The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 70 52 76
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 3 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.44% 1.80% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 10.98% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 1
Average salary £40,000 £52,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 82 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.83% 16.37% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 64 73 88
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Merseyside

Unified Communications
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -18 3 £40,000 -38.46%
St Helens - 1 - -
Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (71.43%) Lync
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) MCTS
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) NCIE
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) CCDA
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (71.43%) Lync
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 1 (14.29%) Celerra
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Data Management
1 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
1 1 (14.29%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCTS
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) NCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCDA
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) NCDA
3 1 (14.29%) VCDX
3 1 (14.29%) HP AIS
3 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
3 1 (14.29%) HP MASE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VCAP
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) EMC
1 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec