Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 478 894 1124
Rank change year-on-year +416 +230 +19
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1,005 324 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.18% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 1.14% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 935 283 102
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% -4.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,000 £24,726
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £62,405
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -11.11%

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 26,560 28,378 34,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.88% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 21,013 23,055 28,457
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +396 944 £40,000 -5.88% 150
UK excluding London +288 729 £37,500 -6.25% 131
London +215 258 £47,500 +5.56% 34
South East +110 175 £40,000 - 24
North of England +93 163 £34,250 -8.67% 37
Midlands +89 140 £37,500 -11.76% 14
South West +105 130 £37,500 +5.63% 38
West Midlands +76 86 £42,500 - 7
East of England +61 76 £35,000 -30.00% 3
North East +11 64 £35,000 -1.41% 10
North West +34 60 £32,500 -7.14% 11
East Midlands +51 54 £32,000 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire +44 39 £35,000 -20.00% 16
Scotland +8 38 £42,750 +8.23% 10
Wales +16 7 £44,000 +18.92% 4

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 290 (28.86%) SQL
2 216 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (21.09%) JavaScript
4 196 (19.50%) C#
5 182 (18.11%) HTML
6 169 (16.82%) .NET
7 163 (16.22%) Finance
8 147 (14.63%) CSS
9 134 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 131 (13.03%) Windows
11 118 (11.74%) Java
12 101 (10.05%) Linux
13 95 (9.45%) MVC
14 84 (8.36%) Git (software)
14 84 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
14 84 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
15 81 (8.06%) Marketing
15 81 (8.06%) Python
16 80 (7.96%) ITIL
16 80 (7.96%) MySQL
17 73 (7.26%) Test Automation
18 72 (7.16%) QA
18 72 (7.16%) PHP
18 72 (7.16%) Scrum
19 68 (6.77%) XML
20 65 (6.47%) DevOps
21 63 (6.27%) AngularJS
22 62 (6.17%) ASP.NET
22 62 (6.17%) Active Directory
23 61 (6.07%) Degree

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 22 (2.19%) Apache
2 17 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 16 (1.59%) CMS
4 15 (1.49%) SAS
5 13 (1.29%) WordPress
6 12 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.19%) IIS
7 9 (0.90%) Confluence
8 8 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.50%) Amazon Alexa
10 5 (0.50%) Drupal
11 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.20%) nginx
13 2 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.49%) Chatbot
3 24 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.50%) SPSS
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.100%) InVision
6 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
1 6 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.40%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Exstream
3 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.20%) Unica
4 1 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.100%) HFM
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.100%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.100%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.100%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.100%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.68%) Office 365
4 30 (2.99%) SaaS
5 24 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.49%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.70%) IaaS
9 7 (0.70%) PaaS
10 6 (0.60%) AdWords
10 6 (0.60%) Silverpop
11 5 (0.50%) Trello
12 4 (0.40%) Force.com
12 4 (0.40%) GitHub
12 4 (0.40%) Responsys
12 4 (0.40%) Slack
13 3 (0.30%) G Suite
13 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.99%) Firewall
2 23 (2.29%) VoIP
3 17 (1.69%) LAN
4 16 (1.59%) WAN
5 14 (1.39%) Broadband
6 12 (1.19%) DNS
7 11 (1.09%) DHCP
7 11 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.80%) Internet
8 8 (0.80%) Network Security
8 8 (0.80%) VLAN
9 7 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.60%) Value-Added Service
10 6 (0.60%) VPN
10 6 (0.60%) Wireless
11 5 (0.50%) SAN
11 5 (0.50%) Skype
12 4 (0.40%) MPLS
12 4 (0.40%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.96%) MySQL
3 35 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 29 (2.89%) Big Data
5 28 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 25 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.59%) Power BI
12 13 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (1.09%) Cloud Spanner
14 11 (1.09%) NewSQL
14 11 (1.09%) Redis
15 10 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (8.36%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.98%) JIRA
3 25 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.29%) Subversion
5 19 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.69%) Mercurial
7 15 (1.49%) Selenium
8 12 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.00%) JUnit
10 10 (1.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
11 9 (0.90%) Gradle
12 6 (0.60%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.50%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.40%) gulp
15 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 3 (0.30%) webpack
16 2 (0.20%) Ranorex
General
1 163 (16.22%) Finance
2 81 (8.06%) Marketing
3 37 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.29%) Legal
5 19 (1.89%) Retail
6 12 (1.19%) Games
7 10 (1.00%) Banking
8 7 (0.70%) Back Office
9 5 (0.50%) Advertising
9 5 (0.50%) Automotive
10 4 (0.40%) Billing
10 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.40%) Polish Language
10 4 (0.40%) Publishing
11 3 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.100%) French Language
13 1 (0.100%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.100%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 283 (28.16%) Developer
2 140 (13.93%) Analyst
3 71 (7.06%) .NET Developer
4 69 (6.87%) C# Developer
5 66 (6.57%) Software Developer
6 53 (5.27%) SQL Developer
7 49 (4.88%) Consultant
8 47 (4.68%) Technical Support
9 46 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
10 42 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 41 (4.08%) Business Analyst
12 36 (3.58%) Applications Support
12 36 (3.58%) Architect
12 36 (3.58%) PHP Developer
13 35 (3.48%) IT Support
14 34 (3.38%) Project Manager
15 33 (3.28%) Web Developer
16 32 (3.18%) Software Engineer
17 31 (3.08%) Java Developer
17 31 (3.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (18.11%) HTML
2 169 (16.82%) .NET
3 147 (14.63%) CSS
4 68 (6.77%) XML
5 63 (6.27%) AngularJS
6 62 (6.17%) ASP.NET
7 54 (5.37%) jQuery
8 53 (5.27%) HTML5
9 47 (4.68%) Web Services
10 45 (4.48%) JSON
11 43 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
12 42 (4.18%) React
13 40 (3.98%) Spring
14 38 (3.78%) CSS3
15 29 (2.89%) REST
16 22 (2.19%) .NET Core
17 20 (1.99%) .NET Framework
17 20 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (1.99%) Node.js
18 18 (1.79%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 31 (3.08%) User Experience
5 27 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.19%) Fixed Income
7 21 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.59%) Robotics
10 15 (1.49%) iPhone
11 12 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.09%) Fintech
13 10 (1.00%) FMCG
14 9 (0.90%) Reference Data
15 8 (0.80%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
17 6 (0.60%) Driving Licence
17 6 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 131 (13.03%) Windows
2 101 (10.05%) Linux
3 51 (5.07%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.39%) Unix
5 18 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.39%) Android
8 14 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.00%) CentOS
10 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.30%) AIX
12 3 (0.30%) Solaris
12 3 (0.30%) SUSE
12 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (9.45%) MVC
3 84 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (7.96%) ITIL
5 73 (7.26%) Test Automation
6 72 (7.16%) Scrum
7 65 (6.47%) DevOps
8 59 (5.87%) Software Engineering
9 58 (5.77%) CRM
10 55 (5.47%) Project Management
10 55 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (5.17%) Web Development
12 51 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (5.07%) SDLC
13 46 (4.58%) Analytics
14 42 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (4.08%) Mentoring
16 38 (3.78%) Service Delivery
17 35 (3.48%) Data Modelling
17 35 (3.48%) OO
Programming Languages
1 290 (28.86%) SQL
2 212 (21.09%) JavaScript
3 196 (19.50%) C#
4 118 (11.74%) Java
5 81 (8.06%) Python
6 72 (7.16%) PHP
7 36 (3.58%) C++
8 35 (3.48%) T-SQL
9 28 (2.79%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.19%) C
11 20 (1.99%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.79%) Ruby
13 17 (1.69%) R
14 16 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.29%) Java 8
15 13 (1.29%) Perl
15 13 (1.29%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.09%) VBA
17 10 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (6.07%) Degree
2 35 (3.48%) ISEB
3 12 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (1.19%) CISSP
4 11 (1.09%) HND
4 11 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.00%) PhD
5 10 (1.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.70%) CISM
7 7 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.60%) CCNA
8 6 (0.60%) CCNP
8 6 (0.60%) CRISC
8 6 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.50%) APMP
9 5 (0.50%) CISA
10 4 (0.40%) MCSA
10 4 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (7.16%) QA
2 34 (3.38%) SLA
3 18 (1.79%) GDPR
4 11 (1.09%) PMO
5 10 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.60%) GCP
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
10 1 (0.100%) COSO
10 1 (0.100%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.18%) Docker
3 28 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.90%) Firmware
6 6 (0.60%) KVM
7 5 (0.50%) vSphere
8 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.30%) Xen
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.100%) LXC
10 1 (0.100%) RACF
10 1 (0.100%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.100%) XenApp
10 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.69%) Ansible
3 15 (1.49%) Puppet
4 13 (1.29%) SCCM
5 12 (1.19%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.80%) Kibana
6 8 (0.80%) Nagios
6 8 (0.80%) Terraform
7 7 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.30%) Salt
9 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.20%) Packer
10 1 (0.100%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.100%) SCOM
10 1 (0.100%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.100%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.100%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (5.37%) Oracle
2 44 (4.38%) VMware
3 38 (3.78%) Capita
4 32 (3.18%) Google
5 28 (2.79%) Cisco
6 23 (2.29%) SAP
7 21 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.69%) Cadence
9 13 (1.29%) Citrix
10 12 (1.19%) Adobe
10 12 (1.19%) IBM
11 10 (1.00%) Facebook
11 10 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.00%) Tableau
12 7 (0.70%) SolarWinds
13 6 (0.60%) Avaya
13 6 (0.60%) Dell
13 6 (0.60%) Mitel
13 6 (0.60%) Remedy
14 5 (0.50%) Cognos