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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 222 241 231
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Permanent jobs citing SMS 13 7 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 0.63% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 3
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £34,400 £28,912
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,500 £51,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
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
889 1115 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.71% 17.42% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 757 841 835
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 9 £30,000 -
Manchester +4 3 £45,000 +30.43% 2
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 - 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 14 (53.85%) CRM
1 14 (53.85%) Marketing
2 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (46.15%) Web Development
3 12 (46.15%) Data Analysis
3 12 (46.15%) Pay per click
3 12 (46.15%) Email Marketing
3 12 (46.15%) Social Media
3 12 (46.15%) Customer Segmentation
4 9 (34.62%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
5 8 (30.77%) ITSM
5 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (30.77%) Cadence
5 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (30.77%) Business Development
5 8 (30.77%) ITIL
5 8 (30.77%) SLA
5 8 (30.77%) ISEB
5 8 (30.77%) Flash
5 8 (30.77%) Critical Success Factor
5 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
5 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 8 (30.77%) Performance Management
5 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (30.77%) Financial Modelling
5 8 (30.77%) Statistics
5 8 (30.77%) Service Design
5 8 (30.77%) Escalation Management
6 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 14 (53.85%) Marketing
2 13 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (34.62%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Marketing Executive
2 8 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Service Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Digital Executive
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Manager
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Developer
6 1 (3.85%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Sales Executive
6 1 (3.85%) Senior DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Flash
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Django
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.85%) VXML
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Social Media
2 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 8 (30.77%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Copywriting
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) CRM
2 12 (46.15%) Customer Segmentation
2 12 (46.15%) Data Analysis
2 12 (46.15%) Email Marketing
2 12 (46.15%) Pay per click
2 12 (46.15%) Web Development
3 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
4 8 (30.77%) Business Development
4 8 (30.77%) Critical Success Factor
4 8 (30.77%) Escalation Management
4 8 (30.77%) Financial Modelling
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL
4 8 (30.77%) ITSM
4 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 8 (30.77%) Performance Management
4 8 (30.77%) Service Design
4 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (11.54%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cadence
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter
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