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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 170 178 184
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing SMS 18 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.026% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 0.18% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £25,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
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
574 562 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.94% 14.57% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 495 495 432
Average salary £34,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SMS Salary Histogram in Manchester

SMS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Bury - 2 £27,000 -
SMS
North West

SMS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (88.89%) CRM
1 16 (88.89%) Campaign Management
2 11 (61.11%) Retail
2 11 (61.11%) Marketing
2 11 (61.11%) FastStats
2 11 (61.11%) Online Marketing
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (22.22%) PowerPivot
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
5 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Propensity Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (5.56%) Migration

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) FastStats
2 4 (22.22%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
General
1 11 (61.11%) Retail
1 11 (61.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) CRM Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) MI Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Server Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Database Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Commercial Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) CRM
1 16 (88.89%) Campaign Management
2 11 (61.11%) Online Marketing
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com