Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 338 310
Rank change year-on-year +39 -28 +32
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 61 40 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 2.05% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 59 22 46
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £33,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +42.32% -21.47%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,550 £18,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £56,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +16.67% -10.00%

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 2,017 1,950 1,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.41% 14.82% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,662 1,564 1,588
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £21,275 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +38 46 £35,000 -26.32% 3
Cheshire +23 10 £77,500 +158.33%
Merseyside - 4 £47,000 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 22 (36.07%) Windows
1 22 (36.07%) Telecoms
2 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.79%) VMware
4 18 (29.51%) Cisco
5 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
5 17 (27.87%) Firewall
6 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
6 16 (26.23%) Office 365
7 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (24.59%) Project Management
8 14 (22.95%) Windows Server
9 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (19.67%) Driving Licence
11 11 (18.03%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (14.75%) Citrix
12 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
12 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
13 8 (13.11%) ITIL
13 8 (13.11%) Presales
13 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
13 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (9.84%) NetApp
15 6 (9.84%) Middleware
15 6 (9.84%) Java
15 6 (9.84%) SQL
15 6 (9.84%) .NET
15 6 (9.84%) SOAP

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 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) IIS
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Office 365
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.20%) IaaS
3 5 (8.20%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (8.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) Firewall
2 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.84%) DNS
3 6 (9.84%) VoIP
3 6 (9.84%) WAN
4 5 (8.20%) Network Security
4 5 (8.20%) Skype
4 5 (8.20%) Wireless
5 4 (6.56%) LAN
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.92%) DHCP
6 3 (4.92%) SAN
6 3 (4.92%) VPN
7 2 (3.28%) Internet
7 2 (3.28%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.28%) PBX
7 2 (3.28%) WLAN
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.64%) PSTN
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (36.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) French Language
4 1 (1.64%) German Language
4 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) IT Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.84%) Server Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) IT Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Coordinator
7 4 (6.56%) Designer
7 4 (6.56%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (6.56%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Business Solution Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
1 6 (9.84%) Middleware
1 6 (9.84%) REST
1 6 (9.84%) SOAP
1 6 (9.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Driving Licence
2 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.20%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.20%) Smartphone
4 4 (6.56%) PMI
4 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.56%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.28%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) IVR
7 1 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.92%) Linux
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) CentOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Project Management
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Identity Access Management
4 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
5 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (13.11%) ITIL
5 8 (13.11%) Presales
6 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
6 6 (9.84%) CRM
6 6 (9.84%) Data Modelling
6 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.84%) ERP
6 6 (9.84%) Information Architecture
6 6 (9.84%) Migration
6 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
6 6 (9.84%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (8.20%) Application Virtualisation
7 5 (8.20%) Records Management
7 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Java
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.20%) CCNA
3 4 (6.56%) CCNP
3 4 (6.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CCIE
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CISA
5 1 (1.64%) CISM
5 1 (1.64%) CISSP
5 1 (1.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.64%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) VMware Server
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
1 3 (4.92%) SCOM
1 3 (4.92%) SCOrch
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.28%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Cisco
4 9 (14.75%) Citrix
5 6 (9.84%) Casewise
5 6 (9.84%) NetApp
6 5 (8.20%) Google
6 5 (8.20%) IBM
7 4 (6.56%) BT
7 4 (6.56%) Juniper
7 4 (6.56%) Openreach
7 4 (6.56%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.92%) Nortel
9 2 (3.28%) Proofpoint
9 2 (3.28%) Symantec
10 1 (1.64%) Avaya
10 1 (1.64%) Intel
10 1 (1.64%) Mitel