Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 309 340
Rank change year-on-year +92 +31 -2
Permanent jobs citing SMS 116 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.11% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.64% 1.86% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 104 28 6
South West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.28% +22.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,425 £36,875
90th Percentile £62,625 £49,875 £51,625
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -

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 1,746 1,668 2,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.69% 16.06% 19.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 1,357 1,779
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,200
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +49 54 £40,000 +17.65% 3
Devon +37 23 £33,750 - 1
Wiltshire +4 17 £42,500 - 1
Dorset - 11 £25,500 - 9
Gloucestershire +20 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Somerset +27 3 £28,500 -36.67% 2
Cornwall - 1 £31,500 -
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 54 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 43 (37.07%) C#
4 42 (36.21%) SQL
5 35 (30.17%) Git (software)
6 31 (26.72%) .NET
7 28 (24.14%) CSS
8 25 (21.55%) HTML
9 23 (19.83%) Python
9 23 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (18.97%) Java
10 22 (18.97%) Scrum
11 21 (18.10%) PHP
11 21 (18.10%) Software Engineering
11 21 (18.10%) DevOps
12 19 (16.38%) MVC
12 19 (16.38%) Finance
13 17 (14.66%) Docker
13 17 (14.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (13.79%) JIRA
14 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (13.79%) C++
14 16 (13.79%) MySQL
15 15 (12.93%) jQuery
15 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (12.93%) REST
16 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
16 14 (12.07%) Google
16 14 (12.07%) Linux

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 8 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.45%) Confluence
3 3 (2.59%) Apache
3 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.72%) CMS
4 2 (1.72%) Drupal
5 1 (0.86%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) JBoss
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (10.34%) Amazon S3
5 11 (9.48%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (7.76%) Amazon Kinesis
6 9 (7.76%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.31%) SaaS
8 4 (3.45%) IaaS
8 4 (3.45%) PaaS
9 2 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.72%) Office 365
10 1 (0.86%) AdWords
10 1 (0.86%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.86%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) ISUP
1 3 (2.59%) SCCP
1 3 (2.59%) SS7
1 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.59%) VoIP
2 2 (1.72%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.72%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) 3G
3 1 (0.86%) 4G
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.86%) SNMP
3 1 (0.86%) SSL
3 1 (0.86%) Telnet
3 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) MySQL
2 11 (9.48%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.62%) Big Data
4 9 (7.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (7.76%) Amazon Redshift
4 9 (7.76%) Hadoop
4 9 (7.76%) Redis
4 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.86%) Cloud Spanner
8 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.86%) NewSQL
8 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (30.17%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.79%) JIRA
3 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.48%) TeamCity
5 9 (7.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.59%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.72%) Selenium
9 1 (0.86%) Appium
9 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.86%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.86%) NUnit
9 1 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.86%) Subversion
9 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (16.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Retail
2 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (38.79%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Software Developer
3 18 (15.52%) C# Developer
3 18 (15.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (12.07%) C# Software Developer
5 13 (11.21%) .NET Developer
6 12 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (10.34%) SQL Developer
7 11 (9.48%) Angular Developer
7 11 (9.48%) Software Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) PHP Developer
9 8 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (6.90%) Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (6.90%) Service Manager
10 7 (6.03%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (6.03%) Project Manager
10 7 (6.03%) React Developer
10 7 (6.03%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.72%) .NET
2 28 (24.14%) CSS
3 25 (21.55%) HTML
4 17 (14.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (12.93%) jQuery
5 15 (12.93%) REST
6 13 (11.21%) AngularJS
6 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
6 13 (11.21%) XML
7 11 (9.48%) .NET Core
8 9 (7.76%) Akka.NET
8 9 (7.76%) JSON
8 9 (7.76%) Kafka
9 8 (6.90%) Web Services
10 7 (6.03%) Flash
10 7 (6.03%) React
11 5 (4.31%) Laravel
12 4 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (3.45%) Middleware
13 3 (2.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) User Experience
2 5 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.86%) BYOD
5 1 (0.86%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.86%) Contactless
5 1 (0.86%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.86%) FMCG
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.07%) Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Unix
2 3 (2.59%) Windows
3 1 (0.86%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.86%) CentOS
3 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.86%) Nucleus RTOS
3 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.86%) Solaris
3 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.97%) Scrum
3 21 (18.10%) DevOps
3 21 (18.10%) Software Engineering
4 19 (16.38%) MVC
5 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (10.34%) SDLC
7 11 (9.48%) ITIL
8 10 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (8.62%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.76%) Business Development
9 9 (7.76%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (7.76%) Kanban
9 9 (7.76%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.76%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.90%) Performance Management
10 8 (6.90%) TDD
10 8 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.66%) JavaScript
2 43 (37.07%) C#
3 42 (36.21%) SQL
4 23 (19.83%) Python
5 22 (18.97%) Java
6 21 (18.10%) PHP
7 16 (13.79%) C++
8 9 (7.76%) C
9 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.72%) Ruby
11 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.86%) Perl
12 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.86%) VB
12 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) ISEB
2 5 (4.31%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.45%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.86%) HND
5 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.48%) SLA
2 4 (3.45%) GDPR
2 4 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Docker
2 8 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.72%) KVM
3 2 (1.72%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (6.03%) Puppet
3 6 (5.17%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.45%) Ansible
4 4 (3.45%) Kibana
4 4 (3.45%) Nagios
4 4 (3.45%) Terraform
5 3 (2.59%) SCCM
6 2 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (1.72%) SCOM
6 2 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) Google
2 8 (6.90%) VMware
3 7 (6.03%) Cadence
4 4 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (1.72%) AlienVault
5 2 (1.72%) Kaspersky
5 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.86%) Apple
6 1 (0.86%) Avaya
6 1 (0.86%) Capita
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos
6 1 (0.86%) Nintex
6 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.86%) SAP
6 1 (0.86%) Zend