The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP 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 VoIP over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 149 175 161
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Permanent jobs citing VoIP 109 74 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.00% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.88% 6.83% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 90 54 73
Average salary £34,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,083 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
VoIP
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
1002 1084 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 14.71% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 800 901 834
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,220 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VoIP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VoIP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VoIP across the North West region.

VoIP Salary Trend in the North West

VoIP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VoIP across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

VoIP Salary Histogram in the North West

VoIP
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 VoIP within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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 +42 78 £30,000 -5.51% 6
Cheshire -2 25 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Merseyside +10 2 £26,000 -43.78%
Lancashire -8 1 £27,500 -1.78% 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing VoIP 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 VoIP.

1 84 (46.67%) Cisco
2 83 (46.11%) Windows
3 68 (37.78%) Firewall
4 65 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 61 (33.89%) LAN
6 60 (33.33%) VPN
7 57 (31.67%) DNS
8 53 (29.44%) Active Directory
8 53 (29.44%) WAN
9 51 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (27.78%) DHCP
11 47 (26.11%) VMware
12 43 (23.89%) Linux
13 41 (22.78%) MS Exchange
14 40 (22.22%) ITIL
15 36 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 36 (20.00%) MPLS
15 36 (20.00%) Telecoms
15 36 (20.00%) Wireless
16 35 (19.44%) CCNA
17 32 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (16.11%) Citrix
18 29 (16.11%) Finance
19 28 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
20 26 (14.44%) Service Delivery
21 25 (13.89%) SLA
22 23 (12.78%) MS Excel
22 23 (12.78%) SAN
23 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
24 21 (11.67%) CCNP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing VoIP 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 VoIP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (22.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.44%) Lync
5 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.44%) MS Office
3 6 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Agresso
2 1 (0.56%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 68 (37.78%) Firewall
2 61 (33.89%) LAN
3 60 (33.33%) VPN
4 57 (31.67%) DNS
5 53 (29.44%) WAN
6 50 (27.78%) DHCP
7 36 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 36 (20.00%) MPLS
7 36 (20.00%) Wireless
8 28 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
9 23 (12.78%) SAN
10 21 (11.67%) SSL
11 18 (10.00%) ADSL
12 17 (9.44%) Ethernet
12 17 (9.44%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (8.33%) IPsec
13 15 (8.33%) Internet
14 14 (7.78%) SNMP
14 14 (7.78%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (7.22%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) Firebug
General
1 36 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 29 (16.11%) Finance
3 8 (4.44%) Automotive
3 8 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.44%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.78%) Legal
5 4 (2.22%) Advertising
5 4 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (27.22%) Analyst
2 26 (14.44%) Network Engineer
3 21 (11.67%) Technical Support
4 19 (10.56%) Support Analyst
4 19 (10.56%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 12 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Technical Support Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) Voice Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.00%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.44%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Service Improvement Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) Web Services
2 8 (4.44%) Flash
2 8 (4.44%) Qt
2 8 (4.44%) OpenAL
2 8 (4.44%) OpenCL
2 8 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.44%) J2ME
2 8 (4.44%) SVG
2 8 (4.44%) OpenGL
2 8 (4.44%) Middleware
2 8 (4.44%) UIQ
2 8 (4.44%) Series 60
2 8 (4.44%) BREW
3 1 (0.56%) jQuery
3 1 (0.56%) XHTML
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) COM
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.44%) iPhone
2 8 (4.44%) MPEG
2 8 (4.44%) Device Driver
3 7 (3.89%) Life Science
3 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.78%) IVR
5 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.67%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.67%) iPad
6 3 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.11%) Photography
7 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) CCTV
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (46.11%) Windows
2 43 (23.89%) Linux
3 19 (10.56%) Windows 7
4 18 (10.00%) Android
4 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 12 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 8 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (4.44%) Nucleus RTOS
8 7 (3.89%) UNIX
9 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.78%) SUSE
9 5 (2.78%) Debian
9 5 (2.78%) Fedora
10 4 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.22%) ITIL
2 26 (14.44%) Service Delivery
3 19 (10.56%) Incident Management
4 16 (8.89%) Network Management
4 16 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (8.89%) Mentoring
5 14 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (7.78%) Information Security
6 12 (6.67%) Project Management
6 12 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (6.11%) Security Patching
7 11 (6.11%) Service Management
7 11 (6.11%) Migration
8 10 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.44%) Service Continuity Management
9 8 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (4.44%) Mobile Commerce
9 8 (4.44%) DRM
9 8 (4.44%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.67%) SQL
2 8 (4.44%) C
2 8 (4.44%) C++
2 8 (4.44%) Java
3 5 (2.78%) Perl
3 5 (2.78%) PHP
3 5 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.56%) VB
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.44%) CCNA
3 21 (11.67%) CCNP
4 18 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (8.89%) Degree
6 15 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.44%) MCSE
7 8 (4.44%) MCSA
8 7 (3.89%) MCP
8 7 (3.89%) MCITP
9 5 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.78%) CCSP
10 4 (2.22%) CCIE
11 2 (1.11%) CISSP
11 2 (1.11%) CCVP
11 2 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.56%) CCA
12 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.89%) SLA
2 12 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.11%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 53 (29.44%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.22%) XenDesktop
4 11 (6.11%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.56%) vSphere
6 8 (4.44%) ISA Server
7 6 (3.33%) XenApp
8 3 (1.67%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.89%) cPanel
3 5 (2.78%) SCCM
4 4 (2.22%) WSUS
5 3 (1.67%) Cisco LMS
5 3 (1.67%) SCOM
5 3 (1.67%) Plesk
6 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 84 (46.67%) Cisco
2 65 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 47 (26.11%) VMware
4 29 (16.11%) Citrix
5 13 (7.22%) Juniper
6 12 (6.67%) NetApp
6 12 (6.67%) Apple
7 10 (5.56%) Avaya
7 10 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.44%) Websense
8 8 (4.44%) Blue Coat
8 8 (4.44%) F5
8 8 (4.44%) Symbian
9 6 (3.33%) NetScout
9 6 (3.33%) LANDesk
9 6 (3.33%) Mitel
10 5 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.22%) Meraki
12 3 (1.67%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.67%) HP
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