Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 484 463 401
Rank change year-on-year -21 -62 +160
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 77 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.028% 0.27% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 1.71% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 71 158
South East median annual salary £30,000 £40,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.93% +10.96% -27.00%
England median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -20.00%

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 4,171 4,509 5,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.82% 15.74% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,220 3,527 4,294
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Thames Valley +20 4 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £30,000 -32.58% 1
Surrey +17 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 £65,000 +46.07% 3
Hampshire -1 1 - -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
1 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
1 3 (42.86%) Cyber Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Creative Thinking
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (28.57%) Blog
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
3 1 (14.29%) CCTV
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) GDPR
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements

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:

General
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Major Incident Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Copywriter
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Copywriter
3 1 (14.29%) Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Blog
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) CCTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Cyber Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Creative Thinking
2 2 (28.57%) SEO
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow