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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 242 261 246
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Permanent jobs citing SMS 8 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.059% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.40% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 6
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.12%
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
1009 990 1054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.11% 14.63% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 825 783 883
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 25 September 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 - 4 - -
Manchester - 3 £50,000 - 5
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (26.67%) Critical Success Factor
3 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (26.67%) Service Design
3 4 (26.67%) Escalation Management
3 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Statistics
3 4 (26.67%) Web Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Development
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Financial Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) Social Media
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Flash
3 4 (26.67%) SLA
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITSM
3 4 (26.67%) Cadence
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) SPSS
4 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 3 (20.00%) SAS

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 3 (20.00%) SAS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (20.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) PSTN
2 1 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (20.00%) Redis
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Service Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) DBA Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing Executive
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Flash
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (13.33%) Django
3 2 (13.33%) LAMP
3 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Social Media
1 4 (26.67%) Statistics
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (20.00%) iPad
3 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (13.33%) Tandem
4 1 (6.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Development
3 4 (26.67%) Critical Success Factor
3 4 (26.67%) Escalation Management
3 4 (26.67%) Financial Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) ITSM
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Service Design
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cadence
2 3 (20.00%) Facebook
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) New Relic
3 2 (13.33%) Twitter
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