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

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 328 329
Rank change year-on-year +109 +1 +12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 122 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 0.76% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 110 0 20
South West median annual salary £41,000 - £42,500
10th Percentile £23,225 - £35,788
90th Percentile £53,938 - £46,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -7.22%

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 1,905 1,701 2,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.59% 16.41% 18.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 1,381 1,897
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.58% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £61,250
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 20 February 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 February 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 +29 54 £39,500 - 8
Gloucestershire - 21 £45,000 - 1
Devon +31 14 £34,000 - 7
Somerset - 13 £41,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 12 £42,500 - 2
Dorset - 8 £32,250 - 4
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 49 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.07%) C#
3 43 (35.25%) SQL
4 42 (34.43%) JavaScript
5 32 (26.23%) HTML
5 32 (26.23%) CSS
6 31 (25.41%) .NET
6 31 (25.41%) MVC
6 31 (25.41%) Git (software)
6 31 (25.41%) AngularJS
7 25 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (18.85%) ASP.NET
9 21 (17.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
11 18 (14.75%) Web Services
12 17 (13.93%) Scrum
12 17 (13.93%) HTML5
13 16 (13.11%) Linux
13 16 (13.11%) Finance
14 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (12.30%) CSS3
15 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
15 14 (11.48%) Java
15 14 (11.48%) Data Modelling
16 13 (10.66%) .NET Framework
16 13 (10.66%) Sass
16 13 (10.66%) LESS
16 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 12 (9.84%) DevOps

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 7 (5.74%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.92%) Apache
2 6 (4.92%) Confluence
3 5 (4.10%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.28%) SaaS
5 3 (2.46%) IaaS
5 3 (2.46%) PaaS
6 2 (1.64%) Office 365
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.82%) npm
7 1 (0.82%) Serverless
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) VoIP
2 3 (2.46%) DHCP
2 3 (2.46%) ISUP
2 3 (2.46%) SCCP
2 3 (2.46%) SS7
2 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.64%) DNS
3 2 (1.64%) Firewall
3 2 (1.64%) Internet
3 2 (1.64%) VPN
4 1 (0.82%) LAN
4 1 (0.82%) MVNO
4 1 (0.82%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.82%) SAN
4 1 (0.82%) Skype
4 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.20%) Big Data
2 10 (8.20%) MySQL
3 8 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.64%) Cloud Spanner
7 2 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.64%) NewSQL
7 2 (1.64%) Power BI
7 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.82%) QlikView
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (25.41%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.84%) JIRA
3 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.10%) ERwin
5 2 (1.64%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
6 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.82%) Grunt
6 1 (0.82%) gulp
6 1 (0.82%) Maven
6 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Retail
2 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
3 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (43.44%) Developer
2 33 (27.05%) C# Developer
3 28 (22.95%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) C# .NET Developer
4 24 (19.67%) Software Developer
5 22 (18.03%) C# Software Developer
6 17 (13.93%) .NET Software Developer
7 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 14 (11.48%) Senior Developer
8 12 (9.84%) Junior
9 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (8.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (8.20%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (7.38%) Analyst
10 9 (7.38%) SQL Developer
11 8 (6.56%) Java Developer
11 8 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (6.56%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (6.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 8 (6.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) CSS
1 32 (26.23%) HTML
2 31 (25.41%) .NET
2 31 (25.41%) AngularJS
3 23 (18.85%) ASP.NET
4 21 (17.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (14.75%) Web Services
6 17 (13.93%) HTML5
7 15 (12.30%) CSS3
8 13 (10.66%) .NET Framework
8 13 (10.66%) LESS
8 13 (10.66%) Sass
9 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (9.84%) WCF
10 10 (8.20%) JSON
10 10 (8.20%) XML
11 6 (4.92%) React
12 5 (4.10%) Flash
12 5 (4.10%) jQuery
12 5 (4.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.92%) User Experience
3 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.64%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.11%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) CentOS
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.64%) Android
5 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.82%) AIX
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.41%) MVC
3 17 (13.93%) Scrum
4 14 (11.48%) Data Modelling
5 12 (9.84%) DevOps
5 12 (9.84%) SDLC
6 10 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.38%) Data Analysis
7 9 (7.38%) Data Management
8 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.56%) ITIL
8 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.56%) Project Management
8 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.74%) Statistics
10 6 (4.92%) OO
10 6 (4.92%) Service Design
11 5 (4.10%) Critical Success Factor
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.07%) C#
2 43 (35.25%) SQL
3 42 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.48%) Java
4 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.20%) Python
6 8 (6.56%) C
6 8 (6.56%) C++
7 7 (5.74%) PHP
8 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.64%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.64%) Perl
9 2 (1.64%) R
10 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.82%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) ISEB
2 3 (2.46%) Degree
3 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.64%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.82%) ACCA
4 1 (0.82%) CCNA
4 1 (0.82%) CIMA
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.82%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) SLA
2 5 (4.10%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) Docker
3 4 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (0.82%) NFS
4 1 (0.82%) RHEV
4 1 (0.82%) Samba
4 1 (0.82%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Ansible
1 6 (4.92%) Puppet
2 4 (3.28%) Nagios
2 4 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.46%) Kibana
3 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.46%) Terraform
4 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.82%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.82%) SCCM
5 1 (0.82%) SCOM
5 1 (0.82%) vRealize
5 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (9.84%) VMware
2 9 (7.38%) Google
3 5 (4.10%) Cadence
3 5 (4.10%) Oracle
4 4 (3.28%) Citrix
5 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.64%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) Sophos
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco
7 1 (0.82%) Dell
7 1 (0.82%) Genesys
7 1 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) Intel
7 1 (0.82%) Progress
7 1 (0.82%) Sencha
7 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.82%) Tableau