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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Short Message Service (SMS)
Rank 239 228 252
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Permanent jobs citing SMS 12 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.60% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 6
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,952 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £42,900 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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
1119 935 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 14.34% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 904 785 1008
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Manchester -1 5 £34,000 -20.00%
Cheshire -11 4 £25,000 -37.50%
Lancashire +3 3 £48,500 +97.83% 1
SMS
England

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) MCITP
3 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 4 (28.57%) MCP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Publishing
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (28.57%) WSUS
4 3 (21.43%) Billing
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) AS400
4 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) EMC
4 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
4 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) Novell

SMS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (21.43%) Apache
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
1 3 (21.43%) Ingres
General
1 4 (28.57%) Publishing
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Billing
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Build Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing Executive
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Campaign Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
1 2 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 3 (21.43%) AS400
4 2 (14.29%) IVR
4 2 (14.29%) Social Media
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (7.14%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
3 3 (21.43%) HPUX
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
3 3 (21.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 3 (21.43%) OOP
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) Data Management
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Online Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Campaign Management
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCP
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (28.57%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) VCP4
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Novell
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) Alterian
Chorley, Lancashire
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