Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 638 446 708
Rank change year-on-year -192 +262 -49
Permanent jobs citing SMS 67 19 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.097% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 0.73% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 28
10th Percentile £60,000 £42,250 £25,689
25th Percentile £65,000 £54,375 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £81,250 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -3.85% +30.00%
75th Percentile £92,500 £66,875 £80,000
90th Percentile £97,375 £76,500 £85,375
England median annual salary £48,000 £62,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year -23.20% +21.95% +28.13%

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 5,892 2,602 7,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.67% 13.28% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,870 2,188 5,822
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £46,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £46,809
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.09% -1.45%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -71 4 £65,000 -18.75% 4
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 27 (40.30%) Software Engineering
2 26 (38.81%) Degree
3 22 (32.84%) Marketing
3 22 (32.84%) Business Analysis
3 22 (32.84%) Project Management
4 19 (28.36%) C
4 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
4 19 (28.36%) Mathematics
4 19 (28.36%) Cyberattack
5 18 (26.87%) DevOps
6 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (25.37%) SQL
6 17 (25.37%) CSS
7 16 (23.88%) Docker
8 15 (22.39%) Postman
8 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
8 15 (22.39%) Finance
8 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
9 14 (20.90%) REST
10 13 (19.40%) Banking
11 12 (17.91%) Scrum
11 12 (17.91%) HTML
11 12 (17.91%) Analytics
12 11 (16.42%) Kafka
12 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
12 11 (16.42%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (16.42%) Java
12 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
13 10 (14.93%) JSON
13 10 (14.93%) Spring

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 9 (13.43%) Apache Spark
2 5 (7.46%) WordPress
3 1 (1.49%) nginx
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.49%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.49%) Figma
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) AWS
2 6 (8.96%) Azure
3 5 (7.46%) Stripe
4 4 (5.97%) SaaS
5 3 (4.48%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.48%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.48%) GCP
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (4.48%) Serverless
5 3 (4.48%) Twilio
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) GitHub
6 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) DNS
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.49%) Telnet
2 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) Apache Hive
1 9 (13.43%) DB2
1 9 (13.43%) Hadoop
1 9 (13.43%) HBase
1 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.96%) Big Data
3 5 (7.46%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.49%) ArangoDB
6 1 (1.49%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
1 15 (22.39%) Postman
2 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.43%) Eclipse
3 9 (13.43%) IBM UrbanCode
3 9 (13.43%) IntelliJ
3 9 (13.43%) Maven
3 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.96%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.48%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.49%) Hamcrest
6 1 (1.49%) JUnit
6 1 (1.49%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (32.84%) Marketing
2 15 (22.39%) Finance
3 13 (19.40%) Banking
4 9 (13.43%) Public Sector
4 9 (13.43%) Social Skills
5 6 (8.96%) Electronics
5 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
5 6 (8.96%) Retail Banking
5 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
6 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.48%) Retail
8 2 (2.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 6 (8.96%) Analyst
2 6 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Java Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
2 6 (8.96%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (8.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Senior Java Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) Backend Developer
3 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.46%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (7.46%) PHP Developer
3 5 (7.46%) PHP WordPress Developer
3 5 (7.46%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 5 (7.46%) Senior PHP Developer
3 5 (7.46%) Senior WordPress Developer
3 5 (7.46%) WordPress Developer
4 4 (5.97%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) CSS
2 14 (20.90%) REST
3 12 (17.91%) HTML
4 11 (16.42%) Kafka
5 10 (14.93%) JSON
5 10 (14.93%) Spring
5 10 (14.93%) Spring Boot
6 9 (13.43%) Node.js
6 9 (13.43%) SOAP
6 9 (13.43%) Web Services
7 6 (8.96%) AngularJS
7 6 (8.96%) Bulma
7 6 (8.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (7.46%) CSS3
8 5 (7.46%) HTML5
8 5 (7.46%) SAML
8 5 (7.46%) Sass
8 5 (7.46%) Twig
9 3 (4.48%) React
9 3 (4.48%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Cyberattack
2 11 (16.42%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (13.43%) User Experience
3 9 (13.43%) Virtual Team
4 8 (11.94%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.49%) CCTV
5 1 (1.49%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Software Engineering
2 22 (32.84%) Business Analysis
2 22 (32.84%) Project Management
3 19 (28.36%) Mathematics
3 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
4 18 (26.87%) DevOps
5 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (17.91%) Analytics
6 12 (17.91%) Scrum
7 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
8 9 (13.43%) Multithreading
9 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.94%) Migration
9 8 (11.94%) Push Notifications
10 7 (10.45%) Kanban
11 6 (8.96%) Data Pipeline
11 6 (8.96%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) C
2 17 (25.37%) SQL
3 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.42%) Java
5 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
6 8 (11.94%) ES6
7 7 (10.45%) Python
8 6 (8.96%) Go
8 6 (8.96%) Ruby
9 5 (7.46%) PHP
10 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.49%) Java 11
11 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) Docker
2 9 (13.43%) HDFS
3 1 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.96%) Ansible
3 5 (7.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.49%) Grafana
4 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.49%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Splunk
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) SAP
4 5 (7.46%) Bloomberg
4 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) F5
6 1 (1.49%) Genesys
6 1 (1.49%) Teradata
6 1 (1.49%) VMware