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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 161 164 141
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 19 10 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.56% 0.31% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 1.67% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 15
Average salary £50,000 £51,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +57.69%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
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
654 598 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 19.12% 18.50% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 507 433 437
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (72.50%) Lync
2 28 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (70.00%) Windows
3 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (60.00%) Postini
4 21 (52.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 21 (52.50%) PowerShell
5 18 (45.00%) Google
6 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (32.50%) SCCM
8 13 (32.50%) Migration
9 12 (30.00%) Symantec
9 12 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (27.50%) SLA
11 9 (22.50%) Cisco
12 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
13 6 (15.00%) E-Discovery
13 6 (15.00%) S/MIME
13 6 (15.00%) SAN
13 6 (15.00%) NAS
14 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (12.50%) SCOM
14 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.50%) Office 365

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (72.50%) Lync
2 28 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (70.00%) MS Exchange
3 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 4 (10.00%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) S/MIME
1 6 (15.00%) SAN
1 6 (15.00%) NAS
2 2 (5.00%) MPLS
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) PBX
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) SMTP
3 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Systems Engineer
1 13 (32.50%) Exchange Engineer
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Specialist
2 12 (30.00%) Exchange Specialist
2 12 (30.00%) Messaging Specialist
3 10 (25.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.00%) Sales Executive
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Communications Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 16 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (32.50%) Migration
4 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.00%) E-Discovery
6 4 (10.00%) Service Management
6 4 (10.00%) ITSM
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.00%) People Management
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
8 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCITP
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) MCTS
3 2 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) UAG
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) SCCM
2 12 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (12.50%) SCOM
4 2 (5.00%) XenMobile
5 1 (2.50%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.50%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 24 (60.00%) Postini
2 18 (45.00%) Google
3 12 (30.00%) Symantec
4 9 (22.50%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) Sun
6 3 (7.50%) IronPort
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) Trend Micro