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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / North West
Rank 225 214 230
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 32 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 3.07% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 17
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

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 892 848 1108
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.01% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 692 688 844
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Cheshire +25 14 £65,000 +85.71%
Manchester -31 11 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Lancashire 0 5 £18,000 -28.00%
Merseyside 0 2 £62,500 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 29 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 27 (46.55%) Cisco
3 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (32.76%) CCNP
5 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
6 17 (29.31%) ITIL
6 17 (29.31%) Firewall
6 17 (29.31%) Line Management
7 16 (27.59%) Service Management
8 14 (24.14%) SLA
9 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
9 13 (22.41%) Windows
9 13 (22.41%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (22.41%) BC Cleared
9 13 (22.41%) Budget Control
9 13 (22.41%) Business Continuity
10 12 (20.69%) WAN
11 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
12 10 (17.24%) Office 365
13 9 (15.52%) Juniper
14 8 (13.79%) Legal
15 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
15 7 (12.07%) LAN
15 7 (12.07%) Cisco CUCM
16 6 (10.34%) NetScaler
16 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
16 6 (10.34%) F5
16 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
16 6 (10.34%) B2B
16 6 (10.34%) MCP

Unified Communications
Top Related 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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.90%) Confluence
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) Firewall
2 12 (20.69%) WAN
3 7 (12.07%) LAN
4 6 (10.34%) NetScaler
4 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.62%) Skype
6 4 (6.90%) DECT
6 4 (6.90%) VoIP
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (5.17%) LDAP
7 3 (5.17%) Wireless
8 2 (3.45%) BGP
8 2 (3.45%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.45%) IGRP
8 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.45%) OSPF
9 1 (1.72%) MPLS
9 1 (1.72%) VPN
9 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 29 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Network Manager
1 13 (22.41%) Network Operations Manager
1 13 (22.41%) Operations Manager
2 6 (10.34%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Telesales Executive
3 5 (8.62%) Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Account Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Sales Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Avaya Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Network Communications Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Technician
6 2 (3.45%) Voice Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Web Content Developer
6 2 (3.45%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) J2EE
2 2 (3.45%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
1 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.90%) CentOS
3 4 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
1 17 (29.31%) Line Management
2 16 (27.59%) Service Management
3 13 (22.41%) Budget Control
3 13 (22.41%) Business Continuity
4 6 (10.34%) B2B
5 5 (8.62%) Business Development
5 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.90%) CRM
6 4 (6.90%) ERP
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security
6 4 (6.90%) Network Management
7 3 (5.17%) Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.45%) Statistics
8 2 (3.45%) UML
8 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (32.76%) CCNP
3 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
4 13 (22.41%) BC Cleared
4 13 (22.41%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (10.34%) MCP
6 5 (8.62%) CCIE
6 5 (8.62%) MCSE
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.90%) CCNA
8 3 (5.17%) MCSA
8 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.45%) Degree
9 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO13485
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) vCloud
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Juniper
4 6 (10.34%) Avaya
4 6 (10.34%) F5
4 6 (10.34%) Riverbed
4 6 (10.34%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) Canon
5 4 (6.90%) Mitel
5 4 (6.90%) NetApp
5 4 (6.90%) Wyse
6 3 (5.17%) Draytek
7 2 (3.45%) 3Com
7 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 2 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (1.72%) Meraki
8 1 (1.72%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.72%) Symantec
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