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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 155 150 158
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 30 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.81% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 1.06% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 7
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £37,500 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £76,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-7.76% +8.42%
Unified Communications
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
864 470 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 23.26% 17.96% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 615 341 367
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Leeds

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Leeds

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 57 (83.82%) Lync
2 47 (69.12%) MS Exchange
3 41 (60.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
5 30 (44.12%) Windows
6 29 (42.65%) DNS
6 29 (42.65%) Blackberry
7 26 (38.24%) DHCP
8 25 (36.76%) TCP/IP
8 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
8 25 (36.76%) MPLS
9 24 (35.29%) VPN
9 24 (35.29%) Load Balancing
10 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
12 18 (26.47%) PBX
13 16 (23.53%) MCITP
14 13 (19.12%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (19.12%) MCSE
15 12 (17.65%) MCTS
15 12 (17.65%) Office 365
16 11 (16.18%) UAG
16 11 (16.18%) PKI
16 11 (16.18%) SCOM
17 10 (14.71%) Polycom
17 10 (14.71%) Mitel
17 10 (14.71%) Cisco
17 10 (14.71%) Siemens
17 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 57 (83.82%) Lync
2 47 (69.12%) MS Exchange
3 41 (60.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (19.12%) Office Communications Server
5 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (7.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.65%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (42.65%) DNS
2 26 (38.24%) DHCP
3 25 (36.76%) TCP/IP
3 25 (36.76%) MPLS
4 24 (35.29%) VPN
5 18 (26.47%) PBX
6 9 (13.24%) PSTN
7 7 (10.29%) H.323
7 7 (10.29%) Firewall
7 7 (10.29%) SMTP
8 4 (5.88%) SAN
9 3 (4.41%) NAS
9 3 (4.41%) LAN
9 3 (4.41%) WAN
9 3 (4.41%) S/MIME
10 2 (2.94%) VoIP
10 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.47%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Consultant
2 9 (13.24%) Exchange Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Architect
4 7 (10.29%) Team Leader
4 7 (10.29%) Messaging Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Communications Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Specialist
6 5 (7.35%) Communications Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Sales Executive
7 4 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Exchange Specialist
7 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.41%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 29 (42.65%) Blackberry
2 11 (16.18%) PKI
3 4 (5.88%) CMDB
3 4 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.47%) Celerra
4 1 (1.47%) Statistics
4 1 (1.47%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.12%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Load Balancing
2 8 (11.76%) Change Management
3 6 (8.82%) Identity Management
3 6 (8.82%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.41%) Migration
6 3 (4.41%) Service Management
6 3 (4.41%) ITSM
6 3 (4.41%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.47%) Benchmarking
8 1 (1.47%) MOF
8 1 (1.47%) Project Management
8 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.47%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
1 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (23.53%) MCITP
3 13 (19.12%) MCSE
4 12 (17.65%) MCTS
5 4 (5.88%) MCSA
6 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.94%) NCIE
8 1 (1.47%) VCAP
8 1 (1.47%) CCEE
8 1 (1.47%) CCIA
8 1 (1.47%) CCNP
8 1 (1.47%) CCNA
8 1 (1.47%) CCDP
8 1 (1.47%) CCA
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.47%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.47%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) UAG
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.94%) vSphere
6 1 (1.47%) XenApp
6 1 (1.47%) XenServer
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCOM
2 8 (11.76%) SCCM
3 3 (4.41%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.41%) SCDPM
3 3 (4.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Cisco
2 10 (14.71%) Siemens
2 10 (14.71%) Mitel
2 10 (14.71%) Polycom
3 6 (8.82%) Google
3 6 (8.82%) Postini
4 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 5 (7.35%) NetApp
4 5 (7.35%) EMC
5 4 (5.88%) Sun
5 4 (5.88%) HP
5 4 (5.88%) Symantec
6 3 (4.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Juniper
7 1 (1.47%) CommVault
7 1 (1.47%) Dell
7 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.47%) 3PAR