Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 1111 1110
Rank change year-on-year +348 -1 -117
Permanent jobs citing SMS 442 148 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.075% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 393 85 122
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,818 £26,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -11.11%

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +324 405 £40,000 -11.11% 50
UK excluding London +299 360 £40,000 -5.88% 45
North of England +67 112 £36,000 +3.60% 14
South East +93 81 £40,000 -11.11% 6
London +93 71 £47,500 - 10
Midlands +81 67 £40,000 +33.33% 8
West Midlands +63 55 £42,500 +70.00% 8
North East - 53 £36,000 - 4
East of England +43 40 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North West -12 37 £35,000 -22.22% 4
South West +29 33 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire +36 22 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Scotland - 19 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands +35 12 £38,500 +10.00%
Wales - 8 £38,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 91 (20.59%) SQL
2 78 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (15.16%) Linux
4 64 (14.48%) .NET
5 61 (13.80%) JavaScript
6 59 (13.35%) C#
7 56 (12.67%) HTML
8 54 (12.22%) Git (software)
9 52 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 52 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (11.54%) CSS
11 45 (10.18%) MySQL
11 45 (10.18%) Windows
12 44 (9.95%) Finance
13 43 (9.73%) MVC
13 43 (9.73%) Apache
13 43 (9.73%) CentOS
14 40 (9.05%) Subversion
15 39 (8.82%) Ubuntu
15 39 (8.82%) Project Management
16 38 (8.60%) Java
16 38 (8.60%) C++
17 37 (8.37%) Web Services
18 36 (8.14%) XML
18 36 (8.14%) ITIL
18 36 (8.14%) NoSQL
19 35 (7.92%) MongoDB
19 35 (7.92%) AngularJS
20 34 (7.69%) Mentoring
20 34 (7.69%) Red Hat

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 43 (9.73%) Apache
2 11 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.58%) CMS
5 6 (1.36%) IIS
6 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.68%) WordPress
8 2 (0.45%) Drupal
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.45%) JBoss
8 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.68%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
1 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.39%) Office 365
3 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (2.04%) IaaS
5 9 (2.04%) SaaS
6 6 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (1.36%) Route 53
6 6 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.68%) GitHub
9 2 (0.45%) Heroku
9 2 (0.45%) PaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.23%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.85%) Firewall
2 12 (2.71%) DNS
3 10 (2.26%) Network Security
4 9 (2.04%) LAN
4 9 (2.04%) WAN
5 8 (1.81%) VoIP
5 8 (1.81%) VPN
6 6 (1.36%) 4G
6 6 (1.36%) DHCP
6 6 (1.36%) LTE
7 5 (1.13%) MPLS
8 4 (0.90%) BGP
8 4 (0.90%) Broadband
8 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.68%) 3G
9 3 (0.68%) GPRS
9 3 (0.68%) Internet
9 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.68%) Wireless
9 3 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.18%) MySQL
3 36 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 35 (7.92%) MongoDB
5 32 (7.24%) Redis
6 14 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.36%) QlikView
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.90%) Power BI
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 54 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.05%) Subversion
3 32 (7.24%) Eclipse
4 21 (4.75%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.49%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.36%) JIRA
6 6 (1.36%) Selenium
7 5 (1.13%) Maven
8 4 (0.90%) Ant
8 4 (0.90%) MSI
8 4 (0.90%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.90%) Toad
8 4 (0.90%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.68%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.45%) NUnit
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.23%) HttpUnit
11 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 44 (9.95%) Finance
2 34 (7.69%) Games
3 31 (7.01%) Billing
3 31 (7.01%) Marketing
4 12 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.81%) Retail
6 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) Advertising
8 2 (0.45%) Law
8 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (24.66%) Developer
2 51 (11.54%) Analyst
3 41 (9.28%) .NET Developer
4 39 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 34 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (4.98%) Architect
7 21 (4.75%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (4.52%) C++ Programmer
8 20 (4.52%) Java Developer
8 20 (4.52%) Programmer
9 19 (4.30%) Service Manager
10 18 (4.07%) Services Delivery Manager
11 16 (3.62%) Project Manager
12 15 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.17%) Software Developer
14 13 (2.94%) Administrator
14 13 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 13 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 13 (2.94%) Senior Developer
15 12 (2.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (14.48%) .NET
2 56 (12.67%) HTML
3 51 (11.54%) CSS
4 37 (8.37%) Web Services
5 36 (8.14%) XML
6 35 (7.92%) AngularJS
7 30 (6.79%) ASP.NET
8 25 (5.66%) jQuery
9 18 (4.07%) Flash
10 17 (3.85%) .NET Framework
10 17 (3.85%) HTML5
10 17 (3.85%) Spring
11 15 (3.39%) Hibernate
12 14 (3.17%) CSS3
13 13 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.71%) WCF
15 11 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (1.58%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.01%) Mobile Payment
2 28 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.20%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.52%) BBC
5 16 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (3.17%) Social Media
7 13 (2.94%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.26%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.13%) NHS
12 5 (1.13%) User Experience
13 4 (0.90%) EPoS
13 4 (0.90%) IVR
14 3 (0.68%) Animation
14 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.68%) Fintech
14 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.16%) Linux
2 45 (10.18%) Windows
3 43 (9.73%) CentOS
4 39 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 33 (7.47%) Debian
6 19 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (4.30%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.26%) Unix
9 7 (1.58%) Android
10 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.13%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.90%) AIX
13 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.68%) Solaris
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (9.73%) MVC
4 39 (8.82%) Project Management
5 36 (8.14%) ITIL
6 34 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 34 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 24 (5.43%) Critical Success Factor
8 24 (5.43%) Performance Management
8 24 (5.43%) SDLC
8 24 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 22 (4.98%) DevOps
9 22 (4.98%) Service Design
10 21 (4.75%) ITSM
10 21 (4.75%) Scrum
11 20 (4.52%) Statistics
12 19 (4.30%) Business Development
12 19 (4.30%) CRM
12 19 (4.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.59%) SQL
2 61 (13.80%) JavaScript
3 59 (13.35%) C#
4 38 (8.60%) C++
4 38 (8.60%) Java
5 21 (4.75%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.52%) Python
7 15 (3.39%) Perl
7 15 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.94%) PHP
9 11 (2.49%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.90%) Groovy
12 4 (0.90%) Scala
13 3 (0.68%) R
14 2 (0.45%) Lua
14 2 (0.45%) Ruby
14 2 (0.45%) VB
14 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (5.66%) Degree
1 25 (5.66%) ISEB
2 18 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (3.39%) CCNA
4 10 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.81%) CCNP
6 7 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.90%) CISM
9 4 (0.90%) CISSP
10 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.45%) CCIE
12 1 (0.23%) AAT
12 1 (0.23%) CEH
12 1 (0.23%) CISA
12 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.98%) SLA
2 15 (3.39%) QA
3 10 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.36%) PMO
5 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.45%) COBIT
7 2 (0.45%) GDPR
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.52%) Docker
3 18 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.13%) LXC
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) iptables
7 1 (0.23%) RHEV
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (4.52%) Puppet
2 19 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.71%) SCCM
4 11 (2.49%) ZABBIX
5 10 (2.26%) Grafana
5 10 (2.26%) Munin
6 9 (2.04%) Ansible
7 7 (1.58%) Salt
8 6 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.13%) Graphite
9 5 (1.13%) Graylog
9 5 (1.13%) Kibana
9 5 (1.13%) logstash
10 4 (0.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.23%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.23%) Nagios
11 1 (0.23%) SafeCom
11 1 (0.23%) SmokePing
11 1 (0.23%) TADDM
Vendors
1 34 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 24 (5.43%) Cisco
3 22 (4.98%) VMware
4 20 (4.52%) Oracle
5 18 (4.07%) Cadence
6 8 (1.81%) Tableau
7 6 (1.36%) IBM
7 6 (1.36%) SAP
8 5 (1.13%) Citrix
8 5 (1.13%) HP
8 5 (1.13%) Splunk
9 4 (0.90%) Adobe
9 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.68%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.68%) Facebook
10 3 (0.68%) LANDesk
10 3 (0.68%) Selligent
10 3 (0.68%) Twitter
11 2 (0.45%) IPFX
11 2 (0.45%) ServiceNow