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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 247 249 240
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 9 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.040% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 2
Average salary £33,000 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.57% -2.77%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -
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
1391 1583 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.31% 21.29% 19.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1118 1285 1149
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Office Communications Server Salary Histogram in the North West

Office Communications Server
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 8 £33,000 +32.00% 3
Merseyside - 1 £21,000 -
Office Communications Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (75.00%) MCSE
5 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
6 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (62.50%) Lync
7 9 (56.25%) DNS
8 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
9 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
9 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (37.50%) Migration
10 6 (37.50%) VMware
10 6 (37.50%) VLAN
10 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (37.50%) HP
10 6 (37.50%) Citrix
10 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
11 5 (31.25%) Windows 8
11 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
11 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
11 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
11 5 (31.25%) CCA
11 5 (31.25%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 10 (62.50%) Lync
3 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
5 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) VLAN
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
5 2 (12.50%) SSL
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) LDAP
6 1 (6.25%) POP3
6 1 (6.25%) SMTP
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (6.25%) IMAP
6 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Support Specialist
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 5 (31.25%) AIX
4 5 (31.25%) Solaris
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) System Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) CCA
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (31.25%) CCEA
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) MCSD
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) MCTS
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) EMC
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
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