Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 590 793 823
Rank change year-on-year +203 +30 +27
Permanent jobs citing SMS 236 28 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.041% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 0.26% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 214 19 48
London median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +20.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,875 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% -5.56%

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 9,989 10,725 12,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.47% 15.71% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,251 9,011 11,039
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.43%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 - 48 £48,000 - 8
South London +25 34 £45,000 -30.77% 4
West London +35 15 £30,000 -20.00% 8
East London - 6 £47,354 - 3
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 82 (34.75%) SQL
2 61 (25.85%) Finance
3 44 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (16.53%) Java
4 39 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (15.68%) JavaScript
5 37 (15.68%) Windows
6 35 (14.83%) HTML
6 35 (14.83%) Linux
7 34 (14.41%) Marketing
8 32 (13.56%) QA
8 32 (13.56%) Test Automation
8 32 (13.56%) SQL Server
9 28 (11.86%) CSS
10 24 (10.17%) Analytics
11 23 (9.75%) Spring
12 22 (9.32%) C#
13 21 (8.90%) DevOps
13 21 (8.90%) Push Notifications
14 19 (8.05%) Degree
15 18 (7.63%) Git (software)
16 17 (7.20%) Microservices
16 17 (7.20%) AngularJS
16 17 (7.20%) MySQL
16 17 (7.20%) .NET
16 17 (7.20%) XML
16 17 (7.20%) CRM
16 17 (7.20%) Subversion
17 16 (6.78%) Linux Command Line
17 16 (6.78%) Problem-Solving

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 5 (2.12%) Apache
2 4 (1.69%) CMS
3 2 (0.85%) IIS
3 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) MODX
4 1 (0.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.27%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.42%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.97%) Google Analytics
1 7 (2.97%) Office 365
1 7 (2.97%) SaaS
2 5 (2.12%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.27%) AdWords
4 3 (1.27%) Dropbox
4 3 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.27%) Responsys
4 3 (1.27%) Silverpop
4 3 (1.27%) Slack
4 3 (1.27%) Trello
5 2 (0.85%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) Force.com
6 1 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.24%) Broadband
2 9 (3.81%) VoIP
3 4 (1.69%) Firewall
4 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.85%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.85%) LAN
5 2 (0.85%) Network Security
5 2 (0.85%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.42%) Converged Networks
6 1 (0.42%) DHCP
6 1 (0.42%) DNS
6 1 (0.42%) MPLS
6 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.20%) MySQL
3 10 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (3.81%) Cloud Spanner
4 9 (3.81%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.81%) NewSQL
5 6 (2.54%) Big Data
5 6 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon QuickSight
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.42%) Power BI
7 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.20%) Subversion
3 15 (6.36%) Mercurial
4 7 (2.97%) JUnit
5 6 (2.54%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (2.54%) Gradle
6 3 (1.27%) JIRA
7 2 (0.85%) Ant
7 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.85%) Maven
8 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.42%) Grunt
8 1 (0.42%) gulp
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (25.85%) Finance
2 34 (14.41%) Marketing
3 15 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.81%) Banking
5 6 (2.54%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 54 (22.88%) Developer
2 46 (19.49%) Analyst
3 23 (9.75%) Consultant
4 20 (8.47%) Technical Support
5 16 (6.78%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.78%) QA Engineer
6 14 (5.93%) Business Analyst
6 14 (5.93%) Support Consultant
7 13 (5.51%) Linux Consultant
7 13 (5.51%) Linux Support
8 12 (5.08%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.66%) Architect
10 10 (4.24%) Data Analyst
10 10 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (3.81%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.81%) IT Support
12 8 (3.39%) Junior
12 8 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.39%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.83%) HTML
2 28 (11.86%) CSS
3 23 (9.75%) Spring
4 17 (7.20%) .NET
4 17 (7.20%) AngularJS
4 17 (7.20%) XML
5 14 (5.93%) Web Services
6 13 (5.51%) HTML5
7 11 (4.66%) Spring Boot
8 10 (4.24%) CSS3
8 10 (4.24%) JSON
8 10 (4.24%) React
9 9 (3.81%) Akka
9 9 (3.81%) Node.js
9 9 (3.81%) REST
9 9 (3.81%) Vert.x
10 8 (3.39%) .NET Core
11 7 (2.97%) Angular 2
12 6 (2.54%) Hibernate
12 6 (2.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.78%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (6.36%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.08%) iPhone
5 11 (4.66%) Fixed Income
6 10 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.97%) Reference Data
8 6 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.54%) Social Media
9 5 (2.12%) Fintech
9 5 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.12%) User Experience
10 4 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.69%) FMCG
11 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.68%) Windows
2 35 (14.83%) Linux
3 12 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.24%) Unix
5 6 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.12%) Android
6 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) Solaris
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.56%) Test Automation
3 24 (10.17%) Analytics
4 21 (8.90%) DevOps
4 21 (8.90%) Push Notifications
5 17 (7.20%) CRM
5 17 (7.20%) Microservices
6 16 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (6.36%) Project Management
8 14 (5.93%) Digital Marketing
8 14 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.51%) Data Analytics
10 12 (5.08%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.08%) Scrum
11 11 (4.66%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (4.66%) Presales
12 10 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (4.24%) Incident Management
12 10 (4.24%) Mathematics
13 9 (3.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (34.75%) SQL
2 39 (16.53%) Java
3 37 (15.68%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.32%) C#
5 12 (5.08%) Python
6 9 (3.81%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.97%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.54%) Java 8
9 6 (2.54%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.12%) AWK
10 5 (2.12%) ES6
10 5 (2.12%) Perl
10 5 (2.12%) PHP
10 5 (2.12%) sed
11 3 (1.27%) Go
11 3 (1.27%) Groovy
11 3 (1.27%) Ruby
11 3 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.05%) Degree
2 4 (1.69%) APMP
3 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.85%) PMP
3 2 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.42%) CCNA
4 1 (0.42%) CCNP
4 1 (0.42%) CISSP
4 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.56%) QA
2 4 (1.69%) SLA
3 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.85%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.42%) KVM
3 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 14 (5.93%) Oracle
2 12 (5.08%) Tableau
3 11 (4.66%) Google
4 10 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.39%) Adobe
5 8 (3.39%) Citrix
6 5 (2.12%) Sandvine
6 5 (2.12%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.12%) Splunk
7 4 (1.69%) Capita
7 4 (1.69%) VMware
8 3 (1.27%) Cisco
8 3 (1.27%) Facebook
8 3 (1.27%) Remedy
8 3 (1.27%) Sage
8 3 (1.27%) SAP
9 2 (0.85%) Cognos
9 2 (0.85%) Concur
10 1 (0.42%) Dell
10 1 (0.42%) HP