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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
Rank 801 854 866
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 56 92 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.090% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33 66 61
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £24,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £40,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -14.89%

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
13616 17522 19424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.16% 17.15% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11135 14565 15686
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 24 February 2017 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +63 51 £52,500 +23.52% 16
London +59 18 £62,500 +19.04% 9
South East +46 9 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Bristol +3 9 - -
South West -2 9 - -
North West -18 9 £50,000 +108.33%
Berkshire +31 6 £27,500 -35.29% 4
Manchester - 6 £50,000 -
Bolton - 6 £50,000 -
East of England +19 3 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Warrington +8 3 £25,000 -
Cheshire +2 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Reading - 3 £27,500 - 3
Dunstable - 2 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Leeds +24 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Scotland +22 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £50,000 +53.84%
West Yorkshire +19 1 £50,000 +53.84%
East Midlands +12 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 -
Wales - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £65,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £47,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £65,000 -
Bromley - 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (45.53%) Finance
2 45 (36.59%) Service Delivery
3 44 (35.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 44 (35.77%) ITIL
4 41 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 40 (32.52%) Mentoring
5 40 (32.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (31.71%) Statistics
6 39 (31.71%) Business Development
7 38 (30.89%) Performance Management
7 38 (30.89%) Financial Modelling
7 38 (30.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 38 (30.89%) Flash
7 38 (30.89%) SLA
7 38 (30.89%) ISEB
7 38 (30.89%) Cadence
7 38 (30.89%) ITSM
7 38 (30.89%) Critical Success Factor
7 38 (30.89%) Service Design
7 38 (30.89%) Escalation Management
7 38 (30.89%) Contract Management
8 23 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (18.70%) Marketing
9 19 (15.45%) SQL
10 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
10 17 (13.82%) Degree
11 15 (12.20%) .NET
12 14 (11.38%) Social Media
13 13 (10.57%) E-Commerce
14 12 (9.76%) C#

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 5 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (4.07%) IBM Domino
1 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.25%) CMS
2 4 (3.25%) SAS
3 3 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.81%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (32.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.25%) SPSS
3 2 (1.63%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) SaaS
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.63%) Responsys
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.81%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (0.81%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.81%) Route 53
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) Wireless
2 5 (4.07%) Internet
2 5 (4.07%) IPv6
2 5 (4.07%) NFC
2 5 (4.07%) PBX
2 5 (4.07%) SMTP
2 5 (4.07%) Unified Communications
2 5 (4.07%) VoIP
3 4 (3.25%) SMPP
4 3 (2.44%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (1.63%) GSM
5 2 (1.63%) SS7
5 2 (1.63%) UMTS
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
6 1 (0.81%) Network Security
6 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.69%) Redis
4 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.63%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.81%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.81%) MySQL
7 1 (0.81%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.69%) Mercurial
3 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.25%) MSBuild
4 4 (3.25%) MSTest
4 4 (3.25%) NUnit
5 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
7 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 56 (45.53%) Finance
2 23 (18.70%) Marketing
3 12 (9.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.50%) Banking
5 5 (4.07%) Retail
6 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.81%) Games
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.89%) Delivery Manager
1 38 (30.89%) Service Manager
1 38 (30.89%) Services Delivery Manager
2 15 (12.20%) Analyst
3 9 (7.32%) VAS Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Developer
5 7 (5.69%) Technical Support
6 6 (4.88%) Angular Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Senior Manager
6 6 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.07%) .NET Web Developer
7 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.07%) Administrator
7 5 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Domino Support
7 5 (4.07%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Technical Support Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.89%) Flash
2 15 (12.20%) .NET
3 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (7.32%) HTML
4 9 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (6.50%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.69%) jQuery
7 6 (4.88%) CSS
7 6 (4.88%) XML
8 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.07%) CSS3
8 5 (4.07%) HTML5
8 5 (4.07%) SignalR
9 4 (3.25%) LINQ
9 4 (3.25%) WCF
9 4 (3.25%) Web Services
10 2 (1.63%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.63%) Ember.js
10 2 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.38%) Social Media
3 8 (6.50%) iPad
4 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.07%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.07%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (3.25%) Online Banking
7 4 (3.25%) User Experience
8 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.63%) Animation
9 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.63%) Fintech
10 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.81%) EPoS
10 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Linux
1 11 (8.94%) Unix
2 7 (5.69%) Windows
3 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.63%) Android
4 2 (1.63%) HPUX
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.59%) Service Delivery
2 44 (35.77%) ITIL
2 44 (35.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (32.52%) Mentoring
4 39 (31.71%) Business Development
4 39 (31.71%) Statistics
5 38 (30.89%) Contract Management
5 38 (30.89%) Critical Success Factor
5 38 (30.89%) Escalation Management
5 38 (30.89%) Financial Modelling
5 38 (30.89%) ITSM
5 38 (30.89%) Performance Management
5 38 (30.89%) Service Design
5 38 (30.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 23 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (10.57%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.76%) Analytics
9 11 (8.94%) B2B
9 11 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (8.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.45%) SQL
2 12 (9.76%) C#
3 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.88%) Java
5 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.44%) R
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (30.89%) ISEB
2 17 (13.82%) Degree
3 6 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) HNC
5 2 (1.63%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) CISA
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (30.89%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (30.89%) Cadence
2 10 (8.13%) Facebook
3 7 (5.69%) IBM
4 5 (4.07%) Lotus
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle
5 3 (2.44%) Cognos
5 3 (2.44%) Google
5 3 (2.44%) HP
5 3 (2.44%) Intel Security
5 3 (2.44%) Tableau
6 2 (1.63%) Adobe
6 2 (1.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (1.63%) New Relic
6 2 (1.63%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (1.63%) OpenText
6 2 (1.63%) Thunderhead
6 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.63%) Twitter
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Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare and Pension sche
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36684 - £41000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Asthma UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £25000 to £30000 per annum, + benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
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Truphone
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits and company bonus
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London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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