Short Message Service (SMS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SMS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SMS over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 869 840 1151
Rank change year-on-year -29 +311 -283
Permanent jobs citing SMS 35 79 112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.085% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 32 57 42
10th Percentile £27,335 £31,569 £45,100
25th Percentile £34,126 £44,450 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,317 £65,351 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year -35.25% +36.15% -12.73%
75th Percentile £57,500 £75,000 -
90th Percentile £60,000 £77,715 £71,903
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,834 £61,180 £48,000
% change year-on-year -43.06% +27.46% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

SMS falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,853 15,169 22,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 16.40% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,443 7,634 11,811
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,938 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,886 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.25% -5.26% +5.56%

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 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 14 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 12 June 2024. 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 -13 30 £39,634 -39.35% 38
UK excluding London -75 25 £34,834 -43.06% 29
Work from Home -15 16 £55,000 -10.10% 15
London +74 9 £55,000 -26.67% 15
North of England -11 9 £39,634 -35.22% 9
Midlands - 7 £34,834 - 2
North West -21 5 £28,000 -16.23% 6
East Midlands - 5 £34,834 - 1
Yorkshire +42 4 £47,317 -22.66% 1
South West -40 4 £21,417 -35.93% 4
Wales +12 3 £50,000 +49.58% 4
West Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 1
South East -35 1 £30,000 -36.84% 3
Scotland - 1 £32,000 - 3

SMS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) SAS
2 3 (8.57%) nginx
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) NEC Housing
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Adobe Analytics
1 4 (11.43%) AWS
1 4 (11.43%) GCP
1 4 (11.43%) Google Analytics
2 3 (8.57%) GitHub
2 3 (8.57%) Stripe
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon Cognito
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EventBridge
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.86%) AWS KMS
3 1 (2.86%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) BigQuery
2 3 (8.57%) MariaDB
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.86%) DynamoDB
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git
1 1 (2.86%) Mocha
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 18 (51.43%) Marketing
2 13 (37.14%) Finance
3 10 (28.57%) Banking
4 8 (22.86%) Social Skills
5 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (20.00%) Local Government
6 6 (17.14%) Advertising
7 5 (14.29%) Retail
8 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
8 4 (11.43%) Public Sector
9 2 (5.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (2.86%) French Language
10 1 (2.86%) Games
10 1 (2.86%) German Language
10 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
10 1 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
1 10 (28.57%) Senior
2 5 (14.29%) CRM Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Development Officer
3 4 (11.43%) Customer Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Customer Insight Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Insight Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Customer Insight Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Insight Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Campaign Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) CRM Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Backend Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Head of Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) CSS
2 3 (8.57%) Laravel
2 3 (8.57%) PHP-FPM
2 3 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (8.57%) Vue
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) AWS CDK
4 1 (2.86%) GraphQL
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (2.86%) Next.js
4 1 (2.86%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (14.29%) Onboarding
3 4 (11.43%) Clustering
3 4 (11.43%) Smart Energy
4 2 (5.71%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) CRM
2 15 (42.86%) Agile
3 11 (31.43%) Customer Retention
4 10 (28.57%) Analytics
4 10 (28.57%) Customer Experience
4 10 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (20.00%) Decision-Making
6 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.00%) Project Management
7 6 (17.14%) Campaign Management
7 6 (17.14%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 5 (14.29%) Housing Management
8 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (14.29%) Statistics
9 4 (11.43%) Campaign Analytics
9 4 (11.43%) Customer Analytics
9 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
9 4 (11.43%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Python
2 4 (11.43%) R
3 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) DBS Check
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Google
2 6 (17.14%) Teradata
3 5 (14.29%) NEC
3 5 (14.29%) Northgate
4 4 (11.43%) Adobe
4 4 (11.43%) Coremetrics
5 3 (8.57%) OpenAI
6 1 (2.86%) Liquidlogic