Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 515 708 592
Rank change year-on-year +193 -116 +190
Permanent jobs citing SMS 20 29 238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.052% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.41% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 30 226
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,375 £35,825 £25,375
90th Percentile £69,475 £87,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -2.44%

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 3,586 7,014 9,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.81% 12.46% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,859 5,690 7,965
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in London

SMS
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SMS in London.

Salary trend for SMS in London

SMS
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SMS in London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +123 2 £32,500 -49.02%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Marketing
3 8 (40.00%) CRM
3 8 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (30.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (20.00%) GPRS
6 4 (20.00%) GSM
6 4 (20.00%) Ericsson
6 4 (20.00%) Nokia
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (20.00%) 3G
6 4 (20.00%) 2G
6 4 (20.00%) Google
6 4 (20.00%) Huawei
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (20.00%) GGSN
6 4 (20.00%) SGSN
6 4 (20.00%) MGW
6 4 (20.00%) User Experience
6 4 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (15.00%) Marketing Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Marketing Automation
7 3 (15.00%) A/B Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
1 1 (5.00%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (10.00%) Trello
2 1 (5.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) 2G
1 4 (20.00%) 3G
1 4 (20.00%) GGSN
1 4 (20.00%) GPRS
1 4 (20.00%) GSM
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
1 4 (20.00%) MGW
1 4 (20.00%) SGSN
1 4 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 9 (45.00%) Marketing
2 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) CRM Manager
2 4 (20.00%) GSM Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Billing Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Executive
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Product Owner
4 2 (10.00%) Salesforce Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Backend Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Email Executive
5 1 (5.00%) Email Marketing Executive
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Backend Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.00%) Kafka
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.00%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) CRM
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) A/B Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Email Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Conversational UI
5 2 (10.00%) Cryptocurrency
5 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (10.00%) OOP
5 2 (10.00%) Personalization
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) AWK
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (30.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 4 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 4 (20.00%) Google
3 4 (20.00%) Huawei
3 4 (20.00%) Nokia
4 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Pardot