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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 221 253
Rank change year-on-year -39 +32  
Permanent jobs citing SMS 9 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.12% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.78% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 5
Median salary £34,250 £35,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.14% -13.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £52,500 £43,400
UK excluding London median salary £41,750 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.76% +21.42%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1065 898 966
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.95% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 761 773
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Cheshire -29 3 £46,250 +54.16% 1
Manchester -31 3 £35,000 -28.20% 2
Lancashire - 2 £30,500 - 2
Merseyside -2 1 £33,500 -0.74% 1
SMS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) Social Media
4 6 (37.50%) Facebook
4 6 (37.50%) iPad
4 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
4 6 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) Kanban
4 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) OOP
5 5 (31.25%) Web Development
5 5 (31.25%) HTML5
5 5 (31.25%) Redis
5 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (31.25%) Mercurial
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
5 5 (31.25%) SOLID

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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Sitefinity
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ATM
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (31.25%) Redis
4 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Mercurial
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 7 (43.75%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (43.75%) C# Developer
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Web Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Angular Developer
4 5 (31.25%) C# Web Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior Web Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
3 6 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) SignalR
5 1 (6.25%) EDI
5 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Social Media
2 6 (37.50%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Tandem
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) Kanban
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) OOP
3 5 (31.25%) SOLID
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Pay per click
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Facebook
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Aruba
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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