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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 230 232 253
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Permanent jobs citing SMS 4 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 1.67% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 10
Average salary £43,000 - £36,250
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 - £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
978 1021 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.20% 14.98% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 762 804 951
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
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 May 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
Lancashire - 2 £44,250 - 1
Merseyside +4 1 £45,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £35,000 - 3
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) EMC
3 5 (33.33%) VMS
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) Apache
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (33.33%) Ingres
3 5 (33.33%) AIX
3 5 (33.33%) HPUX
3 5 (33.33%) Solaris
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) DB2
3 5 (33.33%) Novell
3 5 (33.33%) Veritas
3 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (33.33%) SAN
3 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) AS400
3 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 4 (26.67%) MCITP
4 4 (26.67%) WSUS
4 4 (26.67%) SCCM
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Ingres
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (26.67%) Publishing
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Build Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Customer Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Insight Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Campaign Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Campaign Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (6.67%) VXML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 5 (33.33%) AS400
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) IVR
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) VMS
2 5 (33.33%) AIX
2 5 (33.33%) HPUX
2 5 (33.33%) Solaris
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
3 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
3 2 (13.33%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Online Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) Email Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) MCITP
1 4 (26.67%) MCP
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (26.67%) WSUS
2 4 (26.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) EMC
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Novell
2 5 (33.33%) Veritas
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Alterian
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