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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 233 242 240
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 23 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 2.04% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 26
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £29,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
1030 978 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.13% 14.62% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 840 766 875
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 13 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Lancashire - 6 £18,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £25,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £37,500 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 27 (61.36%) Telecoms
2 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (22.73%) Cisco
5 8 (18.18%) Avaya
5 8 (18.18%) CCNP
6 7 (15.91%) WAN
6 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.91%) Project Management
6 7 (15.91%) Business Continuity
6 7 (15.91%) Mitel
6 7 (15.91%) Line Management
6 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
7 6 (13.64%) NetScaler
7 6 (13.64%) Riverbed
7 6 (13.64%) F5
7 6 (13.64%) Wireless
7 6 (13.64%) Juniper
8 5 (11.36%) CCIE
8 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.36%) Presales
9 4 (9.09%) Service Design
9 4 (9.09%) Coaching
9 4 (9.09%) PBX
9 4 (9.09%) MCP
9 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (9.09%) B2B
9 4 (9.09%) Back Office

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) IaaS
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 7 (15.91%) WAN
3 6 (13.64%) NetScaler
3 6 (13.64%) Wireless
4 4 (9.09%) PBX
5 3 (6.82%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) CTI
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) ISDN
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) SMTP
6 1 (2.27%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (61.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Team Leader
2 6 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Consultant
3 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (6.82%) Account Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Presales Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Service Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Sales Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Presales Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.27%) WPF
1 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) IVR
2 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Business Continuity
2 7 (15.91%) Line Management
2 7 (15.91%) Project Management
3 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
3 5 (11.36%) Presales
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.09%) B2B
4 4 (9.09%) Coaching
4 4 (9.09%) Service Design
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.55%) Business Development
6 2 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.55%) Email Management
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (2.27%) Analytics
7 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.27%) MVVM
7 1 (2.27%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C#
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.18%) CCNP
3 5 (11.36%) CCIE
4 4 (9.09%) MCP
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.82%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.27%) CCDP
7 1 (2.27%) MCSA
7 1 (2.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) Avaya
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) Mitel
4 6 (13.64%) F5
4 6 (13.64%) Juniper
4 6 (13.64%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.27%) Red Box
5 1 (2.27%) Verint
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