Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 313 316 313
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 35 49 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.86% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32 36 42
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,600 £21,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £84,625 £75,000 £66,180
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,624 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.84% +21.39% -9.09%

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 1,808 1,714 1,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.46% 13.36% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 1,348 1,471
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £56,250
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 February 2019.

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 February 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
Manchester +3 27 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Cheshire +50 4 £89,000 +196.67%
Merseyside +16 2 £41,500 - 1
Lancashire +14 2 £31,500 -47.50% 1
Unified Communications
England

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

1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Office 365
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (28.57%) VMware
6 9 (25.71%) Project Management
7 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
7 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (22.86%) Skype
7 8 (22.86%) Presales
8 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
8 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (17.14%) DHCP
9 6 (17.14%) ITIL
9 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (17.14%) SaaS
9 6 (17.14%) IaaS
9 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
10 5 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (14.29%) Records Management
10 5 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
10 5 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
10 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (14.29%) QA
10 5 (14.29%) Google

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 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Office 365
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.14%) IaaS
3 6 (17.14%) SaaS
4 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) Yammer
6 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Skype
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) VoIP
3 5 (14.29%) Wireless
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 3 (8.57%) Internet
5 3 (8.57%) PBX
5 3 (8.57%) Wireless Security
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security
6 2 (5.71%) VLAN
6 2 (5.71%) WebEx
6 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.86%) DMZ
7 1 (2.86%) PSTN
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Big Data
General
1 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) French Language
2 2 (5.71%) German Language
2 2 (5.71%) Italian Language
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Coordinator
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Communications Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Presales Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Presales Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Advisor
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Mitel Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Mitel Support
5 2 (5.71%) Technology Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 4 (11.43%) PMI
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
4 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.86%) NHS
6 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 8 (22.86%) Presales
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (14.29%) Records Management
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) High Availability
7 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Application Rationalisation
8 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (5.71%) Commercial Awareness
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 2 (5.71%) Thought Leadership
8 2 (5.71%) Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) CCNA
2 2 (5.71%) CCNP
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco CME
2 3 (8.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Google
4 5 (14.29%) IBM
5 4 (11.43%) BT
5 4 (11.43%) Openreach
5 4 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (8.57%) Proofpoint
6 3 (8.57%) Symantec
7 2 (5.71%) Mitel
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) F5
8 1 (2.86%) Meraki