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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 163 161 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -53
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 16 12 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.44% 0.35% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 1.94% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 20
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £52,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -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
644 618 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 17.63% 17.79% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 511 436 371
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,342 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £47,500
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 4 March 2015.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Leeds

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 25 (75.76%) MS Exchange
1 25 (75.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 22 (66.67%) Windows
3 22 (66.67%) Lync
4 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
4 20 (60.61%) Network Load Balancing
4 20 (60.61%) Postini
5 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (42.42%) Google
6 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (33.33%) SCCM
7 11 (33.33%) Cisco
8 10 (30.30%) Migration
9 9 (27.27%) Symantec
9 9 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (24.24%) NAS
10 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
10 8 (24.24%) SLA
11 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
11 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
11 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) E-Discovery
12 6 (18.18%) SAN
13 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
14 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
14 4 (12.12%) ITIL

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 25 (75.76%) MS Exchange
1 25 (75.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (66.67%) Lync
3 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) NAS
2 6 (18.18%) SAN
3 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
4 3 (9.09%) VoIP
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (9.09%) S/MIME
5 2 (6.06%) MPLS
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) PBX
6 1 (3.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) Riak
1 2 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Exchange Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Specialist
2 11 (33.33%) Exchange Specialist
2 11 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Messaging Specialist
3 8 (24.24%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Account Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Account Director
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Account Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Communications Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Network Load Balancing
2 12 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (30.30%) Migration
4 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
5 6 (18.18%) E-Discovery
6 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.06%) CRM
8 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.06%) People Management
9 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.03%) ITSM
9 1 (3.03%) Service Management
9 1 (3.03%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
2 9 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.06%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (60.61%) Postini
3 14 (42.42%) Google
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 9 (27.27%) Symantec
6 3 (9.09%) IronPort
7 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
8 1 (3.03%) Sophos
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