Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 175 143
Rank change year-on-year +43 -32 -16
Permanent jobs citing SMS 6 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.29% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 1.67% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 1
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £22,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% -10.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £18,150 £24,000
90th Percentile £36,350 £32,750 £26,000
North West median annual salary £34,750 £28,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.93% -43.00% +92.31%

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 293 419 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.23% 13.53% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 218 281 271
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £44,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.95% +20.55% +12.31%
10th Percentile £21,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 May 2019. 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
Wilmslow - 2 £32,500 -
SMS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
1 3 (50.00%) Case Management
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) PMI
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Account Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Case Management
1 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BT