Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 327 318
Rank change year-on-year +38 -9 +13
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 71 52 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 2.54% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 69 36 38
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +46.15% -22.62%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £21,100
90th Percentile £81,250 £63,125 £55,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -14.29%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,903 2,048 1,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.96% 15.55% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,559 1,660 1,572
North West median annual salary £42,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Unified Communications in the North West

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Unified Communications 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 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
Manchester +42 50 £37,500 -25.00% 7
Cheshire +7 14 £52,500 +62.79%
Merseyside +23 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Lancashire +12 1 £57,500 +15.00%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
1 28 (39.44%) VMware
2 23 (32.39%) Cisco
2 23 (32.39%) Windows
3 22 (30.99%) Telecoms
4 21 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (25.35%) Firewall
6 17 (23.94%) IaaS
7 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
8 15 (21.13%) Office 365
8 15 (21.13%) Windows Server
9 14 (19.72%) Identity Access Management
10 13 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
11 12 (16.90%) Driving Licence
12 11 (15.49%) Service Delivery
13 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
13 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
13 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (12.68%) Project Management
13 9 (12.68%) Citrix
14 8 (11.27%) IBM
14 8 (11.27%) WAN
14 8 (11.27%) Google
14 8 (11.27%) Smartphone
14 8 (11.27%) Application Virtualisation
14 8 (11.27%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (11.27%) Presales

Unified Communications
Co-occurring 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 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (23.94%) IaaS
3 15 (21.13%) Office 365
4 13 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (11.27%) IBM Cloud
5 8 (11.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) Firewall
2 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.27%) WAN
4 6 (8.45%) DNS
4 6 (8.45%) LAN
4 6 (8.45%) VoIP
5 5 (7.04%) Skype
5 5 (7.04%) Value-Added Service
5 5 (7.04%) Wireless
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.63%) Network Security
7 3 (4.23%) DHCP
7 3 (4.23%) Internet
7 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
7 3 (4.23%) SAN
7 3 (4.23%) VPN
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.82%) PBX
8 2 (2.82%) WLAN
9 1 (1.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (4.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (30.99%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Architect
2 10 (14.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Field Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) IT Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Product Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.45%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.45%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Field Service Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
7 4 (5.63%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) .NET
1 6 (8.45%) Middleware
1 6 (8.45%) REST
1 6 (8.45%) SOAP
1 6 (8.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Driving Licence
2 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.27%) Smartphone
4 5 (7.04%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.23%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 15 (21.13%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.63%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Identity Access Management
2 11 (15.49%) Service Delivery
3 9 (12.68%) Project Management
4 8 (11.27%) Application Virtualisation
4 8 (11.27%) Presales
4 8 (11.27%) Records Management
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.45%) CRM
6 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (8.45%) ERP
6 6 (8.45%) Information Architecture
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL
6 6 (8.45%) Product Management
6 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (7.04%) Application Packaging
7 5 (7.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.45%) CCNP
2 6 (8.45%) MCSE
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.04%) CCNA
4 2 (2.82%) CCIE
4 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CCDP
5 1 (1.41%) CISA
5 1 (1.41%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.82%) PMO
3 2 (2.82%) SLA
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Server
4 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCOM
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.82%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
1 28 (39.44%) VMware
2 23 (32.39%) Cisco
3 9 (12.68%) Citrix
4 8 (11.27%) Google
4 8 (11.27%) IBM
5 6 (8.45%) Casewise
5 6 (8.45%) NetApp
6 5 (7.04%) NEC
7 4 (5.63%) Juniper
7 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.23%) Nortel
9 1 (1.41%) Avaya
9 1 (1.41%) Intel
9 1 (1.41%) Mitel
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle
9 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds