The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 236 237
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 3 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.057% 0.095% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.48% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 13
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.42%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 776 1042 1235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.65% 19.89% 20.55%
Number of salaries quoted 645 864 1040
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the South West

SMS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for SMS in the South West

SMS
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in the South West

SMS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -22 2 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Devon - 1 £32,500 - 2
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
1 7 (77.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (66.67%) Cadence
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (66.67%) Statistics
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Flash
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (66.67%) SLA
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) ITSM
2 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (66.67%) Business Development
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 6 (66.67%) Financial Modelling
2 6 (66.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (66.67%) Service Design
2 6 (66.67%) Escalation Management
2 6 (66.67%) Contract Management
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery Management
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (66.67%) Service Manager
1 6 (66.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Delivery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Service Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Development Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Development Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Development Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (66.67%) Business Development
2 6 (66.67%) Contract Management
2 6 (66.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 6 (66.67%) Escalation Management
2 6 (66.67%) Financial Modelling
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) ITSM
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery Management
2 6 (66.67%) Service Design
2 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (66.67%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cadence
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £31000 - £33500 per annum + Excellent pension
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago