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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 854 880
Rank change year-on-year +92 +26  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 128 78 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.079% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 111 53 44
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £25,000 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.52% +21.42%  

SMS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14375 16711 18941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.12% 16.97% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11703 13908 15439
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in the UK

SMS
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +77 109 £42,500 - 51
South East +35 27 £43,000 +7.50% 1
London +42 25 £49,000 +8.88% 15
West Midlands +18 16 £45,000 +80.00% 6
Scotland - 13 £45,000 - 1
North West -36 11 £34,250 -2.14% 8
Hampshire +22 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
North East - 9 £37,500 - 4
Berkshire +9 8 £36,250 -19.44%
Edinburgh - 8 £42,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £40,000 - 2
East of England -6 7 £56,250 +32.35% 9
Basingstoke - 7 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham +17 6 £40,000 - 2
South West -3 6 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Cambridgeshire - 6 £62,500 - 2
West Sussex - 6 £47,000 -
Yorkshire +4 5 £38,000 +15.15% 3
Bristol -25 5 £33,250 -21.76%
Halesowen - 5 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £62,500 - 1
Gatwick - 5 £47,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £34,500 - 2
Cheshire -27 3 £46,250 +54.16% 4
Manchester -35 3 £35,000 -28.20% 3
Brentford - 3 £37,500 -
Leeds - 3 £37,500 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £31,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 3
South Wales - 3 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 38 (20.99%) SQL
2 30 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.47%) Finance
4 27 (14.92%) Linux
5 25 (13.81%) Service Delivery
5 25 (13.81%) Git (software)
6 24 (13.26%) ITIL
7 23 (12.71%) JavaScript
7 23 (12.71%) MongoDB
8 22 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (12.15%) Subversion
9 21 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.05%) C#
10 20 (11.05%) Apache
10 20 (11.05%) Degree
10 20 (11.05%) Mentoring
10 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
11 19 (10.50%) Redis
11 19 (10.50%) HTML
11 19 (10.50%) Java
12 18 (9.94%) .NET
12 18 (9.94%) MySQL
12 18 (9.94%) CSS
12 18 (9.94%) SQL Server
12 18 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (9.94%) XML
12 18 (9.94%) SLA
12 18 (9.94%) ISEB
12 18 (9.94%) NoSQL
12 18 (9.94%) Performance 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 20 (11.05%) Apache
2 4 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.66%) CMS
3 3 (1.66%) IBM Domino
3 3 (1.66%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.55%) Drupal
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.55%) nginx
4 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.55%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.66%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.55%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.55%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon S3
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.66%) IaaS
5 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.10%) Office 365
5 2 (1.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.55%) GitHub
6 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.55%) Route 53
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.42%) DNS
2 7 (3.87%) Network Security
3 4 (2.21%) 4G
3 4 (2.21%) LTE
3 4 (2.21%) SMTP
3 4 (2.21%) VoIP
4 3 (1.66%) Broadband
4 3 (1.66%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (1.66%) Firewall
4 3 (1.66%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (1.66%) VoLTE
4 3 (1.66%) VoWiFi
4 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.10%) DHCP
5 2 (1.10%) Internet
5 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.10%) VPN
5 2 (1.10%) Wireless
6 1 (0.55%) 3G
6 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.71%) MongoDB
2 19 (10.50%) Redis
3 18 (9.94%) MySQL
3 18 (9.94%) NoSQL
3 18 (9.94%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.66%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.10%) QlikView
7 2 (1.10%) Spatial Data
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 25 (13.81%) Git (software)
2 22 (12.15%) Subversion
3 15 (8.29%) Eclipse
4 10 (5.52%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.76%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.21%) Maven
8 3 (1.66%) Ant
8 3 (1.66%) JIRA
9 2 (1.10%) Selenium
10 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.55%) HttpUnit
10 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.55%) JUnit
10 1 (0.55%) NUnit
10 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.55%) Toad
10 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (15.47%) Finance
2 15 (8.29%) Games
2 15 (8.29%) Marketing
3 14 (7.73%) Billing
4 10 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.21%) Retail
6 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.10%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) Developer
2 16 (8.84%) Delivery Manager
2 16 (8.84%) Service Manager
2 16 (8.84%) Services Delivery Manager
3 15 (8.29%) Analyst
4 13 (7.18%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.08%) C# Developer
5 11 (6.08%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (5.52%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.97%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.42%) Account Manager
8 8 (4.42%) C++ Programmer
8 8 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Programmer
8 8 (4.42%) Technical Manager
9 7 (3.87%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (3.87%) C# Web Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.50%) HTML
2 18 (9.94%) .NET
2 18 (9.94%) CSS
2 18 (9.94%) XML
3 16 (8.84%) Flash
4 15 (8.29%) Web Services
5 14 (7.73%) AngularJS
6 12 (6.63%) jQuery
7 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET
7 11 (6.08%) HTML5
8 9 (4.97%) CSS3
9 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (3.87%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (3.87%) Spring
11 5 (2.76%) SignalR
12 4 (2.21%) REST
13 2 (1.10%) Laravel
13 2 (1.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.73%) Mobile Payment
3 13 (7.18%) Social Media
4 7 (3.87%) User Experience
5 6 (3.31%) BBC
5 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.31%) iPad
6 5 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.21%) Animation
7 4 (2.21%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.66%) EPoS
8 3 (1.66%) NHS
9 2 (1.10%) CMDB
9 2 (1.10%) Fintech
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.92%) Linux
2 17 (9.39%) CentOS
2 17 (9.39%) Ubuntu
3 15 (8.29%) Windows
4 11 (6.08%) Debian
5 9 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.87%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.21%) Android
7 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.66%) Unix
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.55%) HPUX
10 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.81%) Service Delivery
3 24 (13.26%) ITIL
4 22 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (11.05%) Mentoring
7 18 (9.94%) Performance Management
8 17 (9.39%) Business Development
8 17 (9.39%) ITSM
8 17 (9.39%) Service Design
8 17 (9.39%) Statistics
9 16 (8.84%) Contract Management
9 16 (8.84%) Critical Success Factor
9 16 (8.84%) Escalation Management
9 16 (8.84%) Financial Modelling
9 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery Management
9 16 (8.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 15 (8.29%) Project Management
11 13 (7.18%) DevOps
11 13 (7.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.99%) SQL
2 23 (12.71%) JavaScript
3 20 (11.05%) C#
4 19 (10.50%) Java
5 17 (9.39%) C++
6 9 (4.97%) Python
7 8 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.31%) PHP
10 4 (2.21%) Perl
11 3 (1.66%) Scala
12 2 (1.10%) Groovy
12 2 (1.10%) Lua
12 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.55%) ABAP
13 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.55%) VB
13 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.05%) Degree
2 18 (9.94%) ISEB
3 9 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.87%) CCNA
5 6 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.76%) CCNP
6 5 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.10%) CCIE
9 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) PMO
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.87%) Docker
2 6 (3.31%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) LXC
4 1 (0.55%) RHEV
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (3.31%) Puppet
1 6 (3.31%) SCCM
2 5 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.21%) Ansible
4 3 (1.66%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.10%) Grafana
5 2 (1.10%) Munin
5 2 (1.10%) Salt
6 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.55%) Graphite
6 1 (0.55%) Graylog
6 1 (0.55%) Kibana
6 1 (0.55%) logstash
6 1 (0.55%) Nagios
6 1 (0.55%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.55%) TADDM
Vendors
1 16 (8.84%) Cadence
2 15 (8.29%) Red Hat
3 10 (5.52%) Facebook
4 8 (4.42%) Cisco
4 8 (4.42%) Oracle
4 8 (4.42%) VMware
5 6 (3.31%) IBM
6 4 (2.21%) HP
6 4 (2.21%) Twitter
7 3 (1.66%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.66%) Lotus
7 3 (1.66%) SAP
8 2 (1.10%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.10%) McAfee
8 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.10%) Tableau
9 1 (0.55%) Civica
9 1 (0.55%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.55%) Google
9 1 (0.55%) Northgate
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Mason Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £31000 - £33500 per annum + Excellent pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago