Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 823 648 956
Rank change year-on-year -175 +308 -358
Permanent jobs citing SMS 167 29 93
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.066% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 58 25 41
10th Percentile £42,625 £37,500 £26,250
25th Percentile " £43,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -23.20% +19.05% +31.25%
75th Percentile £68,750 £72,499 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £78,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -23.20% +13.64% +37.50%

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 14,337 6,774 19,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.39% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,910 5,571 15,650
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
% change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -200 68 £85,000 +36.00% 11
South West -55 29 £48,000 -31.43% 1
East of England - 26 - -
North of England -115 24 £40,000 -48.39% 7
North West - 23 £40,000 - 6
Midlands - 18 £51,250 - 3
East Midlands - 17 £55,000 -
South East -162 4 £30,000 -25.00%
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 - 3
North East - 1 £40,000 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 51 (30.54%) Finance
1 51 (30.54%) Marketing
2 49 (29.34%) Banking
3 43 (25.75%) SQL
4 39 (23.35%) HTML
5 37 (22.16%) Retail
6 33 (19.76%) CRM
7 28 (16.77%) Adobe
7 28 (16.77%) Degree
7 28 (16.77%) Software Engineering
7 28 (16.77%) Email Marketing
8 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
8 27 (16.17%) High Availability
8 27 (16.17%) Data Analysis
8 27 (16.17%) Firewall
8 27 (16.17%) Multichannel Marketing
9 26 (15.57%) Personalization
9 26 (15.57%) Threat Detection
9 26 (15.57%) Wireshark
9 26 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (15.57%) Kalman Filter
9 26 (15.57%) Network Security
9 26 (15.57%) TippingPoint
9 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
10 25 (14.97%) Adobe Campaign
10 25 (14.97%) Digital Media
10 25 (14.97%) Workflow
10 25 (14.97%) SAS
11 22 (13.17%) Project Management
11 22 (13.17%) Agile Software Development

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 25 (14.97%) SAS
2 9 (5.39%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.99%) WordPress
4 3 (1.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.60%) Figma
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (14.97%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.80%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.39%) AWS
2 7 (4.19%) Azure
2 7 (4.19%) SaaS
3 5 (2.99%) Stripe
4 3 (1.80%) Amazon Cognito
4 3 (1.80%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.80%) GCP
4 3 (1.80%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (1.80%) Serverless
4 3 (1.80%) Twilio
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Firebase
5 1 (0.60%) Flurry Analytics
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.17%) Firewall
2 26 (15.57%) Network Security
2 26 (15.57%) Wireshark
3 7 (4.19%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) DHCP
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.60%) Telnet
5 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) Apache Hive
1 9 (5.39%) DB2
1 9 (5.39%) Hadoop
1 9 (5.39%) HBase
1 9 (5.39%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.59%) Big Data
3 5 (2.99%) MySQL
4 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.60%) ArangoDB
7 1 (0.60%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.60%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (8.98%) Git (software)
1 15 (8.98%) Postman
2 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.39%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.39%) IBM UrbanCode
3 9 (5.39%) IntelliJ
3 9 (5.39%) Maven
3 9 (5.39%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.59%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.80%) Cypress.io
5 3 (1.80%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) Hamcrest
6 1 (0.60%) JUnit
6 1 (0.60%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 51 (30.54%) Finance
1 51 (30.54%) Marketing
2 49 (29.34%) Banking
3 37 (22.16%) Retail
4 12 (7.19%) Public Sector
5 10 (5.99%) Social Skills
6 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.59%) Electronics
7 6 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.59%) Retail Banking
7 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (19.76%) Analyst
2 26 (15.57%) Security Engineer
2 26 (15.57%) SOC Engineer
3 18 (10.78%) IT Support
4 17 (10.18%) Technical Support
5 16 (9.58%) Developer
6 10 (5.99%) CRM Analyst
7 6 (3.59%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Java Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Senior Java Engineer
8 5 (2.99%) Backend Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (2.99%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Senior WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.35%) HTML
2 19 (11.38%) CSS
3 14 (8.38%) REST
4 11 (6.59%) Kafka
5 10 (5.99%) JSON
5 10 (5.99%) Spring
5 10 (5.99%) Spring Boot
6 9 (5.39%) Node.js
6 9 (5.39%) SOAP
6 9 (5.39%) Web Services
7 7 (4.19%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.59%) Bulma
8 6 (3.59%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (2.99%) CSS3
9 5 (2.99%) HTML5
9 5 (2.99%) SAML
9 5 (2.99%) Sass
9 5 (2.99%) Twig
10 3 (1.80%) GraphQL
10 3 (1.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.97%) Digital Media
2 20 (11.98%) Cyberattack
3 11 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (5.39%) Online Banking
4 9 (5.39%) User Experience
4 9 (5.39%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.20%) CCTV
6 1 (0.60%) Legacy Code
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Social Media
6 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.19%) Linux
2 2 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.76%) CRM
2 28 (16.77%) Email Marketing
2 28 (16.77%) Software Engineering
3 27 (16.17%) Data Analysis
3 27 (16.17%) High Availability
3 27 (16.17%) Multichannel Marketing
4 26 (15.57%) Kalman Filter
4 26 (15.57%) Personalization
4 26 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (15.57%) Threat Detection
5 25 (14.97%) Workflow
6 22 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (13.17%) Business Analysis
6 22 (13.17%) Project Management
7 20 (11.98%) Mathematics
8 19 (11.38%) DevOps
8 19 (11.38%) Software Testing
9 15 (8.98%) Analytics
10 12 (7.19%) Computer Science
10 12 (7.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.75%) SQL
2 20 (11.98%) C
3 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.59%) Java
5 9 (5.39%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.79%) ES6
7 7 (4.19%) Python
8 6 (3.59%) Go
8 6 (3.59%) Ruby
9 5 (2.99%) PHP
10 3 (1.80%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.20%) VBA
12 1 (0.60%) Java 11
12 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (16.77%) Degree
2 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
3 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) Docker
2 9 (5.39%) HDFS
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) IMail Server
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.60%) XenApp
4 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.59%) Ansible
3 5 (2.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.60%) Grafana
4 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.60%) SCCM
4 1 (0.60%) TeMIP
4 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (16.77%) Adobe
2 26 (15.57%) TippingPoint
3 10 (5.99%) Oracle
3 10 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (5.99%) Splunk
4 6 (3.59%) SAP
5 5 (2.99%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.80%) HubSpot
6 3 (1.80%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.20%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) BMC
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco
8 1 (0.60%) Citrix
8 1 (0.60%) F5
8 1 (0.60%) Genesys
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) Pega
8 1 (0.60%) Remedy
8 1 (0.60%) Teradata