Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 988 520 1063
Rank change year-on-year -468 +543 +42
Permanent jobs citing SMS 123 962 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.55% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 3.59% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79 865 59
UK median annual salary £47,500 £39,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.79% -22.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,100 £24,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +31.94% -28.00% +17.65%

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 22,651 26,828 29,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.22% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,725 21,661 23,676
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 15 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 23 February 2019. 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 -455 113 £47,500 +20.25% 44
UK excluding London -395 76 £47,500 +31.94% 22
London -101 42 £52,500 -4.55% 22
South East -124 21 £57,500 +55.41% 2
North of England -128 20 £40,000 +14.29% 2
North West +19 12 £37,000 +29.82% 1
Midlands -76 11 £47,500 +18.75% 6
South West -98 11 £37,500 -6.25% 10
East of England +17 8 £50,000 +53.85% 2
Yorkshire -36 8 £40,000 +12.68% 1
East Midlands +13 6 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Scotland -15 5 - -
West Midlands -64 5 £50,000 +19.05% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Wales -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 35 (28.46%) SQL
2 32 (26.02%) HTML
3 30 (24.39%) Telecoms
4 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (21.14%) Marketing
5 24 (19.51%) CSS
6 22 (17.89%) Degree
7 21 (17.07%) Linux
8 20 (16.26%) JavaScript
8 20 (16.26%) SaaS
9 18 (14.63%) Computer Science
10 17 (13.82%) CRM
10 17 (13.82%) CGI
10 17 (13.82%) Cyberattack
11 16 (13.01%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (12.20%) MySQL
13 14 (11.38%) Social Media
14 13 (10.57%) Web Services
14 13 (10.57%) Python
15 12 (9.76%) .NET
15 12 (9.76%) Java
15 12 (9.76%) C#
15 12 (9.76%) MVC
15 12 (9.76%) Finance
15 12 (9.76%) e-Learning
15 12 (9.76%) HTML5
15 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (8.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud

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 7 (5.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.25%) nginx
3 3 (2.44%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
5 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Chatbot
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.63%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.26%) SaaS
2 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.50%) MailChimp
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.50%) Silverpop
4 6 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.44%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Responsys
7 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) SMPP
2 9 (7.32%) HTTP
3 6 (4.88%) Cisco ICM
3 6 (4.88%) Internet
3 6 (4.88%) Unified Communications
3 6 (4.88%) VPN
4 5 (4.07%) SS7
4 5 (4.07%) SSH
5 3 (2.44%) 3G
5 3 (2.44%) Firewall
5 3 (2.44%) GPRS
5 3 (2.44%) GSM
5 3 (2.44%) ISUP
5 3 (2.44%) LTE
5 3 (2.44%) SCCP
5 3 (2.44%) UMTS
5 3 (2.44%) VoIP
5 3 (2.44%) WCDMA
6 2 (1.63%) DHCP
6 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) MySQL
2 11 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.44%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.81%) Power BI
9 1 (0.81%) QlikView
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 30 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 26 (21.14%) Marketing
3 12 (9.76%) Finance
4 4 (3.25%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Billing
4 4 (3.25%) Legal
5 2 (1.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Developer
2 10 (8.13%) .NET Developer
2 10 (8.13%) C# .NET Developer
2 10 (8.13%) C# Developer
3 9 (7.32%) Analyst
3 9 (7.32%) Campaign Executive
4 8 (6.50%) Java Developer
5 7 (5.69%) Consultant
5 7 (5.69%) Network Specialist
5 7 (5.69%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Azure Developer
6 6 (4.88%) React Developer
6 6 (4.88%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.07%) CRM Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Designer
7 5 (4.07%) Solutions Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) CRM Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (3.25%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.02%) HTML
2 24 (19.51%) CSS
3 17 (13.82%) CGI
4 13 (10.57%) Web Services
5 12 (9.76%) .NET
5 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (9.76%) HTML5
6 10 (8.13%) XML
7 9 (7.32%) REST
8 8 (6.50%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.50%) JSON
8 8 (6.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (5.69%) React
10 6 (4.88%) Angular 2
10 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET
10 6 (4.88%) MSMQ
10 6 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (4.88%) Vue.js
11 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (3.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Cyberattack
2 14 (11.38%) Social Media
3 12 (9.76%) e-Learning
4 10 (8.13%) IVR
5 8 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.25%) Robotics
7 4 (3.25%) Smartcard
8 3 (2.44%) CMDB
8 3 (2.44%) Fintech
8 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.81%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.07%) Linux
2 2 (1.63%) CentOS
2 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 17 (13.82%) CRM
4 12 (9.76%) MVC
5 11 (8.94%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (8.94%) Microservices
5 11 (8.94%) OO
5 11 (8.94%) Open Source
6 10 (8.13%) ITIL
6 10 (8.13%) Multichannel Marketing
7 9 (7.32%) Campaign Management
8 8 (6.50%) Project Management
8 8 (6.50%) Project Planning
8 8 (6.50%) Service Management
8 8 (6.50%) TDD
8 8 (6.50%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.69%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (5.69%) Integration Testing
9 7 (5.69%) Network Management
9 7 (5.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.46%) SQL
2 20 (16.26%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.57%) Python
4 12 (9.76%) C#
4 12 (9.76%) Java
5 9 (7.32%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.88%) Perl
6 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.25%) AWK
7 4 (3.25%) C
7 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.25%) Ruby
7 4 (3.25%) sed
8 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) Go
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) Degree
2 12 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.25%) HND
4 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) Docker
2 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.44%) Xen
3 2 (1.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) HP NNM
1 3 (2.44%) Netcool
1 3 (2.44%) Netcool/Proviso
1 3 (2.44%) TeMIP
2 1 (0.81%) Kibana
2 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
2 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (8.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 9 (7.32%) IBM
4 8 (6.50%) Adobe
4 8 (6.50%) Marketo
5 6 (4.88%) Cisco
6 4 (3.25%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.44%) BMC
7 3 (2.44%) BT
7 3 (2.44%) EMC
7 3 (2.44%) Google
7 3 (2.44%) HP
7 3 (2.44%) Remedy
7 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.63%) Nintex
9 1 (0.81%) Avaya
9 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.81%) Tableau
9 1 (0.81%) Zend