The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 739 798 651
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -147
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 141 91 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.088% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.63% 0.42% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 123 82 205
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22332 21859 22938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.18% 21.03% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19011 17920 19871
Average salary £43,561 £42,800 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.77% +0.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK.

Office Communications Server Salary Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

Office Communications Server Salary Histogram in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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
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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
England +44 134 £45,000 -10.00% 20
London +25 65 £56,250 +4.16% 5
South East -18 29 £45,000 -14.28% 6
North East - 14 £32,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £32,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £32,500 -
South West -1 12 £38,750 -26.19% 4
Bristol +4 11 £37,500 -28.57% 2
City of London -23 10 £67,500 +22.72% 2
Berkshire 0 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Reading +10 7 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Milton Keynes +4 6 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Hampshire -12 6 £38,750 -29.54% 1
Leeds 0 5 £50,000 +25.00%
West Yorkshire -12 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire -14 5 £50,000 +25.00%
North West -12 3 £35,000 -10.25% 3
Manchester -14 3 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Basingstoke -9 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Surrey -9 2 £42,500 -37.03%
Enfield - 2 £26,500 -
Guildford - 2 £42,500 -
Westminster - 2 £40,250 -
Derbyshire +19 1 £43,500 -13.00%
East Midlands +7 1 £43,500 -13.00%
West Midlands -11 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Birmingham -15 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Bracknell -17 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Cheltenham - 1 £65,000 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 169 (74.12%) Windows
2 169 (74.12%) Lync
3 164 (71.93%) Active Directory
4 154 (67.54%) MS Exchange
5 107 (46.93%) SharePoint
6 104 (45.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 100 (43.86%) MS Office
8 94 (41.23%) VMware
8 94 (41.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 93 (40.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 92 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 86 (37.72%) Citrix
12 85 (37.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 84 (36.84%) SQL Server
14 83 (36.40%) SAN
15 79 (34.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 78 (34.21%) MCSE
17 75 (32.89%) SLA
18 72 (31.58%) Office 365
19 66 (28.95%) Clustering
20 63 (27.63%) MS Excel
21 60 (26.32%) SCCM
21 60 (26.32%) SCOM
22 59 (25.88%) SQL Server 2008
23 58 (25.44%) SQL Server 2005
23 58 (25.44%) Migration
24 55 (24.12%) PowerShell
25 54 (23.68%) NAS
26 49 (21.49%) Hyper-V

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 169 (74.12%) Lync
2 154 (67.54%) MS Exchange
3 107 (46.93%) SharePoint
4 94 (41.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 93 (40.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (21.49%) IIS
7 43 (18.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (7.02%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 100 (43.86%) MS Office
2 63 (27.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (31.58%) Office 365
2 33 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (10.53%) IaaS
4 3 (1.32%) PaaS
5 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (36.40%) SAN
2 54 (23.68%) NAS
3 48 (21.05%) Firewall
4 43 (18.86%) Internet
5 36 (15.79%) Unified Communications
6 31 (13.60%) DNS
7 26 (11.40%) VoIP
8 22 (9.65%) VPN
9 21 (9.21%) VLAN
10 13 (5.70%) H.323
11 12 (5.26%) SSL
11 12 (5.26%) POP3
11 12 (5.26%) IMAP
12 8 (3.51%) PBX
13 6 (2.63%) TCP/IP
13 6 (2.63%) LDAP
14 4 (1.75%) S/MIME
14 4 (1.75%) MPLS
14 4 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (1.75%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 59 (25.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (25.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.58%) Finance
3 11 (4.82%) Law
4 8 (3.51%) Back Office
5 6 (2.63%) Electronics
5 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.63%) Marketing
6 5 (2.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (20.61%) Consultant
2 36 (15.79%) Architect
3 35 (15.35%) Analyst
4 31 (13.60%) Support Engineer
5 24 (10.53%) Microsoft Consultant
6 23 (10.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.46%) Technical Architect
9 16 (7.02%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (6.14%) Principal Consultant
10 14 (6.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (6.14%) Operations Engineer
11 13 (5.70%) Designer
11 13 (5.70%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (5.70%) Wintel Analyst
12 12 (5.26%) Senior Implementation Consultant
12 12 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
12 12 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
12 12 (5.26%) Technical Designer
12 12 (5.26%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.89%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.88%) COM
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (28.95%) Clustering
2 34 (14.91%) Blackberry
3 32 (14.04%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.82%) Replication
6 8 (3.51%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.63%) DTV
8 4 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 169 (74.12%) Windows
2 92 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (34.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (17.98%) UNIX
5 39 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (10.09%) Linux
7 18 (7.89%) AIX
7 18 (7.89%) Solaris
8 2 (0.88%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.44%) Migration
2 45 (19.74%) Change Control
3 41 (17.98%) Technical Architecture
4 33 (14.47%) Problem Management
5 32 (14.04%) ITIL
6 26 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 22 (9.65%) Change Management
9 21 (9.21%) Mobile Device Management
10 20 (8.77%) Load Balancing
11 17 (7.46%) Service Delivery
11 17 (7.46%) CRM
12 15 (6.58%) ITIL V3
12 15 (6.58%) Software Deployment
13 14 (6.14%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (5.70%) Project Management
15 12 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (4.39%) Service Management
16 10 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (3.51%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.12%) PowerShell
2 31 (13.60%) SQL
3 4 (1.75%) VBScript
4 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (45.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (34.21%) MCSE
3 34 (14.91%) CCA
3 34 (14.91%) Citrix Certification
4 32 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 32 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 28 (12.28%) Degree
6 26 (11.40%) MCSA
7 24 (10.53%) MCITP
8 23 (10.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (9.65%) MCTS
10 18 (7.89%) MCP
10 18 (7.89%) MCSD
10 18 (7.89%) CCEA
11 16 (7.02%) CCEE
11 16 (7.02%) CCIA
12 14 (6.14%) CCNA
13 12 (5.26%) CCNP
13 12 (5.26%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (32.89%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 164 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 85 (37.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (21.49%) Hyper-V
4 40 (17.54%) vSphere
5 23 (10.09%) XenApp
5 23 (10.09%) XenServer
6 18 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 18 (7.89%) VMware ESX
6 18 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.75%) UAG
9 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (26.32%) SCCM
1 60 (26.32%) SCOM
2 18 (7.89%) Nagios
2 18 (7.89%) Opsview
3 14 (6.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (4.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.75%) MOM
6 3 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.88%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.44%) WSUS
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 228 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 94 (41.23%) VMware
3 86 (37.72%) Citrix
4 42 (18.42%) Cisco
5 41 (17.98%) CommVault
6 37 (16.23%) NetApp
7 23 (10.09%) HP
7 23 (10.09%) AppSense
8 18 (7.89%) Huawei
8 18 (7.89%) Veeam
8 18 (7.89%) Dell
9 16 (7.02%) Lotus
10 14 (6.14%) Polycom
11 13 (5.70%) LANDesk
11 13 (5.70%) Remedy
12 11 (4.82%) EMC
13 9 (3.95%) Symantec
13 9 (3.95%) Tandberg
14 8 (3.51%) Hitachi
15 6 (2.63%) SAP
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