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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 247 239 234
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.67% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Average salary £36,250 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
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
1000 1078 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.87% 14.69% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 797 896 858
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 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
Merseyside - 3 - -
Manchester -15 2 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Lancashire - 2 £40,250 -
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (81.82%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) VXML
3 4 (36.36%) IVR
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (27.27%) Reactive Extensions
4 3 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (18.18%) Perforce
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
5 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
5 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (18.18%) WordPress
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Ingres
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) VXML
2 3 (27.27%) Reactive Extensions
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) IVR
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) W3C
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) HPUX
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) Campaign Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Delphi
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Perforce
3 1 (9.09%) Alterian
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Novell
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas
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