The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 164 145 143
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 6 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 4.91% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 8
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
437 346 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.78% 10.61% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 293 223 274
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +26.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Scotland

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 13 (81.25%) MCITP
2 13 (81.25%) Lync
3 12 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (75.00%) iSCSI
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (75.00%) MOF
3 12 (75.00%) MCSE
3 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (75.00%) IIS
3 12 (75.00%) ITIL
3 12 (75.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (12.50%) XenServer
5 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) vCloud
6 1 (6.25%) NetScaler

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (81.25%) Lync
2 12 (75.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) SAN
2 12 (75.00%) Fibre Channel
2 12 (75.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Consultant
2 12 (75.00%) Communications Engineer
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) FlexPod
1 1 (6.25%) Celerra
1 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
1 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) MOF
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
1 12 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (81.25%) MCITP
2 12 (75.00%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) VCAP
3 1 (6.25%) CCEE
3 1 (6.25%) CCIA
3 1 (6.25%) HP AIS
3 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
3 1 (6.25%) HP MASE
3 1 (6.25%) NCDA
3 1 (6.25%) NCIE
3 1 (6.25%) VCDX
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) MCTS
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) XenServer
2 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
1 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) AppSense