The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 706 767 659
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -108
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 131 86 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.088% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.63% 0.42% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 113 76 185
Average salary £44,250 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +15.62%
Office Communications Server
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
20766 20634 21676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 21.37% 21.23% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17795 17060 18871
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region.

Office Communications Server Salary Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Office Communications Server Salary Histogram in England

Office Communications Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 63 £56,250 +3.21% 4
South East -4 28 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North East - 14 £32,500 -
South West -9 12 £38,750 -26.19% 4
Yorkshire -15 5 £50,000 +42.85%
North West -8 3 £35,000 -10.25% 3
East Midlands +12 1 £43,500 -13.00%
West Midlands -8 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Office Communications Server.

1 218 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 168 (77.06%) Windows
3 163 (74.77%) Active Directory
4 161 (73.85%) Lync
5 152 (69.72%) MS Exchange
6 106 (48.62%) SharePoint
7 96 (44.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 92 (42.20%) VMware
8 92 (42.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 91 (41.74%) MS Office
10 90 (41.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 90 (41.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 85 (38.99%) Citrix
12 83 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 82 (37.61%) SQL Server
14 81 (37.16%) SAN
15 77 (35.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 71 (32.57%) Office 365
17 70 (32.11%) MCSE
18 66 (30.28%) SLA
19 64 (29.36%) Clustering
20 59 (27.06%) Migration
20 59 (27.06%) SCCM
21 57 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
22 56 (25.69%) SQL Server 2005
23 55 (25.23%) MS Excel
24 54 (24.77%) PowerShell
25 52 (23.85%) NAS
25 52 (23.85%) SCOM
26 49 (22.48%) Hyper-V

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Office Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 161 (73.85%) Lync
2 152 (69.72%) MS Exchange
3 106 (48.62%) SharePoint
4 92 (42.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 90 (41.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (22.02%) IIS
7 43 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (11.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (8.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (8.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (7.34%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 91 (41.74%) MS Office
2 55 (25.23%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (32.57%) Office 365
2 34 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (11.47%) IaaS
4 3 (1.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (37.16%) SAN
2 52 (23.85%) NAS
3 48 (22.02%) Firewall
4 42 (19.27%) Internet
5 32 (14.68%) DNS
6 27 (12.39%) Unified Communications
7 22 (10.09%) VPN
8 21 (9.63%) VLAN
9 19 (8.72%) VoIP
10 13 (5.96%) H.323
11 12 (5.50%) IMAP
11 12 (5.50%) SSL
11 12 (5.50%) POP3
12 8 (3.67%) PBX
13 6 (2.75%) LDAP
13 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.83%) VPLS
14 4 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (1.83%) MPLS
14 4 (1.83%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 57 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (25.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (8.72%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.42%) Finance
3 11 (5.05%) Law
4 8 (3.67%) Back Office
5 6 (2.75%) Marketing
5 6 (2.75%) Electronics
5 6 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.29%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (21.56%) Consultant
2 37 (16.97%) Architect
3 35 (16.06%) Analyst
4 29 (13.30%) Support Engineer
5 24 (11.01%) Microsoft Consultant
6 23 (10.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (8.26%) Technical Architect
9 16 (7.34%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (6.42%) Operations Engineer
10 14 (6.42%) Principal Consultant
10 14 (6.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 13 (5.96%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (5.96%) Wintel Analyst
12 12 (5.50%) Designer
12 12 (5.50%) Senior Implementation Consultant
12 12 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
12 12 (5.50%) Implementation Consultant
12 12 (5.50%) Technical Engineer
13 11 (5.05%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.92%) COM
3 1 (0.46%) Middleware
3 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (29.36%) Clustering
2 33 (15.14%) Blackberry
3 24 (11.01%) Video Conferencing
3 24 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.05%) Replication
5 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.75%) DTV
7 4 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 168 (77.06%) Windows
2 90 (41.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (35.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (18.35%) UNIX
5 39 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (10.09%) Linux
7 18 (8.26%) AIX
7 18 (8.26%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.06%) Migration
2 43 (19.72%) Change Control
3 40 (18.35%) Technical Architecture
4 32 (14.68%) Problem Management
5 26 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (11.01%) ITIL
6 24 (11.01%) Mentoring
7 22 (10.09%) Mobile Device Management
8 21 (9.63%) Change Management
9 20 (9.17%) Load Balancing
10 17 (7.80%) Service Delivery
11 15 (6.88%) Software Deployment
12 13 (5.96%) Project Management
13 10 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (4.13%) CRM
14 9 (4.13%) Service Management
15 8 (3.67%) Project Planning
15 8 (3.67%) Document Management
16 7 (3.21%) ITIL V3
17 6 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 54 (24.77%) PowerShell
2 31 (14.22%) SQL
3 4 (1.83%) VBScript
4 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (44.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (32.11%) MCSE
3 34 (15.60%) CCA
3 34 (15.60%) Citrix Certification
4 32 (14.68%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (14.68%) Security Cleared
4 32 (14.68%) SC Cleared
5 28 (12.84%) Degree
6 26 (11.93%) MCSA
7 24 (11.01%) MCITP
8 23 (10.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (10.09%) MCTS
10 18 (8.26%) MCP
10 18 (8.26%) MCSD
10 18 (8.26%) CCEA
11 16 (7.34%) CCEE
11 16 (7.34%) CCIA
12 14 (6.42%) CCNA
13 12 (5.50%) CCVP
13 12 (5.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (30.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 163 (74.77%) Active Directory
2 83 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (22.48%) Hyper-V
4 39 (17.89%) vSphere
5 22 (10.09%) XenApp
5 22 (10.09%) XenServer
6 18 (8.26%) XenDesktop
6 18 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (7.80%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.75%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.83%) UAG
10 3 (1.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 59 (27.06%) SCCM
2 52 (23.85%) SCOM
3 18 (8.26%) Nagios
3 18 (8.26%) Opsview
4 14 (6.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (4.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.83%) MOM
7 3 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.92%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.46%) WSUS
9 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 218 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 92 (42.20%) VMware
3 85 (38.99%) Citrix
4 42 (19.27%) Cisco
5 40 (18.35%) CommVault
6 36 (16.51%) NetApp
7 23 (10.55%) HP
8 22 (10.09%) AppSense
9 18 (8.26%) Dell
9 18 (8.26%) Huawei
9 18 (8.26%) Veeam
10 16 (7.34%) Lotus
11 14 (6.42%) Polycom
12 11 (5.05%) EMC
13 9 (4.13%) Tandberg
14 8 (3.67%) Hitachi
14 8 (3.67%) Symantec
15 6 (2.75%) Sonus
15 6 (2.75%) SAP
16 5 (2.29%) Remedy
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