The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 130 104 127
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 2 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 2.65% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 11
Average salary £72,500 £75,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +30.43%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
Unified Communications
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
298 264 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.25% 16.70% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 234 203 292
Average salary £35,000 £49,750 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.64% +43.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Cheshire

Unified Communications
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 1 - -
Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Lync
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) XenServer
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (12.50%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) SMTP
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Account Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Celerra
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Business Development
1 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCTS
1 2 (25.00%) MCITP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) HP AIS
2 1 (12.50%) HP MASE
2 1 (12.50%) VCDX
2 1 (12.50%) NCDA
2 1 (12.50%) NCIE
2 1 (12.50%) VCAP
2 1 (12.50%) CCEE
2 1 (12.50%) CCIA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) XenServer
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) IronPort
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 1 (12.50%) Trend Micro
4 1 (12.50%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) EMC