Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 590 803 831
Rank change year-on-year +213 +28 +13
Permanent jobs citing SMS 222 23 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.033% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 0.21% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 191 24 56
London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,975 £31,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -7.22%

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 10,121 11,175 13,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.41% 15.95% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,504 9,463 11,251
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +1.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +5 36 £47,500 -40.63% 5
South London +15 23 £52,000 -20.00% 6
West London - 8 £28,250 - 10
East London -2 4 £51,250 +20.59% 2
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 56 (25.23%) SQL
2 51 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (22.07%) JavaScript
4 47 (21.17%) Degree
5 45 (20.27%) CSS
6 43 (19.37%) HTML
6 43 (19.37%) Java
7 39 (17.57%) Analytics
8 37 (16.67%) Finance
9 34 (15.32%) Marketing
10 33 (14.86%) Linux
11 32 (14.41%) AngularJS
11 32 (14.41%) Tableau
12 31 (13.96%) Push Notifications
13 30 (13.51%) Google
14 29 (13.06%) .NET
15 27 (12.16%) Windows
15 27 (12.16%) MVC
16 26 (11.71%) HTML5
16 26 (11.71%) Collaborative Working
17 25 (11.26%) Customer Engagement
17 25 (11.26%) Computer Science
17 25 (11.26%) Google Analytics
17 25 (11.26%) Web Services
18 24 (10.81%) C#
18 24 (10.81%) Banking
18 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (10.36%) CSS3
19 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
20 22 (9.91%) Adobe

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 13 (5.86%) CMS
1 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (4.95%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.35%) Apache
5 2 (0.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.45%) MODX
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (6.31%) Photoshop
2 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (8.56%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.26%) Google Analytics
2 19 (8.56%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (4.50%) SaaS
4 6 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.25%) AdWords
5 5 (2.25%) Office 365
6 4 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.90%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.45%) Responsys
9 1 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.45%) Silverpop
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.50%) VoIP
2 5 (2.25%) Broadband
2 5 (2.25%) SMPP
3 3 (1.35%) Firewall
4 2 (0.90%) DHCP
4 2 (0.90%) DNS
4 2 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.45%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.45%) IPv4
5 1 (0.45%) SAN
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) WAN
5 1 (0.45%) Wireless
5 1 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.86%) MySQL
2 13 (5.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 13 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.15%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.70%) Cloud Spanner
6 6 (2.70%) NewSQL
7 5 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.90%) Big Data
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.45%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.45%) Redis
10 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.41%) JIRA
2 8 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.15%) Subversion
4 4 (1.80%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.35%) Ant
5 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.45%) Grunt
7 1 (0.45%) gulp
7 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (16.67%) Finance
2 34 (15.32%) Marketing
3 24 (10.81%) Banking
4 12 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.80%) Brand Awareness
5 4 (1.80%) Games
5 4 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (34.23%) Developer
2 38 (17.12%) Analyst
3 19 (8.56%) Communications Manager
3 19 (8.56%) Digital Communications Manager
4 17 (7.66%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.76%) Technical Support
6 13 (5.86%) Consultant
6 13 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (4.95%) IT Support
8 10 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (4.50%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (4.05%) Support Consultant
10 8 (3.60%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) Information Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) Linux Consultant
10 8 (3.60%) Linux Support
10 8 (3.60%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.27%) CSS
2 43 (19.37%) HTML
3 32 (14.41%) AngularJS
4 29 (13.06%) .NET
5 26 (11.71%) HTML5
6 25 (11.26%) Web Services
7 23 (10.36%) CSS3
8 21 (9.46%) Spring
9 12 (5.41%) Backbone.js
9 12 (5.41%) DOM
10 11 (4.95%) Hibernate
11 9 (4.05%) React
12 8 (3.60%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.60%) Grails
12 8 (3.60%) JSP
12 8 (3.60%) REST
12 8 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (3.15%) J2EE
13 7 (3.15%) RESTful
13 7 (3.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.26%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.86%) Social Media
4 12 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.95%) Data Structures
6 10 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (4.50%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.70%) iPhone
9 6 (2.70%) NHS
10 4 (1.80%) Blog
10 4 (1.80%) User Experience
11 3 (1.35%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.35%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.90%) FMCG
13 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.86%) Linux
2 27 (12.16%) Windows
3 11 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.25%) Android
5 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Unix
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.57%) Analytics
3 31 (13.96%) Push Notifications
4 27 (12.16%) MVC
5 26 (11.71%) Collaborative Working
6 25 (11.26%) Customer Engagement
7 20 (9.01%) Customer-Centricity
8 19 (8.56%) Data Management
8 19 (8.56%) KYC
8 19 (8.56%) Machine Learning
9 18 (8.11%) Web Development
10 16 (7.21%) Change Management
11 15 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.76%) E-Commerce
11 15 (6.76%) SEO
11 15 (6.76%) Test Automation
12 14 (6.31%) Business Transformation
13 13 (5.86%) Content Management
13 13 (5.86%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (5.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.23%) SQL
2 49 (22.07%) JavaScript
3 43 (19.37%) Java
4 24 (10.81%) C#
5 11 (4.95%) Ruby
6 8 (3.60%) Groovy
7 6 (2.70%) Python
8 5 (2.25%) AWK
8 5 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.25%) ES6
8 5 (2.25%) MATLAB
8 5 (2.25%) Perl
8 5 (2.25%) sed
8 5 (2.25%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.80%) Go
9 4 (1.80%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (21.17%) Degree
2 4 (1.80%) APMP
3 2 (0.90%) APMG
3 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.45%) CCNA
4 1 (0.45%) CCNP
4 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) QA
2 6 (2.70%) FISMA
2 6 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (2.25%) SLA
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (14.41%) Tableau
2 30 (13.51%) Google
3 22 (9.91%) Adobe
3 22 (9.91%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (5.41%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.60%) Cognos
6 6 (2.70%) F5
6 6 (2.70%) Facebook
7 5 (2.25%) Sandvine
7 5 (2.25%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.25%) Splunk
8 4 (1.80%) Cisco
8 4 (1.80%) Citrix
8 4 (1.80%) Oracle
9 3 (1.35%) SAP
10 2 (0.90%) Concur
10 2 (0.90%) Sage
10 2 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) VMware
11 1 (0.45%) Twitter