Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 376 534 576
Rank change year-on-year +158 +42 -3
Permanent jobs citing SMS 176 29 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.091% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.31% 0.42% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 156 10 48
South East median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -28.57% +50.54%
10th Percentile £25,125 £41,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,125 £92,500
England median annual salary £38,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.00% +11.11% -3.23%

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 5,321 6,875 8,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.27% 21.65% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4,177 5,437 6,652
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,258
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.68% +10.65%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +56 65 £36,500 -27.00% 10
Surrey +55 56 £37,500 -11.76% 12
Hampshire +13 33 £37,815 - 6
Berkshire +38 30 £32,500 -35.00% 4
Oxfordshire - 27 £37,500 - 4
West Sussex - 13 £33,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 - 2
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
East Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 25 (14.20%) HTML
2 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
2 23 (13.07%) SQL
2 23 (13.07%) Windows
3 22 (12.50%) CSS
4 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (11.36%) Finance
6 19 (10.80%) ITIL
7 17 (9.66%) .NET
7 17 (9.66%) C#
7 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (9.66%) Security Cleared
8 14 (7.95%) Windows Server
9 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (7.39%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.39%) Cisco
10 12 (6.82%) SLA
10 12 (6.82%) Unix
10 12 (6.82%) VMware
10 12 (6.82%) Office 365
11 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (6.25%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.25%) MVC
11 11 (6.25%) Firewall
11 11 (6.25%) SAP
11 11 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (6.25%) Front End Development
12 10 (5.68%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.68%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (5.68%) CCNA

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 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.70%) JBoss
4 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (3.98%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (3.98%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (1.14%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.57%) InDesign
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Unica
2 2 (1.14%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.82%) Office 365
2 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) IaaS
4 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.25%) Firewall
2 8 (4.55%) VPN
3 7 (3.98%) LAN
3 7 (3.98%) WAN
4 5 (2.84%) Network Security
4 5 (2.84%) Skype
4 5 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.27%) DMZ
5 4 (2.27%) DNS
5 4 (2.27%) Internet
5 4 (2.27%) Wireless
6 3 (1.70%) DHCP
6 3 (1.70%) OSPF
6 3 (1.70%) SAN
6 3 (1.70%) SNMP
6 3 (1.70%) VRRP
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.57%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) MySQL
3 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.70%) Big Data
4 3 (1.70%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) Power BI
5 2 (1.14%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.14%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) Grunt
4 1 (0.57%) gulp
4 1 (0.57%) RSpec
4 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 20 (11.36%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Marketing
2 7 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.70%) Back Office
3 3 (1.70%) Legal
4 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.61%) Developer
2 27 (15.34%) Analyst
3 18 (10.23%) IT Manager
4 14 (7.95%) IT Support
5 13 (7.39%) Administrator
6 12 (6.82%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 11 (6.25%) Technical Support
8 10 (5.68%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (5.11%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.11%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (5.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (5.11%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.55%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.98%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.20%) HTML
2 22 (12.50%) CSS
3 17 (9.66%) .NET
4 11 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.98%) Flash
7 6 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.84%) jQuery
8 5 (2.84%) React
8 5 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.27%) CSS3
9 4 (2.27%) Grails
9 4 (2.27%) HTML5
9 4 (2.27%) SAP CAF
9 4 (2.27%) WCF
10 3 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.70%) Web Services
11 2 (1.14%) 802.1X
11 2 (1.14%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.68%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.84%) User Experience
4 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.70%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.70%) Social Media
6 2 (1.14%) Fintech
6 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.57%) IVR
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.57%) PMI
7 1 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.07%) Windows
2 14 (7.95%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.82%) Unix
5 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.98%) Linux
7 3 (1.70%) Android
7 3 (1.70%) Solaris
8 2 (1.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.80%) ITIL
3 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (7.39%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 11 (6.25%) MVC
6 10 (5.68%) Collaborative Working
6 10 (5.68%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.68%) Risk Management
7 9 (5.11%) Information Security
7 9 (5.11%) IT Strategy
7 9 (5.11%) Performance Management
7 9 (5.11%) Project Management
7 9 (5.11%) SDLC
8 8 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.55%) ITSM
8 8 (4.55%) Service Design
9 7 (3.98%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.98%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.98%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
1 23 (13.07%) SQL
2 17 (9.66%) C#
3 7 (3.98%) Java
4 6 (3.41%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.41%) Python
4 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.27%) Perl
5 4 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.70%) Groovy
6 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.70%) Ruby
6 3 (1.70%) VB
7 2 (1.14%) C++
7 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.68%) CCNA
4 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.98%) CCNP
5 7 (3.98%) ISEB
6 6 (3.41%) Degree
7 4 (2.27%) CCSA
7 4 (2.27%) CCSE
8 3 (1.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CEH
10 1 (0.57%) CISM
10 1 (0.57%) CISSP
10 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 9 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (3.98%) QA
4 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (2.27%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.14%) PMO
6 2 (1.14%) TickIT
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (5.11%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.57%) Firmware
5 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.27%) SCCM
3 2 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (7.39%) Cisco
2 12 (6.82%) VMware
3 11 (6.25%) SAP
4 10 (5.68%) Oracle
5 9 (5.11%) HP
6 7 (3.98%) Cadence
7 6 (3.41%) Dell
8 5 (2.84%) Adobe
8 5 (2.84%) Citrix
9 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.27%) Dell KACE
9 4 (2.27%) F5
9 4 (2.27%) NetApp
10 3 (1.70%) Meraki
10 3 (1.70%) Symantec
10 3 (1.70%) Teradata
11 2 (1.14%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.14%) Google
11 2 (1.14%) Mitel
11 2 (1.14%) Sun