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 3 months to 22 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 836 879
Rank change year-on-year +47 +43  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 44 101 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.59% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 29 59 60
Median salary £47,000 £43,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.30% -9.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,800 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.12% -15.78%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13351 17110 19298
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.11% 17.47% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10887 14327 15445
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in England

SMS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SMS in England

SMS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in England over the 3 months to 22 April 2017.

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 3 months to 22 April 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
South East +36 15 £47,000 +17.50% 3
London +48 10 £60,000 +11.62% 5
West Midlands +40 6 £35,000 - 4
North West -32 5 £50,000 +92.30% 2
South West +3 3 - -
East of England +2 3 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Yorkshire +18 1 £50,000 +53.84%
East Midlands +4 1 - -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 across the England region with a requirement for SMS.

1 42 (43.30%) Finance
2 33 (34.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (30.93%) Data Centre
4 29 (29.90%) ITIL
5 28 (28.87%) Business Development
6 27 (27.84%) Statistics
6 27 (27.84%) Performance Management
6 27 (27.84%) Financial Modelling
6 27 (27.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 27 (27.84%) Mentoring
6 27 (27.84%) Critical Success Factor
6 27 (27.84%) Flash
6 27 (27.84%) SLA
6 27 (27.84%) ISEB
6 27 (27.84%) Cadence
6 27 (27.84%) Service Delivery
6 27 (27.84%) ITSM
6 27 (27.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (27.84%) Service Design
6 27 (27.84%) Escalation Management
6 27 (27.84%) Contract Management
6 27 (27.84%) Service Delivery Management
7 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
9 13 (13.40%) .NET
10 12 (12.37%) Linux
10 12 (12.37%) Degree
10 12 (12.37%) Marketing
11 10 (10.31%) DevOps

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 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (5.15%) IBM Domino
1 5 (5.15%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.12%) Apache
3 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.03%) CMS
4 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.03%) nginx
4 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.03%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (27.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) EngageOne
3 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon S3
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.03%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (1.03%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.03%) Route 53
3 1 (1.03%) SaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Unified Communications
2 5 (5.15%) IPv6
2 5 (5.15%) NFC
2 5 (5.15%) PBX
2 5 (5.15%) SMTP
2 5 (5.15%) VoIP
2 5 (5.15%) Wireless
3 4 (4.12%) DNS
3 4 (4.12%) Network Security
3 4 (4.12%) SMPP
4 3 (3.09%) 4G
4 3 (3.09%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (3.09%) Internet
4 3 (3.09%) LTE
4 3 (3.09%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (3.09%) VoLTE
4 3 (3.09%) VoWiFi
5 1 (1.03%) Broadband
5 1 (1.03%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.28%) Redis
4 4 (4.12%) MySQL
4 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.09%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.06%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (2.06%) Spatial Data
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.15%) Mercurial
3 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.12%) MSBuild
4 4 (4.12%) MSTest
4 4 (4.12%) NUnit
4 4 (4.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 42 (43.30%) Finance
2 12 (12.37%) Marketing
3 8 (8.25%) Banking
4 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.15%) Billing
5 5 (5.15%) Games
6 3 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.03%) Advertising
7 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Delivery Manager
1 27 (27.84%) Service Manager
1 27 (27.84%) Services Delivery Manager
2 10 (10.31%) Analyst
3 7 (7.22%) Developer
3 7 (7.22%) Technical Support
4 6 (6.19%) Angular Developer
4 6 (6.19%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.15%) .NET Web Developer
5 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.15%) Administrator
5 5 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.15%) Domino Support
5 5 (5.15%) Lotus Notes Administrator
5 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.15%) Senior Web Developer
5 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.15%) Technical Support Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.84%) Flash
2 13 (13.40%) .NET
3 10 (10.31%) XML
4 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
4 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (7.22%) HTML
6 6 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.19%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.15%) CSS
7 5 (5.15%) CSS3
7 5 (5.15%) HTML5
7 5 (5.15%) jQuery
7 5 (5.15%) SignalR
8 4 (4.12%) LINQ
8 4 (4.12%) WCF
9 1 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.93%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.31%) Social Media
3 9 (9.28%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.19%) iPad
5 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.15%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.12%) Animation
6 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.12%) Online Banking
6 4 (4.12%) User Experience
7 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.06%) Fintech
9 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.03%) EPoS
9 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Linux
2 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (5.15%) Unix
3 4 (4.12%) CentOS
3 4 (4.12%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.09%) Windows
4 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.06%) HPUX
6 1 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (29.90%) ITIL
3 28 (28.87%) Business Development
4 27 (27.84%) Contract Management
4 27 (27.84%) Critical Success Factor
4 27 (27.84%) Escalation Management
4 27 (27.84%) Financial Modelling
4 27 (27.84%) ITSM
4 27 (27.84%) Mentoring
4 27 (27.84%) Performance Management
4 27 (27.84%) Service Delivery
4 27 (27.84%) Service Delivery Management
4 27 (27.84%) Service Design
4 27 (27.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 27 (27.84%) Statistics
5 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.31%) DevOps
6 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
6 10 (10.31%) Scrum
7 9 (9.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.31%) C#
2 9 (9.28%) SQL
3 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.12%) C++
6 2 (2.06%) Java
7 1 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (27.84%) ISEB
2 12 (12.37%) Degree
3 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.84%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (27.84%) Cadence
2 10 (10.31%) Facebook
3 7 (7.22%) IBM
4 5 (5.15%) Lotus
5 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.12%) Twitter
6 3 (3.09%) Ericsson
6 3 (3.09%) Google
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.06%) OpenText
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle
7 2 (2.06%) Thunderhead
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cobalt Telephone Technologies
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cobalt Telephone Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £75,000 + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £75,000 + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago