The table below looks at the statistics for SMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 218 248 235
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Permanent jobs citing SMS 13 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 0.88% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 8
Average salary £24,000 £29,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.64% -26.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £46,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%
SMS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
793 1133 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.24% 16.12% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 657 936 813
Average salary £36,018 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SMS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SMS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SMS Salary Trend in the North West

SMS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SMS across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

SMS Salary Histogram in the North West

SMS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
Cheshire +32 11 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Manchester +17 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (92.31%) CRM
1 12 (92.31%) Marketing
2 11 (84.62%) Data Analysis
2 11 (84.62%) Email Marketing
2 11 (84.62%) Social Media
2 11 (84.62%) Customer Segmentation
2 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 11 (84.62%) Pay per click
3 3 (23.08%) SEO
3 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Copywriting
4 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) IVR
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
4 1 (7.69%) B2C
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
General
1 12 (92.31%) Marketing
2 11 (84.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Marketing Executive
2 3 (23.08%) Digital Executive
2 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing Executive
3 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Copywriting
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) CRM
2 11 (84.62%) Customer Segmentation
2 11 (84.62%) Data Analysis
2 11 (84.62%) Email Marketing
2 11 (84.62%) Pay per click
3 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) SEO
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) B2C
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago