Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 1041 1069
Rank change year-on-year +535 +28 -43
Permanent jobs citing SMS 858 116 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.070% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 768 52 142
England median annual salary £38,806 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.39% +11.11% -3.23%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,550 £23,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £38,613 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -22.78% +11.11% -5.26%

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 24,746 27,694 32,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.24% 16.81% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 20,231 22,636 27,359
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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
North of England +171 207 £35,000 -30.00% 45
London +158 187 £55,000 -8.33% 46
South East +155 174 £37,000 -26.00% 36
Midlands +111 128 £40,000 +10.34% 27
West Midlands +104 109 £42,500 +41.67% 17
South West +85 107 £41,500 - 30
North East - 106 £34,000 - 13
Yorkshire +90 69 £35,500 +10.94% 20
East of England +53 55 £37,500 -42.31% 6
North West +15 33 £30,500 -39.00% 12
East Midlands +23 19 £33,750 -48.08% 10
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 182 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (20.75%) SQL
3 158 (18.41%) JavaScript
4 145 (16.90%) HTML
5 140 (16.32%) CSS
6 132 (15.38%) .NET
7 128 (14.92%) C#
8 99 (11.54%) Linux
8 99 (11.54%) MVC
9 98 (11.42%) SQL Server
10 97 (11.31%) Windows
11 94 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
12 83 (9.67%) AngularJS
13 81 (9.44%) Finance
14 78 (9.09%) Git (software)
15 75 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
16 72 (8.39%) Degree
17 70 (8.16%) Marketing
17 70 (8.16%) Java
18 68 (7.93%) ASP.NET
19 64 (7.46%) ITIL
20 63 (7.34%) MySQL
21 62 (7.23%) Web Services
22 57 (6.64%) Web Development
23 56 (6.53%) HTML5
24 55 (6.41%) Project Management
25 53 (6.18%) XML
25 53 (6.18%) VMware
26 52 (6.06%) Games
27 51 (5.94%) CSS3

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 46 (5.36%) Apache
2 24 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.56%) CMS
4 13 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (1.40%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.93%) WordPress
9 7 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.82%) IIS
9 7 (0.82%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.58%) Confluence
11 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.47%) JBoss
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.35%) SAS
13 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.80%) Photoshop
3 19 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.23%) InDesign
9 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.12%) InVision
10 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) WebTrends
2 7 (0.82%) Magento
3 5 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.58%) Unica
4 3 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.35%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.12%) iTrent
5 1 (0.12%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.03%) Google Analytics
4 22 (2.56%) Office 365
5 21 (2.45%) SaaS
6 19 (2.21%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.70%) GitHub
9 6 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.47%) Route 53
11 3 (0.35%) AdWords
11 3 (0.35%) IaaS
11 3 (0.35%) Responsys
11 3 (0.35%) Silverpop
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.85%) Firewall
2 17 (1.98%) LAN
2 17 (1.98%) VPN
3 16 (1.86%) DHCP
3 16 (1.86%) DNS
3 16 (1.86%) WAN
4 14 (1.63%) VoIP
5 13 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.40%) Internet
7 11 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.17%) Network Security
8 10 (1.17%) SAN
9 8 (0.93%) Skype
10 5 (0.58%) Broadband
10 5 (0.58%) SMPP
11 4 (0.47%) DMZ
11 4 (0.47%) VLAN
11 4 (0.47%) Wireless
12 3 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.35%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.34%) MySQL
3 41 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 33 (3.85%) Redis
8 23 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.52%) Big Data
11 12 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.05%) Power BI
14 9 (1.05%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.93%) QlikView
16 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (0.58%) Data Mining
18 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.20%) Subversion
3 30 (3.50%) Eclipse
4 29 (3.38%) JIRA
5 20 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.86%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.58%) Selenium
9 4 (0.47%) Grunt
9 4 (0.47%) gulp
9 4 (0.47%) Maven
10 3 (0.35%) Ant
10 3 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.35%) ERwin
10 3 (0.35%) LSMW
10 3 (0.35%) MSI
10 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.23%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
General
1 81 (9.44%) Finance
2 70 (8.16%) Marketing
3 52 (6.06%) Games
4 30 (3.50%) Billing
5 29 (3.38%) Banking
6 26 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.56%) Retail
8 15 (1.75%) Back Office
9 11 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
10 9 (1.05%) Legal
11 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.35%) Advertising
12 3 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.23%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (29.14%) Developer
2 101 (11.77%) Analyst
3 75 (8.74%) C# Developer
4 74 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 69 (8.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (4.90%) IT Support
7 38 (4.43%) Web Developer
8 34 (3.96%) Software Developer
9 33 (3.85%) IT Manager
9 33 (3.85%) SQL Developer
10 31 (3.61%) Administrator
11 30 (3.50%) Service Manager
12 29 (3.38%) JavaScript Developer
12 29 (3.38%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 28 (3.26%) IT Engineer
13 28 (3.26%) Junior
13 28 (3.26%) Support Engineer
14 27 (3.15%) Business Analyst
14 27 (3.15%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (16.90%) HTML
2 140 (16.32%) CSS
3 132 (15.38%) .NET
4 83 (9.67%) AngularJS
5 68 (7.93%) ASP.NET
6 62 (7.23%) Web Services
7 56 (6.53%) HTML5
8 53 (6.18%) XML
9 51 (5.94%) CSS3
10 41 (4.78%) jQuery
11 35 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (3.38%) .NET Framework
13 27 (3.15%) Sass
13 27 (3.15%) WCF
14 25 (2.91%) Spring
15 23 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 23 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (2.56%) LESS
17 19 (2.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 40 (4.66%) BBC
4 33 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.03%) User Experience
6 24 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.33%) Social Media
8 19 (2.21%) Mobile Payment
9 17 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.52%) NHS
11 10 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
13 8 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.82%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.47%) Blog
15 4 (0.47%) iPhone
16 3 (0.35%) Digital Media
16 3 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 99 (11.54%) Linux
2 97 (11.31%) Windows
3 49 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 38 (4.43%) CentOS
5 35 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 34 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (3.85%) Debian
8 30 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (2.56%) Unix
10 13 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.28%) Android
12 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.82%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.70%) AIX
16 5 (0.58%) Solaris
17 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.12%) HPUX
19 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (11.54%) MVC
3 94 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (7.46%) ITIL
5 57 (6.64%) Web Development
6 55 (6.41%) Project Management
7 49 (5.71%) Analytics
7 49 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
7 49 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (4.78%) CRM
9 39 (4.55%) Scrum
10 38 (4.43%) Mentoring
11 37 (4.31%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.08%) E-Commerce
12 35 (4.08%) Information Security
12 35 (4.08%) SDLC
13 34 (3.96%) DevOps
14 33 (3.85%) Front End Development
15 32 (3.73%) Data Management
16 31 (3.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (20.75%) SQL
2 158 (18.41%) JavaScript
3 128 (14.92%) C#
4 70 (8.16%) Java
5 46 (5.36%) C++
5 46 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 41 (4.78%) PHP
7 34 (3.96%) Python
8 27 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.68%) Perl
10 21 (2.45%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.86%) Ruby
12 14 (1.63%) C
12 14 (1.63%) VB.NET
13 13 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.40%) Groovy
15 8 (0.93%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.70%) VB
18 5 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (8.39%) Degree
2 23 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (2.33%) ISEB
4 17 (1.98%) CCNA
4 17 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.52%) CCNP
6 9 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.47%) CCSA
9 4 (0.47%) CCSE
9 4 (0.47%) CISSP
9 4 (0.47%) PMP
10 3 (0.35%) APMP
10 3 (0.35%) CISM
10 3 (0.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.23%) APMG
11 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.50%) QA
2 28 (3.26%) SLA
3 22 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.28%) PMO
6 7 (0.82%) COBIT
6 7 (0.82%) GDPR
6 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.70%) FISMA
8 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.47%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.47%) TickIT
10 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.12%) GMP
System Software
1 48 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.17%) Docker
5 7 (0.82%) vSphere
5 7 (0.82%) XenApp
6 3 (0.35%) LXC
7 2 (0.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) Gluster
8 1 (0.12%) iptables
8 1 (0.12%) RHEV
8 1 (0.12%) Samba
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (1.63%) SCCM
2 12 (1.40%) Puppet
3 10 (1.17%) SCOM
4 9 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.82%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.70%) Ansible
7 5 (0.58%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.35%) Grafana
9 3 (0.35%) Graphite
9 3 (0.35%) Graylog
9 3 (0.35%) logstash
9 3 (0.35%) Munin
9 3 (0.35%) Salt
9 3 (0.35%) WSUS
10 2 (0.23%) Kibana
10 2 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 53 (6.18%) VMware
2 41 (4.78%) Oracle
3 40 (4.66%) Google
3 40 (4.66%) Red Hat
4 39 (4.55%) Tableau
5 36 (4.20%) Cisco
6 35 (4.08%) Adobe
7 26 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (2.91%) SAP
9 17 (1.98%) Cadence
10 16 (1.86%) Citrix
11 14 (1.63%) HP
12 13 (1.52%) IBM
12 13 (1.52%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.40%) Cognos
14 11 (1.28%) F5
15 10 (1.17%) Dell
16 6 (0.70%) SolarWinds
17 5 (0.58%) Facebook
17 5 (0.58%) Splunk