Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 266 275
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -12
Permanent jobs citing SMS 19 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.25% 0.095% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 0.62% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 2
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +53.85% +30.00%
10th Percentile £25,175 £36,400 £28,750
90th Percentile £43,000 £53,000 £36,250
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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1135 1129 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.64% 15.36% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 980 989 829
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +8.11% +1.37%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £61,500
North West median annual salary £39,750 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.25% +2.67% -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Manchester

SMS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for SMS in Manchester

SMS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in Manchester

SMS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 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
Altrincham - 6 £35,000 -
Bolton +5 2 £35,000 -30.00%
Oldham - 2 £35,000 -
Stockport - 1 £21,500 -
Wigan - 1 £30,000 -
SMS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SMS.

1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (15.79%) IVR
7 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 2 (10.53%) VB
7 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
7 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (10.53%) VB6
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (5.26%) Marketing
8 1 (5.26%) Web Development
8 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) QA
8 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (5.26%) WordPress
8 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (5.26%) Responsys

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (5.26%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Responsys
1 1 (5.26%) Silverpop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Database Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) IVR
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fintech
2 1 (5.26%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) MVC
2 4 (21.05%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Line Management
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.53%) VB6
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud