The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank - 261 241
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 0 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.029% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.15% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 9
Average salary - £47,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.79%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-12.94% -8.10%
Office Communications Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1185 1331 1377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.02% 19.27% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1172 1161
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Office Communications Server
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the North West region.

Office Communications Server Salary Trend in the North West

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Office Communications Server 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 Office Communications Server.

1 14 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 10 (71.43%) DNS
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (57.14%) MCSE
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (35.71%) Internet
5 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) Migration
5 5 (35.71%) SSL
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications
5 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) System Testing
5 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) Solaris

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Office Communications Server 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 Office Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 14 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) Internet
2 5 (35.71%) SSL
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications
3 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Technical Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Support Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
1 5 (35.71%) System Testing
1 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) MCSE
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) MCSD
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware