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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 234 229 231
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 24 23 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 2.47% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 30
Average salary £40,000 £39,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.91% -12.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
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
1192 931 1159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.06% 13.75% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 786 991
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -17 17 £41,250 +10.00% 4
Cheshire -7 7 £40,000 +2.56%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 20 (37.74%) Telecoms
2 18 (33.96%) Cisco
3 16 (30.19%) VoIP
4 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
5 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
5 13 (24.53%) B2B
6 12 (22.64%) LAN
6 12 (22.64%) Lync
7 11 (20.75%) WAN
7 11 (20.75%) Business Development
8 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
8 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
8 10 (18.87%) Avaya
8 10 (18.87%) SAN
8 10 (18.87%) Mitel
9 9 (16.98%) Windows
9 9 (16.98%) Citrix
10 8 (15.09%) Firewall
10 8 (15.09%) VMware
10 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (15.09%) NAS
10 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.21%) Project Management
11 7 (13.21%) Wireless
11 7 (13.21%) IP Telephony
11 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
12 5 (9.43%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) Lync
3 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.77%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.89%) Apache
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) VoIP
2 12 (22.64%) LAN
3 11 (20.75%) WAN
4 10 (18.87%) SAN
5 8 (15.09%) Firewall
5 8 (15.09%) NAS
6 7 (13.21%) Wireless
6 7 (13.21%) IP Telephony
7 5 (9.43%) Broadband
7 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
8 4 (7.55%) Network Security
9 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.66%) VPN
9 3 (5.66%) H.323
10 2 (3.77%) Internet
10 2 (3.77%) MPLS
10 2 (3.77%) Megaco
10 2 (3.77%) RTP
10 2 (3.77%) DNS
10 2 (3.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (37.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Sales Executive
2 10 (18.87%) Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Account Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.77%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) VoIP Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.66%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Telematics
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Debian
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) UNIX
6 1 (1.89%) SUSE
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) B2B
2 11 (20.75%) Business Development
3 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (7.55%) Network Management
5 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.77%) High Availability
5 2 (3.77%) Change Control
5 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.77%) Network Design
5 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.89%) Service Management
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) MCSE
2 5 (9.43%) CCNP
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) MCSA
4 3 (5.66%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) CCDP
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.43%) XenApp
4 5 (9.43%) XenServer
5 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.77%) Kamailio
6 2 (3.77%) UAG
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) XenMobile
2 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
2 2 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
2 2 (3.77%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Cisco
2 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) Mitel
3 10 (18.87%) Avaya
4 9 (16.98%) Citrix
5 8 (15.09%) VMware
6 4 (7.55%) Sun
7 3 (5.66%) EMC
7 3 (5.66%) Juniper
7 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.77%) Trend Micro
8 2 (3.77%) Acme Packet
8 2 (3.77%) Sonus
8 2 (3.77%) IronPort
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 2 (3.77%) Dell
8 2 (3.77%) Sophos
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle
9 1 (1.89%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) IBM
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