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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
Rank 805 849 872
Rank change year-on-year +44 +23  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 52 99 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.096% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 72
Median salary £48,750 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.07% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year +14.09% -19.45%  

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 13618 17785 19381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.03% 17.28% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11099 14713 15424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +52 47 £50,000 +19.04% 16
South East +53 13 £37,250 -6.87% 4
London +45 12 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Berkshire +25 7 £27,500 -35.29% 2
North West -26 7 £50,000 +108.33% 1
South West +10 6 - -
Bristol +3 6 - -
Manchester -14 6 £50,000 +44.92% 1
Bolton - 6 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
West Midlands - 4 £35,000 - 5
Reading +32 3 £27,500 -
East of England +22 3 £30,000 -16.08%
Birmingham - 3 £35,000 - 2
Newbury +11 2 £47,500 - 2
Bracknell +9 2 - -
Dunstable - 2 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Yorkshire +19 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Scotland +18 1 £37,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +16 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Leeds +8 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Nottinghamshire +5 1 - -
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Warrington 0 1 £25,000 -
Cheshire -8 1 £25,000 +4.16%
West Sussex - 1 £47,000 -
Coventry - 1 £52,500 - 1
Gatwick - 1 £47,000 -
Bromley - 1 - -

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 47 (43.52%) Finance
2 38 (35.19%) Service Delivery
2 38 (35.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (34.26%) ITIL
4 35 (32.41%) Data Centre
5 33 (30.56%) Mentoring
5 33 (30.56%) SLA
5 33 (30.56%) Business Development
6 32 (29.63%) Statistics
6 32 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 32 (29.63%) Performance Management
6 32 (29.63%) Financial Modelling
6 32 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 32 (29.63%) ISEB
6 32 (29.63%) Flash
6 32 (29.63%) Cadence
6 32 (29.63%) ITSM
6 32 (29.63%) Critical Success Factor
6 32 (29.63%) Service Design
6 32 (29.63%) Escalation Management
6 32 (29.63%) Contract Management
7 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
9 14 (12.96%) SQL
9 14 (12.96%) Marketing
9 14 (12.96%) Degree
10 13 (12.04%) .NET
11 12 (11.11%) Linux
12 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 11 (10.19%) C#

SMS
Top Related 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 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (4.63%) IBM Domino
1 5 (4.63%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.78%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) nginx
4 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.93%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.85%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.93%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.93%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.93%) Route 53
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Unified Communications
1 6 (5.56%) Wireless
2 5 (4.63%) IPv6
2 5 (4.63%) NFC
2 5 (4.63%) PBX
2 5 (4.63%) SMTP
2 5 (4.63%) VoIP
3 4 (3.70%) Internet
3 4 (3.70%) SMPP
4 3 (2.78%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (1.85%) 4G
5 2 (1.85%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (1.85%) GSM
5 2 (1.85%) LTE
5 2 (1.85%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (1.85%) SS7
5 2 (1.85%) UMTS
5 2 (1.85%) VoLTE
5 2 (1.85%) VoWiFi
6 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.26%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.33%) Redis
4 3 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.78%) MySQL
4 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.85%) Spatial Data
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.70%) MSBuild
4 4 (3.70%) MSTest
4 4 (3.70%) NUnit
4 4 (3.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (43.52%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Marketing
3 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.41%) Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Billing
5 4 (3.70%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (29.63%) Delivery Manager
1 32 (29.63%) Service Manager
1 32 (29.63%) Services Delivery Manager
2 10 (9.26%) Analyst
3 8 (7.41%) Developer
3 8 (7.41%) VAS Engineer
4 7 (6.48%) Technical Support
5 6 (5.56%) Angular Developer
5 6 (5.56%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.63%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.63%) Account Manager
6 5 (4.63%) Administrator
6 5 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (4.63%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Domino Support
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Manager
6 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Technical Support Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.63%) Flash
2 13 (12.04%) .NET
3 9 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (8.33%) XML
4 8 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.56%) HTML
6 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (4.63%) CSS
6 5 (4.63%) CSS3
6 5 (4.63%) HTML5
6 5 (4.63%) jQuery
6 5 (4.63%) SignalR
6 5 (4.63%) Web Services
7 4 (3.70%) LINQ
7 4 (3.70%) WCF
8 2 (1.85%) RESTful
9 1 (0.93%) Node.js
9 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.26%) Social Media
3 8 (7.41%) Mobile Payment
4 7 (6.48%) iPad
5 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.63%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.70%) Animation
6 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.70%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.70%) User Experience
7 3 (2.78%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.85%) Fintech
9 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.93%) EPoS
9 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Linux
2 10 (9.26%) Unix
3 5 (4.63%) Windows
4 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.78%) CentOS
5 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.85%) Android
6 2 (1.85%) HPUX
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.19%) Service Delivery
1 38 (35.19%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (34.26%) ITIL
3 33 (30.56%) Business Development
3 33 (30.56%) Mentoring
4 32 (29.63%) Contract Management
4 32 (29.63%) Critical Success Factor
4 32 (29.63%) Escalation Management
4 32 (29.63%) Financial Modelling
4 32 (29.63%) ITSM
4 32 (29.63%) Performance Management
4 32 (29.63%) Service Design
4 32 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 32 (29.63%) Statistics
5 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
6 11 (10.19%) Scrum
7 9 (8.33%) DevOps
7 9 (8.33%) Kanban
7 9 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) SQL
2 11 (10.19%) C#
3 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.78%) C++
5 3 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (0.93%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) ISEB
2 14 (12.96%) Degree
3 5 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) HNC
5 2 (1.85%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (30.56%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (29.63%) Cadence
2 11 (10.19%) Facebook
3 7 (6.48%) IBM
4 5 (4.63%) Lotus
5 4 (3.70%) Twitter
6 3 (2.78%) Google
6 3 (2.78%) HP
6 3 (2.78%) Intel Security
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle
6 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.85%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.85%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.85%) OpenText
7 2 (1.85%) Thunderhead
7 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.93%) New Relic
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Salt
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Candidate Source
Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Candidate Source
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon
RM Plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 24 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 24 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Options
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago
UK
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago