Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 400 554
Rank change year-on-year -41 +154 +33
Permanent jobs citing SMS 99 154 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.50% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% 2.86% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 94 142 17
South East median annual salary £40,250 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.33% -16.67% -35.71%
10th Percentile £19,825 £22,525 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,125 £57,500 £51,000
England median annual salary £38,494 £40,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -3.77% -13.04% +2.22%

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 4,534 5,392 7,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 17.63% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,570 4,308 5,958
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,250 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -18 34 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hampshire -26 25 £29,917 -25.21%
Surrey +24 19 £41,885 +15.54% 2
Berkshire -14 17 £44,500 +36.92% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 10 £44,000 +3.53%
West Sussex -6 10 £41,250 +27.91%
Oxfordshire +1 7 £52,000 +42.47%
Kent - 7 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £40,500 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 21 (21.21%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
2 19 (19.19%) SQL
3 16 (16.16%) C#
4 15 (15.15%) HTML
4 15 (15.15%) .NET
5 14 (14.14%) CSS
5 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 11 (11.11%) Office 365
7 11 (11.11%) Web Development
8 10 (10.10%) IT Strategy
9 9 (9.09%) Finance
9 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
10 8 (8.08%) Java
10 8 (8.08%) Migration
10 8 (8.08%) VMware
10 8 (8.08%) HTML5
11 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (7.07%) Project Management
11 7 (7.07%) PHP
11 7 (7.07%) ITIL
12 6 (6.06%) SLA
12 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
12 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (5.05%) Coaching
13 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (2.02%) IIS
1 2 (2.02%) SAS
1 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
1 2 (2.02%) WordPress
2 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.02%) SPSS
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Office 365
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) DHCP
1 5 (5.05%) DNS
1 5 (5.05%) VLAN
2 4 (4.04%) Firewall
2 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 3 (3.03%) LAN
3 3 (3.03%) VoIP
4 2 (2.02%) 2G
4 2 (2.02%) 3G
4 2 (2.02%) MPLS
4 2 (2.02%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (2.02%) Skype
4 2 (2.02%) SS7
4 2 (2.02%) VPN
4 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.01%) DMARC
5 1 (1.01%) LTE
5 1 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.02%) Power BI
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.01%) QlikView
3 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) Maven
2 1 (1.01%) Mocha
2 1 (1.01%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.01%) Selenium
2 1 (1.01%) Subversion
2 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Legal
3 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Back Office
5 2 (2.02%) Games
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Developer
2 16 (16.16%) Technical Support
3 14 (14.14%) IT Support
4 11 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.09%) Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Web Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) IT Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.05%) Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Deskside Support
9 5 (5.05%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) .NET
1 15 (15.15%) HTML
2 14 (14.14%) CSS
3 8 (8.08%) HTML5
4 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.05%) jQuery
5 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.03%) Ajax
6 3 (3.03%) CSS3
6 3 (3.03%) Spring
6 3 (3.03%) Web Services
6 3 (3.03%) WinForms
6 3 (3.03%) XML
7 2 (2.02%) Spring MVC
7 2 (2.02%) Symfony
7 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.02%) Vue.js
7 2 (2.02%) WPF
8 1 (1.01%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) IVR
3 2 (2.02%) Replication
3 2 (2.02%) User Experience
4 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.01%) Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.01%) Fintech
4 1 (1.01%) Handset
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) PMI
4 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Windows
2 11 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.05%) Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (11.11%) Web Development
4 10 (10.10%) IT Strategy
5 8 (8.08%) Migration
6 7 (7.07%) ITIL
6 7 (7.07%) Project Management
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (5.05%) Coaching
8 5 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.05%) MVC
8 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.04%) Analytics
9 4 (4.04%) CRM
9 4 (4.04%) Scrum
9 4 (4.04%) SDLC
9 4 (4.04%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (3.03%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.03%) Kanban
10 3 (3.03%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
1 19 (19.19%) SQL
2 16 (16.16%) C#
3 8 (8.08%) Java
4 7 (7.07%) PHP
5 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.03%) VB
7 2 (2.02%) Python
7 2 (2.02%) R
7 2 (2.02%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.02%) VBA
7 2 (2.02%) XAML
8 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.01%) C++
8 1 (1.01%) ES6
8 1 (1.01%) Groovy
8 1 (1.01%) Java 8
8 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (2.02%) ISEB
3 2 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.02%) PhD
4 1 (1.01%) CCA
4 1 (1.01%) CISSP
4 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.01%) PMP
4 1 (1.01%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) Firmware
4 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (8.08%) VMware
2 4 (4.04%) Cisco
3 2 (2.02%) Dell
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.01%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.01%) Citrix
4 1 (1.01%) HP
4 1 (1.01%) Mitel
4 1 (1.01%) OpenText
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.01%) Tableau
4 1 (1.01%) Teradata