Period
to 17 July 2018

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

Short Message Service (SMS)
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 - 139
Rank change year-on-year - +139 +12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.60% - 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% - 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Kent median annual salary £32,000 - £45,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 230 251 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.66% 17.49% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 212 212 386
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% -1.37%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,200 £55,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Kent

SMS
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for SMS in Kent

SMS
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Kent over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in Kent

SMS
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Kent region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Folkestone - 2 £36,000 - 1
Maidstone - 1 £90,000 -
Stansted - 1 £30,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £44,000 -
Whitstable - 1 £23,500 -
Chatham - 1 £27,500 -
SMS
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Kent region with a requirement for SMS.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) NetBeans
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Back Office
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) CDMA
4 1 (14.29%) GSM

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) CDMA
1 1 (14.29%) GSM
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
1 1 (14.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) NetBeans
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Software Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Director
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
4 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCA
1 1 (14.29%) CCAA
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat