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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 163 153 151
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 21 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.55% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 1.64% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 6
Average salary £45,000 £52,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,300 £90,000 £53,750
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
933 488 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.59% 17.40% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 659 376 400
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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 20 October 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Leeds

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (84.31%) Lync
2 33 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 29 (56.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 22 (43.14%) Windows
6 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 18 (35.29%) Blackberry
8 16 (31.37%) MPLS
8 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
8 16 (31.37%) DNS
9 15 (29.41%) DHCP
9 15 (29.41%) VPN
9 15 (29.41%) Load Balancing
10 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (21.57%) Office 365
12 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (19.61%) SCCM
13 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
14 9 (17.65%) PBX
14 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (17.65%) Google
14 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (17.65%) Postini
15 8 (15.69%) MCITP
15 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
16 7 (13.73%) MCSE
16 7 (13.73%) PKI
16 7 (13.73%) SCOM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (84.31%) Lync
2 33 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 29 (56.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (15.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (9.80%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Office 365
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
1 16 (31.37%) MPLS
1 16 (31.37%) DNS
2 15 (29.41%) DHCP
2 15 (29.41%) VPN
3 9 (17.65%) PBX
4 5 (9.80%) SMTP
5 4 (7.84%) PSTN
5 4 (7.84%) H.323
5 4 (7.84%) Firewall
6 3 (5.88%) S/MIME
6 3 (5.88%) SAN
6 3 (5.88%) NAS
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.92%) VoIP
8 1 (1.96%) WAN
8 1 (1.96%) LAN
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.96%) Network Security
General
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Exchange Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Specialist
3 8 (15.69%) Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Exchange Specialist
5 6 (11.76%) Messaging Specialist
5 6 (11.76%) Team Leader
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Sales Executive
7 4 (7.84%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Administrator
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Communications Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Blackberry
2 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (13.73%) PKI
4 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Load Balancing
2 9 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (7.84%) Change Management
4 4 (7.84%) Identity Management
4 4 (7.84%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.88%) ITSM
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.96%) Network Management
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.69%) MCITP
3 7 (13.73%) MCSE
4 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.84%) MCTS
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.96%) MCSA
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (1.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) UAG
3 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) SCCM
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) SCVMM
3 3 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (5.88%) SCDPM
3 3 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.96%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Google
2 9 (17.65%) Postini
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Siemens
4 4 (7.84%) Sun
4 4 (7.84%) Polycom
4 4 (7.84%) Mitel
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (5.88%) Symantec
5 3 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (5.88%) EMC
5 3 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) Sophos
6 1 (1.96%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.96%) IronPort