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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 858 897
Rank change year-on-year +42 +39  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 45 104 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.58% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30 61 64
Median salary £47,000 £44,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% -7.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,900 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £41,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -13.15%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13710 17870 20267
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.87% 17.20% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11141 14812 16085
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 40 £47,000 +9.30% 18
South East +38 14 £47,000 +17.50% 5
London +45 9 £62,500 +16.27% 5
West Midlands +23 6 £35,000 - 4
Hampshire +20 5 - - 2
Berkshire -8 5 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Birmingham +18 4 £35,000 - 3
North West -28 4 £50,000 +44.92%
West Sussex - 4 £47,000 -
Gatwick - 4 £47,000 -
Newbury +16 3 £47,500 -
East of England +9 3 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Manchester -24 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Bolton - 3 £50,000 -
Reading +19 2 £27,500 - 2
South West +8 2 - -
Bristol -1 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £40,750 -
Dunstable - 2 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Leeds +24 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Yorkshire +21 1 £50,000 +53.84%
East Midlands +12 1 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Scotland +10 1 £37,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 1 - -
Warrington -8 1 £25,000 -
Cheshire -14 1 £25,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 - 1
Essex - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SMS.

1 44 (43.14%) Finance
2 35 (34.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 32 (31.37%) Data Centre
5 31 (30.39%) Microsoft Excel
6 30 (29.41%) SLA
6 30 (29.41%) Business Development
6 30 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 29 (28.43%) Critical Success Factor
7 29 (28.43%) Service Design
7 29 (28.43%) Escalation Management
7 29 (28.43%) Contract Management
7 29 (28.43%) Service Delivery Management
7 29 (28.43%) Statistics
7 29 (28.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 29 (28.43%) Performance Management
7 29 (28.43%) Financial Modelling
7 29 (28.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 29 (28.43%) ISEB
7 29 (28.43%) Flash
7 29 (28.43%) ITIL
7 29 (28.43%) ITSM
7 29 (28.43%) Cadence
8 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (14.71%) SQL
9 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
10 13 (12.75%) .NET
11 12 (11.76%) Linux
11 12 (11.76%) Telecoms
11 12 (11.76%) DevOps

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 5 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (4.90%) IBM Domino
1 5 (4.90%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.98%) nginx
4 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.98%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (30.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (28.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.96%) EngageOne
3 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.98%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (0.98%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.98%) Route 53
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Unified Communications
1 6 (5.88%) Wireless
2 5 (4.90%) DNS
2 5 (4.90%) IPv6
2 5 (4.90%) Network Security
2 5 (4.90%) NFC
2 5 (4.90%) PBX
2 5 (4.90%) SMTP
2 5 (4.90%) VoIP
3 4 (3.92%) SMPP
4 3 (2.94%) 4G
4 3 (2.94%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (2.94%) Internet
4 3 (2.94%) LTE
4 3 (2.94%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (2.94%) VoLTE
4 3 (2.94%) VoWiFi
5 1 (0.98%) Broadband
5 1 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.98%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.82%) Redis
4 4 (3.92%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.96%) Spatial Data
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.98%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.90%) Mercurial
3 5 (4.90%) Subversion
3 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.92%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.92%) MSBuild
4 4 (3.92%) MSTest
4 4 (3.92%) NUnit
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 44 (43.14%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Marketing
2 12 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Billing
4 4 (3.92%) Games
5 3 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) Delivery Manager
1 29 (28.43%) Service Manager
1 29 (28.43%) Services Delivery Manager
2 9 (8.82%) Analyst
3 8 (7.84%) Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Technical Support
5 6 (5.88%) Account Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Angular Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (4.90%) C# Web Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Domino Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) Domino Support
6 5 (4.90%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Senior Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Technical Support Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.43%) Flash
2 13 (12.75%) .NET
3 10 (9.80%) XML
4 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET
4 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (6.86%) HTML
5 7 (6.86%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.88%) Web Services
7 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.90%) CSS
7 5 (4.90%) CSS3
7 5 (4.90%) HTML5
7 5 (4.90%) jQuery
7 5 (4.90%) SignalR
8 4 (3.92%) LINQ
8 4 (3.92%) WCF
9 2 (1.96%) RESTful
10 1 (0.98%) Node.js
10 1 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.37%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.80%) Social Media
3 8 (7.84%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.88%) iPad
5 5 (4.90%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.92%) Animation
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.92%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.92%) User Experience
7 3 (2.94%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.96%) Fintech
9 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.98%) EPoS
9 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.92%) CentOS
3 4 (3.92%) Ubuntu
3 4 (3.92%) Windows
4 3 (2.94%) Unix
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.96%) Android
5 2 (1.96%) HPUX
6 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 30 (29.41%) Business Development
3 30 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 29 (28.43%) Contract Management
4 29 (28.43%) Critical Success Factor
4 29 (28.43%) Escalation Management
4 29 (28.43%) Financial Modelling
4 29 (28.43%) ITIL
4 29 (28.43%) ITSM
4 29 (28.43%) Performance Management
4 29 (28.43%) Service Delivery Management
4 29 (28.43%) Service Design
4 29 (28.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 29 (28.43%) Statistics
5 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (11.76%) DevOps
7 11 (10.78%) Scrum
8 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) SQL
2 10 (9.80%) C#
3 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.92%) C++
6 3 (2.94%) Java
7 1 (0.98%) Python
7 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (28.43%) ISEB
2 10 (9.80%) Degree
3 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (29.41%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (28.43%) Cadence
2 10 (9.80%) Facebook
3 7 (6.86%) IBM
4 5 (4.90%) Lotus
5 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.92%) Twitter
6 3 (2.94%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.94%) Google
6 3 (2.94%) HP
6 3 (2.94%) Intel Security
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle
7 2 (1.96%) OpenText
7 2 (1.96%) Thunderhead
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