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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank - 117 126
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 0 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.63% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £34,375 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -29.48%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
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
368 307 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.78% 17.21% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 248 235 312
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) EMC
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) B2B
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Lync
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) SMTP
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) Sophos
6 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
6 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (14.29%) MGCP
6 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (14.29%) H.323

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) MGCP
3 1 (14.29%) H.323
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) IT Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) B2B
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Draytek
4 1 (14.29%) IronPort
4 1 (14.29%) Trend Micro
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) 3Com
4 1 (14.29%) HP