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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 89 121 109
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 10 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 0.058% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 0.27% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £25,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +2.77%
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
206 367 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.25% 21.30% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 160 233 259
Average salary £32,500 £38,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.03% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 8 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 £25,000 -
SMS
North West

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) CRM
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
1 11 (57.89%) Data Analysis
1 11 (57.89%) Pay per click
1 11 (57.89%) Marketing
1 11 (57.89%) Web Development
1 11 (57.89%) Email Marketing
1 11 (57.89%) Social Media
1 11 (57.89%) Customer Segmentation
2 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
2 8 (42.11%) Critical Success Factor
2 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) Service Design
2 8 (42.11%) Escalation Management
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (42.11%) Performance Management
2 8 (42.11%) Financial Modelling
2 8 (42.11%) Business Development
2 8 (42.11%) Statistics
2 8 (42.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (42.11%) Cadence
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Flash
2 8 (42.11%) SLA
2 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
2 8 (42.11%) ITSM
3 3 (15.79%) SEO

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 11 (57.89%) Marketing
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Marketing Executive
2 8 (42.11%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (42.11%) Service Manager
2 8 (42.11%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Digital Executive
3 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Social Media
2 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) CRM
1 11 (57.89%) Customer Segmentation
1 11 (57.89%) Data Analysis
1 11 (57.89%) Email Marketing
1 11 (57.89%) Pay per click
1 11 (57.89%) Web Development
2 8 (42.11%) Business Development
2 8 (42.11%) Critical Success Factor
2 8 (42.11%) Escalation Management
2 8 (42.11%) Financial Modelling
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) ITSM
2 8 (42.11%) Mentoring
2 8 (42.11%) Performance Management
2 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
2 8 (42.11%) Service Design
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) SEO
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cadence