Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 555 618
Rank change year-on-year +75 +63 -7
Permanent jobs citing SMS 62 63 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.17% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 0.79% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 55 30 26
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% -
10th Percentile £21,550 £22,425 £33,248
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £41,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.65% -4.44% -

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 5570 8015 9196
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.77% 21.11% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4484 6638 7130
South East median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £66,250
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 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 +36 26 £36,750 -22.63% 5
Hampshire +50 23 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Berkshire +27 18 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Oxfordshire +18 7 £47,500 - 3
West Sussex - 7 £47,000 - 1
Surrey +50 6 £30,750 +35.16%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £65,000 - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (14.52%) SQL
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
1 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
1 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
3 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) SLA
3 7 (11.29%) Service Design
4 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 6 (9.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (9.68%) ISEB
4 6 (9.68%) DNS
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL
4 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.68%) Statistics
4 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.06%) Critical Success Factor
5 5 (8.06%) DevOps
5 5 (8.06%) Amazon S3

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 1 (1.61%) Alfresco
1 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.61%) Confluence
1 1 (1.61%) JBoss
1 1 (1.61%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (1.61%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon S3
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (4.84%) Office 365
5 2 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) Network Security
3 3 (4.84%) 4G
3 3 (4.84%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (4.84%) LTE
3 3 (4.84%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (4.84%) VoLTE
3 3 (4.84%) VoWiFi
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) VoIP
4 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) BGP
5 1 (1.61%) Intranet
5 1 (1.61%) IPsec
5 1 (1.61%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) OSPF
5 1 (1.61%) SNMP
5 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Power BI
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (11.29%) Architect
1 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (11.29%) IT Support
1 7 (11.29%) Technical Support
2 6 (9.68%) Analyst
2 6 (9.68%) Applications Support
2 6 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Service Manager
3 5 (8.06%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Developer
5 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Administrator
5 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (4.84%) Mobile Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.84%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.23%) 1st Line Technical Support
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Flash
2 4 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.61%) J2EE
4 1 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.61%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.61%) Spring
4 1 (1.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.84%) Social Media
3 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
1 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
2 7 (11.29%) Service Design
3 6 (9.68%) ITIL
3 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (9.68%) Statistics
4 5 (8.06%) Business Development
4 5 (8.06%) Contract Management
4 5 (8.06%) Critical Success Factor
4 5 (8.06%) Data Security
4 5 (8.06%) DevOps
4 5 (8.06%) Escalation Management
4 5 (8.06%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (8.06%) ITSM
4 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
4 5 (8.06%) Performance Management
4 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery Management
4 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (6.45%) Project Management
6 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
2 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) R
5 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) VMware
2 5 (8.06%) Cadence
3 3 (4.84%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) Citrix
4 2 (3.23%) SAP
4 2 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.61%) hybris
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
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