Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 905 984 515
Rank change year-on-year +79 -469 +563
Permanent jobs citing SMS 100 126 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.083% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.55% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 51 82 863
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +20.25% -21.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year -10.53% +31.03% -25.26%

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 18,435 22,708 26,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.99% 15.04% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14,507 17,762 21,638
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,355 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 11 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 28 February 2020. 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 +87 100 £45,000 -5.26% 28
UK excluding London +84 73 £42,500 -10.53% 21
North of England +79 28 £43,750 +9.38% 5
London +66 27 £53,750 +2.38% 9
Midlands +56 26 £45,000 -5.26% 7
West Midlands +64 25 £46,125 -7.75% 7
North West +50 21 £47,500 +28.38% 4
South East +51 18 £40,000 -30.43% 4
Yorkshire +36 7 £35,500 -11.25% 1
East of England +44 1 £34,500 -31.00% 1
East Midlands +25 1 £40,000 -15.79%

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 39 (39.00%) Telecoms
2 30 (30.00%) Linux
3 29 (29.00%) SQL
4 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (26.00%) User Experience
5 23 (23.00%) Marketing
6 21 (21.00%) CCTV
6 21 (21.00%) Wireless
6 21 (21.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (18.00%) Git (software)
7 18 (18.00%) REST
8 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (17.00%) PHP
8 17 (17.00%) MySQL
8 17 (17.00%) Oracle
8 17 (17.00%) VMware
8 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
9 16 (16.00%) Service Management
9 16 (16.00%) Windows
9 16 (16.00%) Analytics
10 15 (15.00%) Network Management
10 15 (15.00%) OOP
10 15 (15.00%) Change Management
11 14 (14.00%) CRM
11 14 (14.00%) HP
12 13 (13.00%) WAN
12 13 (13.00%) LAN
12 13 (13.00%) McAfee
12 13 (13.00%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (13.00%) 3PAR

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 4 (4.00%) Confluence
1 4 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.00%) nginx
3 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) AWS
2 6 (6.00%) WeChat
3 5 (5.00%) Azure
4 3 (3.00%) GitHub
5 2 (2.00%) GCP
6 1 (1.00%) Serverless
6 1 (1.00%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.00%) Wireless
2 13 (13.00%) LAN
2 13 (13.00%) WAN
3 10 (10.00%) VoIP
4 9 (9.00%) Internet
5 6 (6.00%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (5.00%) 2G
6 5 (5.00%) 3G
6 5 (5.00%) GSM
6 5 (5.00%) SMPP
7 4 (4.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (4.00%) GGSN
7 4 (4.00%) GPRS
7 4 (4.00%) MGW
7 4 (4.00%) PBX
7 4 (4.00%) SGSN
7 4 (4.00%) SSL
8 3 (3.00%) SSH
9 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) MySQL
2 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.00%) Big Data
3 4 (4.00%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.00%) BigQuery
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.00%) JIRA
3 7 (7.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.00%) GitLab
6 2 (2.00%) git-flow
7 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.00%) WinDbg
General
1 39 (39.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (23.00%) Marketing
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
4 10 (10.00%) Banking
5 9 (9.00%) Advertising
5 9 (9.00%) Automotive
6 6 (6.00%) Finance
7 5 (5.00%) Billing
8 4 (4.00%) Legal
8 4 (4.00%) Public Sector
9 3 (3.00%) Aerospace
10 2 (2.00%) Law
11 1 (1.00%) Games
11 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (15.00%) Developer
2 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Product Manager
4 10 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) PHP Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Marketing Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) GSM Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.00%) REST
2 11 (11.00%) Web Services
3 10 (10.00%) Apache Flex
4 9 (9.00%) HTML
5 7 (7.00%) LAMP
6 4 (4.00%) jQuery
6 4 (4.00%) YAML
7 3 (3.00%) Django
7 3 (3.00%) HTML5
7 3 (3.00%) React
7 3 (3.00%) React Native
7 3 (3.00%) Symfony
7 3 (3.00%) WAMP
7 3 (3.00%) WebRTC
7 3 (3.00%) WebSockets
7 3 (3.00%) XML
8 2 (2.00%) .NET
8 2 (2.00%) Laravel
8 2 (2.00%) SOAP
8 2 (2.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) User Experience
2 21 (21.00%) CCTV
3 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
4 11 (11.00%) IVR
5 6 (6.00%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (4.00%) Social Media
7 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.00%) NHS
8 2 (2.00%) Blog
8 2 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.00%) Linux
2 16 (16.00%) Windows
3 7 (7.00%) CentOS
4 5 (5.00%) Android
5 4 (4.00%) Debian
5 4 (4.00%) FreeBSD
5 4 (4.00%) FreeNAS
5 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.00%) Unix
6 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.00%) Analytics
2 16 (16.00%) Service Management
3 15 (15.00%) Change Management
3 15 (15.00%) Network Management
3 15 (15.00%) OOP
4 14 (14.00%) CRM
5 13 (13.00%) Antivirus Management
6 12 (12.00%) Coaching
6 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (11.00%) DevOps
7 11 (11.00%) ITIL
8 10 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.00%) Speech Recognition
8 10 (10.00%) Workflow
8 10 (10.00%) Workflow Management
9 9 (9.00%) Product Management
9 9 (9.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.00%) SQL
2 21 (21.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.00%) PHP
4 10 (10.00%) Java
5 9 (9.00%) Python
6 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.00%) C
7 3 (3.00%) C++
8 2 (2.00%) C#
8 2 (2.00%) ES6
9 1 (1.00%) AWK
9 1 (1.00%) Perl
9 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.00%) sed
9 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.00%) GDPR
3 2 (2.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.00%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (13.00%) Virtual Servers
2 13 (13.00%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (8.00%) Docker
4 4 (4.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) Ansible
2 4 (4.00%) Grafana
2 4 (4.00%) Proxmox
2 4 (4.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.00%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (17.00%) Oracle
1 17 (17.00%) VMware
2 14 (14.00%) HP
3 13 (13.00%) 3PAR
3 13 (13.00%) McAfee
3 13 (13.00%) Veeam
4 10 (10.00%) Avaya
4 10 (10.00%) Genesys
5 8 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (7.00%) Apple
6 7 (7.00%) Google
7 6 (6.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 5 (5.00%) Nokia
9 4 (4.00%) Atlassian
9 4 (4.00%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.00%) Huawei
9 4 (4.00%) Percona
9 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.00%) SaltStack
10 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow