Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 759 993 511
Rank change year-on-year +234 -482 +435
Permanent jobs citing SMS 50 127 1,005
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.087% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.56% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 36 65 939
Median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +25.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,450 £22,750
90th Percentile £69,125 £85,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -7.89% +26.67% -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 11,427 22,873 26,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.67% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8,922 17,259 21,303
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,972 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.76% -1.14% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,988 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +200 47 £47,375 -5.25% 3
UK excluding London +173 32 £43,750 -7.89% 4
London +176 17 £58,750 +6.82%
South East +150 13 £40,000 -50.00% 1
Midlands +88 10 £47,250 -0.53% 2
West Midlands +82 9 £46,125 +4.83% 2
North of England +146 6 £35,500 +12.70%
Yorkshire +109 5 £35,500 -2.07%
Work from Home +56 2 £62,500 +25.00%
North West +94 1 £36,500 +25.86%
South West +91 1 £55,000 +57.14%
East Midlands +62 1 £47,500 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 £55,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 21 (42.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) CRM
4 13 (26.00%) User Experience
5 11 (22.00%) Linux
6 10 (20.00%) Marketing
7 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.00%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 7 (14.00%) MySQL
9 7 (14.00%) PHP
9 7 (14.00%) HTML
9 7 (14.00%) Nokia
9 7 (14.00%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (14.00%) Internet
9 7 (14.00%) Wireless
9 7 (14.00%) JIRA
9 7 (14.00%) CCTV
9 7 (14.00%) VMware
9 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (12.00%) Analytics
10 6 (12.00%) Docker
10 6 (12.00%) Retail
10 6 (12.00%) Workflow
10 6 (12.00%) Automotive
10 6 (12.00%) Service Management
11 5 (10.00%) Change 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 4 (8.00%) Confluence
1 4 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
1 1 (2.00%) Social Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) AWS
1 3 (6.00%) WeChat
2 2 (4.00%) Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.00%) GCP
3 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (14.00%) Internet
2 7 (14.00%) Wireless
3 5 (10.00%) 2G
3 5 (10.00%) 3G
3 5 (10.00%) GSM
3 5 (10.00%) SMPP
3 5 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 4 (8.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 4 (8.00%) GGSN
4 4 (8.00%) GPRS
4 4 (8.00%) MGW
4 4 (8.00%) PBX
4 4 (8.00%) SGSN
4 4 (8.00%) SS7
4 4 (8.00%) SSL
5 3 (6.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (6.00%) INAP
5 3 (6.00%) Intelligent Network
5 3 (6.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) MySQL
2 4 (8.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.00%) Redis
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (8.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 21 (42.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.00%) Marketing
3 6 (12.00%) Automotive
3 6 (12.00%) Retail
4 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (6.00%) Advertising
5 3 (6.00%) Billing
6 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Developer
2 5 (10.00%) Product Manager
3 4 (8.00%) Administrator
3 4 (8.00%) GSM Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Operations Manager
4 3 (6.00%) Product Owner
4 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Operator
4 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Support Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Billing Developer
5 2 (4.00%) CRM Executive
5 2 (4.00%) CRM Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) LAMP
3 4 (8.00%) YAML
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.00%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) Django
5 1 (2.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.00%) React
5 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.00%) Vue.js
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) User Experience
2 7 (14.00%) CCTV
2 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.00%) IVR
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) CentOS
2 5 (10.00%) Windows
3 4 (8.00%) Debian
3 4 (8.00%) FreeBSD
3 4 (8.00%) FreeNAS
3 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) CRM
2 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) Analytics
4 6 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (12.00%) Service Management
4 6 (12.00%) Workflow
5 5 (10.00%) Change Management
5 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.00%) Conversational UI
5 5 (10.00%) Email Marketing
5 5 (10.00%) Migration
5 5 (10.00%) Product Management
5 5 (10.00%) Scrum
5 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (10.00%) Workflow Management
6 4 (8.00%) ITIL 4
6 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.00%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) PHP
3 5 (10.00%) C
3 5 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) AWK
7 1 (2.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) Groovy
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) GDPR
2 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.00%) Docker
3 4 (8.00%) KVM
4 3 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.00%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Ansible
1 4 (8.00%) Grafana
1 4 (8.00%) Proxmox
1 4 (8.00%) ZABBIX
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Nokia
1 7 (14.00%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (14.00%) VMware
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (8.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.00%) Ericsson
3 4 (8.00%) Google
3 4 (8.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) Huawei
3 4 (8.00%) Percona
3 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) SaltStack
4 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (6.00%) McAfee
4 3 (6.00%) Veeam
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) Pardot
6 1 (2.00%) Mavenir
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau