Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Unified Communications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unified Communications over the 6 months to 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 143 174
Rank change year-on-year +22 +31 -31
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 10 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.58% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 2.33% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 7
Cheshire median annual salary £55,000 £77,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.03% +158.33% +16.50%
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £81,250 £42,050
North West median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26% +42.32%

Unified Communications is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 287 429 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.53% 16.58% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 232 339 380
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £21,325 £21,450 £20,750
90th Percentile £58,675 £63,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Cheshire

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Unified Communications in Cheshire

Unified Communications
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 7 £55,000 - 1
Knutsford - 2 - -
Unified Communications
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) Azure
2 7 (70.00%) AWS
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Coaching
3 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (30.00%) People Management
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) Service Design
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) Skype
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 7 (70.00%) AWS
2 7 (70.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Coaching
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) People Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft