Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 676 824 824
Rank change year-on-year +148 0 -5
Permanent jobs citing SMS 166 24 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.032% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 0.20% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 146 24 45
London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,875 £31,625 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £82,750 £76,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.44% +3.89% -5.26%

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 10774 12032 14164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.44% 15.88% 15.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8797 10270 12010
London median annual salary £54,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +25 27 £48,750 -9.30% 1
South London - 14 £51,250 - 1
West London - 12 £35,250 - 1
East London +5 7 £42,500 - 1
North London +12 2 £40,500 -4.71%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for SMS.

1 44 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.90%) Degree
3 40 (24.10%) HTML
4 38 (22.89%) Java
4 38 (22.89%) CSS
5 37 (22.29%) JavaScript
6 33 (19.88%) AngularJS
7 28 (16.87%) MVC
8 27 (16.27%) SQL
8 27 (16.27%) Analytics
9 26 (15.66%) HTML5
10 25 (15.06%) .NET
11 24 (14.46%) Windows
11 24 (14.46%) CSS3
12 23 (13.86%) Linux
12 23 (13.86%) Collaborative Working
13 21 (12.65%) Web Services
13 21 (12.65%) Finance
13 21 (12.65%) Tableau
13 21 (12.65%) Computer Science
14 20 (12.05%) Google
14 20 (12.05%) Marketing
14 20 (12.05%) Active Directory
15 19 (11.45%) C#
15 19 (11.45%) Spring
15 19 (11.45%) Banking
15 19 (11.45%) Google Analytics
16 18 (10.84%) Customer Engagement
17 17 (10.24%) Web Development
18 16 (9.64%) 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 15 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.43%) CMS
3 12 (7.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (6.63%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (3.01%) Apache
7 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.60%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Photoshop
2 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (8.43%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.45%) Google Analytics
2 14 (8.43%) Adobe Analytics
3 8 (4.82%) SaaS
4 7 (4.22%) Office 365
5 4 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.81%) AdWords
7 2 (1.20%) Heroku
7 2 (1.20%) MailChimp
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.60%) Serverless
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) Firewall
2 5 (3.01%) SMPP
3 4 (2.41%) VoIP
4 3 (1.81%) DHCP
4 3 (1.81%) DNS
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.20%) ISDN
5 2 (1.20%) SAN
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.60%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) Intranet
6 1 (0.60%) IPv4
6 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.60%) NAS
6 1 (0.60%) Skype
6 1 (0.60%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.60%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) MySQL
3 8 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.20%) NewSQL
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) Redis
8 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) Big Data
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.60%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (7.23%) JIRA
2 7 (4.22%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.61%) Subversion
4 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.41%) Ant
5 4 (2.41%) Maven
6 2 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (1.20%) Grunt
6 2 (1.20%) gulp
7 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.60%) MSI
7 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.60%) Toad
7 1 (0.60%) webpack
7 1 (0.60%) WiX
General
1 21 (12.65%) Finance
2 20 (12.05%) Marketing
3 19 (11.45%) Banking
4 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.41%) Games
6 3 (1.81%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (1.81%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (39.76%) Developer
2 21 (12.65%) Analyst
3 19 (11.45%) Java Developer
4 14 (8.43%) Communications Manager
4 14 (8.43%) Digital Communications Manager
5 11 (6.63%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (6.02%) Security Analyst
6 10 (6.02%) Web Developer
7 8 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (4.82%) Information Analyst
7 8 (4.82%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (4.22%) IT Support
8 7 (4.22%) Sitecore Developer
9 6 (3.61%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 6 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Marketing Executive
9 6 (3.61%) Ruby Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.10%) HTML
2 38 (22.89%) CSS
3 33 (19.88%) AngularJS
4 26 (15.66%) HTML5
5 25 (15.06%) .NET
6 24 (14.46%) CSS3
7 21 (12.65%) Web Services
8 19 (11.45%) Spring
9 14 (8.43%) Hibernate
10 12 (7.23%) Backbone.js
10 12 (7.23%) DOM
11 11 (6.63%) JSP
12 9 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (4.82%) jQuery
14 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
14 7 (4.22%) Grails
14 7 (4.22%) REST
15 6 (3.61%) JSTL
15 6 (3.61%) Servlets
16 5 (3.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.65%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (7.83%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.82%) Social Media
6 7 (4.22%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.22%) NHS
7 4 (2.41%) Blog
7 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.20%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.46%) Windows
2 23 (13.86%) Linux
3 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.20%) Android
8 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.20%) Solaris
8 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) Unix
9 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.87%) MVC
3 27 (16.27%) Analytics
4 23 (13.86%) Collaborative Working
5 18 (10.84%) Customer Engagement
6 17 (10.24%) Web Development
7 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
7 15 (9.04%) ITIL
7 15 (9.04%) Push Notifications
8 14 (8.43%) Business Transformation
8 14 (8.43%) Change Management
8 14 (8.43%) Customer-Centricity
8 14 (8.43%) Data Management
8 14 (8.43%) KYC
8 14 (8.43%) Machine Learning
8 14 (8.43%) SEO
9 13 (7.83%) Content Management
10 12 (7.23%) Project Management
11 11 (6.63%) Risk Management
12 10 (6.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.89%) Java
2 37 (22.29%) JavaScript
3 27 (16.27%) SQL
4 19 (11.45%) C#
5 9 (5.42%) Groovy
5 9 (5.42%) Ruby
6 4 (2.41%) Objective-C
6 4 (2.41%) Python
7 3 (1.81%) ES6
7 3 (1.81%) Scala
7 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Lua
8 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.60%) Erlang
9 1 (0.60%) Go
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (25.90%) Degree
2 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.20%) APMG
3 2 (1.20%) CCNA
3 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.20%) CISM
3 2 (1.20%) CISSP
3 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.60%) AAT
4 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (4.82%) QA
2 6 (3.61%) FISMA
2 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (2.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) COBIT
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.41%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) Tableau
2 20 (12.05%) Google
3 16 (9.64%) Adobe
3 16 (9.64%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (7.23%) Sitecore
5 8 (4.82%) Cisco
6 7 (4.22%) Cognos
7 6 (3.61%) F5
8 4 (2.41%) Citrix
8 4 (2.41%) Facebook
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle
8 4 (2.41%) VMware
9 2 (1.20%) IPFX
9 2 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Capita
10 1 (0.60%) Civica
10 1 (0.60%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.60%) Northgate
10 1 (0.60%) Speakerbus
10 1 (0.60%) Teradata