Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 886 708 927
Rank change year-on-year -178 +219 -46
Permanent jobs citing SMS 107 44 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.079% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 40
10th Percentile £46,250 £37,500 £28,275
25th Percentile - £42,000 £32,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £60,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.07% +28.13%
75th Percentile £51,250 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £79,500 £77,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £60,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.07% +28.13%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,810 8,082 17,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 14.44% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,750 6,494 14,180
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,801 £63,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in England

SMS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SMS in England.

Salary trend for SMS in England

SMS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SMS in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SMS in England

SMS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
London -208 37 £62,500 - 3
South West -35 29 £48,000 -16.52% 4
North of England -114 20 £40,000 -48.39% 2
North West -74 19 - - 1
Midlands -81 19 £55,000 -26.67% 2
East Midlands - 18 £55,000 - 2
South East -119 4 - - 2
West Midlands -64 1 £47,500 -36.67%
North East - 1 £40,000 - 1
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 38 (35.51%) Banking
3 34 (31.78%) Retail
4 32 (29.91%) High Availability
5 28 (26.17%) Firewall
6 27 (25.23%) Data Analysis
6 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
7 26 (24.30%) Kalman Filter
7 26 (24.30%) Threat Detection
7 26 (24.30%) Wireshark
7 26 (24.30%) Network Security
7 26 (24.30%) TippingPoint
7 26 (24.30%) DV Cleared
8 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
10 15 (14.02%) Marketing
10 15 (14.02%) Kubernetes
11 13 (12.15%) Docker
11 13 (12.15%) Social Skills
12 12 (11.21%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (11.21%) Postman
13 11 (10.28%) Jenkins
14 10 (9.35%) Kafka
14 10 (9.35%) TDD
14 10 (9.35%) Scrum
14 10 (9.35%) Java
14 10 (9.35%) Push Notifications
15 9 (8.41%) Decision-Making
15 9 (8.41%) HTML
15 9 (8.41%) CSS

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
1 5 (4.67%) WordPress
2 4 (3.74%) Confluence
3 3 (2.80%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.87%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) SaaS
2 5 (4.67%) GitHub
2 5 (4.67%) WeChat
2 5 (4.67%) WhatsApp
3 4 (3.74%) Azure
4 3 (2.80%) AWS
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.87%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.87%) Stripe
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.17%) Firewall
2 26 (24.30%) Network Security
2 26 (24.30%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.80%) DNS
3 3 (2.80%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.87%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.87%) Telnet
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (4.67%) Hazelcast
2 5 (4.67%) MySQL
3 3 (2.80%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.80%) DB2
3 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.80%) HBase
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.87%) ArangoDB
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.21%) Postman
3 11 (10.28%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.48%) JIRA
5 5 (4.67%) Hamcrest
5 5 (4.67%) JUnit
5 5 (4.67%) REST Assured
5 5 (4.67%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.80%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.80%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (2.80%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.80%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.80%) Maven
6 3 (2.80%) NUnit
6 3 (2.80%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 38 (35.51%) Banking
3 34 (31.78%) Retail
4 15 (14.02%) Marketing
5 13 (12.15%) Social Skills
6 8 (7.48%) Legal
7 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.61%) Public Sector
8 3 (2.80%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.87%) Games
10 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Security Engineer
1 26 (24.30%) SOC Engineer
2 18 (16.82%) Technical Support
3 17 (15.89%) IT Support
4 16 (14.95%) Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.67%) PHP Developer
6 5 (4.67%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Senior PHP Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Senior WordPress Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) WordPress Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) Kafka
2 9 (8.41%) CSS
2 9 (8.41%) HTML
3 8 (7.48%) REST
3 8 (7.48%) Spring
3 8 (7.48%) Spring Boot
4 5 (4.67%) AssertJ
4 5 (4.67%) CSS3
4 5 (4.67%) HTML5
4 5 (4.67%) SAML
4 5 (4.67%) Sass
4 5 (4.67%) Twig
4 5 (4.67%) WebSockets
5 4 (3.74%) JSON
6 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.80%) Bulma
6 3 (2.80%) Node.js
6 3 (2.80%) SOAP
6 3 (2.80%) Web Services
7 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.61%) User Experience
3 5 (4.67%) Legacy Code
4 3 (2.80%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) CCTV
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Windows
2 2 (1.87%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) High Availability
2 27 (25.23%) Data Analysis
3 26 (24.30%) Kalman Filter
3 26 (24.30%) Threat Detection
4 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.35%) Push Notifications
5 10 (9.35%) Scrum
5 10 (9.35%) TDD
6 9 (8.41%) Decision-Making
6 9 (8.41%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.48%) Artificial Intelligence
7 8 (7.48%) Data-Driven Decision Making
7 8 (7.48%) DevOps
8 7 (6.54%) Kanban
8 7 (6.54%) Load Balancing
8 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (5.61%) Analytics
9 6 (5.61%) Software Delivery
9 6 (5.61%) UX Design
10 5 (4.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) Java
2 8 (7.48%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.48%) SQL
3 5 (4.67%) ES6
3 5 (4.67%) Go
3 5 (4.67%) Java 11
3 5 (4.67%) Kotlin
3 5 (4.67%) PHP
4 3 (2.80%) C#
4 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.30%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.87%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.15%) Docker
2 5 (4.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.80%) HDFS
3 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (1.87%) Grafana
2 2 (1.87%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.87%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.87%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 26 (24.30%) TippingPoint
2 7 (6.54%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.67%) Bloomberg
3 5 (4.67%) Facebook
3 5 (4.67%) Splunk
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle
5 3 (2.80%) HubSpot
5 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 2 (1.87%) Adobe
6 2 (1.87%) F5
7 1 (0.93%) BMC
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.93%) Pardot
7 1 (0.93%) Pega
7 1 (0.93%) Quadient
7 1 (0.93%) Remedy
7 1 (0.93%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds