Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 1086 1102
Rank change year-on-year +497 +16 -94
Permanent jobs citing SMS 709 131 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.068% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 650 68 135
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £27,200
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -5.26%

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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +497 659 £40,000 -11.11% 59
UK excluding London +419 574 £37,500 -16.67% 46
North of England +178 185 £35,500 -21.11% 16
London +101 127 £52,500 +16.67% 17
South East +139 126 £37,500 -18.48% 7
Midlands +112 99 £42,500 +21.43% 11
North East - 86 £35,000 - 5
West Midlands +101 83 £42,500 +70.00% 9
South West +68 72 £37,500 -3.23% 5
Yorkshire +76 56 £37,750 -3.21% 5
East of England +59 49 £45,000 -12.20% 3
North West +25 44 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Scotland +21 29 £37,500 -6.25% 3
East Midlands +57 16 £38,500 -23.00% 2
Wales - 14 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 141 (19.89%) SQL
2 138 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 113 (15.94%) HTML
5 112 (15.80%) .NET
6 107 (15.09%) C#
7 106 (14.95%) CSS
8 95 (13.40%) Linux
9 87 (12.27%) SQL Server
10 83 (11.71%) MVC
11 82 (11.57%) Windows
12 73 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
13 71 (10.01%) Git (software)
13 71 (10.01%) AngularJS
14 69 (9.73%) Java
15 66 (9.31%) Finance
16 63 (8.89%) MySQL
16 63 (8.89%) Web Services
17 57 (8.04%) Project Management
18 56 (7.90%) Degree
19 54 (7.62%) ITIL
19 54 (7.62%) Apache
20 53 (7.48%) ASP.NET
21 51 (7.19%) HTML5
22 48 (6.77%) CentOS
22 48 (6.77%) VMware
22 48 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
23 47 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
23 47 (6.63%) C++
24 46 (6.49%) Marketing

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 54 (7.62%) Apache
2 23 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.54%) CMS
4 13 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.55%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.99%) JBoss
9 6 (0.85%) IIS
10 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.71%) WordPress
11 4 (0.56%) Confluence
11 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.28%) Drupal
13 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (2.26%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.42%) Final Cut Pro
7 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.42%) Magento
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.28%) Unica
5 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.14%) iTrent
5 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.53%) Office 365
4 15 (2.12%) SaaS
5 11 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.27%) IaaS
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (0.85%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.85%) Route 53
7 6 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.56%) GitHub
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.28%) Heroku
11 2 (0.28%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.95%) Firewall
2 17 (2.40%) VPN
3 16 (2.26%) LAN
4 15 (2.12%) DNS
4 15 (2.12%) WAN
5 13 (1.83%) Network Security
5 13 (1.83%) VoIP
6 10 (1.41%) DHCP
6 10 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.13%) GPRS
8 7 (0.99%) SAN
9 6 (0.85%) MPLS
10 5 (0.71%) BGP
10 5 (0.71%) Internet
10 5 (0.71%) SMPP
10 5 (0.71%) VLAN
10 5 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.71%) WLAN
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.89%) MySQL
3 40 (5.64%) NoSQL
4 39 (5.50%) MongoDB
5 35 (4.94%) Redis
6 24 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.26%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.55%) QlikView
12 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.13%) Power BI
14 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.85%) Big Data
15 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 71 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.06%) Subversion
3 34 (4.80%) Eclipse
4 23 (3.24%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.10%) JIRA
6 19 (2.68%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.99%) Selenium
8 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.71%) Maven
9 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.71%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.56%) Ant
10 4 (0.56%) MSI
10 4 (0.56%) Toad
11 3 (0.42%) Grunt
11 3 (0.42%) gulp
11 3 (0.42%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.28%) NUnit
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 66 (9.31%) Finance
2 46 (6.49%) Marketing
3 39 (5.50%) Games
4 33 (4.65%) Billing
5 18 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.97%) Retail
7 13 (1.83%) Banking
8 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.71%) Legal
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 198 (27.93%) Developer
2 84 (11.85%) Analyst
3 68 (9.59%) .NET Developer
4 67 (9.45%) C# Developer
5 59 (8.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (4.23%) Administrator
7 29 (4.09%) IT Support
7 29 (4.09%) Java Developer
8 27 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (3.67%) Architect
9 26 (3.67%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 25 (3.53%) Service Manager
10 25 (3.53%) Software Developer
11 24 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
11 24 (3.39%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.24%) Web Developer
13 21 (2.96%) Business Analyst
13 21 (2.96%) Network Engineer
13 21 (2.96%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.94%) HTML
2 112 (15.80%) .NET
3 106 (14.95%) CSS
4 71 (10.01%) AngularJS
5 63 (8.89%) Web Services
6 53 (7.48%) ASP.NET
7 51 (7.19%) HTML5
8 44 (6.21%) XML
9 41 (5.78%) CSS3
10 35 (4.94%) jQuery
11 27 (3.81%) .NET Framework
12 26 (3.67%) Spring
13 25 (3.53%) WCF
14 23 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 21 (2.96%) Hibernate
17 19 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 18 (2.54%) Flash
19 17 (2.40%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 32 (4.51%) Mobile Payment
4 27 (3.81%) BBC
5 23 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.12%) NHS
8 14 (1.97%) Social Media
9 11 (1.55%) User Experience
10 9 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.71%) EPoS
15 4 (0.56%) IVR
15 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
16 3 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (13.40%) Linux
2 82 (11.57%) Windows
3 48 (6.77%) CentOS
4 42 (5.92%) Ubuntu
5 40 (5.64%) Windows Server
6 39 (5.50%) Debian
7 28 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (2.68%) Unix
10 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.85%) AIX
11 6 (0.85%) Android
12 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.56%) Solaris
13 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (11.71%) MVC
3 73 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (8.04%) Project Management
5 54 (7.62%) ITIL
6 47 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (5.78%) Mentoring
8 37 (5.22%) Web Development
9 35 (4.94%) SDLC
10 30 (4.23%) DevOps
11 29 (4.09%) Risk Management
11 29 (4.09%) Scrum
11 29 (4.09%) Service Delivery
12 27 (3.81%) PRINCE2
13 26 (3.67%) Change Management
14 25 (3.53%) Information Security
14 25 (3.53%) Performance Management
14 25 (3.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 24 (3.39%) Business Analysis
15 24 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 141 (19.89%) SQL
2 116 (16.36%) JavaScript
3 107 (15.09%) C#
4 69 (9.73%) Java
5 47 (6.63%) C++
6 29 (4.09%) Bash Shell
6 29 (4.09%) PowerShell
6 29 (4.09%) Python
7 28 (3.95%) PHP
8 24 (3.39%) T-SQL
9 23 (3.24%) Perl
10 17 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.27%) Groovy
12 9 (1.27%) Ruby
13 6 (0.85%) C
13 6 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.71%) Scala
15 4 (0.56%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (7.90%) Degree
2 27 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (3.53%) ISEB
4 23 (3.24%) CCNA
5 16 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.41%) CCNP
7 9 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.71%) CISM
10 5 (0.71%) CISSP
11 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.28%) CCIE
12 2 (0.28%) CEH
12 2 (0.28%) CISA
12 2 (0.28%) PMP
13 1 (0.14%) APMP
13 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.53%) SLA
2 22 (3.10%) QA
3 17 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.41%) PMO
5 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.71%) FISMA
7 4 (0.56%) COBIT
7 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.42%) GDPR
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 42 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 21 (2.96%) Docker
3 21 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.71%) LXC
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) iptables
6 1 (0.14%) NFS
6 1 (0.14%) RHEV
6 1 (0.14%) Samba
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (3.24%) Puppet
2 20 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.68%) SCCM
4 12 (1.69%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.55%) Grafana
5 11 (1.55%) Munin
6 9 (1.27%) Ansible
7 8 (1.13%) Salt
8 7 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 7 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.71%) Graphite
9 5 (0.71%) Graylog
9 5 (0.71%) Kibana
9 5 (0.71%) logstash
9 5 (0.71%) SCOM
10 2 (0.28%) Nagios
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 48 (6.77%) VMware
2 42 (5.92%) Cisco
3 38 (5.36%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.94%) Oracle
5 19 (2.68%) Tableau
6 18 (2.54%) Cadence
7 14 (1.97%) Adobe
8 13 (1.83%) SAP
9 11 (1.55%) HP
9 11 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.41%) Google
10 10 (1.41%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.27%) Citrix
12 8 (1.13%) IBM
13 6 (0.85%) Cognos
13 6 (0.85%) F5
13 6 (0.85%) Remedy
13 6 (0.85%) Splunk
14 4 (0.56%) Aruba
14 4 (0.56%) Dell