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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 184 183 187
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.13% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.00% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £34,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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
617 499 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.73% 13.41% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 495 430 527
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) MCP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Publishing
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (80.00%) MCITP
1 4 (80.00%) WSUS
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
1 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (20.00%) Campaign Management
2 1 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Alterian
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) SAS

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (20.00%) Campaign Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) WSUS
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Alterian