The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 234 201 216
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 22 53 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.72% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 3.93% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 18 35 15
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £35,000 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Unified Communications
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 15 £47,500 +15.15% 5
Cheshire -4 5 £42,500 -10.05% 2
Merseyside -16 4 £41,250 -36.53%
Lancashire +7 3 £42,500 -34.61%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (59.57%) Lync
2 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (44.68%) Cisco
4 17 (36.17%) Windows
5 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
5 16 (34.04%) VMware
5 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (31.91%) Hyper-V
6 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (31.91%) MS Exchange
7 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (23.40%) ITIL
8 11 (23.40%) CCNA
9 10 (21.28%) Citrix
9 10 (21.28%) LAN
9 10 (21.28%) WAN
9 10 (21.28%) Avaya
10 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
10 9 (19.15%) MCITP
10 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (17.02%) XenApp
11 8 (17.02%) XenServer
11 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (17.02%) MCSE
11 8 (17.02%) MS Office
12 7 (14.89%) HP
12 7 (14.89%) MCTS
12 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
12 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (59.57%) Lync
2 15 (31.91%) MS Exchange
3 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (17.02%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
6 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) LAN
1 10 (21.28%) WAN
2 6 (12.77%) DNS
2 6 (12.77%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.64%) SMTP
3 5 (10.64%) SAN
4 4 (8.51%) MPLS
4 4 (8.51%) VPN
5 3 (6.38%) VoIP
6 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.26%) NAS
6 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.26%) Firewall
6 2 (4.26%) SSL
7 1 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) Network Security
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.13%) Wireless
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Consultant
2 7 (14.89%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Sales Executive
6 2 (4.26%) Sales Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.51%) EqualLogic
2 4 (8.51%) Celerra
3 3 (6.38%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.26%) iPad
4 2 (4.26%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.26%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Change Control
3 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Business Development
5 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) B2B
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.13%) MOF
6 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 1 (2.13%) Data Management
6 1 (2.13%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (23.40%) CCNA
4 9 (19.15%) MCITP
5 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
5 8 (17.02%) MCSE
6 7 (14.89%) MCTS
7 6 (12.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (10.64%) MCP
8 5 (10.64%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
8 5 (10.64%) NCIE
8 5 (10.64%) CCEE
9 4 (8.51%) VCAP
9 4 (8.51%) CCIA
9 4 (8.51%) NCDA
9 4 (8.51%) VCDX
9 4 (8.51%) HP MASE
9 4 (8.51%) HP AIS
9 4 (8.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (31.91%) Hyper-V
3 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
4 8 (17.02%) XenApp
4 8 (17.02%) XenServer
5 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
6 6 (12.77%) vSphere
7 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
8 3 (6.38%) vCloud
9 1 (2.13%) Xen
9 1 (2.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (44.68%) Cisco
3 16 (34.04%) VMware
4 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) Avaya
5 7 (14.89%) HP
6 6 (12.77%) NetApp
6 6 (12.77%) Dell
6 6 (12.77%) EMC
7 5 (10.64%) Mitel
8 4 (8.51%) Trend Micro
8 4 (8.51%) Sophos
9 3 (6.38%) Symantec
9 3 (6.38%) IronPort
9 3 (6.38%) Facebook
9 3 (6.38%) Twitter
10 2 (4.26%) McAfee
10 2 (4.26%) Juniper
11 1 (2.13%) IBM
11 1 (2.13%) CommVault
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