Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 334 339
Rank change year-on-year +92 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing SMS 92 12 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.89% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.09% 0.60% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 84 0 24
South West median annual salary £39,000 - £35,000
10th Percentile £23,000 - £32,500
90th Percentile £51,750 - £45,350
England median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% -5.26%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1809 1997 2239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.50% 18.41% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1641 1962
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £63,675
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Bristol +16 42 £35,500 - 3
Gloucestershire - 18 £45,000 -
Somerset - 12 £41,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 10 £46,250 - 2
Devon +19 5 £32,500 -
Dorset - 4 £24,500 - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 35 (38.04%) C#
2 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (31.52%) JavaScript
4 28 (30.43%) HTML
4 28 (30.43%) .NET
4 28 (30.43%) CSS
5 27 (29.35%) MVC
6 26 (28.26%) SQL Server
7 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET
7 25 (27.17%) SQL
8 22 (23.91%) AngularJS
9 21 (22.83%) Web Services
10 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (20.65%) .NET Framework
11 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (19.57%) WCF
12 18 (19.57%) Git (software)
13 17 (18.48%) HTML5
13 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (16.30%) Sass
14 15 (16.30%) LESS
14 15 (16.30%) CSS3
15 14 (15.22%) T-SQL
16 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (11.96%) Finance
17 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (10.87%) Service Delivery
18 10 (10.87%) Windows
19 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
19 9 (9.78%) ISEB

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 3 (3.26%) Apache
1 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.09%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.26%) Office 365
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
5 1 (1.09%) npm
5 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.35%) VoIP
2 3 (3.26%) DHCP
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
3 2 (2.17%) Firewall
3 2 (2.17%) Internet
3 2 (2.17%) ISUP
3 2 (2.17%) SCCP
3 2 (2.17%) SS7
3 2 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (1.09%) LAN
4 1 (1.09%) MVNO
4 1 (1.09%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Big Data
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Power BI
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.57%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.61%) JIRA
3 3 (3.26%) MSI
3 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) Grunt
4 1 (1.09%) gulp
4 1 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Developer
2 28 (30.43%) C# Developer
3 26 (28.26%) .NET Developer
3 26 (28.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 15 (16.30%) Analyst
5 12 (13.04%) C# Software Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Software Developer
6 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (10.87%) .NET Software Developer
7 10 (10.87%) Senior Developer
8 9 (9.78%) Service Manager
9 8 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (8.70%) Junior
9 8 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (8.70%) Services Delivery Manager
10 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (7.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (6.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.43%) .NET
1 28 (30.43%) CSS
1 28 (30.43%) HTML
2 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET
3 22 (23.91%) AngularJS
4 21 (22.83%) Web Services
5 19 (20.65%) .NET Framework
5 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (19.57%) WCF
7 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 17 (18.48%) HTML5
8 15 (16.30%) CSS3
8 15 (16.30%) LESS
8 15 (16.30%) Sass
9 7 (7.61%) Entity Framework
9 7 (7.61%) Flash
10 5 (5.43%) WPF
11 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.35%) jQuery
11 4 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.26%) CentOS
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) MVC
3 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (10.87%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (8.70%) ITIL
5 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 8 (8.70%) Scrum
5 8 (8.70%) Statistics
6 7 (7.61%) Business Development
6 7 (7.61%) Contract Management
6 7 (7.61%) Critical Success Factor
6 7 (7.61%) Escalation Management
6 7 (7.61%) Financial Modelling
6 7 (7.61%) ITSM
6 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery Management
6 7 (7.61%) Service Design
6 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (6.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) C#
2 29 (31.52%) JavaScript
3 25 (27.17%) SQL
4 14 (15.22%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.35%) Python
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.17%) C
7 2 (2.17%) C++
7 2 (2.17%) Java
7 2 (2.17%) Perl
7 2 (2.17%) R
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) ISEB
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.26%) QA
3 2 (2.17%) ISO 22301
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) NFS
3 1 (1.09%) RHEV
3 1 (1.09%) Samba
3 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.17%) Nagios
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) VMware
2 7 (7.61%) Cadence
3 4 (4.35%) Citrix
3 4 (4.35%) Google
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) Adobe
4 3 (3.26%) Tableau
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco
5 2 (2.17%) Intel
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.17%) Sophos
6 1 (1.09%) Genesys
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Pardot
6 1 (1.09%) Progress
6 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.09%) Sencha
6 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds