Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 1086 1117
Rank change year-on-year +233 +31 -145
Permanent jobs citing SMS 295 160 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.084% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 0.49% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 255 99 113
England median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,557 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £41,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.65% -4.44% -

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 26806 32594 37195
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.05% 17.11% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21828 27312 30195
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,989 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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 +52 83 £37,250 +14.62% 12
South East +91 63 £40,000 -5.88% 7
London +58 56 £45,000 -7.69% 14
Midlands +82 45 £42,500 +70.00% 7
West Midlands +62 36 £42,500 +70.00% 5
North West -26 33 £35,000 +4.48% 6
North East - 32 £36,250 - 1
East of England +25 30 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Yorkshire +40 18 £45,000 +38.46% 5
South West +21 17 £35,500 -16.96% 6
East Midlands +21 9 £40,000 +56.86% 2
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 60 (20.34%) SQL
2 49 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (13.90%) .NET
3 41 (13.90%) Linux
4 40 (13.56%) C#
4 40 (13.56%) Finance
5 39 (13.22%) JavaScript
6 36 (12.20%) SQL Server
7 35 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (11.19%) HTML
8 33 (11.19%) MVC
9 32 (10.85%) CentOS
10 31 (10.51%) Git (software)
10 31 (10.51%) ITIL
11 30 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (9.83%) Project Management
12 29 (9.83%) CSS
12 29 (9.83%) Windows
13 28 (9.49%) Apache
13 28 (9.49%) MySQL
14 27 (9.15%) Subversion
14 27 (9.15%) Ubuntu
14 27 (9.15%) MongoDB
15 25 (8.47%) NoSQL
15 25 (8.47%) Redis
15 25 (8.47%) AngularJS
15 25 (8.47%) Java
16 24 (8.14%) C++
16 24 (8.14%) XML
16 24 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel

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 28 (9.49%) Apache
2 6 (2.03%) CMS
2 6 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.02%) WordPress
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.68%) IIS
5 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.34%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 24 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (7.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.34%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.05%) IaaS
4 8 (2.71%) Office 365
5 7 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (2.03%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (2.03%) SaaS
7 5 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.02%) GitHub
9 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.68%) PaaS
9 2 (0.68%) Route 53
9 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.34%) Heroku
10 1 (0.34%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.73%) DNS
1 11 (3.73%) Network Security
2 8 (2.71%) Firewall
3 6 (2.03%) VoIP
4 4 (1.36%) DHCP
4 4 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.02%) 4G
5 3 (1.02%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (1.02%) LTE
5 3 (1.02%) SAN
5 3 (1.02%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (1.02%) VoLTE
5 3 (1.02%) VoWiFi
5 3 (1.02%) VPN
6 2 (0.68%) Broadband
6 2 (0.68%) Intranet
6 2 (0.68%) ISDN
6 2 (0.68%) NAS
6 2 (0.68%) SMTP
6 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.49%) MySQL
3 27 (9.15%) MongoDB
4 25 (8.47%) NoSQL
4 25 (8.47%) Redis
5 11 (3.73%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.02%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.68%) QlikView
10 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.15%) Subversion
3 21 (7.12%) Eclipse
4 12 (4.07%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.36%) Selenium
7 3 (1.02%) Ant
7 3 (1.02%) JIRA
7 3 (1.02%) Maven
7 3 (1.02%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.02%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.68%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.34%) MSI
9 1 (0.34%) NUnit
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 40 (13.56%) Finance
2 23 (7.80%) Games
3 21 (7.12%) Billing
3 21 (7.12%) Marketing
4 8 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (23.73%) Developer
2 31 (10.51%) Analyst
3 27 (9.15%) .NET Developer
4 24 (8.14%) C# Developer
5 22 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (6.78%) Delivery Manager
7 19 (6.44%) Service Manager
8 18 (6.10%) Services Delivery Manager
9 17 (5.76%) Architect
10 15 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.75%) C++ Programmer
11 14 (4.75%) Programmer
12 13 (4.41%) Java Developer
12 13 (4.41%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.73%) Web Developer
14 10 (3.39%) Administrator
14 10 (3.39%) Applications Support
15 9 (3.05%) IT Support
15 9 (3.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.90%) .NET
2 33 (11.19%) HTML
3 29 (9.83%) CSS
4 25 (8.47%) AngularJS
5 24 (8.14%) XML
6 21 (7.12%) ASP.NET
6 21 (7.12%) Web Services
7 20 (6.78%) jQuery
8 18 (6.10%) Flash
9 12 (4.07%) Spring
10 11 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (3.73%) Hibernate
10 11 (3.73%) HTML5
11 9 (3.05%) CSS3
12 8 (2.71%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (2.03%) WCF
15 5 (1.69%) JSP
16 4 (1.36%) Entity Framework
16 4 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.12%) Mobile Payment
3 12 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.07%) Social Media
4 10 (3.39%) BBC
5 8 (2.71%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.37%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.03%) User Experience
8 5 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.36%) Animation
9 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.36%) EPoS
9 4 (1.36%) NHS
10 3 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.02%) iPad
10 3 (1.02%) IVR
10 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.90%) Linux
2 32 (10.85%) CentOS
3 29 (9.83%) Windows
4 27 (9.15%) Ubuntu
5 22 (7.46%) Debian
6 16 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (4.75%) Windows Server
8 11 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.69%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.36%) Android
10 4 (1.36%) Unix
10 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.34%) AIX
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (11.19%) MVC
4 31 (10.51%) ITIL
5 30 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (9.83%) Project Management
7 24 (8.14%) Mentoring
8 23 (7.80%) Performance Management
8 23 (7.80%) Service Delivery
9 22 (7.46%) Critical Success Factor
9 22 (7.46%) Service Design
10 21 (7.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 20 (6.78%) DevOps
11 20 (6.78%) ITSM
12 19 (6.44%) Business Development
12 19 (6.44%) Statistics
13 18 (6.10%) Contract Management
13 18 (6.10%) Escalation Management
13 18 (6.10%) Financial Modelling
13 18 (6.10%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (20.34%) SQL
2 40 (13.56%) C#
3 39 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.47%) Java
5 24 (8.14%) C++
6 17 (5.76%) Bash Shell
7 16 (5.42%) Python
8 12 (4.07%) Perl
9 11 (3.73%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.71%) PHP
11 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.02%) Groovy
12 3 (1.02%) R
12 3 (1.02%) Scala
12 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.68%) Lua
13 2 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.34%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 23 (7.80%) Degree
1 23 (7.80%) ISEB
2 11 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.39%) CCNA
4 7 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.36%) CCNP
6 4 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CISM
8 2 (0.68%) CISSP
9 1 (0.34%) AAT
9 1 (0.34%) CISA
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.12%) SLA
2 8 (2.71%) QA
3 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.02%) PMO
5 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (5.08%) Docker
1 15 (5.08%) Hyper-V
2 12 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.69%) LXC
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) RHEV
6 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (4.75%) Puppet
2 13 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.07%) SCCM
4 11 (3.73%) ZABBIX
5 10 (3.39%) Grafana
5 10 (3.39%) Munin
6 7 (2.37%) Ansible
7 6 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.03%) Salt
8 5 (1.69%) Graphite
8 5 (1.69%) Graylog
8 5 (1.69%) Kibana
8 5 (1.69%) logstash
9 3 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.34%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.34%) Nagios
10 1 (0.34%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.34%) TADDM
Vendors
1 22 (7.46%) Red Hat
2 18 (6.10%) Cadence
3 16 (5.42%) VMware
4 14 (4.75%) Cisco
5 12 (4.07%) Oracle
6 7 (2.37%) Facebook
7 6 (2.03%) Tableau
8 5 (1.69%) IBM
8 5 (1.69%) Splunk
9 4 (1.36%) Citrix
9 4 (1.36%) Twitter
10 3 (1.02%) Ericsson
10 3 (1.02%) HP
10 3 (1.02%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.02%) SAP
10 3 (1.02%) Selligent
11 2 (0.68%) Adobe
11 2 (0.68%) IPFX
11 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 10 % bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Reed Technology
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Salary: Competitive Salary & Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
DBA
Hull, North Humberside
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cobalt Telephone Technologies
Posted: 24 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cobalt Telephone Technologies
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cobalt Telephone Technologies
Posted: 24 days ago