Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 613 1115
Rank change year-on-year +43 +502 +2
Permanent jobs citing SMS 696 717 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.41% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 2.58% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 656 658 67
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,375 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -16.67% -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 24,527 27,795 32,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.89% 15.90% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 19,421 22,612 26,379
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the UK

SMS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS.

Salary trend for SMS in the UK

SMS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 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
England +25 640 £40,000 - 37
UK excluding London -5 504 £37,500 - 25
London +80 181 £50,000 -4.76% 13
North of England -13 146 £33,000 -7.04% 6
South East -11 117 £40,500 +8.00% 3
Midlands 0 84 £37,500 -11.76% 3
South West -11 64 £35,000 -6.67% 11
North West +20 57 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Yorkshire +19 48 £33,000 -12.58% 1
East of England +23 47 £37,500 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +22 42 £36,250 -5.84% 1
West Midlands -8 42 £40,000 -5.88% 2
North East -38 41 £32,500 -7.14%
Scotland +3 32 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Wales +2 13 £32,500 -18.75%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 with a requirement for SMS.

1 199 (28.59%) SQL
2 154 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 119 (17.10%) HTML
5 112 (16.09%) C#
6 99 (14.22%) Finance
7 97 (13.94%) .NET
8 94 (13.51%) SQL Server
9 93 (13.36%) CSS
10 87 (12.50%) Java
11 83 (11.93%) Windows
12 77 (11.06%) Linux
13 69 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
15 57 (8.19%) ITIL
16 56 (8.05%) MVC
17 55 (7.90%) Marketing
18 52 (7.47%) QA
19 51 (7.33%) PHP
19 51 (7.33%) MySQL
20 49 (7.04%) Degree
21 47 (6.75%) Test Automation
22 40 (5.75%) Scrum
22 40 (5.75%) Oracle
22 40 (5.75%) Git (software)
23 39 (5.60%) Web Development
23 39 (5.60%) Active Directory
23 39 (5.60%) SDLC
24 37 (5.32%) Python
24 37 (5.32%) Project Management

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (2.30%) CMS
2 14 (2.01%) WordPress
3 11 (1.58%) Apache
3 11 (1.58%) SAS
3 11 (1.58%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.29%) IIS
5 8 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.01%) Amazon Alexa
6 7 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.86%) Drupal
8 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.72%) nginx
9 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.29%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.14%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 36 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.01%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.72%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Magento
2 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Exstream
4 1 (0.14%) HFM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.14%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.74%) Office 365
4 24 (3.45%) SaaS
5 8 (1.15%) Silverpop
6 7 (1.01%) MailChimp
7 5 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.57%) Force.com
8 4 (0.57%) Trello
9 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.43%) Slack
10 2 (0.29%) AdWords
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.29%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.29%) G Suite
10 2 (0.29%) GitHub
10 2 (0.29%) Serverless
11 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.87%) Firewall
2 18 (2.59%) VoIP
3 14 (2.01%) Broadband
4 12 (1.72%) DNS
4 12 (1.72%) LAN
5 11 (1.58%) WAN
6 10 (1.44%) DHCP
6 10 (1.44%) HTTP
6 10 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.15%) Internet
8 7 (1.01%) Skype
8 7 (1.01%) SMPP
8 7 (1.01%) VPN
9 6 (0.86%) VLAN
10 5 (0.72%) MPLS
10 5 (0.72%) Network Security
10 5 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.57%) PBX
11 4 (0.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.33%) MySQL
3 20 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.58%) Power BI
7 10 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.29%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.86%) Big Data
10 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.86%) QlikView
10 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.72%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.30%) JIRA
3 14 (2.01%) Selenium
4 10 (1.44%) Subversion
4 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.29%) Gradle
5 9 (1.29%) JUnit
5 9 (1.29%) WebDriver
6 8 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.86%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (0.72%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.43%) gulp
10 3 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.43%) webpack
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (14.22%) Finance
2 55 (7.90%) Marketing
3 24 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.58%) Legal
5 9 (1.29%) Retail
6 8 (1.15%) Games
7 5 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.57%) Polish Language
9 3 (0.43%) Automotive
9 3 (0.43%) Banking
9 3 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (28.74%) Developer
2 110 (15.80%) Analyst
3 41 (5.89%) .NET Developer
4 36 (5.17%) C# Developer
5 35 (5.03%) Consultant
6 34 (4.89%) SQL Developer
7 32 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 29 (4.17%) Technical Support
9 27 (3.88%) Architect
9 27 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 26 (3.74%) Applications Support
10 26 (3.74%) Business Analyst
10 26 (3.74%) Web Developer
11 24 (3.45%) Project Manager
11 24 (3.45%) Software Engineer
12 23 (3.30%) IT Support
12 23 (3.30%) PHP Developer
13 21 (3.02%) Desktop Support
13 21 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
14 20 (2.87%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (17.10%) HTML
2 97 (13.94%) .NET
3 93 (13.36%) CSS
4 36 (5.17%) XML
5 34 (4.89%) HTML5
6 33 (4.74%) ASP.NET
6 33 (4.74%) jQuery
7 32 (4.60%) AngularJS
8 31 (4.45%) Spring
9 24 (3.45%) React
10 21 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (2.87%) CSS3
12 19 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (2.59%) JSON
13 18 (2.59%) Web Services
14 16 (2.30%) REST
15 13 (1.87%) .NET Framework
16 11 (1.58%) Ajax
16 11 (1.58%) Flash
17 10 (1.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.16%) Fixed Income
3 22 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.73%) User Experience
5 15 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (1.87%) iPhone
7 9 (1.29%) Reference Data
8 8 (1.15%) Fintech
8 8 (1.15%) IVR
8 8 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.57%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.57%) Robotics
10 4 (0.57%) Social Media
11 3 (0.43%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.43%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.93%) Windows
2 77 (11.06%) Linux
3 32 (4.60%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.73%) Unix
5 11 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.86%) CentOS
7 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.57%) Android
9 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.43%) SUSE
9 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (8.19%) ITIL
4 56 (8.05%) MVC
5 47 (6.75%) Test Automation
6 40 (5.75%) Scrum
7 39 (5.60%) SDLC
7 39 (5.60%) Web Development
8 37 (5.32%) DevOps
8 37 (5.32%) Project Management
9 36 (5.17%) CRM
10 35 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (5.03%) Open Source
10 35 (5.03%) Software Engineering
11 31 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (4.17%) Analytics
13 27 (3.88%) Mathematics
14 26 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (3.74%) Mentoring
15 24 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 199 (28.59%) SQL
2 130 (18.68%) JavaScript
3 112 (16.09%) C#
4 87 (12.50%) Java
5 51 (7.33%) PHP
6 37 (5.32%) Python
7 33 (4.74%) T-SQL
8 20 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.16%) Java 8
10 14 (2.01%) C++
11 12 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.58%) R
13 10 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.29%) Perl
14 9 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.29%) VBA
15 8 (1.15%) C
15 8 (1.15%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.86%) Groovy
17 5 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (7.04%) Degree
2 17 (2.44%) ISEB
3 8 (1.15%) CISSP
3 8 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.86%) CISA
4 6 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (0.86%) PhD
4 6 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.43%) CCNP
6 3 (0.43%) CISM
6 3 (0.43%) HND
6 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.43%) MCSA
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.29%) PMP
7 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.47%) QA
2 30 (4.31%) SLA
3 16 (2.30%) GDPR
4 6 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.86%) PMO
5 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.59%) Docker
3 15 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.72%) KVM
5 5 (0.72%) Xen
6 4 (0.57%) Firmware
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) LXC
8 1 (0.14%) RACF
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.16%) SCCM
2 9 (1.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 9 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.43%) Ansible
3 3 (0.43%) Salt
3 3 (0.43%) SCOM
3 3 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.14%) Kibana
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (5.75%) Oracle
2 27 (3.88%) VMware
3 21 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (2.44%) Cisco
5 12 (1.72%) SAP
6 11 (1.58%) Cadence
6 11 (1.58%) Citrix
6 11 (1.58%) Google
7 10 (1.44%) Facebook
7 10 (1.44%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 7 (1.01%) Avaya
8 7 (1.01%) Marketo
9 6 (0.86%) Adobe
9 6 (0.86%) Zend
10 5 (0.72%) IBM
10 5 (0.72%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.57%) Dell
11 4 (0.57%) Mitel
11 4 (0.57%) Remedy
11 4 (0.57%) Tableau