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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 846 872
Rank change year-on-year +86 +26  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 112 78 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.080% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 97 53 43
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.42%  

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 14205 16463 19293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.96% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11559 13682 15731
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +69 94 £45,000 +5.88% 56
South East +42 23 £45,000 +12.50% 5
London +26 21 £49,000 +8.88% 14
West Midlands +22 15 £45,000 +80.00% 7
Scotland - 13 £45,000 -
North West -34 10 £35,000 - 8
Edinburgh - 8 £42,500 -
North East - 8 £35,000 - 5
Hampshire +21 7 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £38,000 - 3
Berkshire +12 6 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Birmingham +11 6 £40,000 - 4
East of England +10 6 £56,250 +32.35% 9
West Sussex - 6 £47,000 -
Basingstoke - 6 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +18 5 £38,000 +15.15% 3
Halesowen - 5 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £62,500 - 1
Gatwick - 5 £47,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £62,500 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £34,000 - 3
South West +2 3 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Manchester -22 3 £35,000 -28.20% 2
Cheshire -29 3 £46,250 +54.16% 4
Lancashire - 3 £31,000 - 1
South Wales - 3 £40,000 - 1
Leeds - 3 £37,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 3
Brentford - 3 £37,500 -
Wales - 3 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 32 (19.51%) SQL
2 29 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.46%) Finance
4 25 (15.24%) Linux
5 23 (14.02%) Service Delivery
6 20 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 20 (12.20%) ITIL
6 20 (12.20%) Git (software)
6 20 (12.20%) MongoDB
7 19 (11.59%) Degree
7 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (10.98%) Java
8 18 (10.98%) C#
8 18 (10.98%) Subversion
8 18 (10.98%) Redis
8 18 (10.98%) Mentoring
8 18 (10.98%) Data Centre
9 17 (10.37%) MySQL
9 17 (10.37%) XML
10 16 (9.76%) SLA
10 16 (9.76%) ISEB
10 16 (9.76%) SQL Server
10 16 (9.76%) C++
10 16 (9.76%) HTML
10 16 (9.76%) .NET
10 16 (9.76%) Apache
10 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
10 16 (9.76%) Performance Management
11 15 (9.15%) CentOS

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 (9.76%) Apache
2 4 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.83%) CMS
3 3 (1.83%) IBM Domino
3 3 (1.83%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (8.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.22%) EngageOne
4 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.61%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.66%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (3.66%) Amazon S3
3 6 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Route 53
5 1 (0.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) DNS
2 7 (4.27%) Network Security
3 4 (2.44%) 4G
3 4 (2.44%) LTE
3 4 (2.44%) SMTP
4 3 (1.83%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (1.83%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (1.83%) VoIP
4 3 (1.83%) VoLTE
4 3 (1.83%) VoWiFi
4 3 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.22%) Broadband
5 2 (1.22%) DHCP
5 2 (1.22%) Firewall
5 2 (1.22%) Internet
5 2 (1.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.22%) Wireless
6 1 (0.61%) GPRS
6 1 (0.61%) ISDN
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.20%) MongoDB
2 18 (10.98%) Redis
3 17 (10.37%) MySQL
4 16 (9.76%) SQL Server
5 15 (9.15%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.22%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.22%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.61%) Power BI
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.98%) Subversion
3 14 (8.54%) Eclipse
4 8 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.05%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.83%) JIRA
7 3 (1.83%) Maven
8 2 (1.22%) Ant
9 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.61%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.61%) JMeter
9 1 (0.61%) JUnit
9 1 (0.61%) NUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium
9 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.61%) Toad
9 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 15 (9.15%) Marketing
3 14 (8.54%) Games
4 13 (7.93%) Billing
5 9 (5.49%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.83%) Retail
7 2 (1.22%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (20.12%) Developer
2 14 (8.54%) Analyst
2 14 (8.54%) Delivery Manager
2 14 (8.54%) Service Manager
2 14 (8.54%) Services Delivery Manager
3 12 (7.32%) .NET Developer
4 10 (6.10%) C# Developer
5 9 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (5.49%) Java Developer
5 9 (5.49%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.88%) Account Manager
6 8 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.88%) Technical Manager
6 8 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 7 (4.27%) .NET Web Developer
7 7 (4.27%) C# Web Developer
7 7 (4.27%) C++ Programmer
7 7 (4.27%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 7 (4.27%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 7 (4.27%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.37%) XML
2 16 (9.76%) .NET
2 16 (9.76%) HTML
3 15 (9.15%) CSS
3 15 (9.15%) Web Services
4 14 (8.54%) Flash
5 13 (7.93%) AngularJS
6 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
6 10 (6.10%) jQuery
7 9 (5.49%) HTML5
8 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.27%) CSS3
9 7 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (3.66%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.66%) Spring
11 5 (3.05%) SignalR
12 3 (1.83%) REST
13 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (1.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.93%) Mobile Payment
2 13 (7.93%) Social Media
3 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.27%) User Experience
5 6 (3.66%) BBC
5 6 (3.66%) iPad
6 4 (2.44%) Animation
6 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.22%) CMDB
8 2 (1.22%) EPoS
8 2 (1.22%) Fintech
8 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.24%) Linux
2 15 (9.15%) CentOS
2 15 (9.15%) Ubuntu
3 13 (7.93%) Windows
4 10 (6.10%) Debian
5 8 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.44%) Unix
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.83%) Android
7 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) HPUX
8 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.02%) Service Delivery
3 20 (12.20%) ITIL
3 20 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (10.98%) Mentoring
6 16 (9.76%) Performance Management
7 15 (9.15%) Business Development
7 15 (9.15%) ITSM
7 15 (9.15%) Service Design
8 14 (8.54%) Contract Management
8 14 (8.54%) Critical Success Factor
8 14 (8.54%) Escalation Management
8 14 (8.54%) Financial Modelling
8 14 (8.54%) Project Management
8 14 (8.54%) Service Delivery Management
8 14 (8.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 14 (8.54%) Statistics
9 12 (7.32%) DevOps
9 12 (7.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.51%) SQL
2 20 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.98%) C#
3 18 (10.98%) Java
4 16 (9.76%) C++
5 7 (4.27%) Python
6 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.83%) Perl
8 3 (1.83%) PHP
8 3 (1.83%) Scala
9 2 (1.22%) Lua
9 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.61%) Erlang
10 1 (0.61%) Groovy
10 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (11.59%) Degree
2 16 (9.76%) ISEB
3 9 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.27%) CCNA
5 5 (3.05%) CCNP
5 5 (3.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.22%) CCIE
8 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.76%) SLA
2 3 (1.83%) PMO
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.27%) Docker
2 5 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) LXC
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.05%) Puppet
2 4 (2.44%) SCCM
3 3 (1.83%) Ansible
4 2 (1.22%) Grafana
4 2 (1.22%) Munin
4 2 (1.22%) Salt
4 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.61%) Graphite
5 1 (0.61%) Graylog
5 1 (0.61%) Kibana
5 1 (0.61%) logstash
5 1 (0.61%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.61%) TADDM
Vendors
1 14 (8.54%) Cadence
2 13 (7.93%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.10%) Facebook
4 8 (4.88%) Cisco
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle
6 6 (3.66%) IBM
6 6 (3.66%) VMware
7 4 (2.44%) HP
7 4 (2.44%) Twitter
8 3 (1.83%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.83%) Lotus
8 3 (1.83%) SAP
9 2 (1.22%) McAfee
9 2 (1.22%) OpenText
9 2 (1.22%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.22%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.61%) Alterian
10 1 (0.61%) Anite
10 1 (0.61%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.61%) Northgate
Preston, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £31000 - £33500 per annum + Excellent pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Life Cov
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Caldicot, Gwent
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cobalt Telephone Technologies
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago