Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 434 537
Rank change year-on-year +37 +103 +57
Permanent jobs citing SMS 135 107 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.37% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 2.03% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 130 101 25
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £20,000 £22,500 £22,050
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +5.88%

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 4,659 5,279 7,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.75% 18.07% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,675 4,224 5,998
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,175 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +19 48 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -13 30 £29,702 -25.74%
Surrey +21 25 £42,500 +13.33%
Berkshire -8 22 £45,000 +50.00%
West Sussex +14 18 £35,000 -25.53%
Buckinghamshire +26 13 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -3 13 £50,000 +20.48%
Kent - 8 £36,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £40,500 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 29 (21.48%) JavaScript
1 29 (21.48%) Windows
2 26 (19.26%) SQL
2 26 (19.26%) HTML
3 23 (17.04%) .NET
4 21 (15.56%) C#
5 19 (14.07%) CSS
6 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.59%) Office 365
7 17 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (11.85%) Windows Server
9 12 (8.89%) Web Development
10 11 (8.15%) IT Strategy
10 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
10 11 (8.15%) Java
11 10 (7.41%) Finance
12 9 (6.67%) Project Management
12 9 (6.67%) PHP
12 9 (6.67%) VMware
12 9 (6.67%) HTML5
13 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (5.93%) jQuery
13 8 (5.93%) Windows 10
13 8 (5.93%) Migration
13 8 (5.93%) CRM
13 8 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
14 7 (5.19%) Firewall
14 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio

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 3 (2.22%) IIS
1 3 (2.22%) SAS
1 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.48%) WordPress
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.22%) SPSS
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.48%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.48%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.59%) Office 365
2 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) Firewall
2 5 (3.70%) DHCP
2 5 (3.70%) DNS
2 5 (3.70%) VLAN
3 4 (2.96%) WAN
4 3 (2.22%) LAN
4 3 (2.22%) Network Security
4 3 (2.22%) Skype
4 3 (2.22%) VoIP
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.48%) MPLS
5 2 (1.48%) VPN
5 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.74%) CDMA
6 1 (0.74%) GSM
6 1 (0.74%) Intranet
6 1 (0.74%) PBX
6 1 (0.74%) SAN
6 1 (0.74%) SMTP
6 1 (0.74%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) Power BI
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon QuickSight
7 1 (0.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) MySQL
7 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.48%) JIRA
4 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.74%) Maven
4 1 (0.74%) Mocha
4 1 (0.74%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.74%) Selenium
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (7.41%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Legal
3 3 (2.22%) Back Office
3 3 (2.22%) Marketing
3 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.48%) Games
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (27.41%) Developer
2 19 (14.07%) Technical Support
3 17 (12.59%) IT Support
4 16 (11.85%) Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.41%) Architect
7 9 (6.67%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.93%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.93%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.19%) Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.44%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.44%) IT Manager
11 5 (3.70%) Consultant
11 5 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.26%) HTML
2 23 (17.04%) .NET
3 19 (14.07%) CSS
4 9 (6.67%) HTML5
5 8 (5.93%) jQuery
6 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.44%) XML
8 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.70%) WPF
9 4 (2.96%) SOAP
9 4 (2.96%) Spring
9 4 (2.96%) Web Services
10 3 (2.22%) Ajax
10 3 (2.22%) CSS3
10 3 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.22%) WinForms
11 2 (1.48%) Android SDK
11 2 (1.48%) React
11 2 (1.48%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.96%) User Experience
3 2 (1.48%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.48%) Fintech
3 2 (1.48%) Replication
4 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.74%) Clustering
4 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.74%) Handset
4 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.74%) PMI
4 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.48%) Windows
2 16 (11.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.93%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.96%) Linux
6 2 (1.48%) Android
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.74%) CentOS
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.74%) Unix
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (8.89%) Web Development
3 11 (8.15%) IT Strategy
4 9 (6.67%) Project Management
5 8 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (5.93%) CRM
5 8 (5.93%) Migration
6 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (4.44%) ERP
7 6 (4.44%) ITIL
8 5 (3.70%) Analytics
8 5 (3.70%) Coaching
8 5 (3.70%) MVC
8 5 (3.70%) SDLC
8 5 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (2.96%) Scrum
9 4 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.48%) JavaScript
2 26 (19.26%) SQL
3 21 (15.56%) C#
4 11 (8.15%) Java
5 9 (6.67%) PHP
6 6 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.70%) XAML
8 4 (2.96%) R
9 3 (2.22%) Python
9 3 (2.22%) VB
10 2 (1.48%) ABAP
10 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.48%) C
10 2 (1.48%) C++
10 2 (1.48%) Ruby
10 2 (1.48%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) ISEB
2 2 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (1.48%) PhD
2 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) CCA
3 1 (0.74%) CISSP
3 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.74%) PMP
3 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) Firmware
4 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) SCCM
2 2 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (6.67%) VMware
2 6 (4.44%) Cisco
3 3 (2.22%) Dell
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle
3 3 (2.22%) Tableau
4 2 (1.48%) HP
4 2 (1.48%) IBM
4 2 (1.48%) Mitel
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.48%) SAP
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe
5 1 (0.74%) Avaya
5 1 (0.74%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.74%) Citrix
5 1 (0.74%) Cognos
5 1 (0.74%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.74%) OpenText
5 1 (0.74%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.74%) Teradata