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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 217 241 222
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 14 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 1.50% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 25
Average salary £35,000 £49,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +26.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £36,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £64,400 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,596 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -10.00%
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
793 1133 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.24% 16.12% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 657 936 813
Average salary £36,018 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +20 10 £40,000 -18.36% 5
Cheshire +22 2 £29,250 -26.87% 4
Cumbria - 1 £30,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £31,000 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) WAN
3 14 (35.00%) Skype for Business
4 12 (30.00%) VoIP
5 11 (27.50%) PBX
5 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
5 11 (27.50%) Wireless
6 9 (22.50%) IVR
7 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (20.00%) GSM
7 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (17.50%) SSL
8 7 (17.50%) Project Management
8 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (15.00%) Mitel
9 6 (15.00%) CCNA
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (15.00%) Internet
9 6 (15.00%) DNS
9 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco
10 5 (12.50%) Avaya
10 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 5 (12.50%) Firewall
10 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) System Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (35.00%) Skype for Business
2 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) WAN
2 12 (30.00%) VoIP
3 11 (27.50%) PBX
3 11 (27.50%) Wireless
4 8 (20.00%) GSM
5 7 (17.50%) SSL
6 6 (15.00%) DNS
6 6 (15.00%) Internet
6 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (12.50%) Firewall
7 5 (12.50%) Skype
8 4 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (5.00%) MPLS
9 2 (5.00%) PSTN
9 2 (5.00%) SAN
10 1 (2.50%) BGP
10 1 (2.50%) CTI
10 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.50%) Intranet
10 1 (2.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Project Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) VoIP Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Telephony Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Trainee
6 3 (7.50%) Trainee Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Lync Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Mitel Support
7 2 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.50%) WPF
1 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) IVR
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (17.50%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.50%) System Testing
3 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.50%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.50%) Presales
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.50%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) CCNA
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (5.00%) CCNP
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO13485
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Mitel
3 5 (12.50%) Avaya
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) Aastra
6 1 (2.50%) Altiris
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) NetApp
6 1 (2.50%) Ruckus Wireless
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