The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 293 368 255
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -113
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 152 85 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.38% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 1.69% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 109 75 125
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.76%
Unified Communications
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4344 5034 4755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.85% 22.61% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3489 3731 3681
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in the South East

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in the South East

Unified Communications
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Berkshire +45 69 £55,000 -10.20% 9
Surrey +13 22 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £65,000 - 3
Hampshire +9 16 £35,500 -21.11%
West Sussex 0 8 £60,000 +189.15%
Oxfordshire +8 7 £42,500 -8.60%
Kent +5 6 £30,134 -51.78% 2
Sussex - 1 £90,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £65,000 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 154 (55.40%) Cisco
2 105 (37.77%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (35.97%) LAN
4 91 (32.73%) Microsoft
5 86 (30.94%) Telecoms
6 80 (28.78%) CCNP
7 76 (27.34%) WAN
8 70 (25.18%) DNS
8 70 (25.18%) MPLS
9 68 (24.46%) DHCP
9 68 (24.46%) ITIL
9 68 (24.46%) Windows
9 68 (24.46%) Firewall
10 66 (23.74%) Lync
11 65 (23.38%) VoIP
12 63 (22.66%) Avaya
13 57 (20.50%) Degree
14 55 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 54 (19.42%) Finance
16 51 (18.35%) Active Directory
16 51 (18.35%) CCNA
17 49 (17.63%) VMware
17 49 (17.63%) Data Centre
18 44 (15.83%) Project Management
18 44 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 43 (15.47%) VPN
19 43 (15.47%) MCSE
20 42 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (14.75%) CheckPoint
22 40 (14.39%) MS Excel

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 66 (23.74%) Lync
2 28 (10.07%) MS Exchange
3 18 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.60%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.08%) IIS
9 2 (0.72%) Apache
9 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.72%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.72%) Railo
10 1 (0.36%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 40 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.32%) MS Office
3 7 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.08%) MS Project
5 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.35%) IaaS
2 21 (7.55%) Office 365
3 17 (6.12%) PaaS
4 12 (4.32%) SaaS
5 11 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.44%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (35.97%) LAN
2 76 (27.34%) WAN
3 70 (25.18%) DNS
3 70 (25.18%) MPLS
4 68 (24.46%) DHCP
4 68 (24.46%) Firewall
5 65 (23.38%) VoIP
6 43 (15.47%) VPN
7 40 (14.39%) TCP/IP
8 34 (12.23%) Internet
8 34 (12.23%) IP Telephony
9 32 (11.51%) SAN
10 30 (10.79%) OSPF
10 30 (10.79%) BGP
11 28 (10.07%) H.323
12 27 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (8.63%) Wireless
13 24 (8.63%) MGCP
14 21 (7.55%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.96%) DB2
2 11 (3.96%) MySQL
3 4 (1.44%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.72%) OLTP
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Bugzilla
1 2 (0.72%) Subversion
1 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.72%) Redmine
General
1 86 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 54 (19.42%) Finance
3 25 (8.99%) Marketing
4 17 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 17 (6.12%) Banking
5 7 (2.52%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 45 (16.19%) Architect
2 30 (10.79%) Unified Communications Manager
3 29 (10.43%) Network Engineer
4 28 (10.07%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (10.07%) Consultant
5 23 (8.27%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 18 (6.47%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.47%) Technical Manager
7 16 (5.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.76%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 14 (5.04%) Analyst
9 13 (4.68%) Voice Engineer
10 12 (4.32%) Communications Engineer
11 10 (3.60%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.60%) Network Architect
12 9 (3.24%) Engineering Manager
12 9 (3.24%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.24%) Account Manager
13 8 (2.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.24%) XMPP
2 2 (0.72%) jQuery
2 2 (0.72%) JDBC
2 2 (0.72%) JMS
2 2 (0.72%) Middleware
2 2 (0.72%) Ajax
3 1 (0.36%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.36%) COM
3 1 (0.36%) COM+
3 1 (0.36%) RESTful
3 1 (0.36%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.63%) Data Centre
2 42 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (12.95%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (6.83%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.83%) Clustering
5 12 (4.32%) IVR
5 12 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.32%) BYOD
6 11 (3.96%) iSeries
7 7 (2.52%) Life Science
8 6 (2.16%) PKI
9 4 (1.44%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.08%) DTV
10 3 (1.08%) PMI
10 3 (1.08%) NHS
11 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.72%) AS400
11 2 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 68 (24.46%) Windows
2 35 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (9.71%) Linux
5 12 (4.32%) UNIX
6 11 (3.96%) VMS
7 7 (2.52%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.52%) Windows Vista
7 7 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.52%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.08%) CentOS
9 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.46%) ITIL
2 44 (15.83%) Project Management
3 30 (10.79%) Migration
4 26 (9.35%) PRINCE2
4 26 (9.35%) Network Monitoring
5 24 (8.63%) CRM
6 21 (7.55%) Channel Management
7 19 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.83%) Performance Management
8 18 (6.47%) Network Management
9 17 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (5.76%) WAN Optimisation
10 16 (5.76%) Load Balancing
10 16 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (5.04%) Network Design
11 14 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (5.04%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.68%) Network Architecture
13 12 (4.32%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.39%) SQL
2 18 (6.47%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.16%) C
4 3 (1.08%) Perl
4 3 (1.08%) Python
5 2 (0.72%) CFML
5 2 (0.72%) PHP
5 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
6 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (37.77%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (28.78%) CCNP
3 57 (20.50%) Degree
4 55 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (18.35%) CCNA
6 43 (15.47%) MCSE
7 37 (13.31%) CCVP
8 21 (7.55%) CCIE
9 15 (5.40%) MCTS
9 15 (5.40%) MCITP
10 13 (4.68%) Security Cleared
11 11 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (3.96%) MCSA
12 10 (3.60%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.88%) CCDA
14 7 (2.52%) MOS
14 7 (2.52%) MCP
15 4 (1.44%) CCA
15 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 44 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.68%) vSphere
5 6 (2.16%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.80%) DFS Replication
7 4 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.44%) XenApp
7 4 (1.44%) Firmware
8 2 (0.72%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.72%) NFS
8 2 (0.72%) Xen
8 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.36%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 38 (13.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (9.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 25 (8.99%) SCOM
4 15 (5.40%) SCCM
5 14 (5.04%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (2.16%) Cisco IPCC
8 5 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (1.44%) Netcool
9 4 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.72%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 154 (55.40%) Cisco
2 91 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 63 (22.66%) Avaya
4 49 (17.63%) VMware
5 41 (14.75%) CheckPoint
6 36 (12.95%) HP
7 27 (9.71%) Juniper
8 22 (7.91%) F5
9 20 (7.19%) Citrix
10 14 (5.04%) IBM
11 11 (3.96%) Oracle
11 11 (3.96%) 3PAR
12 10 (3.60%) Mitel
13 9 (3.24%) NetApp
13 9 (3.24%) Aruba
14 8 (2.88%) Verint
14 8 (2.88%) Zeacom
14 8 (2.88%) Nortel
15 7 (2.52%) Aerohive Networks
16 6 (2.16%) Acme Packet
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