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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 810 754 719
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -35
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 89 119 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% 0.56% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 85 82 139
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +17.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £40,000 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%

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
24161 21287 24263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.76% 20.01% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19673 17994 20767
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Office Communications Server Salary Histogram in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 27 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 29 August 2014. 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 -56 86 £52,500 -4.54% 7
London -7 34 £52,500 -7.89% 2
Leeds -18 16 £50,000 +42.85%
West Yorkshire -28 16 £50,000 +42.85%
Yorkshire -35 16 £50,000 +42.85%
South East -54 11 £45,000 -18.18% 3
City of London -10 9 £62,500 +8.69% 1
Birmingham +7 7 £55,000 -13.72%
West Midlands -6 7 £55,000 -13.72%
Berkshire -16 4 £43,750 -20.45%
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £41,000 -8.88% 1
North West -13 3 £43,750 -2.77% 1
East of England -15 3 £33,500 -33.00%
Milton Keynes -20 3 £41,000 -8.88%
Bedfordshire -1 2 £33,000 -34.00%
Dunstable -3 2 £33,000 +13.79%
South West -20 2 £46,250 -15.90% 1
Bristol - 2 £46,250 - 1
Cumbria - 2 £62,500 - 1
Manchester -10 1 £25,000 -44.44%
Reading -11 1 £77,500 +40.90%
Watford -11 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -18 1 £62,500 +25.00%
Surrey -18 1 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Rochdale - 1 £25,000 -
Camberley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 £62,500 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 171 (77.38%) MS Exchange
3 163 (73.76%) Lync
4 157 (71.04%) Windows
5 134 (60.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 123 (55.66%) Active Directory
7 100 (45.25%) VMware
8 96 (43.44%) Unified Communications
9 93 (42.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 92 (41.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 90 (40.72%) Office 365
12 88 (39.82%) Exchange Server 2007
13 85 (38.46%) SAN
14 82 (37.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 79 (35.75%) NAS
16 73 (33.03%) Exchange Server 2003
17 67 (30.32%) MCSE
18 64 (28.96%) Blackberry
19 61 (27.60%) MS Excel
19 61 (27.60%) MS Office
20 60 (27.15%) Migration
21 58 (26.24%) SharePoint
22 57 (25.79%) Technical Architecture
23 55 (24.89%) Windows Server 2003
24 54 (24.43%) Exchange Server 2013
25 52 (23.53%) MCITP
26 51 (23.08%) SQL Server
27 49 (22.17%) DNS
27 49 (22.17%) Clustering
28 47 (21.27%) Hyper-V

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 171 (77.38%) MS Exchange
2 163 (73.76%) Lync
3 134 (60.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (39.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 73 (33.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 58 (26.24%) SharePoint
7 54 (24.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (9.50%) IIS
9 16 (7.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (5.43%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.26%) IBM Notes
11 5 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.90%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (27.60%) MS Office
1 61 (27.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Project
2 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 90 (40.72%) Office 365
2 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (43.44%) Unified Communications
2 85 (38.46%) SAN
3 79 (35.75%) NAS
4 49 (22.17%) DNS
5 43 (19.46%) Firewall
6 36 (16.29%) PBX
7 31 (14.03%) VPN
8 30 (13.57%) SMTP
9 29 (13.12%) DHCP
9 29 (13.12%) MPLS
10 28 (12.67%) H.323
10 28 (12.67%) TCP/IP
11 21 (9.50%) Internet
12 20 (9.05%) PSTN
13 18 (8.14%) VoIP
14 14 (6.33%) VLAN
15 11 (4.98%) S/MIME
16 7 (3.17%) SSL
17 6 (2.71%) LDAP
18 5 (2.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 45 (20.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (19.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) EDRMS
General
1 22 (9.95%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.05%) Finance
3 7 (3.17%) Retail
4 6 (2.71%) Law
4 6 (2.71%) Banking
5 5 (2.26%) Legal
6 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.36%) Electronics
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (23.08%) Consultant
2 33 (14.93%) Microsoft Consultant
3 30 (13.57%) Support Engineer
4 25 (11.31%) Architect
5 22 (9.95%) Communications Engineer
6 21 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (8.60%) Exchange Consultant
8 18 (8.14%) Messaging Engineer
9 17 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
9 17 (7.69%) Technical Designer
9 17 (7.69%) Designer
10 12 (5.43%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) Server Engineer
12 9 (4.07%) Analyst
13 8 (3.62%) Server Specialist
13 8 (3.62%) Exchange Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.62%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (3.17%) IT Support
14 7 (3.17%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.26%) COM
2 2 (0.90%) OLE
2 2 (0.90%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (28.96%) Blackberry
2 49 (22.17%) Clustering
3 16 (7.24%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (4.98%) CMDB
5 5 (2.26%) Replication
6 3 (1.36%) BBC
6 3 (1.36%) DTV
7 2 (0.90%) iPhone
7 2 (0.90%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 157 (71.04%) Windows
2 82 (37.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (24.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (15.84%) UNIX
5 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (12.22%) Linux
7 10 (4.52%) AIX
7 10 (4.52%) Solaris
8 7 (3.17%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.81%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.81%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.15%) Migration
2 57 (25.79%) Technical Architecture
3 44 (19.91%) Change Management
4 43 (19.46%) Change Control
5 39 (17.65%) Load Balancing
6 37 (16.74%) Project Management
7 33 (14.93%) ITIL
8 29 (13.12%) Technical Analysis
9 23 (10.41%) Service Delivery
10 17 (7.69%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.07%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (3.62%) High Availability
12 8 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (2.71%) Service Management
13 6 (2.71%) CRM
14 5 (2.26%) PRINCE2
15 4 (1.81%) Project Planning
15 4 (1.81%) Network Load Balancing
15 4 (1.81%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.03%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.52%) VBScript
3 6 (2.71%) VB
4 2 (0.90%) Java
4 2 (0.90%) SQL
4 2 (0.90%) R
5 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (41.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (30.32%) MCSE
3 52 (23.53%) MCITP
4 46 (20.81%) MCTS
5 43 (19.46%) Degree
6 41 (18.55%) MCSA
7 14 (6.33%) Security Cleared
8 13 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 11 (4.98%) CCNP
9 11 (4.98%) CCNA
9 11 (4.98%) CCA
9 11 (4.98%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.98%) CCVP
9 11 (4.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (4.52%) MCSD
10 10 (4.52%) CCEA
11 8 (3.62%) MCP
12 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.90%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.22%) SLA
2 5 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (55.66%) Active Directory
2 93 (42.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (21.27%) Hyper-V
4 29 (13.12%) XenApp
4 29 (13.12%) XenServer
5 21 (9.50%) VMware ESX
6 19 (8.60%) vSphere
7 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.45%) KVM
10 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (8.60%) SCCM
2 12 (5.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (4.07%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (2.26%) SCOM
4 5 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.36%) WSUS
6 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 100 (45.25%) VMware
3 41 (18.55%) Citrix
4 33 (14.93%) NetApp
5 31 (14.03%) Polycom
6 27 (12.22%) AppSense
6 27 (12.22%) Mitel
6 27 (12.22%) CommVault
7 25 (11.31%) Cisco
8 19 (8.60%) Siemens
9 16 (7.24%) Symantec
10 13 (5.88%) EMC
11 11 (4.98%) HP
12 9 (4.07%) Clearswift
12 9 (4.07%) TOWER Software
13 8 (3.62%) Avaya
13 8 (3.62%) MobileIron
14 5 (2.26%) Lotus
14 5 (2.26%) SAP
15 4 (1.81%) Sun
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