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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 173 164 161
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 7 22 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.55% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 3.90% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 26
Average salary £42,000 £48,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
506 564 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 14.07% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 424 497 503
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Lync
3 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (27.27%) CRM
5 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
6 5 (22.73%) MCP
6 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (18.18%) Office 365
7 4 (18.18%) Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Internet
8 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Mitel
8 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.64%) WAN
8 3 (13.64%) SSL
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) DNS
8 3 (13.64%) Avaya
8 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (50.00%) Lync
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (4.55%) IIS
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) SSL
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (4.55%) VPLS
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.55%) PBX
4 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
1 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (9.09%) Telephony Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Trainee
2 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Account Director
3 1 (4.55%) Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Account Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) IVR
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.55%) Product Management
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCP
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Server
2 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) XenMobile
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Mitel
4 3 (13.64%) Avaya
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom
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