Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South West
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 332 333
Rank change year-on-year +107 +1 +11
Permanent jobs citing SMS 130 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.21% 0.088% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 0.57% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 118 0 16
South West median annual salary £40,000 - £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 - £35,625
90th Percentile £62,875 - £48,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% -5.56%

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 1,874 1,584 2,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.51% 15.57% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,482 1,247 1,843
South West median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% +2.04%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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
Bristol +45 62 £40,000 - 5
Devon - 33 £34,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 18 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £47,625 -
Dorset - 5 £24,500 - 6
Somerset - 4 £41,500 - 2
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 63 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.31%) SQL
3 49 (37.69%) C#
4 48 (36.92%) JavaScript
5 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
6 31 (23.85%) .NET
7 29 (22.31%) Java
7 29 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
8 28 (21.54%) DevOps
9 27 (20.77%) Scrum
10 26 (20.00%) CSS
10 26 (20.00%) Python
10 26 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 24 (18.46%) HTML
11 24 (18.46%) MVC
12 22 (16.92%) AngularJS
13 21 (16.15%) JIRA
13 21 (16.15%) C++
13 21 (16.15%) Linux
14 20 (15.38%) MySQL
15 19 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (14.62%) SDLC
15 19 (14.62%) Big Data
16 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (13.85%) Jenkins
16 18 (13.85%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (13.85%) Docker
16 18 (13.85%) Google
16 18 (13.85%) PHP
16 18 (13.85%) Finance

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 15 (11.54%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.15%) Confluence
3 3 (2.31%) Apache
3 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) SAS
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) Exstream
1 1 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (13.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (7.69%) Amazon S3
4 10 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (6.15%) SaaS
6 7 (5.38%) IaaS
6 7 (5.38%) PaaS
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.77%) AdWords
8 1 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.77%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.77%) Serverless
8 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) ISUP
1 3 (2.31%) SCCP
1 3 (2.31%) SS7
1 3 (2.31%) VoIP
2 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) Network Security
2 1 (0.77%) SAN
2 1 (0.77%) Skype
2 1 (0.77%) SSL
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) MySQL
2 19 (14.62%) Big Data
3 15 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 10 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.69%) Redis
5 9 (6.92%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (6.92%) Hadoop
6 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.31%) Cloud Spanner
9 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.31%) NewSQL
9 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.15%) JIRA
3 18 (13.85%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.85%) ERwin
8 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.77%) Maven
8 1 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 18 (13.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Retail
2 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.54%) Advertising
3 2 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (38.46%) Developer
2 30 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 26 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 23 (17.69%) C# Software Developer
5 18 (13.85%) Angular Developer
5 18 (13.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (13.08%) .NET Developer
6 17 (13.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (11.54%) SQL Developer
8 14 (10.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 14 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 11 (8.46%) Software Engineer
10 10 (7.69%) PHP Developer
11 9 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) React Developer
12 8 (6.15%) Analyst
12 8 (6.15%) Architect
12 8 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
13 7 (5.38%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.85%) .NET
2 26 (20.00%) CSS
3 24 (18.46%) HTML
4 22 (16.92%) AngularJS
5 17 (13.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (13.08%) REST
6 15 (11.54%) JSON
7 14 (10.77%) jQuery
7 14 (10.77%) XML
8 11 (8.46%) React
9 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
10 9 (6.92%) .NET Core
10 9 (6.92%) Akka.NET
10 9 (6.92%) Kafka
11 8 (6.15%) Web Services
12 7 (5.38%) Laravel
12 7 (5.38%) Middleware
13 4 (3.08%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (3.08%) React Native
14 3 (2.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.31%) FMCG
4 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) User Experience
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.77%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.77%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.77%) Contactless
6 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Linux
2 4 (3.08%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) Android
3 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.54%) CentOS
5 1 (0.77%) AIX
5 1 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Solaris
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.54%) DevOps
3 27 (20.77%) Scrum
4 26 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 24 (18.46%) MVC
6 19 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (14.62%) SDLC
7 17 (13.08%) Data Modelling
8 13 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (9.23%) Test Automation
10 10 (7.69%) Kanban
10 10 (7.69%) OO
10 10 (7.69%) Project Management
11 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.92%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (6.15%) Data Management
12 8 (6.15%) ITIL
12 8 (6.15%) Unit Testing
12 8 (6.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.31%) SQL
2 49 (37.69%) C#
3 48 (36.92%) JavaScript
4 29 (22.31%) Java
5 26 (20.00%) Python
6 21 (16.15%) C++
7 18 (13.85%) PHP
8 16 (12.31%) C
9 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.54%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.54%) R
10 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.54%) VB
11 1 (0.77%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.77%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.77%) Ruby
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (7.69%) ISEB
2 7 (5.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.31%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.54%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.77%) ACCA
5 1 (0.77%) CCNA
5 1 (0.77%) CIMA
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.77%) HND
5 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.77%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 5 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (13.85%) Docker
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (13.85%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (7.69%) Puppet
3 9 (6.92%) Ansible
4 7 (5.38%) Kibana
4 7 (5.38%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.38%) Nagios
4 7 (5.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Google
2 9 (6.92%) VMware
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle
4 3 (2.31%) Cadence
4 3 (2.31%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.77%) Capita
6 1 (0.77%) Cognos
6 1 (0.77%) Dell
6 1 (0.77%) HP
6 1 (0.77%) Nintex
6 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds