Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 241 330
Rank change year-on-year -35 +89 +14
Permanent jobs citing SMS 51 92 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.89% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 5.15% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 46 84 0
South West median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
England median annual salary £38,497 £40,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -3.76% -13.04% +2.22%

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 1,578 1,788 1,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.46% 17.37% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,244 1,470 1,625
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -13 22 £37,500 +5.63% 4
Dorset +4 11 £30,000 +22.45% 7
Wiltshire -17 7 £50,000 +8.11%
Devon +7 4 £30,750 -5.38%
Gloucestershire +3 4 £45,000 -
Somerset +16 2 £28,000 -32.53%
Cornwall - 1 £31,500 - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) HTML
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) CSS
4 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
5 10 (19.61%) PHP
5 10 (19.61%) Finance
6 8 (15.69%) C#
6 8 (15.69%) .NET
7 7 (13.73%) ITIL
7 7 (13.73%) SLA
8 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 6 (11.76%) Business Development
8 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (9.80%) Contract Management
9 5 (9.80%) Degree
9 5 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (9.80%) Coaching
9 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.80%) MySQL
9 5 (9.80%) Java
10 4 (7.84%) Linux
10 4 (7.84%) Flash
10 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (7.84%) XML
10 4 (7.84%) ISEB
10 4 (7.84%) Cadence

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 (5.88%) Apache
1 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.92%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) GPRS
1 3 (5.88%) GSM
1 3 (5.88%) LTE
1 3 (5.88%) UMTS
1 3 (5.88%) WCDMA
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) 3G
3 1 (1.96%) 4G
3 1 (1.96%) DHCP
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.96%) FTP
3 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.96%) ISUP
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) SCCP
3 1 (1.96%) SNMP
3 1 (1.96%) SS7
3 1 (1.96%) Telnet
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) QlikView
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.96%) Appium
4 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.96%) NUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.96%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (9.80%) Service Manager
3 4 (7.84%) Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (7.84%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (5.88%) GPRS Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) GSM Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 3 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 3 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) WCDMA Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) CSS
1 12 (23.53%) HTML
2 8 (15.69%) .NET
3 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.84%) Ajax
4 4 (7.84%) Flash
4 4 (7.84%) jQuery
4 4 (7.84%) XML
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.88%) LDAP
5 3 (5.88%) REST
5 3 (5.88%) Spring
5 3 (5.88%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Core
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (3.92%) SOAP
7 1 (1.96%) CSS3
7 1 (1.96%) Laravel
7 1 (1.96%) React
7 1 (1.96%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.96%) BYOD
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) IVR
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.73%) ITIL
3 6 (11.76%) Business Development
3 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.80%) Coaching
4 5 (9.80%) Contract Management
4 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.84%) Critical Success Factor
5 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
5 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.84%) ITSM
5 4 (7.84%) MVC
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
5 4 (7.84%) Scrum
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (7.84%) Statistics
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) PHP
4 8 (15.69%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) Java
6 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.88%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) C++
7 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 4 (7.84%) GDPR
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Docker
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.92%) KVM
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) SCOM
2 3 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Cadence
2 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) AlienVault
3 2 (3.92%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) Avaya
4 1 (1.96%) Zend