Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 212 236
Rank change year-on-year +26 +24 +18
Permanent jobs citing SMS 35 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.62% 0.019% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 0.14% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 34 1 3
Scotland median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £37,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £61,875 £42,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% -6.25%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 713 721 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.59% 13.93% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 475 464 459
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in Scotland

SMS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 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
Edinburgh +13 27 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Glasgow - 3 £34,500 -
West Lothian - 2 £43,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Stirling - 1 £52,500 - 1
Fife - 1 £33,500 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SMS.

1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) C#
4 9 (25.71%) HTML
4 9 (25.71%) OO
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (20.00%) SDLC
7 6 (17.14%) Oracle
7 6 (17.14%) CSS
7 6 (17.14%) JBoss
7 6 (17.14%) Web Services
7 6 (17.14%) Apache
7 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
8 5 (14.29%) Remedy
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.29%) Unix
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (14.29%) GPRS
8 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 5 (14.29%) HTML5
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 5 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 4 (11.43%) Mentoring

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (17.14%) Apache
1 6 (17.14%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) GPRS
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) HttpUnit
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (2.86%) JUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Lead .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Lead C# Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Network Communications Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) HTML
3 6 (17.14%) CSS
3 6 (17.14%) Web Services
4 5 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.57%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (5.71%) CGI
6 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.71%) jQuery
6 2 (5.71%) WCF
7 1 (2.86%) J2EE
7 1 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (2.86%) React
7 1 (2.86%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.86%) APACS
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.71%) OO
2 7 (20.00%) Scrum
2 7 (20.00%) SDLC
3 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 5 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.43%) Network Management
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) ERP
6 2 (5.71%) MVC
6 2 (5.71%) Open Source
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
7 1 (2.86%) SAP Security
7 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 4 (11.43%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CCIE
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.86%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Remedy
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) Alterian
4 1 (2.86%) Epicor
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) SAP