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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 417 464
Rank change year-on-year +46 +47  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 15 40 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.100% 0.20% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.92% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 15
Median salary £47,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -15.78%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2873 4358 4704
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.10% 22.30% 21.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2331 3666 3558
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Hampshire +36 5 - - 2
West Sussex - 4 £47,000 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Business Development
4 5 (22.73%) Statistics
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
4 5 (22.73%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 5 (22.73%) Critical Success Factor
4 5 (22.73%) Flash
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (22.73%) SLA
4 5 (22.73%) ISEB
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) ITSM
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Cadence
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Service Design
4 5 (22.73%) Escalation Management
4 5 (22.73%) Contract Management
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery Management
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Data Security
5 4 (18.18%) Amazon S3
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (18.18%) Amazon ELB

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:

Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon S3
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
1 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) 4G
2 3 (13.64%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) LTE
2 3 (13.64%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (13.64%) VoLTE
2 3 (13.64%) VoWiFi
3 1 (4.55%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Delivery Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Service Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) VAS Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Business Development
3 5 (22.73%) Contract Management
3 5 (22.73%) Critical Success Factor
3 5 (22.73%) Escalation Management
3 5 (22.73%) Financial Modelling
3 5 (22.73%) ITSM
3 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery Management
3 5 (22.73%) Service Design
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Statistics
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Data Security
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cadence
2 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Intel Security
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