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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 844 821 762
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -59
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 55 89 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.36% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 45 85 82
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £29,800 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -

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
22162 24399 21565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.97% 20.96% 20.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18491 19853 18255
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Office Communications Server Salary Histogram in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 22 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 1 September 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 -17 47 £40,000 -23.80% 10
South East +18 20 £38,000 -15.55% 3
Milton Keynes -7 9 £41,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 9 £41,000 - 1
London -24 9 £60,000 +14.28% 1
North West +7 8 £33,000 -24.57% 5
Manchester +9 7 £33,000 +32.00% 4
South West -14 7 £40,000 -13.51%
Berkshire +18 5 £55,000 +25.71%
Bristol -10 5 £40,000 -13.51%
Surrey +11 4 £28,500 -24.00% 1
Dorking - 4 £28,500 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £35,000 - 1
Bath - 2 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Somerset - 2 £52,500 -
Reading -3 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £21,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £21,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £21,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £21,000 -
North East - 1 £21,000 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 102 (72.34%) Windows
3 98 (69.50%) MS Exchange
3 98 (69.50%) Lync
4 95 (67.38%) Active Directory
5 78 (55.32%) SharePoint
6 64 (45.39%) SQL Server
6 64 (45.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 59 (41.84%) VMware
8 57 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (38.30%) SCCM
9 54 (38.30%) ITIL
10 53 (37.59%) Office 365
11 48 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (31.91%) SLA
14 45 (31.91%) Clustering
14 45 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2010
15 44 (31.21%) Citrix
16 43 (30.50%) Change Management
17 41 (29.08%) vSphere
18 40 (28.37%) SAN
18 40 (28.37%) IIS
18 40 (28.37%) MS Office
19 38 (26.95%) MS Excel
20 37 (26.24%) MCSE
20 37 (26.24%) Internet
20 37 (26.24%) SQL Server 2008
20 37 (26.24%) SQL Server 2005

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 98 (69.50%) MS Exchange
1 98 (69.50%) Lync
2 78 (55.32%) SharePoint
3 64 (45.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 45 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (28.37%) IIS
6 22 (15.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (4.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 6 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (28.37%) MS Office
2 38 (26.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 53 (37.59%) Office 365
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (28.37%) SAN
2 37 (26.24%) Internet
3 32 (22.70%) NAS
4 28 (19.86%) DNS
5 17 (12.06%) DHCP
5 17 (12.06%) Firewall
6 14 (9.93%) VLAN
7 13 (9.22%) Unified Communications
8 12 (8.51%) WebEx
9 9 (6.38%) H.323
9 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
10 8 (5.67%) VoIP
11 6 (4.26%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (4.26%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.55%) IMAP
13 4 (2.84%) SSL
13 4 (2.84%) Telepresence
13 4 (2.84%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.84%) WAN
13 4 (2.84%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (45.39%) SQL Server
2 37 (26.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 37 (26.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.42%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Marketing
3 5 (3.55%) Advertising
4 3 (2.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.42%) Electronics
5 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (25.53%) Analyst
2 29 (20.57%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.89%) Consultant
3 21 (14.89%) IT Support
4 20 (14.18%) IT Support Engineer
5 19 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (10.64%) Architect
7 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (9.22%) Senior IT Support
8 13 (9.22%) Senior Support Engineer
9 9 (6.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (4.96%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Consultant
11 6 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Messaging Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Operations Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Wintel Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.84%) MAPI
3 2 (1.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (31.91%) Clustering
2 20 (14.18%) Blackberry
3 19 (13.48%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (9.22%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.84%) iPhone
6 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.42%) DTV
8 1 (0.71%) PKI
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (72.34%) Windows
2 57 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.09%) UNIX
6 8 (5.67%) AIX
6 8 (5.67%) Solaris
7 6 (4.26%) Android
8 5 (3.55%) Linux
9 4 (2.84%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.30%) ITIL
2 43 (30.50%) Change Management
3 35 (24.82%) Problem Management
4 27 (19.15%) Change Control
5 22 (15.60%) Mentoring
6 21 (14.89%) Migration
7 15 (10.64%) TOGAF
8 14 (9.93%) Server Monitoring
9 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (9.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (7.80%) Load Balancing
11 9 (6.38%) Project Management
11 9 (6.38%) ITIL V3
12 8 (5.67%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
13 7 (4.96%) CRM
13 7 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
14 6 (4.26%) Risk Management
14 6 (4.26%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.40%) SQL
2 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (26.24%) MCSE
3 28 (19.86%) Security Cleared
4 24 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 20 (14.18%) MCITP
6 13 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.51%) CCA
7 12 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (7.09%) MCSA
10 9 (6.38%) MCTS
11 8 (5.67%) Degree
12 6 (4.26%) MCP
12 6 (4.26%) MCSD
12 6 (4.26%) CCEA
12 6 (4.26%) CCEE
12 6 (4.26%) CCIA
13 5 (3.55%) CCNP
13 5 (3.55%) CCNA
14 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.91%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 95 (67.38%) Active Directory
2 48 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (29.08%) vSphere
4 27 (19.15%) VMware ESX
5 20 (14.18%) Hyper-V
6 9 (6.38%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.13%) UAG
10 2 (1.42%) XenServer
10 2 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (38.30%) SCCM
2 36 (25.53%) SCOM
3 6 (4.26%) Nagios
3 6 (4.26%) Opsview
4 5 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.13%) MOM
5 3 (2.13%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.42%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.71%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 59 (41.84%) VMware
3 44 (31.21%) Citrix
4 32 (22.70%) Cisco
5 13 (9.22%) HP
6 8 (5.67%) EMC
6 8 (5.67%) Polycom
7 7 (4.96%) LANDesk
7 7 (4.96%) Dell
7 7 (4.96%) Oracle
7 7 (4.96%) Remedy
8 6 (4.26%) Huawei
8 6 (4.26%) Avaya
8 6 (4.26%) CommVault
8 6 (4.26%) Adobe
8 6 (4.26%) Veeam
9 4 (2.84%) F5
9 4 (2.84%) Tandberg
10 3 (2.13%) Symantec
10 3 (2.13%) NetApp
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