Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 95 124
Rank change year-on-year -10 +29 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.45% 0.98% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 5.70% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 0
South Wales median annual salary £31,000 £40,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.93% - -
Wales median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 245 228 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.83% 17.10% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 206 214 244
South Wales median annual salary £37,125 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.19% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,225 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £64,625
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +5.26%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in South Wales

SMS
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in South Wales.

Salary trend for SMS in South Wales

SMS
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for SMS in South Wales

SMS
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Cardiff -16 6 £31,000 -22.50%
Bridgend - 1 - -
SMS
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) OOP

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (14.29%) CGI
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle