Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 703 832
Rank change year-on-year +45 +129 +14
Permanent jobs citing SMS 146 154 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.21% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 1.43% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 137 137 20
London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +2.78%
10th Percentile £23,500 £29,750 £39,875
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £79,000
England median annual salary £38,497 £40,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year -3.76% -14.44% +3.89%

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 8,980 10,767 11,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.44% 14.39% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,350 8,823 10,248
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -6 32 £26,500 -47.00% 3
West London +32 19 £50,000 +42.86% 2
South London -3 13 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North London +5 2 £31,875 -21.30%
East London -10 2 £65,000 +54.76% 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 52 (35.62%) SQL
2 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.92%) Java
4 30 (20.55%) HTML
5 29 (19.86%) Finance
5 29 (19.86%) Marketing
6 25 (17.12%) QA
7 20 (13.70%) Linux
8 18 (12.33%) Spring
9 17 (11.64%) HTML5
10 16 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (10.96%) SQL Server
10 16 (10.96%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (10.27%) C#
11 15 (10.27%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (9.59%) SDLC
12 14 (9.59%) Windows
13 13 (8.90%) CSS
13 13 (8.90%) Fixed Income
13 13 (8.90%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (8.90%) DevOps
13 13 (8.90%) Open Source
14 12 (8.22%) Mobile App
14 12 (8.22%) Presales
14 12 (8.22%) Push Notifications
14 12 (8.22%) Java 8
14 12 (8.22%) JavaScript
14 12 (8.22%) Python
15 11 (7.53%) T-SQL

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 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.74%) CMS
3 3 (2.05%) SAS
4 2 (1.37%) Apache
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.37%) Drupal
4 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.37%) WordPress
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Chatbot
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.05%) SPSS
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.85%) MailChimp
1 10 (6.85%) SaaS
1 10 (6.85%) Silverpop
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon Alexa
3 5 (3.42%) Office 365
4 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) AdWords
6 1 (0.68%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.68%) Force.com
6 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Serverless
6 1 (0.68%) Slack
6 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.53%) Broadband
2 5 (3.42%) SMPP
3 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) Softphone
4 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.05%) Power BI
6 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon QuickSight
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.74%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (2.74%) JUnit
3 3 (2.05%) Gradle
3 3 (2.05%) Subversion
4 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.68%) Ant
5 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 29 (19.86%) Finance
1 29 (19.86%) Marketing
2 2 (1.37%) Games
2 2 (1.37%) Law
2 2 (1.37%) Legal
2 2 (1.37%) Retail
2 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Advertising
3 1 (0.68%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 39 (26.71%) Developer
2 15 (10.27%) Applications Support
3 14 (9.59%) Campaign Executive
4 13 (8.90%) Analyst
4 13 (8.90%) Consultant
4 13 (8.90%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.53%) Applications Consultant
5 11 (7.53%) Applications Support Consultant
5 11 (7.53%) QA Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) Support Consultant
6 10 (6.85%) Java Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) Linux Consultant
6 10 (6.85%) Linux Support
7 9 (6.16%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.48%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Marketing Executive
10 6 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.55%) HTML
2 18 (12.33%) Spring
3 17 (11.64%) HTML5
4 13 (8.90%) CSS
5 7 (4.79%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (4.79%) XML
6 6 (4.11%) .NET
6 6 (4.11%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.42%) CSS3
7 5 (3.42%) Spring Security
8 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.74%) Grails
8 4 (2.74%) JSON
8 4 (2.74%) JSP
8 4 (2.74%) JSTL
8 4 (2.74%) React
8 4 (2.74%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.74%) Spring MVC
8 4 (2.74%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.90%) Fixed Income
3 12 (8.22%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.53%) iPhone
4 11 (7.53%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (5.48%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.79%) IVR
7 4 (2.74%) Fintech
7 4 (2.74%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.74%) Social Media
7 4 (2.74%) User Experience
8 2 (1.37%) FMCG
8 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.68%) Online Games
9 1 (0.68%) PMI
9 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.70%) Linux
2 14 (9.59%) Windows
3 5 (3.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (10.27%) Test Automation
4 14 (9.59%) SDLC
5 13 (8.90%) DevOps
5 13 (8.90%) Digital Marketing
5 13 (8.90%) Open Source
6 12 (8.22%) Presales
6 12 (8.22%) Push Notifications
7 11 (7.53%) Campaign Management
7 11 (7.53%) MVC
8 10 (6.85%) Inversion of Control
8 10 (6.85%) Project Planning
8 10 (6.85%) Scrum
8 10 (6.85%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.16%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (6.16%) Microservices
9 9 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.16%) Project Management
9 9 (6.16%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.62%) SQL
2 32 (21.92%) Java
3 15 (10.27%) C#
4 12 (8.22%) Java 8
4 12 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.22%) Python
5 11 (7.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.74%) Groovy
6 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.37%) R
8 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.68%) ES6
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) Scala
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) Degree
2 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) CISA
3 1 (0.68%) CISSP
3 1 (0.68%) CRISC
3 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.68%) PMP
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.12%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) PMO
4 1 (0.68%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 16 (10.96%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (7.53%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 10 (6.85%) Marketo
4 8 (5.48%) Oracle
5 7 (4.79%) Facebook
6 4 (2.74%) Adobe
6 4 (2.74%) IBM
7 3 (2.05%) Citrix
8 2 (1.37%) Google
8 2 (1.37%) Remedy
8 2 (1.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos
9 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.68%) Pardot
9 1 (0.68%) Snow
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.68%) Xamarin