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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 171 166 158
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 12 13 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.35% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 2.63% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 29
Average salary £45,000 £29,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.54% -43.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
616 494 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.74% 13.16% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 513 434 571
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £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 28 January 2015.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Manchester

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) WAN
3 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
4 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) Windows
4 8 (27.59%) LAN
4 8 (27.59%) VoIP
4 8 (27.59%) SAN
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (24.14%) Firewall
5 7 (24.14%) IP Telephony
5 7 (24.14%) Lync
5 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (20.69%) NAS
6 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.24%) MCSE
7 5 (17.24%) Broadband
7 5 (17.24%) CCNP
7 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 4 (13.79%) Network Management
8 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
8 4 (13.79%) XenApp
8 4 (13.79%) XenServer

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) Lync
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) WAN
2 8 (27.59%) LAN
2 8 (27.59%) VoIP
2 8 (27.59%) SAN
3 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 7 (24.14%) IP Telephony
4 6 (20.69%) NAS
5 5 (17.24%) Broadband
6 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.90%) RTP
7 2 (6.90%) Megaco
7 2 (6.90%) H.323
7 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) SSL
8 1 (3.45%) IPv6
8 1 (3.45%) Internet
8 1 (3.45%) BGP
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Account Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Account Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Telematics
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Debian
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (10.34%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.90%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) B2B
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Business Development
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.24%) MCSE
2 5 (17.24%) CCNP
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) CCDP
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.79%) XenApp
2 4 (13.79%) XenServer
3 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.45%) SCDPM
2 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) Acme Packet
5 2 (6.90%) Sonus
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
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