Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 531 586
Rank change year-on-year +165 +55 +18
Permanent jobs citing SMS 183 22 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.073% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 0.36% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 162 15 31
South East median annual salary £39,250 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.49% +17.50% -14.89%
10th Percentile £26,025 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £48,750 £92,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% -10.53%

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 5,397 6,085 8,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.03% 20.08% 21.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,146 4,915 6,959
South East median annual salary £42,714 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% -1.16% +2.38%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,375 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +61 74 £40,000 -15.79% 8
Surrey +52 43 £39,750 -6.47% 3
Berkshire +35 42 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Hampshire +8 32 £37,250 - 5
Oxfordshire - 24 £45,500 - 3
West Sussex +25 23 £32,500 -30.85% 4
Buckinghamshire - 8 £31,250 - 2
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
Kent +15 2 £28,750 -32.35% 2
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 39 (21.31%) JavaScript
2 37 (20.22%) SQL
3 34 (18.58%) HTML
4 31 (16.94%) .NET
5 30 (16.39%) C#
6 29 (15.85%) SQL Server
7 25 (13.66%) Finance
8 24 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (13.11%) CSS
9 23 (12.57%) Windows
10 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.29%) ITIL
13 15 (8.20%) Oracle
13 15 (8.20%) Service Delivery
14 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET
15 13 (7.10%) Python
15 13 (7.10%) SLA
16 12 (6.56%) MVC
16 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
16 12 (6.56%) Mentoring
16 12 (6.56%) Windows Server
17 11 (6.01%) CRM
17 11 (6.01%) Unix
17 11 (6.01%) Web Services
17 11 (6.01%) PHP
18 10 (5.46%) Java
18 10 (5.46%) SAP
18 10 (5.46%) Firewall
18 10 (5.46%) Office 365

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 6 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.64%) JBoss
4 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.09%) SAS
5 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Unica
2 2 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.55%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.46%) Office 365
2 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.55%) G Suite
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.46%) Firewall
2 6 (3.28%) Network Security
3 5 (2.73%) Internet
3 5 (2.73%) VPN
3 5 (2.73%) Wireless
4 4 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.19%) DHCP
4 4 (2.19%) DMZ
4 4 (2.19%) Skype
4 4 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.64%) DNS
6 2 (1.09%) FTP
6 2 (1.09%) HTTP
6 2 (1.09%) LAN
6 2 (1.09%) WAN
7 1 (0.55%) IPX
7 1 (0.55%) PBX
7 1 (0.55%) PSTN
7 1 (0.55%) SNMP
7 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.92%) Power BI
3 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.28%) MySQL
4 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.09%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.55%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.64%) JIRA
4 2 (1.09%) TestRail
4 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.55%) Mocha
5 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.55%) Protractor
5 1 (0.55%) RSpec
5 1 (0.55%) Selenium
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (13.66%) Finance
2 10 (5.46%) Marketing
3 7 (3.83%) Legal
3 7 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.64%) Back Office
5 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (27.32%) Developer
2 19 (10.38%) Analyst
3 15 (8.20%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.65%) SQL Developer
5 13 (7.10%) Technical Support
6 12 (6.56%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.56%) IT Manager
6 12 (6.56%) Service Manager
7 10 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (5.46%) IT Support
7 10 (5.46%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.92%) Administrator
8 9 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (4.92%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.37%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.37%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Services Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.83%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.58%) HTML
2 31 (16.94%) .NET
3 24 (13.11%) CSS
4 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET
5 11 (6.01%) Web Services
6 10 (5.46%) jQuery
7 7 (3.83%) Flash
8 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.73%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.73%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.73%) HTML5
9 5 (2.73%) WPF
9 5 (2.73%) XML
10 4 (2.19%) React
10 4 (2.19%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.19%) SAP CAF
10 4 (2.19%) SOAP
10 4 (2.19%) WCF
11 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.37%) User Experience
2 6 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.19%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.64%) Fintech
5 3 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.55%) IVR
7 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.57%) Windows
2 12 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.01%) Unix
4 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.19%) Linux
6 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.09%) Android
8 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.09%) Solaris
8 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (9.29%) ITIL
5 15 (8.20%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.56%) Mentoring
6 12 (6.56%) MVC
7 11 (6.01%) CRM
8 10 (5.46%) SDLC
8 10 (5.46%) Software Engineering
9 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.92%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (4.92%) Project Management
9 9 (4.92%) Web Development
10 8 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.37%) Contract Management
10 8 (4.37%) ITSM
10 8 (4.37%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.83%) Service Delivery Management
11 7 (3.83%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.31%) JavaScript
2 37 (20.22%) SQL
3 30 (16.39%) C#
4 13 (7.10%) Python
5 11 (6.01%) PHP
6 10 (5.46%) Java
7 8 (4.37%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.37%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.28%) VB
9 5 (2.73%) Ruby
10 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.19%) C++
10 4 (2.19%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.19%) XAML
11 3 (1.64%) C
11 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.09%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.09%) Perl
13 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.37%) Degree
4 7 (3.83%) ISEB
5 5 (2.73%) CCNA
5 5 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.19%) CCNP
6 4 (2.19%) CCSA
6 4 (2.19%) CCSE
6 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCA
9 1 (0.55%) CCAA
9 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.55%) PMP
9 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) SLA
2 6 (3.28%) QA
3 5 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (2.19%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.19%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.09%) TickIT
7 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.19%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.64%) Firmware
4 2 (1.09%) Docker
4 2 (1.09%) XenApp
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.64%) Ansible
2 3 (1.64%) Puppet
3 2 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.09%) Packer
3 2 (1.09%) SCCM
4 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (8.20%) Oracle
2 10 (5.46%) SAP
3 8 (4.37%) Cisco
4 7 (3.83%) Cadence
5 6 (3.28%) VMware
6 4 (2.19%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.19%) Dell
6 4 (2.19%) Dell KACE
6 4 (2.19%) F5
6 4 (2.19%) HP
6 4 (2.19%) IBM
6 4 (2.19%) Tableau
7 3 (1.64%) Adobe
7 3 (1.64%) Teradata
8 2 (1.09%) Aprimo
8 2 (1.09%) Chordiant
8 2 (1.09%) Citrix
8 2 (1.09%) Google
8 2 (1.09%) Pega
8 2 (1.09%) Sun