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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SMS over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
England / North West
Rank 240 225 254
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Permanent jobs citing SMS 9 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.14% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.95% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 5
Median salary £50,000 £24,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+108.33% -4.00%
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%

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
856 840 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.40% 15.12% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 670 693 917
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SMS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +16 7 - -
Manchester -27 2 £50,000 +11.11%
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
1 11 (64.71%) Flash
1 11 (64.71%) SLA
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
1 11 (64.71%) Service Delivery
1 11 (64.71%) ITSM
1 11 (64.71%) Cadence
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
1 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (64.71%) MS PowerPoint
1 11 (64.71%) Statistics
1 11 (64.71%) Business Development
1 11 (64.71%) Financial Modelling
1 11 (64.71%) Performance Management
1 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 11 (64.71%) Mentoring
1 11 (64.71%) Critical Success Factor
1 11 (64.71%) Data Centre
1 11 (64.71%) Service Design
1 11 (64.71%) Escalation Management
1 11 (64.71%) Contract Management
2 6 (35.29%) Social Media
2 6 (35.29%) Facebook
2 6 (35.29%) iPad
2 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (35.29%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (35.29%) Kanban
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
2 6 (35.29%) C#

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (29.41%) Redis
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
2 3 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (17.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Delivery Manager
1 11 (64.71%) Service Manager
1 11 (64.71%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
2 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
2 2 (11.76%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Web Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Flash
2 6 (35.29%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) CSS3
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Data Centre
1 11 (64.71%) Statistics
2 6 (35.29%) iPad
2 6 (35.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Business Development
1 11 (64.71%) Contract Management
1 11 (64.71%) Critical Success Factor
1 11 (64.71%) Escalation Management
1 11 (64.71%) Financial Modelling
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
1 11 (64.71%) ITSM
1 11 (64.71%) Mentoring
1 11 (64.71%) Performance Management
1 11 (64.71%) Service Delivery
1 11 (64.71%) Service Design
1 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
2 6 (35.29%) Kanban
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (29.41%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cadence
2 6 (35.29%) Facebook
3 3 (17.65%) New Relic