The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 234 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 16 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.081% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 0.56% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 0
Median salary £45,000 £25,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% -  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 802 895 871
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.55% 14.54% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 630 711 778
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SMS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for SMS in the West Midlands

SMS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham +17 6 £40,000 - 2
Halesowen - 5 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire +16 1 £45,000 +80.00%
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £42,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £45,000 -
SMS
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SMS.

1 15 (68.18%) MySQL
1 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (63.64%) CentOS
2 14 (63.64%) Mobile Payment
2 14 (63.64%) Billing
2 14 (63.64%) Subversion
2 14 (63.64%) Ubuntu
2 14 (63.64%) C++
2 14 (63.64%) XML
2 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 14 (63.64%) Apache
2 14 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 14 (63.64%) Eclipse
2 14 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (63.64%) Games
2 14 (63.64%) MongoDB
2 14 (63.64%) NoSQL
2 14 (63.64%) Redis
3 10 (45.45%) Debian
4 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (27.27%) BBC
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) EPoS
6 3 (13.64%) Retail
7 2 (9.09%) Social Media
7 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) OOP
7 2 (9.09%) HTML
7 2 (9.09%) C#
7 2 (9.09%) Degree

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (63.64%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) MySQL
2 14 (63.64%) MongoDB
2 14 (63.64%) NoSQL
2 14 (63.64%) Redis
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (63.64%) Eclipse
2 14 (63.64%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (63.64%) Billing
1 14 (63.64%) Games
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) C++ Programmer
1 8 (36.36%) Programmer
2 1 (4.55%) Account Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
2 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Communications Specialist
2 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Email Specialist
2 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Mobile Payment
2 6 (27.27%) BBC
3 3 (13.64%) EPoS
4 2 (9.09%) Social Media
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) CentOS
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
1 14 (63.64%) Ubuntu
2 10 (45.45%) Debian
3 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (4.55%) Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.55%) B2B
3 1 (4.55%) Business Development
3 1 (4.55%) Campaign Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
3 1 (4.55%) Customer Acquisition
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Online Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) OO
3 1 (4.55%) People Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C++
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) LANDesk
Malvern, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago