The table below looks at the statistics for UAG skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited UAG over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG)
Rank 850 777 707
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -70
Permanent jobs citing UAG 42 119 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 1.06% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 101 129
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,400 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12879 11262 10671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.97% 10.06% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10655 9372 8919
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,444
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

UAG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UAG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

UAG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAG
Salary Trend

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

UAG Salary Trend in the UK

UAG
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing UAG over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

UAG Salary Histogram in the UK

UAG
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UAG within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 -53 42 £60,000 +26.31% 7
London +30 18 £62,500 +31.57% 4
South East -28 12 £65,000 +31.31% 1
City of London +8 7 £65,000 +20.93%
Leeds +8 5 £36,500 -23.15%
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £40,000 -12.08% 1
Surrey -2 5 £67,500 +22.72%
West Yorkshire -2 5 £36,500 -23.15%
Yorkshire -2 5 £36,500 -23.15%
Milton Keynes -4 5 £40,000 -12.08% 1
Essex -2 3 £37,000 -35.65%
East of England -3 3 £37,000 +5.71%
South West -28 2 £25,000 +6.38% 2
Hampshire -2 1 £62,500 +26.26%
Reading -3 1 £70,000 +33.33%
Berkshire -6 1 £70,000 +47.36%
Chelmsford - 1 £37,000 -

UAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing UAG 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 UAG.

1 81 (78.64%) Windows
2 70 (67.96%) Microsoft
3 65 (63.11%) VMware
4 59 (57.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (53.40%) Forefront TMG
6 52 (50.49%) Active Directory
7 49 (47.57%) Hyper-V
8 46 (44.66%) SCCM
9 45 (43.69%) MS Exchange
10 43 (41.75%) SQL Server
10 43 (41.75%) ISA Server
11 39 (37.86%) ITIL
12 37 (35.92%) MS Excel
12 37 (35.92%) SCOM
13 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (33.01%) Cisco
13 34 (33.01%) Citrix
13 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (33.01%) SAN
14 25 (24.27%) XenApp
14 25 (24.27%) Lync
14 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (23.30%) DHCP
15 24 (23.30%) Firewall
16 22 (21.36%) MCSE
16 22 (21.36%) SharePoint
16 22 (21.36%) SQL
16 22 (21.36%) Load Balancing
17 20 (19.42%) Performance Tuning
18 17 (16.50%) IIS

UAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing UAG 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 UAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (43.69%) MS Exchange
2 25 (24.27%) Lync
3 22 (21.36%) SharePoint
4 17 (16.50%) IIS
5 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (8.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.85%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.88%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 37 (35.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) Office 365
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (33.01%) SAN
2 24 (23.30%) DHCP
2 24 (23.30%) Firewall
3 17 (16.50%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (16.50%) DNS
4 13 (12.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (11.65%) NetScaler
5 12 (11.65%) WAN
5 12 (11.65%) LAN
6 11 (10.68%) VPN
7 8 (7.77%) Internet
8 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.83%) Broadband
8 6 (5.83%) BGP
9 5 (4.85%) Wireless
9 5 (4.85%) MPLS
10 3 (2.91%) OSPF
10 3 (2.91%) IPX
10 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.91%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (41.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Banking
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Marketing
3 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.88%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.88%) Electronics
4 3 (2.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Architect
2 15 (14.56%) Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Consultant
4 13 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.80%) Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (5.83%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Storage Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Release Manager
10 3 (2.91%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (2.91%) Principal Consultant
10 3 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) .NET
1 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET
1 5 (4.85%) Web Services
1 5 (4.85%) XML
1 5 (4.85%) WCF
2 4 (3.88%) SAML
3 2 (1.94%) Middleware
3 2 (1.94%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.97%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) CLARiiON
2 10 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Clustering
4 6 (5.83%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.85%) PKI
6 4 (3.88%) DTV
7 2 (1.94%) CMDB
7 2 (1.94%) iPhone
8 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 81 (78.64%) Windows
2 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.68%) Linux
5 11 (10.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (8.74%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.94%) UNIX
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.97%) Android
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.86%) ITIL
2 22 (21.36%) Load Balancing
3 20 (19.42%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (13.59%) Migration
5 12 (11.65%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.71%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.80%) Business Development
7 7 (6.80%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.83%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.83%) Change Management
9 5 (4.85%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.88%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.88%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.88%) Line Management
11 3 (2.91%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (2.91%) Project Management
11 3 (2.91%) Service Management
11 3 (2.91%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.36%) SQL
2 16 (15.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) VBScript
3 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (21.36%) MCSE
3 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (10.68%) CCNP
5 9 (8.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.77%) MCP
7 7 (6.80%) MCSA
8 6 (5.83%) MCTS
9 5 (4.85%) Degree
10 4 (3.88%) CCSP
11 3 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.91%) MCITP
11 3 (2.91%) CCNA
12 2 (1.94%) CCIE
13 1 (0.97%) PMP
13 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (57.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (53.40%) Forefront TMG
3 52 (50.49%) Active Directory
4 49 (47.57%) Hyper-V
5 43 (41.75%) ISA Server
6 25 (24.27%) XenApp
7 16 (15.53%) vSphere
8 13 (12.62%) XenDesktop
9 11 (10.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (3.88%) IAG
12 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
13 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (44.66%) SCCM
2 37 (35.92%) SCOM
3 13 (12.62%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (4.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.88%) Windows Intune
5 4 (3.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.94%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.94%) Legato
7 2 (1.94%) MOM
7 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.97%) SCSM
8 1 (0.97%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.97%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.97%) OVSD
8 1 (0.97%) OpenView
8 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 70 (67.96%) Microsoft
2 65 (63.11%) VMware
3 34 (33.01%) Cisco
3 34 (33.01%) Citrix
4 16 (15.53%) F5
5 14 (13.59%) Symantec
5 14 (13.59%) EMC
5 14 (13.59%) HP
6 11 (10.68%) Oracle
6 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.68%) Infoblox
7 9 (8.74%) Websense
8 8 (7.77%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.85%) Juniper
10 5 (4.85%) Dell
11 4 (3.88%) SAP
11 4 (3.88%) NetApp
11 4 (3.88%) Sophos
11 4 (3.88%) Remedy
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