The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 126 118 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 19 28 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 1.15% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 3.67% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 18
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,750 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
Unified Communications
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
790 763 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.93% 31.27% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 429 538 414
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Reading region.

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Reading

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Reading

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 10 (32.26%) Lync
3 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) Cisco
5 7 (22.58%) MPLS
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
6 6 (19.35%) MS Office
6 6 (19.35%) MCTS
6 6 (19.35%) MCITP
6 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) Product Management
7 5 (16.13%) Office 365
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
7 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (16.13%) Marketing
7 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.13%) PBX
7 5 (16.13%) CCNP
7 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
7 5 (16.13%) VPN
7 5 (16.13%) OSPF
7 5 (16.13%) BGP
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 4 (12.90%) Firewall

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (32.26%) Lync
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) MPLS
2 5 (16.13%) PBX
2 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
2 5 (16.13%) VPN
2 5 (16.13%) OSPF
2 5 (16.13%) BGP
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
4 3 (9.68%) VLAN
4 3 (9.68%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (9.68%) ISDN
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) IPsec
4 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
5 2 (6.45%) H.323
5 2 (6.45%) SMTP
5 2 (6.45%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (29.03%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Professional Services Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Communications Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) XMPP
1 1 (3.23%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) CMDB
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) CentOS
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.13%) Product Management
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
3 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) Coaching
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
7 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) R
1 1 (3.23%) Python
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) Perl
1 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (19.35%) MCTS
1 6 (19.35%) MCITP
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
5 1 (3.23%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) UAG
2 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Siemens
3 2 (6.45%) Mitel
3 2 (6.45%) Polycom
4 1 (3.23%) Aruba
4 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Nortel
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
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