Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 125 154
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 13 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.64% 0.76% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 4.35% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 0
Wales median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% - -
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -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 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 324 345 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.02% 17.49% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 270 295 378
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £39,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.46% +4.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,750 £22,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £54,200 £62,875
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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
South Wales -13 11 £37,500 -6.25%
West Wales +10 1 £22,500 -52.63%
North Wales - 1 £32,500 -
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) Kubernetes
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Docker
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Salt
4 3 (23.08%) KVM
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Ansible
4 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (23.08%) OpenStack
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) CentOS
4 3 (23.08%) Xen
4 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
4 3 (23.08%) SUSE
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Brocade
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) RTP
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript

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 3 (23.08%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Drupal
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) RTP
3 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
4 1 (7.69%) Broadband
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Release Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Laravel
2 1 (7.69%) Symfony
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) CentOS
2 3 (23.08%) SUSE
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) ISMS
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) KVM
2 3 (23.08%) Xen
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Kubernetes
2 3 (23.08%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Brocade
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Zend