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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 213 242
Rank change year-on-year -30 +29  
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 29 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.43% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.71% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 15
Median salary £47,500 £27,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +72.72% -35.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  

Unified Communications is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1068 884 932
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.76% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2838 2071 2224
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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 -21 21 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Cheshire -37 3 £31,000 -0.80% 1
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 40 (63.49%) Cisco
2 28 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (42.86%) CCNP
3 27 (42.86%) Windows
4 26 (41.27%) ITIL
4 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
5 23 (36.51%) MCSE
5 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (36.51%) Telecoms
6 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 20 (31.75%) Juniper
7 20 (31.75%) Service Management
8 19 (30.16%) WAN
9 17 (26.98%) MCP
9 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
9 17 (26.98%) SLA
10 16 (25.40%) CCIE
10 16 (25.40%) Riverbed
10 16 (25.40%) F5
10 16 (25.40%) NetScaler
11 15 (23.81%) Load Balancing
12 14 (22.22%) Skype for Business
12 14 (22.22%) MCSA
12 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
12 14 (22.22%) Firewall
12 14 (22.22%) Line Management
13 13 (20.63%) Skype
13 13 (20.63%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (20.63%) Statistics
14 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared

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 14 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) IaaS
3 1 (1.59%) OpenDNS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.16%) WAN
2 16 (25.40%) NetScaler
3 14 (22.22%) Firewall
3 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 13 (20.63%) Skype
5 6 (9.52%) LAN
5 6 (9.52%) VoIP
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.76%) MPLS
6 3 (4.76%) Wireless
7 2 (3.17%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.17%) PBX
8 1 (1.59%) DNS
8 1 (1.59%) LDAP
8 1 (1.59%) Network Security
8 1 (1.59%) VPN
8 1 (1.59%) WLAN
General
1 23 (36.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Network Communications Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) Network Manager
5 10 (15.87%) Network Operations Manager
5 10 (15.87%) Operations Manager
6 9 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Field Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Field Service Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Lead Network Engineer
10 5 (7.94%) Consultant
11 4 (6.35%) Lync Engineer
12 3 (4.76%) Avaya Consultant
12 3 (4.76%) Telesales Executive
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.35%) Tandem
5 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows
2 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Service Management
3 15 (23.81%) Load Balancing
4 14 (22.22%) Line Management
5 13 (20.63%) Statistics
6 11 (17.46%) Change Control
6 11 (17.46%) Configuration Management
7 10 (15.87%) Budget Control
8 9 (14.29%) Network Management
9 8 (12.70%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity
11 5 (7.94%) Business Development
11 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (7.94%) Telesales
12 4 (6.35%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (6.35%) Project Management
13 3 (4.76%) Presales
14 2 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
14 2 (3.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (42.86%) CCNP
3 23 (36.51%) MCSE
3 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (26.98%) MCP
5 16 (25.40%) CCIE
6 14 (22.22%) MCSA
7 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.87%) BC Cleared
8 10 (15.87%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.59%) CCNA
10 1 (1.59%) Degree
10 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.59%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) vCloud
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Cisco
2 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.75%) Juniper
4 16 (25.40%) F5
4 16 (25.40%) Riverbed
5 6 (9.52%) Avaya
5 6 (9.52%) HP
5 6 (9.52%) NEC
5 6 (9.52%) VMware
6 5 (7.94%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.35%) Apple
7 4 (6.35%) BroadSoft
8 3 (4.76%) Draytek
9 2 (3.17%) 3Com
9 2 (3.17%) Mitel
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 1 (1.59%) Aruba
10 1 (1.59%) Brocade
10 1 (1.59%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.59%) Splunk
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