Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 619 528 719
Rank change year-on-year -91 +191 -119
Permanent jobs citing SMS 60 20 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.072% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 28
10th Percentile £54,250 £33,500 £32,475
25th Percentile £72,188 £52,500 £45,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +36.00% +13.64% +15.79%
75th Percentile £95,000 £67,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £96,125 £68,950 £86,625
England median annual salary £48,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.57% +5.00% +25.00%

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 5,077 3,817 7,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.20% 13.70% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,347 3,098 5,851
10th Percentile £33,900 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for SMS in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 28 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 25 (41.67%) Degree
3 22 (36.67%) Project Management
4 20 (33.33%) Marketing
5 19 (31.67%) Business Analysis
5 19 (31.67%) Software Testing
5 19 (31.67%) C
5 19 (31.67%) Mathematics
5 19 (31.67%) Cyberattack
6 18 (30.00%) SQL
7 16 (26.67%) DevOps
8 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (23.33%) Docker
9 13 (21.67%) Analytics
9 13 (21.67%) Banking
9 13 (21.67%) CSS
10 11 (18.33%) Social Skills
11 10 (16.67%) Finance
12 9 (15.00%) HTML
12 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
12 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
12 9 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (15.00%) JSON
12 9 (15.00%) AWS
12 9 (15.00%) Postman
13 8 (13.33%) IBM UrbanCode
13 8 (13.33%) Apache Spark
13 8 (13.33%) Kubernetes
13 8 (13.33%) HDFS

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 8 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Azure
3 5 (8.33%) GCP
4 4 (6.67%) Stripe
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon Cognito
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon S3
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (5.00%) Serverless
5 3 (5.00%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 8 (13.33%) DB2
1 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 8 (13.33%) HBase
1 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.00%) Big Data
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (15.00%) Postman
2 8 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) IBM UrbanCode
2 8 (13.33%) IntelliJ
2 8 (13.33%) Maven
2 8 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.67%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.00%) Cypress.io
5 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (33.33%) Marketing
2 13 (21.67%) Banking
3 11 (18.33%) Social Skills
4 10 (16.67%) Finance
5 6 (10.00%) Electronics
5 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.00%) Advertising
7 3 (5.00%) Retail
7 3 (5.00%) Retail Banking
8 2 (3.33%) Legal
9 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Developer
2 6 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Backend Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Salesforce Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Functional Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Head of Analytics
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) CSS
2 9 (15.00%) HTML
2 9 (15.00%) JSON
3 8 (13.33%) Kafka
3 8 (13.33%) REST
3 8 (13.33%) SOAP
3 8 (13.33%) Spring
3 8 (13.33%) Spring Boot
3 8 (13.33%) Web Services
4 7 (11.67%) Node.js
5 6 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.67%) Bulma
7 3 (5.00%) AWS Amplify
7 3 (5.00%) GraphQL
7 3 (5.00%) Jest
7 3 (5.00%) React
7 3 (5.00%) React Native
7 3 (5.00%) Redux
8 1 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Cyberattack
2 8 (13.33%) Online Banking
2 8 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
4 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 22 (36.67%) Project Management
3 19 (31.67%) Business Analysis
3 19 (31.67%) Mathematics
3 19 (31.67%) Software Testing
4 16 (26.67%) DevOps
5 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (21.67%) Analytics
7 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 9 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.33%) CRM
8 8 (13.33%) Migration
8 8 (13.33%) Multithreading
8 8 (13.33%) Scrum
9 6 (10.00%) Kanban
9 6 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 6 (10.00%) Push Notifications
9 6 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering
9 6 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) C
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.67%) Ruby
6 6 (10.00%) Go
6 6 (10.00%) Python
7 3 (5.00%) ES6
7 3 (5.00%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Docker
2 8 (13.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 6 (10.00%) Ansible
3 4 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
1 8 (13.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 8 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
1 8 (13.33%) Splunk
2 6 (10.00%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) Pardot
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Genesys
4 1 (1.67%) Teradata
4 1 (1.67%) TippingPoint