Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 495 1060 1115
Rank change year-on-year +565 +55 +79
Permanent jobs citing SMS 977 102 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.060% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 0.37% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 880 60 126
UK median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +10.47% -9.47%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,925 £24,348
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,125 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £47,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -20.21% +13.94% -8.33%

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 26,414 27,453 34,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 16.15% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21,015 22,396 28,658
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 +548 913 £40,000 -17.95% 196
UK excluding London +421 732 £37,500 -20.21% 156
London +179 227 £47,500 -20.83% 55
South East +146 177 £39,750 -15.43% 27
North of England +140 155 £35,000 -30.00% 52
Midlands +118 142 £40,000 +14.29% 25
South West +116 134 £41,000 - 24
West Midlands +92 105 £42,500 +21.43% 12
North East - 87 £34,750 - 11
East of England +50 76 £35,000 -46.15% 13
Yorkshire +49 40 £35,500 +2.90% 26
Scotland -2 39 £40,000 +6.67% 13
East Midlands +36 37 £30,000 - 13
North West +2 28 £28,500 -43.00% 15
Wales +11 9 £32,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 268 (27.43%) SQL
2 220 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 215 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (20.27%) C#
5 182 (18.63%) .NET
6 176 (18.01%) HTML
7 154 (15.76%) CSS
8 139 (14.23%) Finance
9 126 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 125 (12.79%) Windows
11 103 (10.54%) MVC
12 97 (9.93%) Java
13 93 (9.52%) Git (software)
14 91 (9.31%) Linux
15 89 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
16 77 (7.88%) ASP.NET
17 76 (7.78%) MySQL
18 75 (7.68%) AngularJS
19 74 (7.57%) Scrum
20 73 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
20 73 (7.47%) Marketing
21 71 (7.27%) XML
22 70 (7.16%) DevOps
23 69 (7.06%) Python
24 68 (6.96%) ITIL
24 68 (6.96%) PHP
25 67 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
26 65 (6.65%) Degree
26 65 (6.65%) Software Engineering
27 61 (6.24%) Project Management

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 33 (3.38%) Apache
2 16 (1.64%) OpenStack
3 15 (1.54%) CMS
4 10 (1.02%) Confluence
4 10 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.92%) IIS
5 9 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.82%) SAS
6 8 (0.82%) WordPress
7 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.41%) JBoss
10 4 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 36 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.64%) Chatbot
4 9 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) InVision
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.23%) WebTrends
2 7 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.51%) Unica
4 4 (0.41%) Magento
5 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.10%) Exstream
7 1 (0.10%) iTrent
7 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.10%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.10%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (2.87%) Office 365
5 27 (2.76%) SaaS
6 20 (2.05%) Google Analytics
7 13 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 12 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
8 12 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.82%) GitHub
11 8 (0.82%) IaaS
11 8 (0.82%) PaaS
12 7 (0.72%) AdWords
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.41%) Responsys
13 4 (0.41%) Silverpop
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.58%) Firewall
2 21 (2.15%) VoIP
3 20 (2.05%) LAN
4 17 (1.74%) WAN
5 15 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (1.54%) DHCP
6 14 (1.43%) DNS
7 13 (1.33%) Network Security
8 11 (1.13%) Internet
8 11 (1.13%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.13%) Wireless
9 10 (1.02%) SAN
9 10 (1.02%) VPN
10 7 (0.72%) Broadband
10 7 (0.72%) Skype
11 5 (0.51%) ISUP
11 5 (0.51%) SCCP
11 5 (0.51%) SS7
11 5 (0.51%) Value-Added Service
11 5 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 76 (7.78%) MySQL
3 52 (5.32%) NoSQL
4 40 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 37 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (3.17%) Big Data
6 31 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (2.66%) Redis
8 26 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.33%) Cloud Spanner
11 13 (1.33%) NewSQL
11 13 (1.33%) Power BI
12 12 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.23%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 93 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.09%) JIRA
3 32 (3.28%) Subversion
4 24 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.84%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.54%) Eclipse
6 15 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.33%) Mercurial
8 12 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.72%) Selenium
11 6 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (0.51%) ERwin
12 5 (0.51%) JUnit
12 5 (0.51%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.41%) Gradle
13 4 (0.41%) Maven
14 3 (0.31%) Ant
14 3 (0.31%) LSMW
15 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 139 (14.23%) Finance
2 73 (7.47%) Marketing
3 42 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.58%) Games
5 25 (2.56%) Retail
6 23 (2.35%) Banking
6 23 (2.35%) Legal
7 15 (1.54%) Billing
8 14 (1.43%) Back Office
9 9 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
10 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.72%) Advertising
12 5 (0.51%) Brand Awareness
13 3 (0.31%) Automotive
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Local Government
15 1 (0.10%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 296 (30.30%) Developer
2 116 (11.87%) Analyst
3 89 (9.11%) C# Developer
4 84 (8.60%) .NET Developer
5 72 (7.37%) Software Developer
6 67 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 55 (5.63%) SQL Developer
8 51 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
9 42 (4.30%) IT Support
9 42 (4.30%) Technical Support
10 39 (3.99%) Junior
11 38 (3.89%) C# Software Developer
12 36 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 33 (3.38%) Business Analyst
13 33 (3.38%) Web Developer
14 32 (3.28%) Software Engineer
15 30 (3.07%) Architect
15 30 (3.07%) Consultant
15 30 (3.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 29 (2.97%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (18.63%) .NET
2 176 (18.01%) HTML
3 154 (15.76%) CSS
4 77 (7.88%) ASP.NET
5 75 (7.68%) AngularJS
6 71 (7.27%) XML
7 57 (5.83%) jQuery
8 56 (5.73%) Web Services
9 47 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 47 (4.81%) JSON
10 43 (4.40%) HTML5
11 34 (3.48%) CSS3
11 34 (3.48%) React
12 32 (3.28%) REST
13 28 (2.87%) Spring
14 27 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (2.35%) .NET Core
15 23 (2.35%) .NET Framework
16 22 (2.25%) Node.js
17 19 (1.94%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 38 (3.89%) User Experience
4 26 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.35%) BBC
5 23 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (1.64%) Robotics
9 13 (1.33%) Social Media
10 11 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.82%) Fintech
12 8 (0.82%) FMCG
12 8 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.82%) iPhone
13 6 (0.61%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (12.79%) Windows
2 91 (9.31%) Linux
3 52 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.35%) Unix
7 21 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 20 (2.05%) Android
8 20 (2.05%) CentOS
9 17 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.43%) Debian
12 13 (1.33%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.51%) AIX
15 4 (0.41%) Solaris
16 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.10%) OpenVMS
18 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (10.54%) MVC
3 74 (7.57%) Scrum
4 73 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (7.16%) DevOps
6 68 (6.96%) ITIL
7 67 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
8 65 (6.65%) Software Engineering
9 61 (6.24%) Analytics
9 61 (6.24%) Project Management
10 56 (5.73%) CRM
11 54 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (5.53%) Test Automation
12 48 (4.91%) Web Development
13 47 (4.81%) SDLC
14 42 (4.30%) Service Delivery
15 41 (4.20%) OO
16 38 (3.89%) Collaborative Working
16 38 (3.89%) Front End Development
17 36 (3.68%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (27.43%) SQL
2 220 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 198 (20.27%) C#
4 97 (9.93%) Java
5 69 (7.06%) Python
6 68 (6.96%) PHP
7 50 (5.12%) C++
8 42 (4.30%) T-SQL
9 28 (2.87%) C
9 28 (2.87%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.56%) Ruby
11 19 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.54%) Perl
12 15 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.13%) MATLAB
15 11 (1.13%) VB
16 10 (1.02%) ES6
17 8 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 65 (6.65%) Degree
2 28 (2.87%) ISEB
3 21 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.54%) CCNP
5 12 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.02%) CCNA
6 10 (1.02%) HND
7 9 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.82%) CISSP
9 7 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.61%) CISM
10 6 (0.61%) PhD
10 6 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.51%) APMP
11 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.41%) CCSA
12 4 (0.41%) CCSE
12 4 (0.41%) CRISC
12 4 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.02%) QA
2 30 (3.07%) SLA
3 15 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.13%) PMO
5 10 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.82%) GDPR
7 6 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.51%) GCP
8 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.41%) COBIT
9 4 (0.41%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.20%) TickIT
12 1 (0.10%) COSO
12 1 (0.10%) GMP
System Software
1 53 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.56%) Docker
3 21 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.92%) vSphere
6 6 (0.61%) XenApp
7 5 (0.51%) Firmware
8 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.10%) Gluster
9 1 (0.10%) KVM
9 1 (0.10%) LXC
9 1 (0.10%) NFS
9 1 (0.10%) RHEV
9 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.74%) Ansible
3 16 (1.64%) Puppet
4 11 (1.13%) SCCM
5 8 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.82%) Terraform
6 7 (0.72%) Kibana
6 7 (0.72%) Nagios
7 6 (0.61%) SCOM
7 6 (0.61%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.20%) Packer
9 2 (0.20%) WSUS
9 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (5.12%) Google
1 50 (5.12%) Oracle
1 50 (5.12%) VMware
2 29 (2.97%) Cisco
3 28 (2.87%) Adobe
3 28 (2.87%) SAP
3 28 (2.87%) Tableau
4 23 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 22 (2.25%) Citrix
6 21 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.74%) IBM
8 16 (1.64%) Capita
9 15 (1.54%) Cadence
10 10 (1.02%) SolarWinds
11 9 (0.92%) Dell
12 8 (0.82%) Cognos
12 8 (0.82%) HP
13 6 (0.61%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.51%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.51%) Splunk