Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 165 142
Rank change year-on-year +26 -23 -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 24 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.90% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 1.34% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 1
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.00% +66.67% -
North West median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% -30.00% +24.22%

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 444 523 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.60% 18.35% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 346 392 303
Cheshire median annual salary £41,337 £41,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.82% +26.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £53,650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram 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 23 October 2018. 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
Runcorn - 8 £16,500 -
Macclesfield - 6 £35,750 -
Chester +4 4 £60,000 +41.18%
Warrington - 4 £24,500 -
SMS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
3 5 (20.83%) Marketing
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) HTML
5 3 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) JSP
5 3 (12.50%) SOAP
5 3 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (12.50%) MySQL
5 3 (12.50%) Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Force.com
5 3 (12.50%) Apex Code
5 3 (12.50%) SailPoint
5 3 (12.50%) CyberArk
5 3 (12.50%) SOQL
6 2 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (8.33%) Service Design
6 2 (8.33%) Escalation Management
6 2 (8.33%) Contract 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 1 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) Sitefinity
1 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.17%) Exstream
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Force.com
2 1 (4.17%) G Suite
2 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Responsys
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Silverpop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) gulp
1 1 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 6 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Salesforce Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Java Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing Executive
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Marketing Executive
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) JSP
1 3 (12.50%) SailPoint
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) Flash
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) LESS
3 1 (4.17%) LINQ
3 1 (4.17%) Pug
3 1 (4.17%) React
3 1 (4.17%) Sass
3 1 (4.17%) Servlets
3 1 (4.17%) Twig
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Data Management
4 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (8.33%) Contract Management
5 2 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Escalation Management
5 2 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Design
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Apex Code
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) SOQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) ES6
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
1 4 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (12.50%) CyberArk
3 2 (8.33%) Cadence
3 2 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (8.33%) Sybase
4 1 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Teradata