The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 768 688 721
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +33
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 106 170 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.46% 0.81% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 93 127 123
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%
Application Platforms Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22913 20970 22316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 21.01% 20.53% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19211 17945 19358
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Office Communications Server
UK

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -78 40 £57,500 -4.16% 4
Yorkshire -24 20 £50,000 -16.66%
South East -58 11 £43,000 -25.21% 7
West Midlands +6 10 £55,000 -13.72% 3
North West +4 7 £25,000 -44.44% 2
East of England -9 7 £57,500 +4.54%
South West -14 1 £55,000 - 5
Office Communications Server
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 172 (78.54%) MS Exchange
3 170 (77.63%) Lync
4 150 (68.49%) Windows
5 135 (61.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 124 (56.62%) Active Directory
7 102 (46.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (45.21%) Unified Communications
9 97 (44.29%) VMware
10 94 (42.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 81 (36.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 78 (35.62%) SAN
12 78 (35.62%) MCSE
12 78 (35.62%) Office 365
13 76 (34.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 72 (32.88%) Exchange Server 2003
15 67 (30.59%) Blackberry
16 66 (30.14%) MS Excel
17 65 (29.68%) NAS
18 54 (24.66%) Migration
19 52 (23.74%) SharePoint
19 52 (23.74%) Exchange Server 2013
20 50 (22.83%) MS Office
20 50 (22.83%) MCITP
21 48 (21.92%) SQL Server
22 47 (21.46%) MCTS
23 46 (21.00%) Technical Architecture
23 46 (21.00%) Degree
24 45 (20.55%) Hyper-V
24 45 (20.55%) DNS

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
1 172 (78.54%) MS Exchange
2 170 (77.63%) Lync
3 135 (61.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (36.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 72 (32.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 52 (23.74%) SharePoint
6 52 (23.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (8.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (6.85%) IIS
9 13 (5.94%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (4.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (3.20%) IBM Notes
13 6 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (2.28%) MS Project Server
15 4 (1.83%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (1.83%) JOnAS
Applications
1 66 (30.14%) MS Excel
2 50 (22.83%) MS Office
3 3 (1.37%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.91%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Summit
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 78 (35.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (45.21%) Unified Communications
2 78 (35.62%) SAN
3 65 (29.68%) NAS
4 45 (20.55%) DNS
5 40 (18.26%) Firewall
6 35 (15.98%) SMTP
7 31 (14.16%) TCP/IP
8 30 (13.70%) PBX
9 29 (13.24%) DHCP
9 29 (13.24%) H.323
10 28 (12.79%) VPN
11 24 (10.96%) MPLS
12 19 (8.68%) PSTN
13 18 (8.22%) VoIP
13 18 (8.22%) Internet
14 12 (5.48%) S/MIME
15 8 (3.65%) VLAN
16 7 (3.20%) LDAP
17 6 (2.74%) POP3
17 6 (2.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (17.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 38 (17.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.91%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (10.50%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.59%) Finance
3 10 (4.57%) Banking
4 7 (3.20%) Retail
5 6 (2.74%) Law
6 4 (1.83%) German Language
7 3 (1.37%) Legal
7 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.91%) Military
8 2 (0.91%) Electronics
8 2 (0.91%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (24.20%) Consultant
2 33 (15.07%) Microsoft Consultant
3 25 (11.42%) Architect
4 24 (10.96%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.13%) Communications Engineer
5 20 (9.13%) Messaging Engineer
6 17 (7.76%) Exchange Consultant
7 14 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.94%) Analyst
9 12 (5.48%) Technical Designer
9 12 (5.48%) Infrastructure Designer
9 12 (5.48%) Designer
10 11 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) IT Support
12 8 (3.65%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Exchange Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Server Specialist
13 7 (3.20%) Exchange Specialist
13 7 (3.20%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.28%) .NET
2 4 (1.83%) COM
3 3 (1.37%) CSS
3 3 (1.37%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.37%) WCF
3 3 (1.37%) CAML
3 3 (1.37%) OAuth
3 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.91%) Middleware
4 2 (0.91%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (30.59%) Blackberry
2 33 (15.07%) Clustering
3 15 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (4.57%) CMDB
5 6 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.37%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.37%) BBC
8 2 (0.91%) DTV
8 2 (0.91%) iPhone
8 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 150 (68.49%) Windows
2 76 (34.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (20.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (11.87%) UNIX
6 20 (9.13%) Linux
7 9 (4.11%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.65%) Windows 2000
8 8 (3.65%) AIX
8 8 (3.65%) Solaris
9 4 (1.83%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.66%) Migration
2 46 (21.00%) Technical Architecture
3 38 (17.35%) Change Control
4 37 (16.89%) Change Management
5 35 (15.98%) Project Management
5 35 (15.98%) ITIL
6 32 (14.61%) Load Balancing
7 28 (12.79%) Technical Analysis
8 25 (11.42%) Service Delivery
9 14 (6.39%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.65%) High Availability
11 8 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.20%) Service Management
12 7 (3.20%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (2.74%) PRINCE2
14 4 (1.83%) TOGAF
14 4 (1.83%) Resource Management
14 4 (1.83%) Software Testing
15 3 (1.37%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.74%) VBScript
2 6 (2.74%) VB
3 4 (1.83%) C
4 2 (0.91%) Java
4 2 (0.91%) SQL
4 2 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 102 (46.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (35.62%) MCSE
3 50 (22.83%) MCITP
4 47 (21.46%) MCTS
5 46 (21.00%) Degree
6 37 (16.89%) MCSA
7 16 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (6.39%) CCVP
8 14 (6.39%) CCNP
8 14 (6.39%) CCNA
8 14 (6.39%) Security Cleared
9 13 (5.94%) SC Cleared
10 12 (5.48%) MCP
11 11 (5.02%) MCSD
12 10 (4.57%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (4.11%) CCA
14 8 (3.65%) CCEA
15 6 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.37%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.28%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (56.62%) Active Directory
2 94 (42.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (20.55%) Hyper-V
4 25 (11.42%) XenApp
5 23 (10.50%) XenServer
6 16 (7.31%) vSphere
7 14 (6.39%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (2.74%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.46%) KVM
13 1 (0.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (9.13%) SCCM
2 15 (6.85%) MAILsweeper
3 13 (5.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (5.48%) SCOM
5 7 (3.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (2.74%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.83%) WSUS
8 2 (0.91%) Nagios
8 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.91%) WMI
8 2 (0.91%) Opsview
8 2 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 219 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 97 (44.29%) VMware
3 37 (16.89%) Citrix
4 26 (11.87%) Cisco
5 25 (11.42%) Mitel
6 24 (10.96%) Polycom
7 23 (10.50%) NetApp
8 22 (10.05%) CommVault
9 21 (9.59%) Symantec
10 20 (9.13%) AppSense
11 18 (8.22%) Siemens
12 12 (5.48%) HP
13 10 (4.57%) EMC
13 10 (4.57%) TOWER Software
14 9 (4.11%) Clearswift
14 9 (4.11%) McAfee
15 8 (3.65%) MobileIron
16 7 (3.20%) Avaya
16 7 (3.20%) Lotus
17 6 (2.74%) LANDesk
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