Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 976 551 683
Rank change year-on-year -425 +132 +427
Permanent jobs citing SMS 102 819 587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.49% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 3.29% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 41 776 536
UK median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £63,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +26.67% -1.32% -15.56%

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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -400 95 £52,500 +31.25% 29
UK excluding London -346 70 £47,500 +26.67% 17
Midlands -39 40 £47,500 +18.75% 7
West Midlands +9 36 £50,000 +14.29% 6
London -74 30 £65,000 +30.00% 14
South East -104 9 £80,000 +100.00% 6
North West -30 8 £50,000 +49.25%
North of England -137 8 £50,000 +51.52%
South West -73 7 - -
East Midlands -19 4 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Northern Ireland -3 3 - -
Scotland -23 2 - -
East of England +2 1 £42,500 +21.43% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 40 (39.22%) Telecoms
2 38 (37.25%) Marketing
3 30 (29.41%) CCTV
3 30 (29.41%) User Experience
4 29 (28.43%) Wireless
5 21 (20.59%) Service Management
6 19 (18.63%) Degree
7 17 (16.67%) AWS
7 17 (16.67%) SaaS
7 17 (16.67%) SQL
8 16 (15.69%) Finance
9 15 (14.71%) ITIL
9 15 (14.71%) Oracle
10 14 (13.73%) Java
10 14 (13.73%) HNC
11 13 (12.75%) HND
11 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
11 13 (12.75%) CRM
11 13 (12.75%) Network Management
12 12 (11.76%) Coaching
12 12 (11.76%) Windows
12 12 (11.76%) Law
13 11 (10.78%) Change Management
13 11 (10.78%) Linux
13 11 (10.78%) Python
13 11 (10.78%) Ruby
14 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (9.80%) Analytics
14 10 (9.80%) VMware
14 10 (9.80%) Acceptance Criteria

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 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.94%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.67%) AWS
1 17 (16.67%) SaaS
2 5 (4.90%) Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.96%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.43%) Wireless
2 7 (6.86%) LAN
2 7 (6.86%) WAN
3 3 (2.94%) Firewall
3 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.94%) SMPP
3 3 (2.94%) VPN
4 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.98%) Broadband
5 1 (0.98%) SMTP
5 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) MongoDB
1 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.90%) MySQL
2 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.94%) Big Data
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.96%) BigQuery
4 2 (1.96%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.96%) Looker
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.96%) WinDbg
General
1 40 (39.22%) Telecoms
2 38 (37.25%) Marketing
3 16 (15.69%) Finance
4 12 (11.76%) Law
5 7 (6.86%) Military
6 6 (5.88%) Aerospace
6 6 (5.88%) Avionics
7 5 (4.90%) Billing
7 5 (4.90%) Legal
8 2 (1.96%) Advertising
8 2 (1.96%) Banking
8 2 (1.96%) Electronics
8 2 (1.96%) Retail
9 1 (0.98%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.98%) Games
9 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.61%) Developer
2 9 (8.82%) Ruby Developer
3 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Assistant Project Manager
4 7 (6.86%) Marketing Manager
4 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.86%) Telecoms Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Service Desk Operator
6 5 (4.90%) React Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Architect
7 4 (3.92%) IT Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) IT Support
7 4 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Product Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) Web Services
2 7 (6.86%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) CSS
2 7 (6.86%) HTML
2 7 (6.86%) REST
3 6 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (3.92%) SOAP
5 3 (2.94%) Angular 2
5 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.94%) MSMQ
5 3 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.94%) React
5 3 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.94%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.41%) CCTV
1 30 (29.41%) User Experience
2 8 (7.84%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.94%) NHS
5 3 (2.94%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.94%) Social Media
6 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.96%) Blog
6 2 (1.96%) CMDB
6 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.98%) Life Science
7 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.98%) Online Games
7 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) Service Management
2 15 (14.71%) ITIL
3 13 (12.75%) CRM
3 13 (12.75%) Network Management
4 12 (11.76%) Coaching
5 11 (10.78%) Change Management
6 10 (9.80%) Acceptance Criteria
6 10 (9.80%) Analytics
7 9 (8.82%) People Management
7 9 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.84%) Commercial Awareness
8 8 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (7.84%) Data Management
8 8 (7.84%) Functional Testing
8 8 (7.84%) Matrix Organization
8 8 (7.84%) Project Management
9 7 (6.86%) Microservices
9 7 (6.86%) Risk Management
9 7 (6.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) Java
3 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.78%) Python
4 11 (10.78%) Ruby
5 6 (5.88%) PHP
6 5 (4.90%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) Go
7 2 (1.96%) Lua
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (18.63%) Degree
2 14 (13.73%) HNC
3 13 (12.75%) HND
4 2 (1.96%) ISEB
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
2 6 (5.88%) COSHH
3 2 (1.96%) GDPR
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.82%) Docker
3 7 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.86%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) Ansible
2 3 (2.94%) Kibana
2 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.96%) HP NNM
3 2 (1.96%) Netcool
3 2 (1.96%) Netcool/Proviso
3 2 (1.96%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Oracle
2 10 (9.80%) VMware
3 9 (8.82%) HP
4 7 (6.86%) 3PAR
4 7 (6.86%) McAfee
4 7 (6.86%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (6.86%) Veeam
5 5 (4.90%) Google
5 5 (4.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) Adobe
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco
7 2 (1.96%) BMC
7 2 (1.96%) EMC
7 2 (1.96%) HubSpot
7 2 (1.96%) IBM
7 2 (1.96%) Remedy
7 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.98%) Apple