Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 103 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 9 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.75% 0.72% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 4.98% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 0
Essex median annual salary £33,500 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% - -
East of England median annual salary £33,500 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -25.56% -30.77% +6.12%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 153 201 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.79% 14.51% 11.95%
Number of salaries quoted 106 181 182
Essex median annual salary £32,250 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.38% -4.76% +20.00%
10th Percentile £21,625 £22,500 £24,100
90th Percentile £60,375 £55,000 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Essex

SMS
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for SMS in Essex

SMS
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Essex over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in Essex

SMS
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Essex region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Colchester +7 6 £30,500 +17.31%
Southend-on-Sea -5 1 £65,000 -
SMS
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for SMS.

1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) PHP
3 4 (44.44%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) Symfony
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Laravel
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) WinForms
6 1 (11.11%) XAML
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Back Office
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VB.NET

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (11.11%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AdWords
1 1 (11.11%) Slack
1 1 (11.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) RapidIO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Backend Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Development Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Laravel
2 2 (22.22%) Symfony
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) VxWorks
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) B2C
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 1 (11.11%) OWASP
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Intel