Period
to 20 August 2018

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

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 585 777 859
Rank change year-on-year +192 +82 -32
Permanent jobs citing SMS 233 71 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.096% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 0.64% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 217 63 31
London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £24,900 £31,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,663 11,126 12,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.98% 15.11% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,886 9,154 10,799
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in London

SMS
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SMS in London

SMS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in London

SMS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the London region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Central London +10 48 £50,000 +14.29% 3
South London +15 28 £43,750 -5.41% 1
West London +47 23 £38,494 +1.30% 5
East London -1 5 £47,354 +12.75%
North London +10 2 £31,875 -21.30% 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 88 (37.77%) SQL
2 63 (27.04%) Finance
3 54 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (21.03%) Java
5 43 (18.45%) QA
6 38 (16.31%) Windows
6 38 (16.31%) Linux
7 36 (15.45%) SQL Server
7 36 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (15.02%) Marketing
9 34 (14.59%) HTML
10 32 (13.73%) Test Automation
11 28 (12.02%) Spring
12 27 (11.59%) C#
12 27 (11.59%) DevOps
13 26 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (9.44%) Fixed Income
14 22 (9.44%) JavaScript
15 19 (8.15%) Python
15 19 (8.15%) Open Source
15 19 (8.15%) Degree
16 18 (7.73%) T-SQL
17 17 (7.30%) Oracle
17 17 (7.30%) XML
17 17 (7.30%) Digital Marketing
17 17 (7.30%) Git (software)
18 16 (6.87%) Inversion of Control
18 16 (6.87%) Unit Testing
18 16 (6.87%) SDLC
18 16 (6.87%) CSS

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (3.00%) Amazon Alexa
2 6 (2.58%) CMS
2 6 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.15%) Apache
4 4 (1.72%) SAS
4 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.86%) Drupal
6 2 (0.86%) WordPress
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.00%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.72%) SPSS
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.29%) Office 365
2 6 (2.58%) SaaS
3 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.72%) Silverpop
5 3 (1.29%) Dropbox
5 3 (1.29%) Slack
5 3 (1.29%) Trello
6 2 (0.86%) AdWords
6 2 (0.86%) GitHub
6 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.86%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.86%) Responsys
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.43%) Force.com
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.01%) Broadband
2 4 (1.72%) Firewall
3 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.86%) LAN
4 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.43%) BGP
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.43%) MPLS
5 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) Softphone
5 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.43%) VoIP
5 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.44%) MySQL
3 6 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.15%) Big Data
4 5 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.72%) Cloud Spanner
5 4 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.72%) NewSQL
5 4 (1.72%) Power BI
6 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.86%) Amazon QuickSight
7 2 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.44%) Subversion
3 14 (6.01%) Mercurial
4 9 (3.86%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (3.86%) JUnit
5 8 (3.43%) Gradle
6 3 (1.29%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.29%) JIRA
7 2 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.43%) Ant
8 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.43%) Grunt
8 1 (0.43%) gulp
8 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 63 (27.04%) Finance
2 35 (15.02%) Marketing
3 8 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.72%) Banking
4 4 (1.72%) Retail
5 3 (1.29%) Games
5 3 (1.29%) Publishing
6 2 (0.86%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (23.18%) Developer
2 34 (14.59%) Analyst
3 24 (10.30%) QA Engineer
4 22 (9.44%) Applications Support
5 20 (8.58%) Consultant
6 19 (8.15%) Java Developer
7 16 (6.87%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.44%) SQL Developer
9 14 (6.01%) Applications Consultant
9 14 (6.01%) Applications Support Consultant
9 14 (6.01%) Support Consultant
10 13 (5.58%) Business Analyst
10 13 (5.58%) Linux Consultant
10 13 (5.58%) Linux Support
11 11 (4.72%) Java Engineer
12 10 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (4.29%) Architect
12 10 (4.29%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.86%) Campaign Executive
13 9 (3.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.59%) HTML
2 28 (12.02%) Spring
3 17 (7.30%) XML
4 16 (6.87%) CSS
5 15 (6.44%) HTML5
6 13 (5.58%) .NET
7 11 (4.72%) AngularJS
8 9 (3.86%) CSS3
8 9 (3.86%) Spring Boot
9 8 (3.43%) JSON
9 8 (3.43%) Swing
9 8 (3.43%) XML Schema
9 8 (3.43%) XSLT
10 7 (3.00%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.00%) React
10 7 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.58%) Spring Security
11 6 (2.58%) Web Services
12 5 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.44%) Fixed Income
3 15 (6.44%) iPhone
3 15 (6.44%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (6.44%) Mobile App
4 14 (6.01%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.86%) Reference Data
6 7 (3.00%) IVR
6 7 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.58%) Fintech
7 6 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.58%) User Experience
8 5 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.72%) FMCG
10 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.86%) Social Media
10 2 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.31%) Linux
1 38 (16.31%) Windows
2 13 (5.58%) Unix
3 6 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.29%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.86%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.73%) Test Automation
3 27 (11.59%) DevOps
4 26 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (8.15%) Open Source
6 17 (7.30%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (6.87%) Inversion of Control
7 16 (6.87%) Presales
7 16 (6.87%) Scrum
7 16 (6.87%) SDLC
7 16 (6.87%) Unit Testing
8 15 (6.44%) CRM
8 15 (6.44%) Microservices
8 15 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (6.44%) Project Management
8 15 (6.44%) Push Notifications
9 14 (6.01%) Analytics
10 13 (5.58%) Defect Tracking
10 13 (5.58%) MVC
10 13 (5.58%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (37.77%) SQL
2 49 (21.03%) Java
3 27 (11.59%) C#
4 22 (9.44%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.15%) Python
6 18 (7.73%) T-SQL
7 13 (5.58%) Java 8
8 9 (3.86%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.43%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.72%) Groovy
10 4 (1.72%) PHP
10 4 (1.72%) R
10 4 (1.72%) VBA
11 3 (1.29%) ES6
12 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.43%) C
13 1 (0.43%) Fortran
13 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (8.15%) Degree
2 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.86%) CISSP
3 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.86%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.86%) PMP
4 1 (0.43%) CISA
4 1 (0.43%) CRISC
4 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.45%) QA
2 7 (3.00%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.86%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (7.30%) Oracle
2 9 (3.86%) Citrix
3 7 (3.00%) Capita
3 7 (3.00%) Facebook
3 7 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.15%) VMware
5 3 (1.29%) Adobe
5 3 (1.29%) Google
5 3 (1.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (0.86%) Cisco
6 2 (0.86%) Cognos
6 2 (0.86%) Marketo
6 2 (0.86%) Remedy
6 2 (0.86%) Tableau
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.43%) Pardot
7 1 (0.43%) Snow
7 1 (0.43%) Xamarin