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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Median salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -15.78%  

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 728 938 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.27% 15.19% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 598 748 676
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 28 March 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 - 4 £35,000 - 2
Coventry - 2 £40,750 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (38.46%) Games
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Billing
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
2 4 (30.77%) Redis
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Critical Success Factor
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
2 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
2 4 (30.77%) Financial Modelling
2 4 (30.77%) CentOS
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
2 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 4 (30.77%) Cadence
2 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
2 4 (30.77%) Statistics
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 4 (30.77%) Business Development
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Apache

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 4 (30.77%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
1 4 (30.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Billing
1 5 (38.46%) Games
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) C++ Programmer
1 4 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Programmer
1 4 (30.77%) Service Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Communications Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) CRM Executive
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Email Executive
2 1 (7.69%) Email Marketing Assistant
2 1 (7.69%) Email Marketing Executive
2 1 (7.69%) Email Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Junior
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing Assistant
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing Executive
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Flash
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Social Media
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) CentOS
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Business Development
2 4 (30.77%) Contract Management
2 4 (30.77%) Critical Success Factor
2 4 (30.77%) Escalation Management
2 4 (30.77%) Financial Modelling
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) ITSM
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Service Design
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Statistics
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Campaign Management
3 2 (15.38%) Email Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cadence
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £14100 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago