Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 970 499 1042
Rank change year-on-year -471 +543 +57
Permanent jobs citing SMS 128 977 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.57% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 3.74% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 68 907 106
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,100 £23,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £63,750 £63,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +26.67% -7.41% +1.25%

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 22,535 26,112 27,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 15.17% 15.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,974 20,771 22,424
UK median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 13 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 19 June 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 -440 122 £50,000 +25.00% 15
UK excluding London -370 92 £47,500 +26.67% 13
London -125 33 £52,500 +10.53% 4
South East -101 26 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Midlands -62 24 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Midlands -37 17 £38,000 -10.59% 3
North of England -113 16 £32,500 -1.52% 4
North West -4 14 £32,500 +14.04% 1
South West -92 14 £35,000 -6.67% 1
East of England 0 12 £50,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -11 7 £47,500 +53.23%
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Yorkshire -44 2 £36,250 +3.57% 3

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 39 (30.47%) Marketing
2 28 (21.88%) SQL
3 23 (17.97%) Degree
4 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.19%) Telecoms
5 20 (15.63%) HTML
5 20 (15.63%) CSS
5 20 (15.63%) Web Services
5 20 (15.63%) CRM
5 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (12.50%) SaaS
8 15 (11.72%) Computer Science
8 15 (11.72%) .NET
8 15 (11.72%) C#
8 15 (11.72%) MVC
8 15 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (11.72%) Coaching
9 14 (10.94%) Microservices
9 14 (10.94%) Mobile App
9 14 (10.94%) Finance
9 14 (10.94%) HND
9 14 (10.94%) Python
10 13 (10.16%) Docker
11 12 (9.38%) Functional Testing
11 12 (9.38%) Linux
11 12 (9.38%) XML
11 12 (9.38%) ITIL
11 12 (9.38%) MySQL
12 11 (8.59%) Salesforce.com

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 6 (4.69%) CMS
2 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.78%) CICS
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Chatbot
2 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.34%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.50%) SaaS
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.47%) Google Analytics
5 6 (4.69%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.78%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.78%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) Wireless
2 8 (6.25%) VPN
3 6 (4.69%) SMPP
4 5 (3.91%) DHCP
4 5 (3.91%) DNS
4 5 (3.91%) ISUP
4 5 (3.91%) SCCP
4 5 (3.91%) SS7
4 5 (3.91%) VoIP
5 4 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.13%) FTP
5 4 (3.13%) SNMP
5 4 (3.13%) Telnet
6 3 (2.34%) Firewall
6 3 (2.34%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.34%) SSH
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (1.56%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.56%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) MySQL
2 11 (8.59%) MongoDB
2 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.56%) Looker
8 1 (0.78%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.78%) Power BI
8 1 (0.78%) QlikView
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 39 (30.47%) Marketing
2 22 (17.19%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.94%) Finance
4 6 (4.69%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.69%) Avionics
4 6 (4.69%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Law
4 6 (4.69%) Military
5 3 (2.34%) Billing
5 3 (2.34%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Developer
2 12 (9.38%) .NET Developer
2 12 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
2 12 (9.38%) C# Developer
3 9 (7.03%) CRM Manager
4 8 (6.25%) Architect
4 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (5.47%) Consultant
5 7 (5.47%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (5.47%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (4.69%) Azure Developer
6 6 (4.69%) React Developer
6 6 (4.69%) SQL Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Test Architect
6 6 (4.69%) Test Automation Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Marketing Manager
7 5 (3.91%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Telecoms Manager
8 4 (3.13%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) CSS
1 20 (15.63%) HTML
1 20 (15.63%) Web Services
2 15 (11.72%) .NET
2 15 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (9.38%) XML
4 9 (7.03%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.03%) JSON
4 9 (7.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (6.25%) CGI
6 7 (5.47%) React
6 7 (5.47%) REST
7 6 (4.69%) Angular 2
7 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.69%) CSS3
7 6 (4.69%) HTML5
7 6 (4.69%) MSMQ
7 6 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (4.69%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.03%) CCTV
2 9 (7.03%) Social Media
3 8 (6.25%) Cyberattack
3 8 (6.25%) e-Learning
3 8 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.25%) User Experience
4 6 (4.69%) Robotics
5 4 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.13%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.34%) CMDB
6 3 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.56%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.56%) IVR
8 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Linux
2 6 (4.69%) Windows
3 3 (2.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) CentOS
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) CRM
2 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.72%) Coaching
3 15 (11.72%) Computer Science
3 15 (11.72%) MVC
4 14 (10.94%) Microservices
5 12 (9.38%) Functional Testing
5 12 (9.38%) ITIL
6 11 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (7.81%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (7.81%) Service Management
8 9 (7.03%) Analytics
8 9 (7.03%) Data Analysis
8 9 (7.03%) Marketing Automation
9 8 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (6.25%) Data Management
9 8 (6.25%) OO
9 8 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
9 8 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.47%) Conversational UI
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.88%) SQL
2 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.72%) C#
4 14 (10.94%) Python
5 11 (8.59%) Java
5 11 (8.59%) Ruby
6 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.91%) Perl
7 5 (3.91%) PHP
7 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.34%) AWK
9 3 (2.34%) Go
9 3 (2.34%) sed
9 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) Java 8
10 1 (0.78%) JCL
10 1 (0.78%) Lua
10 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) Degree
2 14 (10.94%) HND
3 9 (7.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.25%) HNC
5 3 (2.34%) ISEB
6 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.78%) MCSE
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) COSHH
3 3 (2.34%) GDPR
3 3 (2.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (10.16%) Docker
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.78%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Ansible
1 3 (2.34%) HP NNM
1 3 (2.34%) Kibana
1 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.34%) Netcool
1 3 (2.34%) Netcool/Proviso
1 3 (2.34%) SCCM
1 3 (2.34%) TeMIP
2 1 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (6.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 7 (5.47%) Google
4 6 (4.69%) IBM
4 6 (4.69%) Oracle
4 6 (4.69%) VMware
5 5 (3.91%) Adobe
5 5 (3.91%) HP
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco
6 4 (3.13%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.34%) BMC
7 3 (2.34%) EMC
7 3 (2.34%) Nintex
7 3 (2.34%) Remedy
7 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.56%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.56%) HubSpot
8 2 (1.56%) McAfee
8 2 (1.56%) Veeam
9 1 (0.78%) Zend