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

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 851 840 788
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -52
Permanent jobs citing SMS 64 116 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.64% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 31 68 115
Median salary £50,000 £36,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.05% -22.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%

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
16241 18264 21126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 16.73% 18.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13436 15156 16686
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 63 £50,000 +27.38% 18
South East 0 20 £48,000 +6.66% 3
London +8 15 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Berkshire +13 14 £50,000 -28.57% 3
North West +20 9 £50,000 +37.93% 3
Reading +15 7 - -
Slough - 7 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +19 6 £65,000 +282.35% 3
Midlands - 6 - -
Surrey +33 5 £22,500 -35.71%
Nottinghamshire +14 5 £65,000 +282.35% 3
City of London +66 4 £53,750 -28.33%
Manchester +13 4 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Cheshire - 4 - -
Warrington - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £65,000 - 2
Devon +4 3 - -
South West -10 3 - -
Weybridge - 3 £22,500 -
West Midlands -4 2 £46,000 -34.28%
Bolton - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +32 1 £33,000 -
East of England +15 1 - - 1
Peterborough +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Birmingham -17 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £46,000 -
Camberley - 1 £46,000 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £46,000 -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 66 (44.90%) Finance
2 50 (34.01%) ITIL
3 46 (31.29%) Marketing
4 41 (27.89%) Telecoms
5 40 (27.21%) SQL
5 40 (27.21%) SLA
5 40 (27.21%) Statistics
5 40 (27.21%) Mentoring
6 38 (25.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (25.17%) Service Delivery
8 36 (24.49%) MS PowerPoint
9 34 (23.13%) ITSM
10 33 (22.45%) Performance Management
10 33 (22.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 33 (22.45%) Service Design
11 32 (21.77%) Critical Success Factor
11 32 (21.77%) Escalation Management
11 32 (21.77%) Financial Modelling
11 32 (21.77%) ISEB
11 32 (21.77%) Flash
11 32 (21.77%) Business Development
11 32 (21.77%) Cadence
12 29 (19.73%) Degree
13 27 (18.37%) CRM
14 26 (17.69%) Data Centre
15 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (14.29%) Analytics
17 15 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (10.20%) Unica
18 14 (9.52%) Campaign Management

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 11 (7.48%) SAS
2 4 (2.72%) Apache
3 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.04%) IBM Domino
3 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.36%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.36%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (24.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.04%) SPSS
3 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Unica
2 8 (5.44%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.36%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.36%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.68%) Exstream
4 1 (0.68%) FastStats
4 1 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.84%) VoIP
2 12 (8.16%) Internet
3 8 (5.44%) ATM
4 7 (4.76%) GSM
4 7 (4.76%) LTE
4 7 (4.76%) VoLTE
5 6 (4.08%) UMTS
5 6 (4.08%) VoWiFi
6 5 (3.40%) GPRS
6 5 (3.40%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (3.40%) Value-Added Service
6 5 (3.40%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.72%) WCDMA
7 4 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.04%) DNS
8 3 (2.04%) SS7
9 2 (1.36%) 3G
9 2 (1.36%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.36%) SAN
9 2 (1.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.72%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.04%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) Redis
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) eggPlant
2 3 (2.04%) Bundler
2 3 (2.04%) RubyGems
3 2 (1.36%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (44.90%) Finance
2 46 (31.29%) Marketing
3 41 (27.89%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.76%) Billing
4 7 (4.76%) Games
4 7 (4.76%) Retail
5 6 (4.08%) Banking
5 6 (4.08%) Law
6 2 (1.36%) Electronics
6 2 (1.36%) Korean Language
6 2 (1.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (21.77%) Delivery Manager
1 32 (21.77%) Service Manager
1 32 (21.77%) Services Delivery Manager
2 19 (12.93%) Developer
3 17 (11.56%) Analyst
4 11 (7.48%) CRM Manager
5 9 (6.12%) Senior Manager
5 9 (6.12%) VAS Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Campaign Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Insight Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Campaign Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Campaign Specialist
8 6 (4.08%) Ruby Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Administrator
9 5 (3.40%) Marketing Manager
9 5 (3.40%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Operations Director
9 5 (3.40%) Senior Marketing Manager
10 4 (2.72%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.77%) Flash
2 13 (8.84%) HTML
3 7 (4.76%) .NET
3 7 (4.76%) XML
4 6 (4.08%) jQuery
5 5 (3.40%) HTML5
6 4 (2.72%) CSS
6 4 (2.72%) Web Services
7 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.04%) JSON
7 3 (2.04%) LAMP
7 3 (2.04%) Node.js
7 3 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.04%) React Native
7 3 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (2.04%) Symfony
8 2 (1.36%) Django
8 2 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.68%) SOAP
9 1 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.21%) Statistics
2 26 (17.69%) Data Centre
3 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.52%) Social Media
5 10 (6.80%) Mobile App
6 8 (5.44%) Mathematics
7 7 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (4.76%) Online Games
8 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.04%) Blackberry
10 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.04%) Fintech
10 3 (2.04%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.36%) iPad
11 2 (1.36%) IVR
11 2 (1.36%) NHS
11 2 (1.36%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Unix
2 10 (6.80%) Linux
3 6 (4.08%) Windows
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.01%) ITIL
2 40 (27.21%) Mentoring
3 38 (25.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (25.17%) Service Delivery
5 34 (23.13%) ITSM
6 33 (22.45%) Performance Management
6 33 (22.45%) Service Design
6 33 (22.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 32 (21.77%) Business Development
7 32 (21.77%) Critical Success Factor
7 32 (21.77%) Escalation Management
7 32 (21.77%) Financial Modelling
8 27 (18.37%) CRM
9 21 (14.29%) Analytics
10 15 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (9.52%) Campaign Management
12 12 (8.16%) Marketing Analytics
13 10 (6.80%) Actionable Insight
13 10 (6.80%) B2B
13 10 (6.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.21%) SQL
2 8 (5.44%) C
3 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.08%) Ruby
5 5 (3.40%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.72%) PHP
6 4 (2.72%) Python
7 3 (2.04%) C#
7 3 (2.04%) Erlang
8 2 (1.36%) Java
9 1 (0.68%) Go
9 1 (0.68%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (21.77%) ISEB
2 29 (19.73%) Degree
3 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.40%) MBA
6 5 (3.40%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.40%) PMP
7 2 (1.36%) HNC
7 2 (1.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.21%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Firmware
2 2 (1.36%) NFS
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Munin
1 2 (1.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) cPanel
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Cadence
2 12 (8.16%) Facebook
3 10 (6.80%) Huawei
3 10 (6.80%) Nokia
4 9 (6.12%) Adobe
5 6 (4.08%) Ericsson
6 5 (3.40%) Aprimo
6 5 (3.40%) BT
6 5 (3.40%) Chordiant
6 5 (3.40%) Cisco
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle
6 5 (3.40%) Virgin Media
7 4 (2.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (2.72%) Pega
7 4 (2.72%) SAP
8 3 (2.04%) HP
8 3 (2.04%) MapR
8 3 (2.04%) Remedy
8 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.04%) Twitter
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