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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 120 118 140
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 7 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 1.10% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 5
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +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
379 272 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.77% 16.04% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 323 244 296
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,050 £52,500
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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram 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 19 December 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
Crewe - 3 £42,500 -
Warrington - 2 £37,500 -
Runcorn -7 1 £47,500 +21.79%
Northwich - 1 £22,000 -
Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Lync
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) IronPort
4 2 (22.22%) Trend Micro
4 2 (22.22%) B2B
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.33%) Lync
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) MGCP
4 1 (11.11%) H.323
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) IT Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Account Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Development Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Business Development Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Principal Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) B2B
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Business Development
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) IronPort
4 2 (22.22%) Trend Micro
5 1 (11.11%) 3Com
5 1 (11.11%) Draytek
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) HP