The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank - - 48
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - - 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
Unified Communications
Cheshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 32 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.42% 12.75% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 45
Average salary £38,500 £52,858 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.16% +82.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £40,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £32,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Chester

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) NCIE
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) MOF
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
3 1 (33.33%) Celerra
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Celerra
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 1 (33.33%) MOF
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) NCIE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (66.67%) MCTS
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VCAP
2 1 (33.33%) CCEE
2 1 (33.33%) CCIA
2 1 (33.33%) NCDA
2 1 (33.33%) VCDX
2 1 (33.33%) HP AIS
2 1 (33.33%) HP MASE
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CommVault
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR