The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 113 132
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.14% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
SMS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
301 263 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.53% 16.53% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 233 197 286
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Cheshire region.

SMS Salary Trend in Cheshire

SMS
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMS.

1 15 (100.00%) Migration
2 11 (73.33%) Configuration Management
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) N-Tier
2 11 (73.33%) SOA
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (73.33%) HL7
2 11 (73.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) SCCM
3 4 (26.67%) Application Packaging
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (26.67%) MSI
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (26.67%) MCITP

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing SMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
1 11 (73.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Migration
2 11 (73.33%) SOA
2 11 (73.33%) Configuration Management
2 11 (73.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix
1 4 (26.67%) VMware