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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 118 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.058% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 4.79% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 11
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +14.64%
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
361 355 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.05% 19.47% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 233 262 328
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 17 April 2015. 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
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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
Chester +12 1 - -
SMS
North West

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Billing
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (25.00%) Online Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing Campaign Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing Executive
2 1 (25.00%) Campaign Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing Executive
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OOP
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Online Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java