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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 245 229 197
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -32
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 15 30 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.40% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 2.75% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10 29 39
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,150 £28,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.76%
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
1002 1092 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.95% 14.63% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 801 909 857
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 +10 13 £40,000 -13.97% 7
Merseyside +13 1 £70,000 +55.55%
Cheshire -2 1 - - 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 17 (48.57%) Telecoms
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 11 (31.43%) Mitel
5 10 (28.57%) Cisco
5 10 (28.57%) Avaya
5 10 (28.57%) Lync
6 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
6 8 (22.86%) ITIL
7 7 (20.00%) PBX
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 6 (17.14%) Internet
8 6 (17.14%) Toshiba
8 6 (17.14%) Linux
8 6 (17.14%) DNS
8 6 (17.14%) MCP
9 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.29%) VPN
9 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) SSL
9 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 4 (11.43%) Citrix
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (11.43%) CCNA
10 4 (11.43%) LAMP
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum
10 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (11.43%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (28.57%) Lync
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (8.57%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) PBX
2 6 (17.14%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) Internet
3 5 (14.29%) SSL
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.29%) VPN
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
5 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
5 3 (8.57%) MPLS
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP
7 1 (2.86%) WLAN
7 1 (2.86%) DHCP
7 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.86%) SAN
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (2.86%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Subversion
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.43%) PHPUnit
General
1 17 (48.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Consultant
1 6 (17.14%) Avaya Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) PHP Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Telephony Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Technician
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Trainee
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Telephony Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
1 4 (11.43%) LAMP
1 4 (11.43%) Ajax
1 4 (11.43%) REST
2 3 (8.57%) XMPP
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) IVR
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) MVC
3 4 (11.43%) OOP
3 4 (11.43%) CRM
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) TDD
3 4 (11.43%) Scrum
3 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.43%) BDD
3 4 (11.43%) OO PHP
4 3 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) System Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Product Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) C++
1 4 (11.43%) Java
1 4 (11.43%) PHP
1 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) MCP
2 4 (11.43%) CCNA
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (11.43%) XenMobile
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Mitel
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco
3 10 (28.57%) Avaya
4 7 (20.00%) VMware
5 6 (17.14%) Toshiba
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
7 3 (8.57%) Symantec
8 2 (5.71%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) Dell
9 1 (2.86%) Polycom
9 1 (2.86%) F5
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