The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 227 202 231
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +29
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 29 37 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 3.73% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 21
Average salary £35,750 £59,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.40% +21.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £37,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,550 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
Unified Communications
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1057 992 1058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.30% 14.65% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 885 826 895
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in the North West

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in the North West

Unified Communications
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 13 £40,000 -17.94% 8
Lancashire +5 9 £28,000 -9.67%
Merseyside +3 4 £45,000 -30.76%
Cheshire -20 2 £72,500 -3.33%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 31 (50.82%) Lync
2 24 (39.34%) MS Exchange
3 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 19 (31.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
4 16 (26.23%) Telecoms
5 15 (24.59%) Load Balancing
5 15 (24.59%) MPLS
5 15 (24.59%) Avaya
5 15 (24.59%) DHCP
5 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
5 15 (24.59%) VPN
5 15 (24.59%) DNS
6 14 (22.95%) Cisco
6 14 (22.95%) Windows
7 13 (21.31%) Mitel
7 13 (21.31%) VoIP
7 13 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (19.67%) Hyper-V
9 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
9 11 (18.03%) B2B
9 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (18.03%) Business Development
10 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
10 9 (14.75%) Citrix
10 9 (14.75%) Office 365
10 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (13.11%) XenApp
11 8 (13.11%) XenServer
11 8 (13.11%) UAG

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 31 (50.82%) Lync
2 24 (39.34%) MS Exchange
3 19 (31.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
6 5 (8.20%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.64%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) MPLS
1 15 (24.59%) DHCP
1 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
1 15 (24.59%) VPN
1 15 (24.59%) DNS
2 13 (21.31%) VoIP
3 6 (9.84%) WAN
4 5 (8.20%) Firewall
4 5 (8.20%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) LAN
4 5 (8.20%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.56%) NAS
6 3 (4.92%) SMTP
6 3 (4.92%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.28%) H.323
7 2 (3.28%) Internet
7 2 (3.28%) PBX
7 2 (3.28%) PSTN
8 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (26.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Sales Executive
2 11 (18.03%) Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Team Leader
4 6 (9.84%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Account Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
2 13 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.11%) PKI
4 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.28%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.28%) Celerra
6 1 (1.64%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Solaris
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) SUSE
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Load Balancing
2 11 (18.03%) B2B
2 11 (18.03%) Business Development
3 3 (4.92%) Migration
4 2 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.28%) Analytics
4 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL
5 1 (1.64%) Project Management
5 1 (1.64%) Change Management
5 1 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) MCTS
3 5 (8.20%) MCITP
3 5 (8.20%) CCDP
4 4 (6.56%) MCSE
5 3 (4.92%) CCDA
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.28%) VCDX
6 2 (3.28%) NCDA
6 2 (3.28%) NCIE
6 2 (3.28%) HP MASE
6 2 (3.28%) VCAP
6 2 (3.28%) CCEE
6 2 (3.28%) CCIA
6 2 (3.28%) HP AIS
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.28%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
3 8 (13.11%) XenApp
3 8 (13.11%) XenServer
3 8 (13.11%) UAG
4 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (9.84%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.92%) vSphere
7 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (1.64%) Xen
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCVMM
2 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) SCOM
2 5 (8.20%) SCDPM
2 5 (8.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (3.28%) XenMobile
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) Avaya
3 14 (22.95%) Cisco
4 13 (21.31%) Mitel
5 9 (14.75%) Citrix
6 7 (11.48%) VMware
7 5 (8.20%) Dell
7 5 (8.20%) Sun
8 3 (4.92%) HP
8 3 (4.92%) NetApp
8 3 (4.92%) Juniper
9 2 (3.28%) Polycom
9 2 (3.28%) Symantec
9 2 (3.28%) Siemens
9 2 (3.28%) EMC
10 1 (1.64%) Oracle
10 1 (1.64%) IBM
10 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.64%) McAfee
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