Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 270 295
Rank change year-on-year +46 +25 +18
Permanent jobs citing SMS 38 16 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.56% 0.21% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 0.85% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32 3 35
Berkshire median annual salary £35,000 £52,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% -34.38% +64.10%
10th Percentile £24,225 £31,250 £27,050
90th Percentile £47,125 £56,750 £92,500
South East median annual salary £36,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.12% -15.00% +6.38%

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,368 1,881 2,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.26% 24.50% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1,344 2,141
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Berkshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Berkshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Berkshire

SMS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in Berkshire

SMS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 12 £39,000 -
Reading +16 10 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Slough +14 7 £35,000 -36.36%
Hungerford - 3 £40,000 - 2
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) Marketing
4 7 (18.42%) HTML
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
4 7 (18.42%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
5 6 (15.79%) Photoshop
5 6 (15.79%) HP
5 6 (15.79%) Web Development
5 6 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) Unica
5 6 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.16%) Database Marketing
6 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.53%) Campaign Management
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.53%) NetApp
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) C#
7 4 (10.53%) .NET
7 4 (10.53%) Unix
7 4 (10.53%) Windows
7 4 (10.53%) Dell
7 4 (10.53%) IBM
7 4 (10.53%) VMware
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) Teradata

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (15.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Unica
2 3 (7.89%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (2.63%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Skype
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) LAN
2 2 (5.26%) SAN
2 2 (5.26%) VPN
2 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Data Mining
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (21.05%) Marketing
2 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript Developer
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 4 (10.53%) PHP Programmer
3 4 (10.53%) PHP Software Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) PHP Web Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Programmer
3 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Software Programmer
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Programmer
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Web Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Web Programmer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) CSS
1 7 (18.42%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) LINQ
3 2 (5.26%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (2.63%) WAP
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) IVR
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Unix
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
1 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
1 6 (15.79%) Web Development
2 5 (13.16%) Database Marketing
3 4 (10.53%) Campaign Management
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) CRM
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
4 3 (7.89%) OO
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Domain Models
5 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.26%) MVC
5 2 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) Data Conversion
6 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Product Management
6 1 (2.63%) SDLC
6 1 (2.63%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) PHP
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Dell
2 4 (10.53%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) NetApp
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Adobe
3 3 (7.89%) Aprimo
3 3 (7.89%) Chordiant
3 3 (7.89%) Pega
3 3 (7.89%) Teradata
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.26%) Synology