Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 151 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 - -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 20 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.98% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 1.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 0
Wales median annual salary £38,750 - -
UK median annual salary £39,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.50% +11.11% -5.26%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 370 426 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.19% 16.37% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 309 322 404
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £25,700 £22,525 £20,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £55,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Wales

SMS
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Wales.

Salary trend for SMS in Wales

SMS
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Wales over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in Wales

SMS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
South Wales +37 16 £40,375 -
North Wales - 3 £28,000 -
West Wales - 1 £47,500 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) Office 365
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (15.00%) User Experience
4 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) Toad
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) BGP
3 1 (5.00%) Broadband
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) H.323
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.00%) NX-OS
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) QlikView
4 1 (5.00%) Redis
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (10.00%) Toad
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Team Lead
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) CRM Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) ERP Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Head of IT
4 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Product Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Change Control
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
2 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Data Management
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Line Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (5.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Citrix
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) arcserve
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) Sage
3 1 (5.00%) Splunk
3 1 (5.00%) Veeam