Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 338 354
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 +2
Permanent jobs citing SMS 45 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 0.78% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 43 11 6
North West median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +24.22% +61.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £43,875
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -5.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1957 1935 1899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.36% 15.88% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1566 1604 1498
North West median annual salary £39,750 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.25% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in the North West

SMS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SMS in the North West

SMS
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram for SMS in the North West

SMS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the North West 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
Manchester 0 19 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Lancashire - 11 £31,750 -
Merseyside +16 7 £30,750 -8.89% 1
Cheshire -22 7 £50,000 +66.67% 1
SMS
England

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 North West region with a requirement for SMS.

1 30 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) .NET
3 11 (24.44%) C#
4 9 (20.00%) MVC
5 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
6 7 (15.56%) Java
6 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
7 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.33%) Oracle
7 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.11%) ERP
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
8 5 (11.11%) Spring
8 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) Data Quality
9 4 (8.89%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (8.89%) QlikView
9 4 (8.89%) jQuery
9 4 (8.89%) Finance
9 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
9 4 (8.89%) HTML
9 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.67%) CSS
10 3 (6.67%) Cognos
10 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (6.67%) NHS
10 3 (6.67%) IVR

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Responsys
1 1 (2.22%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) ATM
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.89%) QlikView
5 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.67%) Power BI
6 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
7 1 (2.22%) MySQL
7 1 (2.22%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) .NET Developer
3 10 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.67%) ERP Manager
6 3 (6.67%) ERP Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) ERP Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) ERP Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 5 (11.11%) Spring
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 4 (8.89%) jQuery
4 3 (6.67%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.22%) EDI
6 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) IVR
1 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Fintech
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) MVC
2 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 5 (11.11%) ERP
3 5 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Change Control
5 3 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
6 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security
7 1 (2.22%) Scrum
7 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) Java
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.44%) VB
5 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.44%) VB6
6 1 (2.22%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) CCNA
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CCNP
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Cognos
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Aruba
4 1 (2.22%) Avaya
4 1 (2.22%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.22%) Tableau
4 1 (2.22%) VMware