
4 2 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.62%) Exstream
5 1 (0.62%) Magento
5 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.73%) SaaS
2 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) eCircle
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) VoIP
2 12 (7.45%) Internet
3 9 (5.59%) LTE
4 8 (4.97%) ATM
4 8 (4.97%) GPRS
4 8 (4.97%) GSM
5 7 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (4.35%) UMTS
5 7 (4.35%) VoLTE
5 7 (4.35%) Wireshark
6 6 (3.73%) VoWiFi
6 6 (3.73%) WCDMA
7 4 (2.48%) Value-Added Service
7 4 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.86%) 3G
8 3 (1.86%) DNS
8 3 (1.86%) Firewall
8 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.24%) SS7
9 2 (1.24%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.35%) Data Mining
2 7 (4.35%) MySQL
2 7 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.48%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.48%) Redis
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) DB2
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) eggPlant
2 4 (2.48%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.86%) Bundler
3 3 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.86%) Hamcrest
3 3 (1.86%) jMock
3 3 (1.86%) JUnit
3 3 (1.86%) RubyGems
4 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (42.86%) Finance
2 53 (32.92%) Marketing
3 46 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.83%) Billing
5 7 (4.35%) Banking
5 7 (4.35%) Games
6 6 (3.73%) Retail
7 4 (2.48%) Automotive
7 4 (2.48%) Law
8 3 (1.86%) Electronics
9 2 (1.24%) Korean Language
9 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.62%) Back Office
10 1 (0.62%) Front Office
10 1 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.12%) Delivery Manager
1 34 (21.12%) Service Manager
1 34 (21.12%) Services Delivery Manager
2 22 (13.66%) Developer
3 18 (11.18%) Analyst
4 12 (7.45%) CRM Manager
5 11 (6.83%) Campaign Manager
6 10 (6.21%) Senior Manager
7 7 (4.35%) Campaign Specialist
7 7 (4.35%) CRM Campaign Manager
7 7 (4.35%) Insight Analyst
7 7 (4.35%) Mobile Engineer
8 6 (3.73%) Campaign Analyst
8 6 (3.73%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (3.73%) Operations Manager
8 6 (3.73%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (3.73%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 6 (3.73%) Test Engineer
8 6 (3.73%) VAS Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.12%) Flash
2 14 (8.70%) HTML
3 9 (5.59%) XML
4 8 (4.97%) .NET
4 8 (4.97%) Web Services
5 6 (3.73%) jQuery
6 4 (2.48%) CSS
6 4 (2.48%) JSON
6 4 (2.48%) RESTful
6 4 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (2.48%) Symfony
7 3 (1.86%) Django
7 3 (1.86%) Guice
7 3 (1.86%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.86%) LAMP
7 3 (1.86%) Spring
8 2 (1.24%) Doctrine
8 2 (1.24%) REST
8 2 (1.24%) Twig
8 2 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (26.09%) Statistics
2 30 (18.63%) Data Centre
3 25 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.32%) Social Media
5 10 (6.21%) Mobile App
6 9 (5.59%) Mathematics
7 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (4.35%) Online Games
8 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.48%) Fintech
8 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.48%) NHS
9 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.86%) IVR
9 3 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.24%) Tandem
10 2 (1.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.32%) Linux
2 9 (5.59%) Unix
3 7 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.06%) ITIL
2 42 (26.09%) Mentoring
2 42 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (22.98%) Service Delivery
4 36 (22.36%) ITSM
5 35 (21.74%) Performance Management
5 35 (21.74%) Service Design
5 35 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 34 (21.12%) Business Development
6 34 (21.12%) Critical Success Factor
6 34 (21.12%) CRM
6 34 (21.12%) Escalation Management
6 34 (21.12%) Financial Modelling
7 21 (13.04%) Analytics
8 19 (11.80%) Campaign Management
9 15 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (9.32%) Direct Marketing
10 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
10 13 (8.07%) Data Analytics
10 13 (8.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (29.81%) SQL
2 13 (8.07%) C
3 7 (4.35%) Ruby
4 6 (3.73%) PHP
5 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.11%) Java
5 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.11%) Python
6 3 (1.86%) C#
6 3 (1.86%) Erlang
7 2 (1.24%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.62%) JCL
8 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.62%) VB
8 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (21.12%) ISEB
2 27 (16.77%) Degree
3 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.11%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.11%) PMP
5 4 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.48%) MBA
6 1 (0.62%) HNC
6 1 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (26.09%) SLA
2 7 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.24%) Firmware
2 2 (1.24%) NFS
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Munin
1 2 (1.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) cPanel
2 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (21.12%) Cadence
2 13 (8.07%) Facebook
3 12 (7.45%) Huawei
3 12 (7.45%) Nokia
4 8 (4.97%) Adobe
5 7 (4.35%) Aprimo
5 7 (4.35%) Chordiant
6 6 (3.73%) Cisco
6 6 (3.73%) Ericsson
6 6 (3.73%) Twitter
7 5 (3.11%) BT
7 5 (3.11%) Oracle
7 5 (3.11%) Pega
7 5 (3.11%) Virgin Media
8 4 (2.48%) Alterian
8 4 (2.48%) SAP
9 3 (1.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (1.86%) HP
9 3 (1.86%) IBM
9 3 (1.86%) Lotus
London
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £65000 Per Annum Comprehensive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines or Leicester
Centrica
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines or Leicester
Centrica
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Success Appointments
Salary: Up to £65k (DOE) + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago