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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank - 58 71
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 0 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.60% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 11.36% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 9
Average salary - £65,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +36.84%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 88 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.47% 14.10% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95 70 104
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £55,000 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) NetApp
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (75.00%) MCTS
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
1 3 (75.00%) NCIE
2 2 (50.00%) HP MASE
2 2 (50.00%) NCDA
2 2 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenServer
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) VCDX
2 2 (50.00%) HP AIS
2 2 (50.00%) VCAP
2 2 (50.00%) CCEE
2 2 (50.00%) CCIA
2 2 (50.00%) Celerra
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) EqualLogic
1 2 (50.00%) Celerra
2 1 (25.00%) CLARiiON
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (25.00%) MOF
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (75.00%) MCTS
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
1 3 (75.00%) NCIE
2 2 (50.00%) HP MASE
2 2 (50.00%) NCDA
2 2 (50.00%) VCDX
2 2 (50.00%) HP AIS
2 2 (50.00%) VCAP
2 2 (50.00%) CCEE
2 2 (50.00%) CCIA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenServer
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) NetApp
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) 3PAR