The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 472 388 454
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +66
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 481 585 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 3.26% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 417 466 404
Average salary £52,500 £54,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.66% +0.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £33,900 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +8.80%
Unified Communications
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19276 17936 20631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.01% 17.72% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15425 14596 17106
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in England

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in England

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in England

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in England

Unified Communications
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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 -57 207 £57,500 +4.54% 27
South East -109 85 £47,500 -13.63% 13
Yorkshire +9 55 £52,500 +1.94%
West Midlands +4 41 £55,000 +10.00% 2
South West +6 37 £47,500 - 7
North West -23 29 £43,750 -2.77% 6
East of England -32 23 £42,500 -15.00% 4
East Midlands -11 12 £49,477 -1.04%
North East +1 7 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Unified Communications 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 Unified Communications.

1 420 (43.43%) Microsoft
2 418 (43.23%) Lync
3 339 (35.06%) Cisco
4 261 (26.99%) MS Exchange
5 237 (24.51%) Windows
6 203 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 200 (20.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 194 (20.06%) Active Directory
9 185 (19.13%) Telecoms
10 154 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
11 152 (15.72%) VoIP
12 150 (15.51%) MS Excel
13 144 (14.89%) LAN
13 144 (14.89%) DNS
14 142 (14.68%) Project Management
15 132 (13.65%) WAN
16 131 (13.55%) MCSE
16 131 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 129 (13.34%) ITIL
18 128 (13.24%) MPLS
19 126 (13.03%) VMware
20 120 (12.41%) CCNP
21 119 (12.31%) VPN
22 112 (11.58%) Finance
23 110 (11.38%) Blackberry
24 108 (11.17%) Avaya
24 108 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 105 (10.86%) MCITP
26 104 (10.75%) Office 365
27 103 (10.65%) Firewall

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Unified Communications 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 Unified Communications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 418 (43.23%) Lync
2 261 (26.99%) MS Exchange
3 200 (20.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 131 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 96 (9.93%) Office Communications Server
6 67 (6.93%) SharePoint
7 48 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 46 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 31 (3.21%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.76%) IIS
12 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.31%) CMS
14 3 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.21%) Node.js
15 2 (0.21%) Apache
15 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 150 (15.51%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.93%) MS Office
3 17 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (10.75%) Office 365
2 16 (1.65%) SaaS
3 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.83%) IaaS
5 6 (0.62%) PaaS
6 3 (0.31%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 152 (15.72%) VoIP
2 144 (14.89%) LAN
2 144 (14.89%) DNS
3 132 (13.65%) WAN
4 128 (13.24%) MPLS
5 119 (12.31%) VPN
6 103 (10.65%) Firewall
7 96 (9.93%) DHCP
8 94 (9.72%) TCP/IP
9 88 (9.10%) SAN
10 85 (8.79%) PBX
11 65 (6.72%) IP Telephony
12 58 (6.00%) Network Security
13 54 (5.58%) H.323
14 52 (5.38%) SMTP
15 51 (5.27%) Wireless
16 48 (4.96%) NAS
17 43 (4.45%) PSTN
18 41 (4.24%) Ethernet
19 38 (3.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.34%) MySQL
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 185 (19.13%) Telecoms
2 112 (11.58%) Finance
3 49 (5.07%) Marketing
4 27 (2.79%) Law
5 26 (2.69%) Legal
6 16 (1.65%) Back Office
7 13 (1.34%) Retail
8 11 (1.14%) Billing
9 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.52%) French Language
11 4 (0.41%) German Language
11 4 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.21%) Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (21.51%) Consultant
2 103 (10.65%) Architect
3 88 (9.10%) Project Manager
4 58 (6.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 51 (5.27%) Communications Engineer
6 50 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 44 (4.55%) Analyst
7 44 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
8 42 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (4.14%) Solutions Consultant
10 39 (4.03%) Support Engineer
11 35 (3.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 35 (3.62%) Microsoft Specialist
12 34 (3.52%) Exchange Engineer
13 33 (3.41%) Senior Manager
14 31 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
15 30 (3.10%) Pre Sales Consultant
16 29 (3.00%) Administrator
17 28 (2.90%) Network Support
18 26 (2.69%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.07%) XMPP
2 10 (1.03%) .NET
3 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.62%) Middleware
5 5 (0.52%) MAPI
5 5 (0.52%) COM
5 5 (0.52%) jQuery
6 4 (0.41%) JMS
7 3 (0.31%) HTML
7 3 (0.31%) CSS
7 3 (0.31%) JDBC
7 3 (0.31%) Ajax
7 3 (0.31%) WPF
7 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.31%) HTML5
7 3 (0.31%) CSS3
8 2 (0.21%) Backbone.js
8 2 (0.21%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.21%) WebRTC
8 2 (0.21%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.38%) Blackberry
2 76 (7.86%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (2.38%) PKI
4 21 (2.17%) IVR
5 16 (1.65%) Statistics
6 14 (1.45%) Clustering
7 13 (1.34%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.34%) CMDB
7 13 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.14%) Economics
9 8 (0.83%) NHS
9 8 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.72%) PMI
11 5 (0.52%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.52%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.41%) Replication
13 3 (0.31%) BBC
13 3 (0.31%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 237 (24.51%) Windows
2 83 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (3.00%) Windows 7
5 26 (2.69%) Linux
6 18 (1.86%) Windows 8
7 15 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.24%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.93%) UNIX
9 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.52%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.52%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.31%) Solaris
12 2 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.10%) CentOS
13 1 (0.10%) SUSE
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (14.68%) Project Management
2 129 (13.34%) ITIL
3 96 (9.93%) PRINCE2
4 88 (9.10%) Load Balancing
5 69 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 61 (6.31%) Migration
7 47 (4.86%) Business Development
8 44 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
9 41 (4.24%) Change Management
10 35 (3.62%) Network Management
11 34 (3.52%) Technical Analysis
12 31 (3.21%) Service Management
13 30 (3.10%) CRM
13 30 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
14 23 (2.38%) Problem Management
15 22 (2.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (2.28%) Time Management
16 21 (2.17%) Product Management
16 21 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (1.96%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 48 (4.96%) PowerShell
2 21 (2.17%) C
3 19 (1.96%) SQL
4 9 (0.93%) Java
4 9 (0.93%) VBScript
5 7 (0.72%) C#
6 6 (0.62%) C++
6 6 (0.62%) VB
7 5 (0.52%) VBA
8 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.41%) Perl
9 3 (0.31%) PHP
10 2 (0.21%) R
10 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.10%) Python
11 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 203 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (13.55%) MCSE
4 120 (12.41%) CCNP
5 105 (10.86%) MCITP
6 100 (10.34%) Degree
7 65 (6.72%) MCTS
8 58 (6.00%) Security Cleared
9 50 (5.17%) CCNA
10 48 (4.96%) SC Cleared
11 46 (4.76%) MCSA
12 31 (3.21%) CCIE
13 27 (2.79%) CCVP
14 22 (2.28%) PMI Certification
15 21 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 21 (2.17%) MCP
16 16 (1.65%) PMP
16 16 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 14 (1.45%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.55%) SLA
2 13 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) COBIT
4 2 (0.21%) QA
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 194 (20.06%) Active Directory
2 108 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (9.82%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.65%) UAG
5 23 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 15 (1.55%) XenApp
7 14 (1.45%) XenServer
8 12 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.72%) vSphere
11 5 (0.52%) MDaemon
12 4 (0.41%) NFS
13 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.10%) Xen
14 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (6.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (5.07%) SCOM
3 42 (4.34%) SCCM
4 33 (3.41%) SCVMM
5 31 (3.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 30 (3.10%) SCDPM
7 25 (2.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 19 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
9 17 (1.76%) Cisco UCCE
10 10 (1.03%) CiscoWorks
11 6 (0.62%) AppDNA
12 5 (0.52%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
13 4 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
14 3 (0.31%) Netcool
15 2 (0.21%) MIIS
15 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
16 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
16 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 420 (43.43%) Microsoft
2 339 (35.06%) Cisco
3 126 (13.03%) VMware
4 108 (11.17%) Avaya
5 89 (9.20%) Mitel
6 56 (5.79%) Polycom
7 50 (5.17%) Citrix
8 47 (4.86%) HP
9 40 (4.14%) Juniper
9 40 (4.14%) NetApp
10 37 (3.83%) Symantec
11 33 (3.41%) Siemens
12 25 (2.59%) F5
13 24 (2.48%) Verint
13 24 (2.48%) CheckPoint
14 20 (2.07%) MobileIron
15 19 (1.96%) Nortel
16 18 (1.86%) Genesys
16 18 (1.86%) Dialogic
17 16 (1.65%) EMC
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