Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 298 349 270
Rank change year-on-year +51 -79 +122
Permanent jobs citing SMS 24 15 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.23% 0.12% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 0.67% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 118
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £38,000 £19,913 £23,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £56,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.27% -21.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,909 2,235 2,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.50% 18.53% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 1,579 1,695
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the Midlands

SMS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SMS in the Midlands

SMS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SMS in the Midlands

SMS
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. 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
West Midlands +59 23 £50,000 +45.45% 6
East Midlands +25 1 £40,000 -15.79%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 23 (95.83%) Telecoms
1 23 (95.83%) User Experience
2 21 (87.50%) CCTV
2 21 (87.50%) Wireless
3 16 (66.67%) Oracle
3 16 (66.67%) Linux
3 16 (66.67%) Network Management
4 14 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (58.33%) Veeam
4 14 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 14 (58.33%) SCCM
4 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 14 (58.33%) SQL
4 14 (58.33%) LAN
4 14 (58.33%) WAN
4 14 (58.33%) HP
4 14 (58.33%) McAfee
4 14 (58.33%) VMware
4 14 (58.33%) Service Management
4 14 (58.33%) Change Management
4 14 (58.33%) 3PAR
4 14 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (58.33%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (58.33%) Antivirus Management
5 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) Project Delivery
7 5 (20.83%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (20.83%) Customer Requirements

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Wireless
2 14 (58.33%) LAN
2 14 (58.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (95.83%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Support Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Project Manager
4 5 (20.83%) Assistant Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Python Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) CCTV Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Network Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Django
1 2 (8.33%) LAMP
1 2 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (95.83%) User Experience
2 21 (87.50%) CCTV
3 14 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Network Management
2 14 (58.33%) Antivirus Management
2 14 (58.33%) Change Management
2 14 (58.33%) Service Management
3 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (29.17%) Project Delivery
5 5 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (20.83%) Commercial Awareness
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.83%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (20.83%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Analytics
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Secure Coding
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
2 2 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Virtual Machines
1 14 (58.33%) Virtual Servers
1 14 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
1 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle
2 14 (58.33%) 3PAR
2 14 (58.33%) HP
2 14 (58.33%) McAfee
2 14 (58.33%) Veeam
2 14 (58.33%) VMware