Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 141 -
Rank change year-on-year -18 - +187
Permanent jobs citing SMS 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.25% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
North West median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year -30.00% +24.22% +61.00%

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 520 389 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.44% 17.63% 16.39%
Number of salaries quoted 388 303 426
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £32,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.62% -15.03% +2.00%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,650 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Cheshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Cheshire

SMS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £42,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £50,000 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
SMS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
4 1 (14.29%) SafeCom
4 1 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Tandem
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 4 (57.14%) jQuery
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 1 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
1 1 (14.29%) Security Management
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow