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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 241 214 203
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 12 35 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 3.38% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 34 44
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £48,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% -3.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £33,200 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
946 1036 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.61% 14.95% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 758 864 936
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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
(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 -19 6 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Merseyside +15 3 £42,500 -
Lancashire -13 2 £29,750 -15.60%
Cheshire -6 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) Avaya
3 10 (27.78%) Mitel
3 10 (27.78%) Lync
4 8 (22.22%) PBX
5 7 (19.44%) ITIL
6 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (16.67%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) WAN
6 6 (16.67%) Toshiba
6 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) Retail
7 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (13.89%) Office 365
7 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
8 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 4 (11.11%) OOP
8 4 (11.11%) C++
8 4 (11.11%) Java
8 4 (11.11%) PHP
8 4 (11.11%) MySQL
8 4 (11.11%) SOAP
8 4 (11.11%) Web Services
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco
8 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (27.78%) Lync
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) PBX
2 6 (16.67%) LAN
2 6 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 3 (8.33%) MPLS
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) VoIP
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) DHCP
6 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) WLAN
6 1 (2.78%) VLAN
6 1 (2.78%) VPLS
6 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Marketing
4 3 (8.33%) Finance
5 2 (5.56%) Advertising
6 1 (2.78%) Publishing
6 1 (2.78%) Automotive
6 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Avaya Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) IP Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 4 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Account Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Telephony Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Account Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Trainee
5 2 (5.56%) Account Director
5 2 (5.56%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) SOAP
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
1 4 (11.11%) LAMP
1 4 (11.11%) Ajax
1 4 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) OOP
2 4 (11.11%) CRM
2 4 (11.11%) Scrum
2 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.11%) TDD
2 4 (11.11%) MVC
2 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 4 (11.11%) BDD
2 4 (11.11%) OO PHP
3 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Product Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C++
1 4 (11.11%) Java
1 4 (11.11%) PHP
1 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) MCP
2 3 (8.33%) CCNA
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Server
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenServer
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Avaya
2 10 (27.78%) Mitel
3 6 (16.67%) Toshiba
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) Polycom
7 1 (2.78%) F5
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