Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 1094 1090
Rank change year-on-year +558 -4 -81
Permanent jobs citing SMS 858 128 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.067% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 0.40% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 784 60 142
UK median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £22,500 £27,050
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,875 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.48% +2.22% -6.25%

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 28053 32236 36504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 16.98% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 22722 26396 30185
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,225 £72,500 £71,250
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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +515 796 £40,000 -13.04% 61
UK excluding London +465 689 £37,500 -18.48% 52
North of England +191 219 £35,000 -30.00% 12
London +133 159 £52,500 +16.67% 14
South East +153 158 £37,500 -15.25% 11
Midlands +115 114 £42,500 -2.86% 12
North East - 106 £35,000 - 5
West Midlands +101 95 £42,500 - 8
South West +70 92 £39,000 - 9
Yorkshire +89 62 £37,750 +14.39% 4
East of England +55 53 £45,000 -14.29% 3
North West +17 52 £33,500 -33.00% 3
Scotland +26 34 £37,500 -6.25% 3
East Midlands +50 19 £38,500 -40.77% 4
Wales +34 19 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 186 (21.68%) SQL
2 169 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (17.25%) .NET
4 144 (16.78%) HTML
5 141 (16.43%) JavaScript
6 137 (15.97%) C#
7 130 (15.15%) CSS
8 110 (12.82%) SQL Server
9 104 (12.12%) MVC
10 100 (11.66%) Linux
11 98 (11.42%) Windows
12 89 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
13 88 (10.26%) AngularJS
14 79 (9.21%) Finance
15 77 (8.97%) Java
16 75 (8.74%) Git (software)
17 74 (8.62%) Degree
17 74 (8.62%) Web Services
18 69 (8.04%) ASP.NET
19 68 (7.93%) MySQL
20 64 (7.46%) Project Management
20 64 (7.46%) HTML5
21 63 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
22 62 (7.23%) Marketing
22 62 (7.23%) ITIL
23 54 (6.29%) VMware
24 53 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
25 52 (6.06%) Apache
25 52 (6.06%) CSS3
26 50 (5.83%) Web Development

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 52 (6.06%) Apache
2 26 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.56%) CMS
4 14 (1.63%) Umbraco
5 13 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.05%) JBoss
9 6 (0.70%) IIS
9 6 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.70%) WordPress
10 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.47%) Confluence
12 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (2.45%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.35%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.23%) InDesign
10 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.40%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.58%) Unica
3 4 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.47%) Magento
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.12%) iTrent
6 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.38%) Office 365
4 20 (2.33%) SaaS
5 17 (1.98%) Google Analytics
6 12 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
6 12 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.05%) IaaS
8 7 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (0.70%) Route 53
10 5 (0.58%) GitHub
11 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.47%) Silverpop
12 3 (0.35%) AdWords
12 3 (0.35%) Responsys
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.23%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.61%) Firewall
2 18 (2.10%) VPN
3 16 (1.86%) LAN
3 16 (1.86%) WAN
4 15 (1.75%) VoIP
5 13 (1.52%) Network Security
5 13 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.40%) DNS
7 11 (1.28%) DHCP
8 8 (0.93%) GPRS
9 7 (0.82%) SAN
10 6 (0.70%) MPLS
11 5 (0.58%) BGP
11 5 (0.58%) Internet
11 5 (0.58%) Skype
11 5 (0.58%) SMPP
11 5 (0.58%) VLAN
11 5 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.58%) WLAN
12 4 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.93%) MySQL
3 41 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.43%) MongoDB
5 34 (3.96%) Redis
6 31 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.40%) QlikView
9 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.05%) Power BI
12 6 (0.70%) Big Data
12 6 (0.70%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 75 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.78%) Subversion
3 32 (3.73%) Eclipse
4 26 (3.03%) JIRA
5 23 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 22 (2.56%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.82%) Selenium
7 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.58%) Maven
8 5 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.58%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.47%) Ant
9 4 (0.47%) Grunt
9 4 (0.47%) gulp
9 4 (0.47%) MSI
9 4 (0.47%) Toad
10 3 (0.35%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.23%) NUnit
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 79 (9.21%) Finance
2 62 (7.23%) Marketing
3 46 (5.36%) Games
4 31 (3.61%) Billing
5 26 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.91%) Retail
7 22 (2.56%) Banking
8 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.93%) Back Office
10 7 (0.82%) Legal
10 7 (0.82%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.47%) Law
12 3 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 249 (29.02%) Developer
2 98 (11.42%) Analyst
3 84 (9.79%) .NET Developer
3 84 (9.79%) C# Developer
4 74 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (4.31%) IT Support
6 33 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 33 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 32 (3.73%) Administrator
7 32 (3.73%) Java Developer
8 31 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 30 (3.50%) Web Developer
10 29 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (3.26%) IT Manager
11 28 (3.26%) Project Manager
11 28 (3.26%) SQL Developer
12 27 (3.15%) Architect
12 27 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 27 (3.15%) Service Manager
13 26 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (17.25%) .NET
2 144 (16.78%) HTML
3 130 (15.15%) CSS
4 88 (10.26%) AngularJS
5 74 (8.62%) Web Services
6 69 (8.04%) ASP.NET
7 64 (7.46%) HTML5
8 52 (6.06%) CSS3
9 49 (5.71%) XML
10 41 (4.78%) jQuery
11 36 (4.20%) .NET Framework
12 32 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (3.61%) WCF
14 30 (3.50%) Spring
15 26 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 25 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (2.56%) Hibernate
17 22 (2.56%) Sass
17 22 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (2.33%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 36 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 34 (3.96%) BBC
5 30 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.38%) Mobile Payment
7 24 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.45%) Social Media
8 21 (2.45%) User Experience
9 16 (1.86%) NHS
10 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.17%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
13 8 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.58%) EPoS
16 4 (0.47%) Blog
16 4 (0.47%) IVR
16 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (11.66%) Linux
2 98 (11.42%) Windows
3 46 (5.36%) CentOS
3 46 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.66%) Ubuntu
5 37 (4.31%) Debian
6 31 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.80%) Unix
7 24 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.17%) Android
11 7 (0.82%) AIX
11 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.82%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.58%) Solaris
12 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (12.12%) MVC
3 89 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (7.46%) Project Management
5 62 (7.23%) ITIL
6 53 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (5.83%) Web Development
8 46 (5.36%) Mentoring
9 43 (5.01%) Collaborative Working
10 42 (4.90%) Scrum
11 39 (4.55%) CRM
12 38 (4.43%) SDLC
13 36 (4.20%) Service Delivery
14 35 (4.08%) Information Security
14 35 (4.08%) Risk Management
15 34 (3.96%) Analytics
16 33 (3.85%) DevOps
17 32 (3.73%) Change Management
17 32 (3.73%) E-Commerce
17 32 (3.73%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 186 (21.68%) SQL
2 141 (16.43%) JavaScript
3 137 (15.97%) C#
4 77 (8.97%) Java
5 46 (5.36%) C++
6 34 (3.96%) PHP
7 33 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 32 (3.73%) Python
9 30 (3.50%) Bash Shell
9 30 (3.50%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.80%) Perl
11 21 (2.45%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.28%) Ruby
13 11 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.17%) Groovy
15 8 (0.93%) C
16 7 (0.82%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.70%) Scala
17 6 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (8.62%) Degree
2 28 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (2.91%) ISEB
4 24 (2.80%) CCNA
5 20 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.17%) CCNP
7 8 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.82%) CISSP
8 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.58%) CISM
11 4 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.47%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.23%) APMG
12 2 (0.23%) CCIE
12 2 (0.23%) CEH
12 2 (0.23%) CISA
12 2 (0.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.26%) QA
2 26 (3.03%) SLA
3 23 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (1.40%) PMO
5 8 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.70%) FISMA
6 6 (0.70%) GDPR
7 5 (0.58%) COBIT
7 5 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.35%) TickIT
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.12%) GMP
System Software
1 49 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.50%) Hyper-V
3 22 (2.56%) Docker
4 21 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.58%) LXC
6 4 (0.47%) XenApp
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) iptables
8 1 (0.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) RHEV
8 1 (0.12%) Samba
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.56%) Puppet
2 20 (2.33%) SCCM
3 19 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.40%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.28%) Grafana
5 11 (1.28%) Munin
6 8 (0.93%) Ansible
6 8 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (0.82%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.82%) Salt
8 6 (0.70%) SCOM
9 5 (0.58%) Graphite
9 5 (0.58%) Graylog
9 5 (0.58%) Kibana
9 5 (0.58%) logstash
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.23%) Nagios
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (6.29%) VMware
2 45 (5.24%) Oracle
3 42 (4.90%) Cisco
4 37 (4.31%) Red Hat
5 33 (3.85%) Tableau
6 24 (2.80%) Google
7 23 (2.68%) Adobe
8 20 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (2.10%) Cadence
9 18 (2.10%) Citrix
10 16 (1.86%) SAP
11 13 (1.52%) Sitecore
12 11 (1.28%) Cognos
12 11 (1.28%) HP
13 10 (1.17%) IBM
14 7 (0.82%) F5
15 6 (0.70%) Remedy
15 6 (0.70%) Splunk
16 5 (0.58%) Dell
16 5 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud