The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 461 497 539
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +42
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 608 516 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 2.72% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 464 413 352
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,300 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,596 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -10.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unified Communications
Salary Trend

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in the UK

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in the UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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 +52 582 £49,500 +1.02% 121
London +73 269 £55,000 +7.31% 45
South East -37 107 £45,000 - 23
Berkshire +1 53 £55,000 +22.22% 15
City of London +54 48 £55,000 +15.78% 6
East Midlands +24 46 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Yorkshire +16 46 £42,500 -20.93% 7
West Midlands -7 36 £38,000 -24.00% 6
South West -15 27 £30,000 -36.17% 10
West Yorkshire +2 25 £42,500 -22.72% 6
East of England +8 23 £53,500 +22.28% 1
Derbyshire +14 22 £35,690 -7.89% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 22 £34,000 -20.00% 1
Leeds -8 22 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Derby +10 21 £35,690 -7.89% 1
Birmingham -10 20 £38,500 -30.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +12 18 £43,000 +32.30% 3
Nottingham +8 17 £44,000 -2.22% 3
North West +3 17 £40,000 -14.89% 14
Bristol -1 16 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Surrey +12 15 £46,000 +15.00% 2
Hampshire +12 14 £37,000 -32.72% 2
Croydon +9 14 £57,500 -
Reading +7 13 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Essex +7 12 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Greenwich - 12 £55,000 -
Manchester +18 11 £40,000 -18.36% 8
Aylesbury - 11 £31,500 -
Sheffield +8 8 £38,500 -24.87%
South Yorkshire +5 8 £38,500 -24.87%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 514 (49.57%) Cisco
2 359 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 294 (28.35%) VoIP
4 287 (27.68%) Lync
5 278 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
6 249 (24.01%) Telecoms
7 236 (22.76%) ITIL
8 230 (22.18%) WAN
9 218 (21.02%) CCNP
10 207 (19.96%) LAN
11 196 (18.90%) Windows
12 186 (17.94%) Project Management
13 183 (17.65%) Finance
14 180 (17.36%) Data Centre
15 178 (17.16%) Cisco CUCM
15 178 (17.16%) Active Directory
16 171 (16.49%) DNS
17 162 (15.62%) Firewall
17 162 (15.62%) Video Conferencing
18 161 (15.53%) MPLS
19 145 (13.98%) MS Excel
20 138 (13.31%) VPN
21 132 (12.73%) Avaya
21 132 (12.73%) Wireless
22 131 (12.63%) MS Exchange
23 130 (12.54%) VMware
24 129 (12.44%) Presales
25 127 (12.25%) DHCP
26 120 (11.57%) Cisco UCCX
27 110 (10.61%) Windows Server

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 287 (27.68%) Lync
2 131 (12.63%) MS Exchange
3 85 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 83 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (2.60%) Office Communications Server
7 16 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (1.16%) IIS
9 10 (0.96%) CMS
10 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (0.58%) nginx
13 4 (0.39%) Confluence
14 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.19%) Node.js
15 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 145 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.21%) MS Office
3 11 (1.06%) MS Project
3 11 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.19%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 88 (8.49%) Office 365
2 32 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.99%) SaaS
4 29 (2.80%) IaaS
5 27 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (2.22%) Yammer
7 18 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (0.87%) PaaS
9 6 (0.58%) Symantec.cloud
10 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.19%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.096%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 294 (28.35%) VoIP
2 230 (22.18%) WAN
3 207 (19.96%) LAN
4 171 (16.49%) DNS
5 162 (15.62%) Firewall
6 161 (15.53%) MPLS
7 138 (13.31%) VPN
8 132 (12.73%) Wireless
9 127 (12.25%) DHCP
10 92 (8.87%) PBX
11 83 (8.00%) Internet
12 79 (7.62%) TCP/IP
13 75 (7.23%) IP Telephony
14 71 (6.85%) H.323
15 64 (6.17%) OSPF
16 62 (5.98%) Skype
17 59 (5.69%) Network Security
18 55 (5.30%) WebEx
19 52 (5.01%) Cisco ASA
19 52 (5.01%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.54%) MySQL
2 13 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.77%) Big Data
4 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.39%) EDMS
5 4 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.39%) Redis
5 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.19%) Riak
8 1 (0.096%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.096%) DB2
8 1 (0.096%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (0.77%) Eclipse
2 6 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.48%) JIRA
4 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.096%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.096%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.096%) JUnit
5 1 (0.096%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.096%) Selenium
5 1 (0.096%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.096%) WebDriver
General
1 249 (24.01%) Telecoms
2 183 (17.65%) Finance
3 60 (5.79%) Banking
4 41 (3.95%) Billing
5 39 (3.76%) Marketing
6 22 (2.12%) Retail
7 20 (1.93%) Legal
8 16 (1.54%) Law
9 14 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.96%) Electronics
12 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.58%) French Language
13 6 (0.58%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.58%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.48%) Local Government
15 4 (0.39%) Back Office
15 4 (0.39%) Games
15 4 (0.39%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 135 (13.02%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 112 (10.80%) Consultant
3 107 (10.32%) Project Manager
4 97 (9.35%) Architect
5 89 (8.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 86 (8.29%) Voice Engineer
7 85 (8.20%) Network Engineer
8 79 (7.62%) Support Engineer
9 73 (7.04%) Communications Engineer
10 72 (6.94%) Unified Communications Manager
11 66 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
12 55 (5.30%) Lync Engineer
13 40 (3.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 37 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
14 37 (3.57%) Senior Manager
15 35 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 34 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 34 (3.28%) Unified Communications Consultant
17 32 (3.09%) Network Support
17 32 (3.09%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (10.03%) XMPP
2 19 (1.83%) VXML
3 9 (0.87%) CSS
4 8 (0.77%) Ajax
4 8 (0.77%) HTML
4 8 (0.77%) Web Services
5 7 (0.68%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.68%) CSS3
5 7 (0.68%) HTML5
5 7 (0.68%) JMS
5 7 (0.68%) JPA
5 7 (0.68%) RESTful
5 7 (0.68%) Spring
6 6 (0.58%) .NET
6 6 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (0.48%) Middleware
8 4 (0.39%) COM
8 4 (0.39%) Laravel
8 4 (0.39%) Symfony
8 4 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 180 (17.36%) Data Centre
2 162 (15.62%) Video Conferencing
3 80 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.34%) IVR
5 42 (4.05%) Driving Licence
6 30 (2.89%) Blackberry
7 25 (2.41%) Statistics
8 22 (2.12%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.93%) Clustering
10 18 (1.74%) iPad
11 16 (1.54%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.45%) PKI
13 13 (1.25%) Equities
13 13 (1.25%) Fixed Income
14 11 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (1.06%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.96%) PMI
15 10 (0.96%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.87%) User Experience
17 7 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 196 (18.90%) Windows
2 110 (10.61%) Windows Server
3 84 (8.10%) Linux
4 78 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.41%) Unix
8 19 (1.83%) Android
9 11 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.87%) HPUX
12 7 (0.68%) Solaris
12 7 (0.68%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.096%) VMS
14 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (22.76%) ITIL
2 186 (17.94%) Project Management
3 129 (12.44%) Presales
4 62 (5.98%) PRINCE2
5 55 (5.30%) Load Balancing
6 54 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (5.01%) CRM
8 47 (4.53%) Migration
8 47 (4.53%) Service Management
9 43 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 43 (4.15%) Service Delivery
10 42 (4.05%) Change Management
11 39 (3.76%) Business Development
11 39 (3.76%) Change Control
11 39 (3.76%) Risk Analysis
12 38 (3.66%) Incident Management
13 35 (3.38%) Network Monitoring
14 31 (2.99%) Time Management
15 29 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (2.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 62 (5.98%) SQL
2 50 (4.82%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.12%) C
4 14 (1.35%) Java
5 13 (1.25%) PHP
6 12 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.68%) C++
7 7 (0.68%) Perl
8 6 (0.58%) Python
9 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.29%) C#
11 2 (0.19%) Ruby
12 1 (0.096%) VB
12 1 (0.096%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 278 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (21.02%) CCNP
3 103 (9.93%) CCVP
4 94 (9.06%) Degree
4 94 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (8.39%) CCNA
6 74 (7.14%) MCSE
7 63 (6.08%) Security Cleared
8 48 (4.63%) SC Cleared
9 43 (4.15%) MCITP
10 39 (3.76%) CCIE
11 34 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.35%) MCP
13 14 (1.35%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.25%) PMP
15 12 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.96%) CCDP
16 10 (0.96%) CCSA
16 10 (0.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.62%) SLA
2 10 (0.96%) COBIT
3 9 (0.87%) QA
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.096%) EMIR
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.096%) SEPA
System Software
1 178 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 93 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.31%) vSphere
5 19 (1.83%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.96%) XenApp
7 9 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.48%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.48%) Xen
10 4 (0.39%) Firmware
10 4 (0.39%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.39%) OpenSSH
10 4 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.19%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.19%) NFS
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.096%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 178 (17.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 120 (11.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 75 (7.23%) Cisco UCCE
4 43 (4.15%) SCOM
5 37 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 33 (3.18%) SCCM
7 13 (1.25%) Cisco IPCC
8 11 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (0.96%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (0.58%) Ansible
11 6 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.48%) Nagios
12 5 (0.48%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.39%) Netcool
13 4 (0.39%) Puppet
13 4 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 514 (49.57%) Cisco
2 359 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 132 (12.73%) Avaya
4 130 (12.54%) VMware
5 74 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 68 (6.56%) Citrix
7 66 (6.36%) Juniper
8 58 (5.59%) Polycom
9 56 (5.40%) Symantec
10 50 (4.82%) HP
11 45 (4.34%) Red Box
12 43 (4.15%) Mitel
13 34 (3.28%) Riverbed
14 30 (2.89%) F5
15 23 (2.22%) BroadSoft
15 23 (2.22%) IBM
16 22 (2.12%) BT
16 22 (2.12%) NetApp
17 20 (1.93%) Oracle
18 19 (1.83%) Meraki
Essex
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent base salary, plus on-call, bonus and benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + package + bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Comms-care
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Car
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Comms-care
Salary: £38k - 40k per year + Certified Training
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Comms-care
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus Scheme + Excellen
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Barry, South Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan CC
Salary: From £35,662 to £39,267 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Oncall (not immediate), Overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits - 25%
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Chess Telecom
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-60,000 DOTE Uncapped and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Very competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Yoh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car, bonus and others
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + up to £6k Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Car
Posted: 4 days ago