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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 781 776 703
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -73
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 79 100 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.099% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.47% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 71 89 141
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
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
22135 21172 22059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.97% 20.87% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 18400 18106 19093
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
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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 -8 30 £37,500 -34.78% 3
Yorkshire -16 18 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South East -24 12 £45,000 -10.00%
North West -6 8 £62,500 - 1
South West -13 4 £37,500 -31.81% 3
West Midlands -26 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands -4 1 £55,000 +20.87%
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 136 (79.53%) MS Exchange
3 124 (72.51%) Windows
4 116 (67.84%) Lync
5 110 (64.33%) Active Directory
6 100 (58.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 87 (50.88%) VMware
8 82 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 80 (46.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 79 (46.20%) SAN
11 76 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 70 (40.94%) NAS
13 69 (40.35%) Office 365
13 69 (40.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 62 (36.26%) MS Office
14 62 (36.26%) Unified Communications
15 59 (34.50%) SQL Server
16 53 (30.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 52 (30.41%) Technical Architecture
18 51 (29.82%) Clustering
19 50 (29.24%) MCSE
19 50 (29.24%) Exchange Server 2003
19 50 (29.24%) SQL Server 2008
20 49 (28.65%) SQL Server 2005
20 49 (28.65%) SharePoint
21 47 (27.49%) Migration
21 47 (27.49%) Exchange Server 2013
22 46 (26.90%) Citrix
22 46 (26.90%) Change Control
23 43 (25.15%) MS Excel

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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
1 136 (79.53%) MS Exchange
2 116 (67.84%) Lync
3 100 (58.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 80 (46.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (29.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 49 (28.65%) SharePoint
7 47 (27.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (16.37%) IIS
9 9 (5.26%) IBM Notes
9 9 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 62 (36.26%) MS Office
2 43 (25.15%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 69 (40.35%) Office 365
2 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.51%) IaaS
4 2 (1.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (46.20%) SAN
2 70 (40.94%) NAS
3 62 (36.26%) Unified Communications
4 41 (23.98%) Firewall
5 40 (23.39%) DNS
6 28 (16.37%) VPN
7 26 (15.20%) PBX
7 26 (15.20%) Internet
7 26 (15.20%) H.323
8 22 (12.87%) SMTP
9 19 (11.11%) MPLS
10 18 (10.53%) VoIP
10 18 (10.53%) DHCP
11 16 (9.36%) TCP/IP
12 14 (8.19%) PSTN
13 8 (4.68%) VLAN
13 8 (4.68%) S/MIME
14 7 (4.09%) SSL
15 6 (3.51%) LDAP
16 5 (2.92%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.50%) SQL Server
2 50 (29.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (28.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (8.19%) Telecoms
1 14 (8.19%) Finance
2 8 (4.68%) Legal
3 7 (4.09%) Law
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
5 4 (2.34%) Banking
6 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) Back Office
7 2 (1.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (20.47%) Consultant
2 25 (14.62%) Microsoft Consultant
3 24 (14.04%) Architect
4 22 (12.87%) Support Engineer
5 20 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.36%) Analyst
7 15 (8.77%) Designer
7 15 (8.77%) Communications Engineer
7 15 (8.77%) Technical Designer
7 15 (8.77%) Infrastructure Designer
8 14 (8.19%) Technical Engineer
8 14 (8.19%) Exchange Consultant
9 12 (7.02%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (5.85%) Messaging Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Server Specialist
11 8 (4.68%) Exchange Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) Technical Architect
12 7 (4.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (3.51%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.92%) COM
2 3 (1.75%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.17%) OLE
4 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (29.82%) Clustering
2 38 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 16 (9.36%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (4.09%) CMDB
5 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.17%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) BBC
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 124 (72.51%) Windows
2 76 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (30.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (19.88%) UNIX
5 29 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (15.79%) Linux
7 7 (4.09%) AIX
7 7 (4.09%) Solaris
8 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.17%) Android
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.41%) Technical Architecture
2 47 (27.49%) Migration
3 46 (26.90%) Change Control
4 29 (16.96%) Change Management
5 23 (13.45%) Project Management
5 23 (13.45%) Load Balancing
6 20 (11.70%) ITIL
7 19 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
8 18 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 15 (8.77%) Service Delivery
10 13 (7.60%) Mentoring
11 12 (7.02%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.68%) High Availability
13 7 (4.09%) Project Planning
13 7 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (3.51%) Network Load Balancing
14 6 (3.51%) TOGAF
15 5 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
15 5 (2.92%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.51%) SQL
2 6 (3.51%) VBScript
2 6 (3.51%) VB
3 2 (1.17%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (40.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (29.24%) MCSE
3 32 (18.71%) MCITP
4 29 (16.96%) MCTS
5 28 (16.37%) MCSA
6 25 (14.62%) Degree
7 15 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (7.02%) Security Cleared
9 11 (6.43%) CCNA
9 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
10 10 (5.85%) CCNP
10 10 (5.85%) CCVP
11 9 (5.26%) CCA
11 9 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (4.68%) MCP
13 7 (4.09%) CCEA
13 7 (4.09%) MCSD
14 6 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (2.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (18.13%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (64.33%) Active Directory
2 82 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (22.81%) Hyper-V
4 29 (16.96%) XenApp
4 29 (16.96%) XenServer
5 22 (12.87%) vSphere
6 18 (10.53%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.51%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.17%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (15.79%) SCCM
2 12 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (6.43%) SCOM
4 4 (2.34%) Opsview
4 4 (2.34%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (2.34%) Nagios
5 3 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.17%) WSUS
6 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.58%) MOM
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 171 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 87 (50.88%) VMware
3 46 (26.90%) Citrix
4 33 (19.30%) CommVault
5 29 (16.96%) AppSense
6 28 (16.37%) NetApp
7 27 (15.79%) Polycom
8 26 (15.20%) Cisco
9 19 (11.11%) Mitel
10 14 (8.19%) Symantec
11 12 (7.02%) HP
12 10 (5.85%) Siemens
12 10 (5.85%) MobileIron
13 9 (5.26%) Lotus
14 8 (4.68%) Tandberg
14 8 (4.68%) EMC
15 5 (2.92%) Avaya
16 4 (2.34%) Huawei
16 4 (2.34%) Sonus
16 4 (2.34%) Dialogic
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