Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 373 482 560
Rank change year-on-year +109 +78 +64
Permanent jobs citing SMS 175 59 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 1.05% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 164 52 29
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,325 £22,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.58% -5.00%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,002 5,616 8,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.55% 18.84% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,912 4,529 6,657
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the South East

SMS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SMS in the South East

SMS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in the South East

SMS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Thames Valley +39 73 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Berkshire +31 41 £42,000 +52.73% 3
Hampshire -4 34 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Surrey +29 31 £41,885 +36.21% 6
West Sussex +17 26 £33,000 -29.79% 3
Oxfordshire -2 18 £48,000 +3.78% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £42,500 -34.62% 2
Kent - 7 £32,000 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £40,500 - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 41 (23.43%) JavaScript
2 39 (22.29%) SQL
3 34 (19.43%) HTML
4 32 (18.29%) C#
4 32 (18.29%) .NET
5 31 (17.71%) Windows
6 30 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 24 (13.71%) CSS
8 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.86%) Windows Server
10 18 (10.29%) Web Development
11 17 (9.71%) Active Directory
11 17 (9.71%) PHP
11 17 (9.71%) Finance
11 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (9.14%) Java
12 16 (9.14%) Office 365
13 12 (6.86%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.86%) jQuery
14 11 (6.29%) HTML5
14 11 (6.29%) MVC
14 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET
15 10 (5.71%) Web Services
15 10 (5.71%) Python
15 10 (5.71%) CRM
15 10 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (5.71%) Firewall
15 10 (5.71%) VMware
16 9 (5.14%) Oracle
16 9 (5.14%) Marketing

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (2.29%) SAS
2 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.71%) WordPress
3 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.14%) IIS
3 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.57%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.71%) SPSS
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.14%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.14%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.14%) Unica
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.14%) Office 365
2 8 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) Firewall
2 8 (4.57%) DHCP
2 8 (4.57%) DNS
3 5 (2.86%) VLAN
4 4 (2.29%) LAN
4 4 (2.29%) WAN
5 3 (1.71%) Network Security
5 3 (1.71%) Skype
5 3 (1.71%) VoIP
5 3 (1.71%) VPN
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.14%) MPLS
6 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.57%) Intranet
7 1 (0.57%) IPX
7 1 (0.57%) PBX
7 1 (0.57%) SAN
7 1 (0.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.57%) Power BI
3 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon QuickSight
8 1 (0.57%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.57%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Git (software)
1 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.71%) JIRA
3 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.14%) TestRail
3 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Maven
4 1 (0.57%) Mocha
4 1 (0.57%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.57%) Protractor
4 1 (0.57%) Selenium
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.57%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (9.71%) Finance
2 9 (5.14%) Marketing
3 7 (4.00%) Legal
3 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.29%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Games
5 1 (0.57%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (30.86%) Developer
2 23 (13.14%) Technical Support
3 18 (10.29%) Analyst
3 18 (10.29%) IT Support
4 15 (8.57%) SQL Developer
5 14 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 13 (7.43%) Administrator
6 13 (7.43%) Web Developer
7 12 (6.86%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.29%) Desktop Support
8 11 (6.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (6.29%) Software Developer
8 11 (6.29%) SQL Server Developer
9 10 (5.71%) PHP Developer
10 9 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (5.14%) Network Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Programmer
10 9 (5.14%) Web Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.43%) HTML
2 32 (18.29%) .NET
3 24 (13.71%) CSS
4 12 (6.86%) jQuery
5 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET
5 11 (6.29%) HTML5
6 10 (5.71%) Web Services
7 8 (4.57%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.57%) XML
8 7 (4.00%) WPF
9 5 (2.86%) CSS3
9 5 (2.86%) React
9 5 (2.86%) SOAP
10 4 (2.29%) Spring
10 4 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.29%) WCF
11 3 (1.71%) Ajax
11 3 (1.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (1.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (3.43%) User Experience
2 4 (2.29%) Driving Licence
3 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.71%) Fintech
3 3 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.57%) IVR
5 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.71%) Windows
2 19 (10.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.57%) Windows 10
4 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.43%) Linux
6 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Android
7 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.57%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (10.29%) Web Development
3 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (6.86%) Software Engineering
5 11 (6.29%) MVC
6 10 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.71%) CRM
7 9 (5.14%) IT Strategy
7 9 (5.14%) SDLC
8 8 (4.57%) ERP
8 8 (4.57%) Project Management
9 7 (4.00%) Migration
9 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.43%) Analytics
11 5 (2.86%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.86%) Change Management
11 5 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.86%) ITIL
11 5 (2.86%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.43%) JavaScript
2 39 (22.29%) SQL
3 32 (18.29%) C#
4 17 (9.71%) PHP
5 16 (9.14%) Java
6 10 (5.71%) Python
7 8 (4.57%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.00%) VB
9 6 (3.43%) XAML
10 5 (2.86%) C++
10 5 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.29%) C
11 4 (2.29%) R
11 4 (2.29%) Ruby
12 3 (1.71%) VBA
13 2 (1.14%) ABAP
13 2 (1.14%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.86%) Degree
2 4 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.14%) CCA
3 2 (1.14%) ISEB
3 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.14%) PhD
3 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) CCAA
4 1 (0.57%) CISSP
4 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.57%) PMP
4 1 (0.57%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.29%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.43%) Firmware
4 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.14%) Docker
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
7 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Ansible
1 3 (1.71%) Puppet
1 3 (1.71%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.14%) Packer
3 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (5.71%) VMware
2 9 (5.14%) Oracle
3 8 (4.57%) Cisco
4 5 (2.86%) SAP
5 4 (2.29%) IBM
6 3 (1.71%) Adobe
6 3 (1.71%) Tableau
7 2 (1.14%) Aprimo
7 2 (1.14%) Chordiant
7 2 (1.14%) Dell
7 2 (1.14%) HP
7 2 (1.14%) Mitel
7 2 (1.14%) Pega
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.57%) Apple
8 1 (0.57%) Avaya
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix
8 1 (0.57%) Cognos
8 1 (0.57%) OpenText
8 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com