The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 103 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 19 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 0.87% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 3.76% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
316 425 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.74% 23.17% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 229 323 192
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
SMS
North West

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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 14 - -
Knutsford - 4 - -
Chester - 1 - -
SMS
North West

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (73.08%) Migration
2 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (57.69%) N-Tier
2 15 (57.69%) SOA
2 15 (57.69%) Configuration Management
2 15 (57.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (57.69%) HL7
2 15 (57.69%) Data Migration
3 6 (23.08%) MVC
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (23.08%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) CRM
3 6 (23.08%) LINQ to SQL
3 6 (23.08%) LINQ
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) SCCM
4 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 4 (15.38%) Application Packaging
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (15.38%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) MCSE
4 4 (15.38%) MSI
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (15.38%) MCITP
4 4 (15.38%) VMware

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Architect
2 14 (53.85%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Coordinator
4 4 (15.38%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Campaign Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
1 6 (23.08%) LINQ to SQL
1 6 (23.08%) LINQ
2 4 (15.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) N-Tier
2 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Migration
2 15 (57.69%) SOA
2 15 (57.69%) Configuration Management
2 15 (57.69%) Data Migration
3 6 (23.08%) MVC
3 6 (23.08%) CRM
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C#
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) MCSE
1 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (15.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Citrix
1 4 (15.38%) VMware