Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 - -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.37% 0.28% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 1.73% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 0
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £37,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.92% - -
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% -5.75% -3.33%

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 304 347 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.86% 16.06% 18.83%
Number of salaries quoted 250 306 416
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,739
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.07% -5.80%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,875 £62,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 22 July 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 22 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
South Wales +15 6 £44,000 +18.92% 1
North Wales - 1 £32,500 - 2
SMS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
2 3 (42.86%) KVM
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Docker
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Salt
2 3 (42.86%) Kubernetes
2 3 (42.86%) SUSE
2 3 (42.86%) Brocade
2 3 (42.86%) Xen
2 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) RTP
2 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) PKI
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Symfony
4 1 (14.29%) Zend
4 1 (14.29%) Drupal
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery

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 (42.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) RTP
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
3 1 (14.29%) Broadband
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Author
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Author
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Laravel
2 1 (14.29%) Symfony
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) CentOS
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Docker
2 3 (42.86%) KVM
2 3 (42.86%) Xen
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Kubernetes
1 3 (42.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Brocade
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Zend