Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 1063 1085
Rank change year-on-year +556 +22 -12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 918 128 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.072% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 0.43% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 826 55 148
UK median annual salary £38,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £24,250 £27,700 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,063 £67,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -27.00% +17.65% -8.60%

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 26,457 29,649 34,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.76% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21,459 24,122 28,657
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +540 862 £38,500 -23.00% 187
UK excluding London +438 727 £36,500 -27.00% 150
North of England +171 211 £35,000 -30.00% 42
London +175 185 £55,000 -8.33% 52
South East +154 175 £37,250 -25.50% 34
Midlands +118 129 £40,000 +10.34% 25
West Midlands +121 111 £42,500 +41.67% 16
North East - 109 £34,000 - 13
South West +89 105 £41,500 - 28
Yorkshire +90 69 £35,500 +10.94% 19
East of England +56 57 £37,500 -42.31% 6
North West +13 34 £30,250 -39.50% 10
Scotland 0 33 £38,750 -3.13% 15
East Midlands +29 18 £32,500 -50.00% 9
Wales +28 17 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 194 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (20.92%) SQL
3 168 (18.30%) JavaScript
4 155 (16.88%) HTML
4 155 (16.88%) .NET
5 147 (16.01%) C#
6 144 (15.69%) CSS
7 108 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 104 (11.33%) Windows
8 104 (11.33%) MVC
9 99 (10.78%) Linux
10 95 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
11 87 (9.48%) AngularJS
12 84 (9.15%) Finance
13 80 (8.71%) Git (software)
14 79 (8.61%) Java
15 76 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
16 74 (8.06%) ASP.NET
17 73 (7.95%) Degree
18 68 (7.41%) Marketing
18 68 (7.41%) Web Services
19 67 (7.30%) MySQL
20 65 (7.08%) ITIL
21 61 (6.64%) Web Development
21 61 (6.64%) HTML5
22 57 (6.21%) Project Management
23 55 (5.99%) XML
24 53 (5.77%) Games
24 53 (5.77%) VMware
25 52 (5.66%) Stakeholder 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 52 (5.66%) Apache
2 24 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.40%) CMS
4 13 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (1.31%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.98%) JBoss
7 9 (0.98%) WordPress
8 8 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.76%) IIS
10 5 (0.54%) Confluence
10 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.61%) Photoshop
3 19 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.22%) InDesign
9 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (2.07%) WebTrends
2 7 (0.76%) Magento
3 5 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.44%) Unica
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.11%) iTrent
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.94%) Office 365
4 26 (2.83%) Google Analytics
5 22 (2.40%) SaaS
6 19 (2.07%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.76%) GitHub
10 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.44%) Route 53
12 3 (0.33%) AdWords
12 3 (0.33%) IaaS
12 3 (0.33%) Responsys
12 3 (0.33%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.92%) Firewall
2 19 (2.07%) LAN
3 18 (1.96%) DHCP
3 18 (1.96%) DNS
3 18 (1.96%) VPN
3 18 (1.96%) WAN
4 16 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.63%) VoIP
6 14 (1.53%) Network Security
7 13 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (1.20%) Internet
9 10 (1.09%) SAN
9 10 (1.09%) Skype
10 6 (0.65%) Broadband
11 5 (0.54%) GPRS
11 5 (0.54%) SMPP
11 5 (0.54%) Wireless
12 4 (0.44%) DMZ
12 4 (0.44%) VLAN
13 3 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.30%) MySQL
3 43 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (4.47%) NoSQL
5 37 (4.03%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.81%) Redis
7 23 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.96%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.31%) Big Data
11 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.09%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.98%) Power BI
13 9 (0.98%) QlikView
14 8 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 80 (8.71%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.03%) Subversion
3 31 (3.38%) Eclipse
4 30 (3.27%) JIRA
5 20 (2.18%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.54%) Selenium
9 4 (0.44%) Grunt
9 4 (0.44%) gulp
9 4 (0.44%) Maven
10 3 (0.33%) Ant
10 3 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.33%) ERwin
10 3 (0.33%) LSMW
10 3 (0.33%) MSI
10 3 (0.33%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 84 (9.15%) Finance
2 68 (7.41%) Marketing
3 53 (5.77%) Games
4 31 (3.38%) Billing
5 30 (3.27%) Banking
6 26 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.29%) Retail
8 15 (1.63%) Back Office
9 11 (1.20%) Legal
9 11 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
10 9 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.44%) Advertising
12 3 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.22%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 272 (29.63%) Developer
2 107 (11.66%) Analyst
3 85 (9.26%) .NET Developer
3 85 (9.26%) C# Developer
4 76 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (4.68%) IT Support
6 40 (4.36%) Web Developer
7 36 (3.92%) Software Developer
8 35 (3.81%) IT Manager
9 34 (3.70%) SQL Developer
10 32 (3.49%) Administrator
11 31 (3.38%) Senior Developer
12 30 (3.27%) Java Developer
12 30 (3.27%) Service Manager
13 29 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 29 (3.16%) Business Analyst
13 29 (3.16%) IT Engineer
13 29 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
13 29 (3.16%) Support Engineer
14 28 (3.05%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (16.88%) .NET
1 155 (16.88%) HTML
2 144 (15.69%) CSS
3 87 (9.48%) AngularJS
4 74 (8.06%) ASP.NET
5 68 (7.41%) Web Services
6 61 (6.64%) HTML5
7 55 (5.99%) XML
8 51 (5.56%) CSS3
9 45 (4.90%) jQuery
10 36 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (3.81%) .NET Framework
12 34 (3.70%) WCF
13 28 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (2.94%) Sass
15 25 (2.72%) Spring
16 23 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 23 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (2.40%) LESS
18 19 (2.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.12%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.47%) BBC
4 33 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.27%) User Experience
6 29 (3.16%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.18%) Mobile Payment
7 20 (2.18%) Social Media
8 17 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.42%) NHS
10 10 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.87%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.44%) Blog
13 4 (0.44%) iPhone
14 3 (0.33%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (11.33%) Windows
2 99 (10.78%) Linux
3 50 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.25%) CentOS
5 36 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 35 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (3.70%) Debian
8 31 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (3.05%) Unix
10 13 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.31%) Android
11 12 (1.31%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.76%) AIX
13 7 (0.76%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.65%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.54%) Solaris
16 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (11.33%) MVC
3 95 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (7.08%) ITIL
5 61 (6.64%) Web Development
6 57 (6.21%) Project Management
7 52 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (5.34%) Analytics
8 49 (5.34%) Collaborative Working
9 48 (5.23%) Scrum
10 45 (4.90%) SDLC
11 44 (4.79%) Mentoring
12 43 (4.68%) CRM
13 40 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 39 (4.25%) Software Engineering
15 36 (3.92%) Information Security
16 35 (3.81%) DevOps
16 35 (3.81%) E-Commerce
17 34 (3.70%) Data Management
18 33 (3.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (20.92%) SQL
2 168 (18.30%) JavaScript
3 147 (16.01%) C#
4 79 (8.61%) Java
5 50 (5.45%) C++
6 46 (5.01%) PHP
6 46 (5.01%) T-SQL
7 31 (3.38%) Python
8 28 (3.05%) PowerShell
9 22 (2.40%) Perl
10 20 (2.18%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.74%) C
12 16 (1.74%) Ruby
12 16 (1.74%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.31%) Groovy
14 11 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.87%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.65%) VB
17 5 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (7.95%) Degree
2 25 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (2.18%) ISEB
3 20 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.96%) CCNA
5 14 (1.53%) CCNP
6 9 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.54%) CISSP
9 4 (0.44%) CCSA
9 4 (0.44%) CCSE
9 4 (0.44%) PMP
10 3 (0.33%) APMP
10 3 (0.33%) CISM
10 3 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.22%) APMG
11 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.16%) QA
2 28 (3.05%) SLA
3 22 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.20%) PMO
6 7 (0.76%) COBIT
6 7 (0.76%) GDPR
6 7 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.65%) FISMA
8 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.44%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.44%) TickIT
10 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.11%) GMP
System Software
1 51 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.09%) Docker
5 7 (0.76%) vSphere
5 7 (0.76%) XenApp
6 3 (0.33%) LXC
7 2 (0.22%) NFS
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Gluster
8 1 (0.11%) iptables
8 1 (0.11%) RHEV
8 1 (0.11%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (1.53%) SCCM
2 12 (1.31%) Puppet
3 10 (1.09%) SCOM
4 9 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 8 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.65%) Ansible
8 5 (0.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.54%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.33%) Grafana
10 3 (0.33%) Graphite
10 3 (0.33%) Graylog
10 3 (0.33%) logstash
10 3 (0.33%) Munin
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
10 3 (0.33%) WSUS
11 2 (0.22%) Kibana
11 2 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 53 (5.77%) VMware
2 48 (5.23%) Oracle
3 41 (4.47%) Red Hat
4 39 (4.25%) Cisco
4 39 (4.25%) Google
4 39 (4.25%) Tableau
5 35 (3.81%) Adobe
6 26 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.72%) SAP
8 19 (2.07%) Citrix
9 17 (1.85%) Cadence
10 14 (1.53%) HP
10 14 (1.53%) Sitecore
11 13 (1.42%) IBM
12 12 (1.31%) Cognos
13 11 (1.20%) F5
14 10 (1.09%) Dell
15 8 (0.87%) SolarWinds
16 6 (0.65%) Remedy
16 6 (0.65%) Splunk