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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 748 768 673
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -95
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 104 95 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.091% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.50% 0.43% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 85 73 155
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
20868 21941 21410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.80% 21.06% 20.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17554 18098 18229
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 £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +48 33 £52,500 -8.69% 3
South East 0 30 £42,500 -12.82% 2
South West - 16 £40,000 - 2
North West +17 9 £62,500 +61.29% 7
Yorkshire -14 5 £40,000 -11.11%
North East - 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands +17 2 £54,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -32 1 £60,000 +6.66%
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 174 (80.93%) Lync
3 155 (72.09%) Active Directory
4 154 (71.63%) Windows
5 143 (66.51%) MS Exchange
6 106 (49.30%) SharePoint
7 97 (45.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 93 (43.26%) Citrix
9 81 (37.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 79 (36.74%) SQL Server
10 79 (36.74%) VMware
11 77 (35.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 76 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 76 (35.35%) MS Office
12 76 (35.35%) MCSE
13 69 (32.09%) SCCM
14 68 (31.63%) SCOM
14 68 (31.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 61 (28.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 59 (27.44%) SLA
17 58 (26.98%) SAN
17 58 (26.98%) MS Excel
18 57 (26.51%) PowerShell
19 55 (25.58%) Office 365
20 53 (24.65%) Migration
21 51 (23.72%) Cisco
21 51 (23.72%) Clustering
22 49 (22.79%) Hyper-V
23 45 (20.93%) SQL
24 43 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 174 (80.93%) Lync
2 143 (66.51%) MS Exchange
3 106 (49.30%) SharePoint
4 81 (37.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (35.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (19.53%) IIS
7 37 (17.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (15.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 31 (14.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (11.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 19 (8.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (6.05%) IBM Notes
13 9 (4.19%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 3 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.93%) GroupWise
Applications
1 76 (35.35%) MS Office
2 58 (26.98%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (25.58%) Office 365
2 25 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (10.70%) IaaS
4 2 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.98%) SAN
2 41 (19.07%) Firewall
3 40 (18.60%) Internet
4 26 (12.09%) VLAN
5 25 (11.63%) DNS
6 20 (9.30%) NAS
7 18 (8.37%) Unified Communications
8 16 (7.44%) VoIP
9 13 (6.05%) POP3
9 13 (6.05%) TCP/IP
9 13 (6.05%) IMAP
10 12 (5.58%) H.323
10 12 (5.58%) VPN
11 7 (3.26%) SSL
12 6 (2.79%) WAN
13 4 (1.86%) DHCP
14 3 (1.40%) Wireless
14 3 (1.40%) LDAP
14 3 (1.40%) LAN
15 2 (0.93%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (36.74%) SQL Server
2 41 (19.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 41 (19.07%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (7.91%) Telecoms
1 17 (7.91%) Finance
2 14 (6.51%) Law
3 10 (4.65%) Back Office
4 5 (2.33%) Electronics
4 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.40%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (24.65%) Analyst
2 42 (19.53%) Consultant
3 39 (18.14%) Architect
4 23 (10.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 22 (10.23%) Support Engineer
5 22 (10.23%) Operations Analyst
5 22 (10.23%) Operations Engineer
6 21 (9.77%) Wintel Engineer
6 21 (9.77%) Technical Architect
6 21 (9.77%) Wintel Analyst
7 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Consultant
8 17 (7.91%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (6.51%) Principal Consultant
10 12 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.58%) Messaging Engineer
11 11 (5.12%) Senior Implementation Consultant
11 11 (5.12%) Implementation Consultant
11 11 (5.12%) Senior Consultant
11 11 (5.12%) Technical Design Authority
12 10 (4.65%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.02%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.40%) XMPP
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.72%) Clustering
2 34 (15.81%) Blackberry
3 24 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (8.37%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.12%) Replication
6 5 (2.33%) DTV
7 3 (1.40%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 154 (71.63%) Windows
2 76 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (28.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (13.49%) UNIX
6 21 (9.77%) AIX
6 21 (9.77%) Solaris
7 8 (3.72%) Linux
8 3 (1.40%) Android
9 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.65%) Migration
2 37 (17.21%) ITIL
3 35 (16.28%) Problem Management
4 33 (15.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
5 25 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 24 (11.16%) Load Balancing
7 23 (10.70%) Software Deployment
8 20 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
8 20 (9.30%) Change Control
9 18 (8.37%) Service Delivery
10 17 (7.91%) Change Management
11 15 (6.98%) Project Management
12 14 (6.51%) TOGAF
13 11 (5.12%) Service Management
14 10 (4.65%) Document Management
15 9 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (3.72%) ITIL V3
17 6 (2.79%) CRM
17 6 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.51%) PowerShell
2 45 (20.93%) SQL
3 4 (1.86%) VBScript
4 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (45.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (35.35%) MCSE
3 37 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (16.28%) CCA
4 35 (16.28%) Citrix Certification
5 33 (15.35%) SC Cleared
5 33 (15.35%) Security Cleared
6 29 (13.49%) Degree
7 25 (11.63%) MCITP
8 24 (11.16%) MCSA
8 24 (11.16%) MCP
9 23 (10.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (9.30%) MCTS
11 18 (8.37%) MCSD
11 18 (8.37%) CCEA
12 17 (7.91%) CCEE
12 17 (7.91%) CCIA
13 11 (5.12%) CCNP
13 11 (5.12%) CCNA
14 9 (4.19%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (27.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 155 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 68 (31.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (22.79%) Hyper-V
4 37 (17.21%) vSphere
5 25 (11.63%) XenDesktop
6 24 (11.16%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.65%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.19%) XenApp
9 8 (3.72%) XenServer
10 6 (2.79%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.86%) UAG
12 3 (1.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 69 (32.09%) SCCM
2 68 (31.63%) SCOM
3 24 (11.16%) Nagios
3 24 (11.16%) Opsview
4 12 (5.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.40%) MOM
7 2 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.47%) WSUS
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 93 (43.26%) Citrix
3 79 (36.74%) VMware
4 51 (23.72%) Cisco
5 33 (15.35%) HP
6 32 (14.88%) CommVault
7 25 (11.63%) Dell
8 24 (11.16%) Huawei
8 24 (11.16%) Veeam
9 23 (10.70%) NetApp
10 18 (8.37%) EMC
11 13 (6.05%) Lotus
12 9 (4.19%) Oracle
13 8 (3.72%) Hitachi
13 8 (3.72%) AppSense
13 8 (3.72%) Polycom
14 7 (3.26%) Tandberg
15 5 (2.33%) LANDesk
15 5 (2.33%) Remedy
15 5 (2.33%) SAP
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