Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 644 948 604
Rank change year-on-year +304 -344 +17
Permanent jobs citing SMS 29 95 628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.076% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.48% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24 47 607
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +43.75% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,600 £22,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £83,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £61,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +53.13% -

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 6,905 19,713 22,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.39% 15.68% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5,532 15,292 18,134
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.09% -4.21% +5.56%

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 +245 19 £62,500 -7.41% 5
South East +213 5 £40,000 -50.00% 4
North of England +162 2 £77,500 +55.00% 6
South West +115 2 £70,000 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £77,500 - 3
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 17 (58.62%) Marketing
2 15 (51.72%) Analytics
3 13 (44.83%) CRM
4 11 (37.93%) HTML
5 9 (31.03%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (31.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 8 (27.59%) CSS
7 7 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (20.69%) Email Marketing
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
8 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (20.69%) AWS
8 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.69%) Marketing Automation
8 6 (20.69%) A/B Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Strategic Roadmap
9 5 (17.24%) Azure
9 5 (17.24%) Data Analytics
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) Middleware
9 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
9 5 (17.24%) QA
9 5 (17.24%) Data Extraction
10 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
10 4 (13.79%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (13.79%) Degree
10 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
10 4 (13.79%) Retail
10 4 (13.79%) SS7

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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) SilverStripe
1 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.90%) Chatbot
1 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Shopify
2 1 (3.45%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) AWS
2 5 (17.24%) Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Google Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (6.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) INAP
1 4 (13.79%) Intelligent Network
1 4 (13.79%) SIGTRAN
1 4 (13.79%) SS7
1 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
2 3 (10.34%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 17 (58.62%) Marketing
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.79%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) CRM Manager
1 5 (17.24%) Fraud Manager
1 5 (17.24%) Senior Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Head of Analytics
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Product Owner
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) AWS Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Head of CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) CSS
3 5 (17.24%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) Spring
4 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.45%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) IVR
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Analytics
2 13 (44.83%) CRM
3 7 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (20.69%) A/B Testing
4 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.69%) Email Marketing
4 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (20.69%) Marketing Automation
4 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.24%) Data Analytics
5 5 (17.24%) Data Extraction
5 5 (17.24%) Strategic Roadmap
6 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (10.34%) Personalization
7 3 (10.34%) SEO
7 3 (10.34%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Conversational UI
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 9 (31.03%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (13.79%) Nokia
3 3 (10.34%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) HubSpot