The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank - 164 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 0 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £32,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
672 483 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.03% 13.00% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 563 408 546
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SMS
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS across the Manchester region.

SMS Salary Trend in Manchester

SMS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (88.24%) CRM
1 15 (88.24%) Campaign Management
2 11 (64.71%) Retail
2 11 (64.71%) Marketing
2 11 (64.71%) FastStats
2 11 (64.71%) Online Marketing
2 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
4 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (23.53%) PowerPivot
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) FastStats
2 4 (23.53%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (23.53%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
General
1 11 (64.71%) Retail
1 11 (64.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) CRM Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) MI Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Server Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) CRM
1 15 (88.24%) Campaign Management
2 11 (64.71%) Online Marketing
3 4 (23.53%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL