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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - - 112
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
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
307 301 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.68% 15.70% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 236 233 197
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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