Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 330 322
Rank change year-on-year +103 -8 -3
Permanent jobs citing SMS 100 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.10% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.24% 0.66% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 96 7 1
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -57.14% +223.70%
England median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% -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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1602 1824 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.82% 15.96% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1299 1416 1537
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £23,950 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Halesowen - 35 £35,000 - 4
Birmingham +27 16 £41,250 +13.79%
Coventry - 13 £57,500 - 2
Staffordshire +25 11 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Solihull - 8 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +2 4 £42,500 -7.61%
Worcestershire - 4 £62,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 46 (46.00%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (39.00%) Games
3 37 (37.00%) Git (software)
4 34 (34.00%) BBC
4 34 (34.00%) MySQL
5 32 (32.00%) C++
6 30 (30.00%) XML
6 30 (30.00%) Apache
6 30 (30.00%) Linux
6 30 (30.00%) Eclipse
6 30 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 30 (30.00%) Subversion
6 30 (30.00%) Debian
6 30 (30.00%) MongoDB
6 30 (30.00%) NoSQL
6 30 (30.00%) Redis
6 30 (30.00%) Billing
6 30 (30.00%) Ubuntu
6 30 (30.00%) CentOS
7 27 (27.00%) Mobile Payment
8 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (14.00%) SQL
10 13 (13.00%) .NET
11 12 (12.00%) CRM
11 12 (12.00%) Retail
11 12 (12.00%) Marketing
12 11 (11.00%) C#
13 10 (10.00%) Project Management
13 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (9.00%) Digital Marketing

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 30 (30.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) Drupal
2 1 (1.00%) SAS
2 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.00%) iTrent
2 1 (1.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) Skype
2 1 (1.00%) VPN
2 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (34.00%) MySQL
2 30 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 30 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 30 (30.00%) Redis
3 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.00%) OLTP
5 2 (2.00%) QlikView
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.00%) OLAP
6 1 (1.00%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.00%) Power BI
6 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (37.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 30 (30.00%) Subversion
3 6 (6.00%) Selenium
3 6 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.00%) JIRA
7 1 (1.00%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (39.00%) Games
2 30 (30.00%) Billing
3 12 (12.00%) Marketing
3 12 (12.00%) Retail
4 8 (8.00%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (6.00%) Finance
6 5 (5.00%) Back Office
7 4 (4.00%) Banking
8 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) C++ Programmer
1 17 (17.00%) Programmer
2 11 (11.00%) Developer
3 9 (9.00%) CRM Executive
4 6 (6.00%) Tester
5 5 (5.00%) Architect
5 5 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 5 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 5 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (4.00%) Lead Architect
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.00%) DBA
7 3 (3.00%) Delivery Project Manager
7 3 (3.00%) Development Manager
7 3 (3.00%) Graduate
7 3 (3.00%) IT Director
7 3 (3.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.00%) XML
2 13 (13.00%) .NET
3 8 (8.00%) HTML
4 7 (7.00%) CSS
5 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.00%) HTML5
6 4 (4.00%) jQuery
7 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.00%) CSS3
8 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.00%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.00%) Laravel
8 2 (2.00%) RESTful
8 2 (2.00%) Symfony
8 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.00%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (1.00%) Java EE
9 1 (1.00%) Java SE
9 1 (1.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.00%) BBC
2 27 (27.00%) Mobile Payment
3 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.00%) EPoS
5 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.00%) User Experience
7 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.00%) Social Media
8 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.00%) CentOS
1 30 (30.00%) Debian
1 30 (30.00%) Linux
1 30 (30.00%) Ubuntu
2 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.00%) CRM
4 10 (10.00%) Project Management
5 9 (9.00%) A/B Testing
5 9 (9.00%) B2C
5 9 (9.00%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (9.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.00%) DevOps
6 8 (8.00%) Direct Marketing
6 8 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (7.00%) ITIL
7 7 (7.00%) OOP
7 7 (7.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.00%) Coaching
8 6 (6.00%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.00%) IT Strategy
9 5 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) C++
2 14 (14.00%) SQL
3 11 (11.00%) C#
4 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.00%) PHP
6 3 (3.00%) Java
6 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) Degree
1 3 (3.00%) PMP
2 2 (2.00%) APMP
3 1 (1.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) COBIT
1 4 (4.00%) PMO
2 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.00%) TickIT
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (3.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (4.00%) SAP
3 3 (3.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.00%) Cognos
4 1 (1.00%) Dell
4 1 (1.00%) IBM
4 1 (1.00%) IDERA
4 1 (1.00%) Netezza
4 1 (1.00%) PayPal
4 1 (1.00%) Tableau