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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
Rank 786 863 871
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +8
Permanent jobs citing SMS 59 84 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.084% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 25 64 48
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £24,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%

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
14078 16773 18893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.77% 16.75% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13935 15340
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

SMS Salary Histogram in the UK

SMS
Top 28 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 19 January 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 +37 53 £57,500 +35.29% 6
London +33 14 £60,000 +20.00% 3
North West -18 9 £50,000 +108.33%
South East +47 7 £42,500 +39.34% 1
Cheshire +13 7 - -
Bristol +10 7 - -
South West +7 7 - -
West Midlands - 7 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham - 7 £30,000 -
Warrington - 7 - -
Berkshire +35 6 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Newport - 5 - -
Leeds - 5 £19,000 -
Wales - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 £19,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £19,000 -
East of England - 4 £65,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £65,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £65,000 -
Reading +40 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Bracknell +13 3 - -
Manchester -26 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Bolton - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey +35 1 £42,500 +84.78%
Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
Kent - 1 £42,500 -
Bromley - 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 64 (50.00%) Finance
2 54 (42.19%) ITIL
3 51 (39.84%) Service Delivery
4 50 (39.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 47 (36.72%) MS PowerPoint
7 46 (35.94%) Statistics
7 46 (35.94%) Business Development
7 46 (35.94%) SLA
8 45 (35.16%) ISEB
8 45 (35.16%) Flash
8 45 (35.16%) Cadence
8 45 (35.16%) ITSM
8 45 (35.16%) Performance Management
8 45 (35.16%) Financial Modelling
8 45 (35.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 45 (35.16%) Critical Success Factor
8 45 (35.16%) Service Design
8 45 (35.16%) Escalation Management
8 45 (35.16%) Contract Management
9 43 (33.59%) Data Centre
10 29 (22.66%) Marketing
11 22 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (13.28%) B2B
12 17 (13.28%) Degree
13 14 (10.94%) Analytics
13 14 (10.94%) Unix
13 14 (10.94%) SQL
13 14 (10.94%) .NET
13 14 (10.94%) Telecoms

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 4 (3.13%) CMS
1 4 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (3.13%) SAS
2 3 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.34%) IBM Domino
2 3 (2.34%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.78%) nginx
4 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (36.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.13%) SPSS
3 2 (1.56%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) SaaS
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Responsys
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.78%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Route 53
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) VoIP
2 5 (3.91%) Internet
2 5 (3.91%) IPv6
2 5 (3.91%) NFC
2 5 (3.91%) PBX
2 5 (3.91%) Unified Communications
2 5 (3.91%) Wireless
3 4 (3.13%) SMPP
3 4 (3.13%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (2.34%) GSM
4 3 (2.34%) SMTP
4 3 (2.34%) SS7
4 3 (2.34%) UMTS
5 1 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.91%) Redis
4 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.78%) MySQL
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.91%) Mercurial
2 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.13%) MSBuild
3 4 (3.13%) MSTest
3 4 (3.13%) NUnit
4 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 64 (50.00%) Finance
2 29 (22.66%) Marketing
3 14 (10.94%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.03%) Retail
5 8 (6.25%) Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Law
7 2 (1.56%) Advertising
7 2 (1.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (35.16%) Delivery Manager
1 45 (35.16%) Service Manager
1 45 (35.16%) Services Delivery Manager
2 12 (9.38%) Analyst
2 12 (9.38%) VAS Engineer
3 6 (4.69%) CRM Manager
3 6 (4.69%) Developer
4 5 (3.91%) Marketing Manager
4 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
4 5 (3.91%) Technical Support
4 5 (3.91%) Technical Support Executive
5 4 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (3.13%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (3.13%) Insight Analyst
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing Analyst
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing Insight Analyst
5 4 (3.13%) Senior Marketing Manager
5 4 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 3 (2.34%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (2.34%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (35.16%) Flash
2 14 (10.94%) .NET
3 9 (7.03%) HTML
4 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (4.69%) XML
6 5 (3.91%) jQuery
7 4 (3.13%) CSS
7 4 (3.13%) HTML5
7 4 (3.13%) LINQ
7 4 (3.13%) WCF
8 3 (2.34%) Backbone.js
8 3 (2.34%) Ember.js
8 3 (2.34%) Node.js
8 3 (2.34%) React Native
9 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.56%) CSS3
9 2 (1.56%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 46 (35.94%) Statistics
2 43 (33.59%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.59%) Social Media
4 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.69%) iPad
7 5 (3.91%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (3.13%) Online Banking
9 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.78%) EPoS
10 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Unix
2 12 (9.38%) Linux
3 7 (5.47%) Windows
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) HPUX
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.19%) ITIL
2 51 (39.84%) Service Delivery
3 50 (39.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 46 (35.94%) Business Development
6 45 (35.16%) Contract Management
6 45 (35.16%) Critical Success Factor
6 45 (35.16%) Escalation Management
6 45 (35.16%) Financial Modelling
6 45 (35.16%) ITSM
6 45 (35.16%) Performance Management
6 45 (35.16%) Service Design
6 45 (35.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 22 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (13.28%) B2B
9 14 (10.94%) Analytics
10 13 (10.16%) CRM
11 12 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (9.38%) Migration
12 11 (8.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) SQL
2 10 (7.81%) C#
3 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.69%) Java
5 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.34%) R
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) Go
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) Python
7 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (35.16%) ISEB
2 17 (13.28%) Degree
3 8 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.13%) MBA
6 3 (2.34%) HNC
6 3 (2.34%) HND
6 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (35.94%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (35.16%) Cadence
2 6 (4.69%) Facebook
3 5 (3.91%) IBM
4 4 (3.13%) Adobe
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle
5 3 (2.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (2.34%) Cognos
5 3 (2.34%) Google
5 3 (2.34%) HP
5 3 (2.34%) Intel Security
5 3 (2.34%) Lotus
5 3 (2.34%) New Relic
5 3 (2.34%) Nokia Networks
5 3 (2.34%) Tableau
5 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.56%) OpenText
6 2 (1.56%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.78%) Marketo
7 1 (0.78%) Remedy
7 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
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