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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 235 225 269
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +44
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.23% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 1.62% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 1
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% -38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.37% +6.66%
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
1092 928 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 14.02% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 912 809 1001
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +23.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -4 3 £25,000 -37.50%
Lancashire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Manchester -11 1 - - 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (66.67%) CRM
1 14 (66.67%) Campaign Management
2 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (47.62%) FastStats
3 10 (47.62%) Online Marketing
3 10 (47.62%) Retail
3 10 (47.62%) Marketing
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
6 4 (19.05%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (19.05%) PowerPivot
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (14.29%) Billing
7 3 (14.29%) Data Management
7 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (14.29%) OOP
7 3 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) HTML
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) PHP
8 2 (9.52%) CSS
8 2 (9.52%) Web Services
8 2 (9.52%) IVR
8 2 (9.52%) Information Management

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) FastStats
2 4 (19.05%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Mining
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Ingres
General
1 10 (47.62%) Retail
1 10 (47.62%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) CRM Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) MI Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
1 2 (9.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) IVR
2 2 (9.52%) Social Media
3 1 (4.76%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) HPUX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) CRM
1 14 (66.67%) Campaign Management
2 10 (47.62%) Online Marketing
3 4 (19.05%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Data Management
4 3 (14.29%) OOP
4 3 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) People Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Content Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) MCP
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) EMC
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix
1 1 (4.76%) Novell
1 1 (4.76%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago