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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 109 133
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.56% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 5
Average salary - £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
295 273 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.35% 15.93% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 232 204 293
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (94.74%) Migration
2 14 (73.68%) Configuration Management
2 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (73.68%) N-Tier
2 14 (73.68%) SOA
2 14 (73.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (73.68%) HL7
2 14 (73.68%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
3 4 (21.05%) MCITP
3 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) MSI
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Architect
1 14 (73.68%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.26%) Campaign Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) N-Tier
2 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Migration
2 14 (73.68%) Configuration Management
2 14 (73.68%) SOA
2 14 (73.68%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCITP
1 4 (21.05%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (21.05%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Citrix
1 4 (21.05%) VMware