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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 215 221 232
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 19 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.74% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 26
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £39,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
978 1021 1171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.20% 14.98% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 762 804 951
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 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +11 9 £32,500 -33.33% 8
Lancashire -10 6 £27,500 -35.29%
Merseyside +5 4 £48,750 +18.18%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) Mitel
4 9 (25.00%) Avaya
5 8 (22.22%) LAN
5 8 (22.22%) PBX
5 8 (22.22%) Lync
6 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (16.67%) VMware
6 6 (16.67%) Toshiba
6 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 5 (13.89%) ITIL
7 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco
7 5 (13.89%) WAN
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Retail
7 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (13.89%) Office 365
8 4 (11.11%) REST
8 4 (11.11%) OO PHP
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
8 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
8 4 (11.11%) Subversion
8 4 (11.11%) LAMP

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (22.22%) Lync
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) LAN
1 8 (22.22%) PBX
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 4 (11.11%) Wireless
4 3 (8.33%) Network Security
5 2 (5.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.78%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 15 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Avaya Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) IP Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
2 4 (11.11%) Developer
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (5.56%) Head of Infrastructure
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Account Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Telephony Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Trainee
4 2 (5.56%) Account Director
4 2 (5.56%) Account Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) IT Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) REST
1 4 (11.11%) LAMP
1 4 (11.11%) Ajax
1 4 (11.11%) SOAP
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
1 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.11%) OO PHP
2 4 (11.11%) BDD
2 4 (11.11%) Scrum
2 4 (11.11%) TDD
2 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 4 (11.11%) OOP
2 4 (11.11%) MVC
2 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) CRM
3 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 4 (11.11%) C++
1 4 (11.11%) Java
1 4 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) MCP
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.78%) XenServer
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Mitel
3 9 (25.00%) Avaya
4 6 (16.67%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Toshiba
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix
7 2 (5.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) Dell
8 1 (2.78%) Polycom
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