The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Blackburn region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 15 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 3.51% 1.67% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 14.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £42,500 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.61% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Communications & Networking Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 28.07% 11.67% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 1
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Unified Communications
Lancashire

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Blackburn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Blackburn region.

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Blackburn

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (66.67%) MCTS
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
1 2 (66.67%) NCIE
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) VCAP
2 1 (33.33%) CCEE
2 1 (33.33%) CCIA
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) NCDA
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) VCDX
2 1 (33.33%) HP AIS
2 1 (33.33%) HP MASE
2 1 (33.33%) Celerra
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Celerra
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 1 (33.33%) MOF
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (66.67%) MCTS
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) NCIE
2 1 (33.33%) VCAP
2 1 (33.33%) CCEE
2 1 (33.33%) CCIA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) HP AIS
2 1 (33.33%) HP MASE
2 1 (33.33%) VCDX
2 1 (33.33%) NCDA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) CommVault
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell