The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 237 242 241
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing SMS 5 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.071% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.75% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 13
Average salary £27,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +10.29%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1016 1073 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.43% 14.67% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 857 905 950
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SMS
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 - 3 £27,000 -
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Cheshire -6 1 - -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (75.00%) Migration
2 17 (60.71%) Data Migration
3 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 14 (50.00%) SOA
4 14 (50.00%) N-Tier
4 14 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (50.00%) HL7
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) MCSE
6 4 (14.29%) CRM
6 4 (14.29%) MSI
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) SCCM
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 4 (14.29%) MCITP
7 3 (10.71%) Campaign Management
7 3 (10.71%) Propensity Modelling
7 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.14%) T-SQL

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (3.57%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
1 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Architect
1 14 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 3 (10.71%) Commercial Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Database Manager
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Campaign Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Handset
3 2 (7.14%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
1 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Migration
2 17 (60.71%) Data Migration
3 14 (50.00%) SOA
3 14 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.29%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Campaign Management
5 3 (10.71%) Propensity Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.57%) Direct Marketing
7 1 (3.57%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) MCSE
1 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Citrix
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com