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 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 234 231 237
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing SMS 18 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 0.69% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 11
Average salary £25,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
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
1082 1010 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.54% 14.74% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 899 857 886
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
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 August 2014.

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 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
Manchester +8 18 £25,000 -41.17%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 16 (45.71%) CRM
1 16 (45.71%) Migration
1 16 (45.71%) Campaign Management
2 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (34.29%) Data Migration
5 11 (31.43%) Marketing
5 11 (31.43%) FastStats
5 11 (31.43%) Online Marketing
5 11 (31.43%) HL7
5 11 (31.43%) N-Tier
5 11 (31.43%) SOA
5 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
5 11 (31.43%) Retail
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.43%) VMware
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (11.43%) Windows
8 4 (11.43%) MCSE
8 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
8 4 (11.43%) Client/Server
8 4 (11.43%) MSI
8 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
8 4 (11.43%) Citrix
8 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) FastStats
2 4 (11.43%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MSI
General
1 11 (31.43%) Retail
1 11 (31.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Architect
1 11 (31.43%) Solutions Architect
1 11 (31.43%) CRM Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) MI Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Coordinator
3 4 (11.43%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Server Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Server Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.43%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) Handset
3 2 (5.71%) Web 2.0
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) CRM
1 16 (45.71%) Migration
1 16 (45.71%) Campaign Management
2 12 (34.29%) Data Migration
3 11 (31.43%) Online Marketing
3 11 (31.43%) SOA
3 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.86%) Propensity Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) MCSE
1 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (11.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Citrix
1 4 (11.43%) VMware
2 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com