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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 230 189 229
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +40
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 29 44 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.64% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 4.35% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 28 39 19
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £37,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
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
1078 1012 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 14.78% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 895 858 884
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -24 14 £46,500 +3.33% 5
Lancashire +5 8 £28,000 -37.77% 1
Merseyside +1 4 £45,000 -30.76%
Cheshire -16 2 £62,500 -5.66%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (57.89%) Lync
2 24 (42.11%) MS Exchange
3 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
4 19 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (29.82%) DNS
5 17 (29.82%) DHCP
5 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
6 16 (28.07%) VPN
6 16 (28.07%) MPLS
6 16 (28.07%) Blackberry
6 16 (28.07%) Load Balancing
7 15 (26.32%) Windows
8 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
8 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
9 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (22.81%) Avaya
10 12 (21.05%) Cisco
10 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 11 (19.30%) Mitel
11 11 (19.30%) VoIP
11 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
12 10 (17.54%) Office 365
12 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (15.79%) Citrix
13 9 (15.79%) VMware
14 8 (14.04%) PKI
14 8 (14.04%) Business Development
14 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
14 8 (14.04%) B2B

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (57.89%) Lync
2 24 (42.11%) MS Exchange
3 19 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
6 5 (8.77%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.51%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.75%) Apache
9 1 (1.75%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) DNS
1 17 (29.82%) DHCP
1 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
2 16 (28.07%) VPN
2 16 (28.07%) MPLS
3 11 (19.30%) VoIP
4 5 (8.77%) WAN
5 4 (7.02%) SAN
5 4 (7.02%) LAN
5 4 (7.02%) SMTP
5 4 (7.02%) Firewall
5 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.26%) NAS
7 2 (3.51%) PBX
7 2 (3.51%) PSTN
7 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.51%) H.323
8 1 (1.75%) Wireless
8 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
General
1 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Sales Executive
2 11 (19.30%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) Team Leader
4 6 (10.53%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 1 (1.75%) Designer
9 1 (1.75%) VMware Consultant
9 1 (1.75%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Blackberry
2 8 (14.04%) PKI
3 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.51%) Celerra
4 2 (3.51%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.75%) SUSE
5 1 (1.75%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.04%) Business Development
2 8 (14.04%) B2B
3 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL
4 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (3.51%) Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.75%) Change Management
6 1 (1.75%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.75%) Data Management
6 1 (1.75%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.75%) MOF
6 1 (1.75%) Project Management
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) C
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) MCITP
3 6 (10.53%) MCTS
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) MCSE
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.02%) CCDP
6 3 (5.26%) NCIE
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.26%) CCDA
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.51%) NCDA
7 2 (3.51%) CCEE
7 2 (3.51%) CCIA
7 2 (3.51%) VCAP
7 2 (3.51%) HP MASE
7 2 (3.51%) HP AIS
7 2 (3.51%) VCDX
8 1 (1.75%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
2 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.04%) UAG
5 7 (12.28%) XenApp
5 7 (12.28%) XenServer
6 5 (8.77%) XenDesktop
7 4 (7.02%) vSphere
8 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.75%) vCloud
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.75%) Xen
9 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCOM
2 6 (10.53%) SCVMM
2 6 (10.53%) SCCM
3 5 (8.77%) SCDPM
3 5 (8.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.81%) Avaya
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco
4 11 (19.30%) Mitel
5 9 (15.79%) Citrix
5 9 (15.79%) VMware
6 5 (8.77%) Sun
7 4 (7.02%) NetApp
7 4 (7.02%) HP
7 4 (7.02%) Dell
8 3 (5.26%) EMC
9 2 (3.51%) Juniper
9 2 (3.51%) Siemens
9 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 2 (3.51%) Polycom
10 1 (1.75%) Veeam
10 1 (1.75%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.75%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.75%) Meraki
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