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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 235 246 230
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 9 2 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.028% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.72% 0.14% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 24
Average salary £62,500 £35,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% -56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £27,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
1255 1414 1335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.35% 20.12% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1156 1130
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,505 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
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
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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Cumbria - 8 £63,750 -
Manchester +7 1 £50,000 +100.00%
Office Communications Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (75.00%) VLAN
3 9 (75.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (75.00%) MCSD
3 9 (75.00%) UNIX
3 9 (75.00%) AIX
3 9 (75.00%) Solaris
3 9 (75.00%) HP
3 9 (75.00%) CCA
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (75.00%) CCEA
3 9 (75.00%) Migration
4 8 (66.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 8 (66.67%) EMC
4 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) Oracle
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 3 (25.00%) Lync
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 8 (66.67%) Technical Architect
3 5 (41.67%) Technical Design Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) AIX
2 9 (75.00%) Solaris
2 9 (75.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 9 (75.00%) Migration
2 8 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 9 (75.00%) CCA
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (75.00%) CCEA
3 9 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (75.00%) MCSD
4 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) HP
4 8 (66.67%) Oracle
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 8 (66.67%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Dell