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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 226 227 226
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 28 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 2.10% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 17
Average salary £35,000 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.13% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £80,000 £63,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
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
1060 954 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 14.12% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 877 767 862
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -6 17 £34,750 -21.02% 4
Lancashire -2 5 £28,000 -9.67%
Merseyside +18 4 £45,000 -30.76%
Cheshire -16 2 £60,000 -18.64% 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (41.38%) Lync
2 23 (39.66%) MS Exchange
3 17 (29.31%) Telecoms
3 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (25.86%) Blackberry
5 14 (24.14%) Cisco
5 14 (24.14%) VPN
6 13 (22.41%) Mitel
6 13 (22.41%) Load Balancing
6 13 (22.41%) DNS
6 13 (22.41%) VoIP
6 13 (22.41%) DHCP
6 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
6 13 (22.41%) MPLS
7 12 (20.69%) Avaya
7 12 (20.69%) B2B
7 12 (20.69%) Windows
8 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
8 11 (18.97%) Business Development
8 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
9 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
10 9 (15.52%) WAN
10 9 (15.52%) Firewall
10 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (13.79%) Office 365
11 8 (13.79%) PKI
11 8 (13.79%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (41.38%) Lync
2 23 (39.66%) MS Exchange
3 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
6 5 (8.62%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.72%) Apache
9 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) VPN
2 13 (22.41%) DNS
2 13 (22.41%) VoIP
2 13 (22.41%) DHCP
2 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.41%) MPLS
3 9 (15.52%) WAN
3 9 (15.52%) Firewall
4 8 (13.79%) LAN
5 7 (12.07%) SAN
5 7 (12.07%) NAS
6 4 (6.90%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.90%) SMTP
7 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.45%) H.323
8 2 (3.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.45%) PBX
8 2 (3.45%) PSTN
9 1 (1.72%) IPv6
9 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (29.31%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Sales Executive
2 9 (15.52%) Consultant
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Team Leader
5 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (8.62%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Communications Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Blackberry
2 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.79%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Load Balancing
2 12 (20.69%) B2B
3 11 (18.97%) Business Development
4 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.45%) Project Management
5 2 (3.45%) ITIL
5 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.72%) Change Management
6 1 (1.72%) Migration
6 1 (1.72%) Analytics
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.72%) Change Control
6 1 (1.72%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) MCSE
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) CCNP
4 4 (6.90%) MCSA
5 2 (3.45%) MCTS
5 2 (3.45%) MCITP
5 2 (3.45%) CCDP
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.72%) CCIE
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.07%) UAG
4 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.90%) XenApp
5 4 (6.90%) XenServer
6 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
1 5 (8.62%) SCOM
1 5 (8.62%) SCVMM
1 5 (8.62%) SCDPM
1 5 (8.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (3.45%) XenMobile
3 2 (3.45%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.14%) Cisco
3 13 (22.41%) Mitel
4 12 (20.69%) Avaya
5 8 (13.79%) Citrix
6 5 (8.62%) Sun
6 5 (8.62%) VMware
7 2 (3.45%) Trend Micro
7 2 (3.45%) IronPort
7 2 (3.45%) Polycom
7 2 (3.45%) Sophos
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) Juniper
7 2 (3.45%) Siemens
8 1 (1.72%) IBM
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp
Northwich, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £18-22K, DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum £6,000 Car Allow
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
North West
Vodafone
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago