Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 468 387 542
Rank change year-on-year -81 +155 +46
Permanent jobs citing SMS 43 174 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.56% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 3.28% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 32 152 9
South East median annual salary £42,500 £37,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.86% -26.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £19,200 £26,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £57,050 £60,000 £54,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,806 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.08% -22.39% +11.11%

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 4,285 5,304 6,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.00% 17.16% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,341 4,163 5,355
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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
Surrey -12 17 £32,500 -13.33%
Thames Valley -29 14 £50,000 +40.85%
Hampshire -8 7 £32,500 -12.16%
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £46,250 +19.35%
Berkshire -21 6 £45,000 +38.46%
East Sussex +12 2 £43,500 -
Oxfordshire +1 2 £53,500 +42.67%
Kent - 2 £33,750 -
West Sussex -19 1 £45,000 +36.36%
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 South East region with a requirement for SMS.

1 8 (18.60%) Windows
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) CGI
2 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.28%) Cyberattack
3 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (13.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 6 (13.95%) e-Learning
4 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.63%) IT Strategy
5 4 (9.30%) Office 365
5 4 (9.30%) Coaching
5 4 (9.30%) Push Notifications
5 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
5 4 (9.30%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (9.30%) IVR
5 4 (9.30%) Banking
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
6 3 (6.98%) CSS
6 3 (6.98%) .NET
6 3 (6.98%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) HTML

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 2 (4.65%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) 2G
1 2 (4.65%) 3G
1 2 (4.65%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (4.65%) SS7
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (2.33%) DMARC
2 1 (2.33%) SMTP
2 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Power BI
3 1 (2.33%) QlikView
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.33%) Mocha
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 4 (9.30%) Architect
2 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
2 4 (9.30%) IT Manager
2 4 (9.30%) IT Project Manager
2 4 (9.30%) IT Support
2 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
2 4 (9.30%) TIBCO Developer
3 3 (6.98%) Deskside Support
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
4 2 (4.65%) Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) CGI
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) Jest
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) LAMP
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) Serverless Framework
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Cyberattack
2 6 (13.95%) e-Learning
3 4 (9.30%) IVR
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Handset
5 1 (2.33%) PMI
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 5 (11.63%) IT Strategy
3 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.30%) Coaching
4 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) Push Notifications
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) Data Security
7 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) ES6
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.33%) Dell
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau