The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 173 171 153
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 11 13 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.34% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.55% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 29
Average salary £49,000 £29,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.10% -43.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,100 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
614 509 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.74% 13.38% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 489 435 536
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Manchester

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Manchester

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) WAN
3 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
4 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) LAN
4 8 (25.00%) SAN
5 7 (21.88%) Firewall
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) IP Telephony
5 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
5 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 7 (21.88%) Lync
6 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (18.75%) NAS
6 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (18.75%) VoIP
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (15.63%) CCNP
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (15.63%) Broadband
8 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 4 (12.50%) MCSE
8 4 (12.50%) Debian
8 4 (12.50%) Network Management
8 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) Lync
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) SAN
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) IP Telephony
4 6 (18.75%) NAS
4 6 (18.75%) VoIP
5 5 (15.63%) Broadband
6 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.25%) RTP
7 2 (6.25%) Megaco
7 2 (6.25%) H.323
7 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.13%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) SSL
8 1 (3.13%) IPv6
8 1 (3.13%) Internet
8 1 (3.13%) BGP
8 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Consultant
2 3 (9.38%) Account Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix Consultant
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (9.38%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Account Director
3 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Account Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.13%) PKI
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Telematics
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Debian
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Network Management
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (9.38%) Change Control
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) CRM
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) B2B
4 2 (6.25%) High Availability
4 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
4 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Business Development
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (15.63%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.50%) MCSE
5 3 (9.38%) MCSA
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) CCNA
5 3 (9.38%) CCDP
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
2 4 (12.50%) XenServer
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) Acme Packet
5 2 (6.25%) Sonus
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
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