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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Short Message Service (SMS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 90 87 115
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 1 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.095% 1.15% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 6.79% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 1
Median salary £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.09% -21.57%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 158 221 351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.96% 16.99% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 119 161 242
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £19,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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
Warrington +1 1 £25,000 -
SMS
North West

SMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (87.50%) SLA
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) Service Delivery
1 7 (87.50%) ITSM
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Flash
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (87.50%) Cadence
1 7 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (87.50%) Business Development
1 7 (87.50%) Statistics
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Management
1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 7 (87.50%) Financial Modelling
1 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
1 7 (87.50%) Critical Success Factor
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
1 7 (87.50%) Service Design
1 7 (87.50%) Escalation Management
1 7 (87.50%) Contract Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Sitefinity
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Email Marketing

SMS
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Sitefinity
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Delivery Manager
1 7 (87.50%) Service Manager
1 7 (87.50%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Executive
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing Executive
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Business Development
1 7 (87.50%) Contract Management
1 7 (87.50%) Critical Success Factor
1 7 (87.50%) Escalation Management
1 7 (87.50%) Financial Modelling
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) ITSM
1 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Management
1 7 (87.50%) Service Delivery
1 7 (87.50%) Service Design
1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 7 (87.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (87.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Email Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Pay per click
2 1 (12.50%) SEO
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cadence
2 1 (12.50%) Google