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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 162 150 155
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 21 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.56% 0.22% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 1.28% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 10
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,500 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £90,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
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
896 469 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.05% 17.58% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 624 350 395
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 17 September 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Leeds

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 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 54 (84.38%) Lync
2 45 (70.31%) MS Exchange
3 39 (60.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (54.69%) Microsoft
5 29 (45.31%) Windows
6 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
7 25 (39.06%) DNS
7 25 (39.06%) Blackberry
8 22 (34.38%) DHCP
9 21 (32.81%) TCP/IP
9 21 (32.81%) MPLS
10 20 (31.25%) VPN
10 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
11 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
12 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (21.88%) PBX
14 13 (20.31%) MCITP
14 13 (20.31%) Office 365
14 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (17.19%) MCSE
15 11 (17.19%) PKI
15 11 (17.19%) UAG
15 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (15.63%) Office Communications Server
17 9 (14.06%) Cisco
17 9 (14.06%) MCTS
17 9 (14.06%) SCOM
17 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (12.50%) SharePoint

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 54 (84.38%) Lync
2 45 (70.31%) MS Exchange
3 39 (60.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (15.63%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Office 365
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) DNS
2 22 (34.38%) DHCP
3 21 (32.81%) TCP/IP
3 21 (32.81%) MPLS
4 20 (31.25%) VPN
5 14 (21.88%) PBX
6 7 (10.94%) PSTN
6 7 (10.94%) SMTP
6 7 (10.94%) H.323
6 7 (10.94%) Firewall
7 4 (6.25%) SAN
8 3 (4.69%) S/MIME
8 3 (4.69%) NAS
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.13%) LAN
9 2 (3.13%) VoIP
9 2 (3.13%) WAN
10 1 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.56%) Network Security
General
1 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Consultant
2 10 (15.63%) Exchange Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Architect
3 7 (10.94%) Team Leader
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Specialist
4 6 (9.38%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Communications Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Exchange Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Sales Executive
6 4 (6.25%) Sales Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Communications Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.06%) Blackberry
2 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (17.19%) PKI
4 4 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.13%) CMDB
6 1 (1.56%) Celerra
6 1 (1.56%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 7 (10.94%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (9.38%) Identity Management
3 6 (9.38%) Change Management
4 5 (7.81%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.25%) Migration
5 4 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.69%) ITSM
6 3 (4.69%) Service Management
6 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.56%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.56%) Project Management
7 1 (1.56%) Network Management
7 1 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
1 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (20.31%) MCITP
3 11 (17.19%) MCSE
4 9 (14.06%) MCTS
5 4 (6.25%) MCSA
5 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.56%) CCNP
7 1 (1.56%) CCNA
7 1 (1.56%) CCDP
7 1 (1.56%) CCA
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.56%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.56%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.56%) HP MASE
7 1 (1.56%) VCDX
7 1 (1.56%) NCDA
7 1 (1.56%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.19%) UAG
3 4 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) XenServer
4 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) SCOM
2 8 (12.50%) SCCM
3 3 (4.69%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.69%) SCDPM
3 3 (4.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (54.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Cisco
3 7 (10.94%) Siemens
3 7 (10.94%) Mitel
3 7 (10.94%) Google
3 7 (10.94%) Postini
3 7 (10.94%) Polycom
4 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) NetApp
4 4 (6.25%) EMC
4 4 (6.25%) Sun
4 4 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (4.69%) Symantec
6 2 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) Juniper
7 1 (1.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint