Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 699 669 696
Rank change year-on-year -30 +27 +129
Permanent jobs citing SMS 31 120 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.058% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 1.35% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 23 112 157
London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £25,801 £23,500 £29,350
90th Percentile £85,500 £76,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -20.00%

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 7,186 8,903 10,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.34% 13.36% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,929 7,253 8,660
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +0.94%
10th Percentile £28,790 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019. 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 -3 6 £82,500 +223.53% 4
West London +5 5 £29,000 -42.00%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 21 (67.74%) Marketing
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (35.48%) HTML
4 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 10 (32.26%) MySQL
4 10 (32.26%) Billing
4 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
5 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
5 8 (25.81%) Web Application Development
5 8 (25.81%) Apple
5 8 (25.81%) Law
6 7 (22.58%) PHP
6 7 (22.58%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) AWS
6 7 (22.58%) SaaS
6 7 (22.58%) Ruby
6 7 (22.58%) Google
6 7 (22.58%) Data Science
7 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (19.35%) JIRA
7 6 (19.35%) REST
8 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
8 5 (16.13%) MongoDB
8 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
8 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle
8 5 (16.13%) CSS
8 5 (16.13%) Internet
8 5 (16.13%) OOP
8 5 (16.13%) Python

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 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) AWS
1 7 (22.58%) SaaS
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.45%) Azure
3 2 (6.45%) GCP
4 1 (3.23%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) SMTP
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) MySQL
1 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.13%) MongoDB
2 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (9.68%) Big Data
4 2 (6.45%) BigQuery
4 2 (6.45%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (67.74%) Marketing
2 10 (32.26%) Billing
3 8 (25.81%) Law
4 5 (16.13%) Advertising
4 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (9.68%) Finance
6 2 (6.45%) Legal
6 2 (6.45%) Retail
7 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) PHP Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Marketing Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Support
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Marketing Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) React Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) HTML
2 6 (19.35%) REST
2 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (16.13%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 4 (12.90%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) SOAP
6 1 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 3 (9.68%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Online Games
4 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Web Application Development
2 7 (22.58%) Data Science
3 5 (16.13%) Cryptocurrency
3 5 (16.13%) Mobile Engagement
3 5 (16.13%) OOP
3 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Machine Learning
4 4 (12.90%) User Stories
5 3 (9.68%) Direct Marketing
5 3 (9.68%) Push Notifications
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (6.45%) B2B
6 2 (6.45%) B2C
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) Process Management
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) PHP
3 7 (22.58%) Ruby
4 5 (16.13%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) AWK
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) sed
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Docker
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Apple
2 7 (22.58%) Google
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 4 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (9.68%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) Pardot