Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > East of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 294 345
Rank change year-on-year -5 +51 +35
Permanent jobs citing SMS 28 64 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.53% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 2.82% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 26 50 7
East of England median annual salary £33,000 £45,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.67% -30.77% +6.12%
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +11.11%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,936 2,266 2,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.52% 18.65% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,868 1,650
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in the East of England

SMS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the East of England region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £50,000 -
Essex +10 9 £33,500 +11.67%
Norfolk +7 5 £29,000 -35.56%
Hertfordshire +21 3 - -
Bedfordshire -2 1 £62,500 -
Suffolk -6 1 £32,500 +2.36%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 17 (60.71%) HTML
1 17 (60.71%) CSS
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 11 (39.29%) PHP
4 8 (28.57%) MySQL
4 8 (28.57%) Web Development
5 7 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Linux
6 6 (21.43%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) WordPress
7 5 (17.86%) C#
7 5 (17.86%) MVC
8 4 (14.29%) ISEB
8 4 (14.29%) .NET
8 4 (14.29%) OOP
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
9 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
9 3 (10.71%) Business Development
9 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (10.71%) Laravel
9 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Financial Modelling
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (10.71%) Statistics
9 3 (10.71%) Retail

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (21.43%) WordPress
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) AdWords
2 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Slack
2 1 (3.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) RapidIO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) HBase
3 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) GitLab
2 1 (3.57%) Gradle
2 1 (3.57%) gulp
2 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Ranorex
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Web Developer
3 4 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Backend Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Data Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Scientific Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) CSS
1 17 (60.71%) HTML
2 6 (21.43%) jQuery
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) Flash
4 3 (10.71%) Laravel
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) Node.js
5 2 (7.14%) Symfony
5 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (3.57%) Keras
6 1 (3.57%) LINQ
6 1 (3.57%) Pandas
6 1 (3.57%) React
6 1 (3.57%) Redux
6 1 (3.57%) scikit-learn
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Web Development
2 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) OOP
5 3 (10.71%) Business Development
5 3 (10.71%) Contract Management
5 3 (10.71%) Critical Success Factor
5 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.71%) Escalation Management
5 3 (10.71%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) ITSM
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Service Design
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 11 (39.29%) PHP
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (17.86%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) C
6 2 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) PhD
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GDPR
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Cadence
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe
2 1 (3.57%) IBM
2 1 (3.57%) Intel
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.57%) Sitecore