Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 551 573
Rank change year-on-year +159 +22 +17
Permanent jobs citing SMS 159 39 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 0.53% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 146 16 55
South East median annual salary £37,500 £44,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.25% -36.79% +47.37%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% -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 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 5392 7405 8587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.62% 21.36% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4296 5928 6976
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,125 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Thames Valley +69 61 £35,000 -30.00% 7
Surrey +38 43 £36,250 -14.71% 3
Hampshire +57 41 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +57 34 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Oxfordshire +22 20 £36,500 - 4
West Sussex - 10 £32,250 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £42,500 - 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 25 (15.72%) Windows
2 23 (14.47%) SQL
3 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 18 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.69%) VMware
5 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.81%) Hyper-V
7 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (8.18%) HTML
7 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.55%) CSS
8 12 (7.55%) Finance
9 11 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.92%) .NET
9 11 (6.92%) ITIL
9 11 (6.92%) C#
9 11 (6.92%) Project Management
9 11 (6.92%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (6.29%) Office 365
10 10 (6.29%) AngularJS
10 10 (6.29%) Unix
11 9 (5.66%) Information Security
11 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
11 9 (5.66%) Risk Management
11 9 (5.66%) Telecoms
11 9 (5.66%) Java
11 9 (5.66%) Cisco
11 9 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012

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 (2.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.89%) JBoss
2 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.26%) Apache
3 2 (1.26%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (2.52%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.89%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (1.89%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (1.89%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.63%) InDesign
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Unica
2 2 (1.26%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.63%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.29%) Office 365
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.89%) IaaS
4 2 (1.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) Firewall
2 7 (4.40%) LAN
2 7 (4.40%) WAN
3 5 (3.14%) VPN
4 4 (2.52%) DNS
4 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.89%) DHCP
5 3 (1.89%) OSPF
5 3 (1.89%) SAN
5 3 (1.89%) Skype
5 3 (1.89%) SNMP
5 3 (1.89%) VRRP
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.26%) VLAN
6 2 (1.26%) VoIP
6 2 (1.26%) WLAN
7 1 (0.63%) HSRP
7 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.63%) Network Security
7 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Big Data
2 4 (2.52%) Data Mining
2 4 (2.52%) MySQL
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.26%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.63%) Power BI
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.63%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.26%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) Grunt
4 1 (0.63%) gulp
General
1 12 (7.55%) Finance
2 9 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.03%) Marketing
4 3 (1.89%) Back Office
5 2 (1.26%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (15.09%) Analyst
2 20 (12.58%) Developer
3 19 (11.95%) IT Support
4 15 (9.43%) Technical Support
5 14 (8.81%) Administrator
6 13 (8.18%) IT Manager
7 11 (6.92%) Applications Support
8 10 (6.29%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.66%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Architect
11 7 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.40%) Network Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.77%) Compliance Manager
13 5 (3.14%) .NET Developer
13 5 (3.14%) Consultant
13 5 (3.14%) IT Risk Manager
13 5 (3.14%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) HTML
2 12 (7.55%) CSS
3 11 (6.92%) .NET
4 10 (6.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.14%) React
6 4 (2.52%) CSS3
6 4 (2.52%) HTML5
6 4 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.52%) XML
7 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.89%) Flash
7 3 (1.89%) Grails
7 3 (1.89%) jQuery
7 3 (1.89%) WCF
7 3 (1.89%) Web Services
8 2 (1.26%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.26%) Spring
8 2 (1.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.77%) Social Media
4 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.89%) User Experience
5 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) IVR
6 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.63%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.72%) Windows
2 18 (11.32%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.29%) Unix
5 9 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.14%) Linux
7 4 (2.52%) Android
8 3 (1.89%) AIX
9 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.63%) HPUX
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (6.92%) ITIL
2 11 (6.92%) Project Management
2 11 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (5.66%) Information Security
3 9 (5.66%) Risk Management
4 7 (4.40%) Business Analysis
4 7 (4.40%) IT Strategy
4 7 (4.40%) Time Management
5 6 (3.77%) Business Continuity
5 6 (3.77%) Change Control
5 6 (3.77%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (3.77%) Front End Development
5 6 (3.77%) ISMS
5 6 (3.77%) Line Management
5 6 (3.77%) Mentoring
5 6 (3.77%) MVC
5 6 (3.77%) SDLC
5 6 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.47%) SQL
2 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.92%) Bash Shell
3 11 (6.92%) C#
4 9 (5.66%) Java
5 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.14%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.52%) C++
7 4 (2.52%) Perl
7 4 (2.52%) Python
8 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.26%) Groovy
9 2 (1.26%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) R
10 1 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.63%) Scala
10 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.03%) Degree
3 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.77%) CCNA
5 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.52%) ISEB
7 3 (1.89%) CCNP
8 2 (1.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CEH
9 1 (0.63%) CISM
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (3.77%) QA
2 6 (3.77%) SLA
3 5 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.89%) PMO
5 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.63%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (8.81%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) SCCM
2 7 (4.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.69%) VMware
2 9 (5.66%) Cisco
3 8 (5.03%) HP
3 8 (5.03%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) SAP
4 5 (3.14%) Citrix
4 5 (3.14%) Dell
5 4 (2.52%) Adobe
5 4 (2.52%) NetApp
5 4 (2.52%) Tableau
6 3 (1.89%) Cadence
6 3 (1.89%) Teradata
7 2 (1.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.26%) IBM
7 2 (1.26%) Meraki
7 2 (1.26%) Mitel
7 2 (1.26%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.26%) Symantec
7 2 (1.26%) Synology
7 2 (1.26%) Trapeze