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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1128 862 724
Rank change year-on-year -266 -138 +289
Permanent jobs citing SMS 103 149 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.13% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.99% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 40 62 37
10th Percentile £41,675 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,750 - £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £48,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.08% -12.73% +10.00%
75th Percentile £73,356 £92,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £68,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +12.94% -10.53%

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 21,669 15,089 9,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.01% 13.06% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11,982 10,433 7,627
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,248 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the UK

SMS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SMS.

Salary trend for SMS in the UK

SMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SMS over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 16 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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -215 84 £62,500 +30.21% 8
UK excluding London -94 56 £48,000 - 7
London -198 46 £90,000 +5.88% 2
Work from Home -259 34 £60,000 +25.00% 3
North of England -44 18 £60,000 +86.05% 4
Scotland -27 13 £48,000 -60.00%
North West -48 11 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Midlands -71 9 £61,250 +75.00% 2
East Midlands -14 6 £72,500 +75.76% 2
Channel Islands - 5 - -
Yorkshire -24 4 £24,000 -21.31% 2
South West -24 4 £45,000 -6.25%
South East -47 4 £49,000 +15.29%
West Midlands -36 3 £49,000 +40.00%
East of England -82 3 - -
North East - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 42 (40.78%) Finance
2 37 (35.92%) Java
3 36 (34.95%) Spring
3 36 (34.95%) Social Skills
4 33 (32.04%) Degree
5 32 (31.07%) AWS
6 31 (30.10%) NoSQL
7 30 (29.13%) Python
8 29 (28.16%) Spring Boot
9 28 (27.18%) SQL
10 25 (24.27%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (23.30%) Virtual Team
12 22 (21.36%) MySQL
13 21 (20.39%) Analytics
14 20 (19.42%) Agile
14 20 (19.42%) Numerate Degree
15 19 (18.45%) Customer Experience
15 19 (18.45%) Terraform
15 19 (18.45%) DevOps
15 19 (18.45%) Microservices
15 19 (18.45%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (17.48%) User Experience
16 18 (17.48%) Line Management
16 18 (17.48%) Fintech
16 18 (17.48%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (16.50%) Kafka
17 17 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (16.50%) Mathematics
17 17 (16.50%) Data Analysis
17 17 (16.50%) JavaScript

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 (6.80%) Jetty
1 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.91%) Confluence
2 3 (2.91%) SAS
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Chatbot
2 8 (7.77%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.97%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.07%) AWS
2 19 (18.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (17.48%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (15.53%) Amazon S3
4 16 (15.53%) Serverless
5 12 (11.65%) SaaS
6 10 (9.71%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (9.71%) GCP
6 10 (9.71%) WeChat
7 8 (7.77%) Azure
8 7 (6.80%) GitHub
9 5 (4.85%) WhatsApp
10 2 (1.94%) AWS KMS
10 2 (1.94%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (1.94%) CloudFront
10 2 (1.94%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.94%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) Network Security
2 13 (12.62%) Firewall
3 12 (11.65%) Wireshark
4 7 (6.80%) Internet
5 5 (4.85%) IPX
5 5 (4.85%) SS7
6 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.94%) HTTP
7 2 (1.94%) ISDN
7 2 (1.94%) PBX
7 2 (1.94%) PSTN
7 2 (1.94%) SSL
7 2 (1.94%) Wireless
8 1 (0.97%) LAN
8 1 (0.97%) VPN
8 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.10%) NoSQL
2 22 (21.36%) MySQL
3 14 (13.59%) Amazon Athena
3 14 (13.59%) Amazon Aurora
3 14 (13.59%) Amazon QuickSight
3 14 (13.59%) DynamoDB
3 14 (13.59%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.80%) Big Data
5 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.94%) Power BI
8 1 (0.97%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.71%) JUnit
3 6 (5.83%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.97%) GitLab
4 1 (0.97%) Jasmine
General
1 42 (40.78%) Finance
2 36 (34.95%) Social Skills
3 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.62%) Marketing
5 12 (11.65%) Banking
6 8 (7.77%) Games
6 8 (7.77%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (6.80%) Retail Banking
8 6 (5.83%) Retail
9 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
10 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
10 3 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (1.94%) Advertising
12 1 (0.97%) Agriculture
12 1 (0.97%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.97%) Local Government
12 1 (0.97%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (13.59%) Senior DevOps
2 14 (13.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Security Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) SOC Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Developer
5 10 (9.71%) Messaging Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Designer
6 8 (7.77%) UX Designer
7 7 (6.80%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.83%) Site Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Call Centre Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Sales Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.95%) Spring
2 29 (28.16%) Spring Boot
3 17 (16.50%) Kafka
4 14 (13.59%) Apollo GraphQL
4 14 (13.59%) GraphQL
4 14 (13.59%) REST
5 10 (9.71%) RxJava
6 9 (8.74%) HTML
6 9 (8.74%) SOAP
7 8 (7.77%) CSS
8 7 (6.80%) Hibernate
9 6 (5.83%) .NET
9 6 (5.83%) React
10 5 (4.85%) .NET Core
10 5 (4.85%) CSS3
10 5 (4.85%) Micronaut
10 5 (4.85%) RESTful
10 5 (4.85%) Vue.js
11 4 (3.88%) Node.js
12 2 (1.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.27%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (23.30%) Virtual Team
3 18 (17.48%) User Experience
4 16 (15.53%) Data Structures
4 16 (15.53%) Mobile App
5 14 (13.59%) Client/Server
5 14 (13.59%) Cloud Native
6 10 (9.71%) Hackathon
7 9 (8.74%) Management Information System
7 9 (8.74%) Online Banking
8 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (6.80%) Public Cloud
9 5 (4.85%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (4.85%) IoT
10 3 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (2.91%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (2.91%) PMI
11 2 (1.94%) Social Media
12 1 (0.97%) Life Science
12 1 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) AIX
3 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) Analytics
2 20 (19.42%) Agile
3 19 (18.45%) Customer Experience
3 19 (18.45%) DevOps
3 19 (18.45%) Microservices
4 18 (17.48%) Fintech
4 18 (17.48%) Line Management
5 17 (16.50%) Data Analysis
5 17 (16.50%) Mathematics
5 17 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure as Code
6 16 (15.53%) Product Roadmap
7 15 (14.56%) CI/CD
7 15 (14.56%) Data Integration
7 15 (14.56%) Push Notifications
8 14 (13.59%) Computer Science
8 14 (13.59%) Data Analytics
8 14 (13.59%) Mobile Application Development
8 14 (13.59%) Software Architecture
9 13 (12.62%) Conversational UI
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.92%) Java
2 30 (29.13%) Python
3 28 (27.18%) SQL
4 17 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 14 (13.59%) Scala
6 10 (9.71%) Kotlin
7 6 (5.83%) C#
8 5 (4.85%) VBA
9 3 (2.91%) R
9 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.97%) Bash
10 1 (0.97%) C
10 1 (0.97%) Jython
10 1 (0.97%) Perl
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
10 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (32.04%) Degree
2 20 (19.42%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
4 14 (13.59%) AWS Certification
5 12 (11.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.91%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.91%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.97%) Azure Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.53%) GDPR
2 8 (7.77%) Data Quality
3 7 (6.80%) SLA
4 6 (5.83%) QA
5 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (18.45%) Terraform
2 16 (15.53%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.91%) Kibana
3 3 (2.91%) Prometheus
3 3 (2.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) Oracle
2 12 (11.65%) TippingPoint
3 11 (10.68%) Google
4 10 (9.71%) Instagram
5 5 (4.85%) Apple
5 5 (4.85%) FIS
5 5 (4.85%) WorldPay
6 3 (2.91%) Dynatrace
6 3 (2.91%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.91%) QinetiQ
6 3 (2.91%) Splunk
6 3 (2.91%) Teradata
7 2 (1.94%) Mitel
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe
8 1 (0.97%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.97%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.97%) VMware