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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 473 503 344
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -159
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 521 504 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.42% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.44% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 385 432 714
Average salary £54,500 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,900 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
19175 20688 21017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.06% 19.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15395 16552 16993
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 28 May 2015 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 28 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 474 £52,500 - 85
London +19 194 £55,000 +4.76% 24
South East +70 126 £52,500 -4.54% 27
Berkshire +29 52 £55,000 -2.22% 19
Yorkshire +5 45 £40,000 -20.00% 6
City of London -1 40 £55,000 +4.76% 5
West Yorkshire +17 36 £40,000 -23.80% 6
Leeds +11 36 £40,000 -21.95% 6
South West +13 28 £42,500 +1.19% 3
East of England +32 27 £55,000 +1.85% 5
Surrey +53 20 £53,750 +53.57% 2
North West -3 19 £32,500 -27.77% 8
Hampshire +12 17 £35,500 -38.26% 1
Bracknell +30 15 £55,000 -8.33% 5
East Sussex +12 15 £47,500 +5.55%
East Midlands +6 14 £28,428 -40.15% 4
Hertfordshire 0 14 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Wiltshire +13 13 £50,000 +19.04%
Reading -1 12 £105,000 +75.00% 1
West Midlands -40 11 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Bexhill-On-Sea - 10 - -
Swindon +4 9 £52,500 +25.00%
Manchester -4 9 £32,500 -33.33% 8
Somerset +24 7 £42,500 +31.47%
Bristol 0 7 £47,500 +72.72% 2
Canary Wharf - 7 £55,000 -
Fareham +17 6 £62,500 +92.30% 1
Watford +16 6 £65,000 +14.03%
Newbury +4 6 £30,000 - 9
West Sussex 0 6 £48,750 -15.58% 2

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 477 (45.73%) Cisco
2 422 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 391 (37.49%) Lync
4 270 (25.89%) WAN
5 255 (24.45%) Cisco Certification
6 243 (23.30%) Windows
7 232 (22.24%) LAN
8 228 (21.86%) Data Centre
9 224 (21.48%) Telecoms
10 194 (18.60%) MS Exchange
11 193 (18.50%) ITIL
12 191 (18.31%) Active Directory
13 186 (17.83%) VoIP
13 186 (17.83%) Firewall
14 181 (17.35%) CCNP
15 169 (16.20%) MPLS
16 165 (15.82%) VMware
17 164 (15.72%) Finance
18 152 (14.57%) Avaya
19 149 (14.29%) MS Excel
20 148 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
21 146 (14.00%) Office 365
22 144 (13.81%) VPN
23 135 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
24 131 (12.56%) Project Management
25 130 (12.46%) Video Conferencing
26 129 (12.37%) Degree
27 123 (11.79%) Migration
28 119 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2013
29 111 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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
1 391 (37.49%) Lync
2 194 (18.60%) MS Exchange
3 119 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 111 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (5.27%) SharePoint
6 44 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (2.40%) Office Communications Server
8 19 (1.82%) CMS
9 16 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.34%) IIS
11 7 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.58%) nginx
13 5 (0.48%) Apache
13 5 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.19%) Railo
15 2 (0.19%) Confluence
15 2 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 149 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 82 (7.86%) MS Office
3 20 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.86%) MS Project
6 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 146 (14.00%) Office 365
2 58 (5.56%) IaaS
3 48 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (4.31%) SaaS
5 37 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (2.40%) PaaS
7 10 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 270 (25.89%) WAN
2 232 (22.24%) LAN
3 186 (17.83%) VoIP
3 186 (17.83%) Firewall
4 169 (16.20%) MPLS
5 144 (13.81%) VPN
6 101 (9.68%) Wireless
7 99 (9.49%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 86 (8.25%) DNS
10 85 (8.15%) IP Telephony
11 81 (7.77%) SAN
12 67 (6.42%) Ethernet
12 67 (6.42%) Network Security
13 66 (6.33%) BGP
14 64 (6.14%) PBX
15 63 (6.04%) VPLS
16 60 (5.75%) OSPF
17 57 (5.47%) DHCP
18 56 (5.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.88%) MySQL
3 20 (1.92%) DB2
4 6 (0.58%) Riak
4 6 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (0.58%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.48%) Big Data
6 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.19%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (0.77%) Behat
1 8 (0.77%) Cucumber
1 8 (0.77%) Selenium
1 8 (0.77%) Git (software)
1 8 (0.77%) Subversion
1 8 (0.77%) JIRA
1 8 (0.77%) Eclipse
1 8 (0.77%) JUnit
2 7 (0.67%) PHPUnit
3 4 (0.38%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.38%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.19%) Redmine
5 2 (0.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 224 (21.48%) Telecoms
2 164 (15.72%) Finance
3 74 (7.09%) Marketing
4 44 (4.22%) Retail
5 37 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.97%) Banking
7 25 (2.40%) Law
8 23 (2.21%) Electronics
9 12 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.05%) Games
10 11 (1.05%) Advertising
10 11 (1.05%) Billing
11 10 (0.96%) Legal
12 7 (0.67%) Back Office
13 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.096%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (16.97%) Consultant
2 112 (10.74%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 88 (8.44%) Architect
4 84 (8.05%) Network Engineer
5 70 (6.71%) Communications Engineer
6 63 (6.04%) Project Manager
7 49 (4.70%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 45 (4.31%) Support Engineer
9 40 (3.84%) Analyst
10 37 (3.55%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 36 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 36 (3.45%) Technical Manager
11 36 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
12 31 (2.97%) Unified Communications Manager
13 29 (2.78%) Voice Engineer
14 28 (2.68%) Sales Consultant
14 28 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (2.59%) Microsoft Consultant
16 26 (2.49%) Account Manager
17 25 (2.40%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.16%) XMPP
2 18 (1.73%) .NET
3 13 (1.25%) Web Services
4 12 (1.15%) HTML
5 10 (0.96%) Ajax
6 8 (0.77%) CSS
7 6 (0.58%) Memcached
7 6 (0.58%) REST
7 6 (0.58%) LAMP
7 6 (0.58%) SOAP
8 5 (0.48%) VXML
8 5 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.38%) jQuery
9 4 (0.38%) MAPI
10 3 (0.29%) Middleware
10 3 (0.29%) XML
11 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.19%) FreeSWITCH
11 2 (0.19%) RESTful
11 2 (0.19%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 228 (21.86%) Data Centre
2 130 (12.46%) Video Conferencing
3 77 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.49%) BYOD
5 26 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.92%) iSeries
7 18 (1.73%) Clustering
7 18 (1.73%) DTV
8 16 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.96%) User Experience
10 7 (0.67%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.67%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.67%) EqualLogic
11 6 (0.58%) FlexPod
11 6 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.58%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.48%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 243 (23.30%) Windows
2 85 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (6.90%) Linux
4 71 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (2.88%) UNIX
7 20 (1.92%) VMS
8 19 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.96%) AIX
11 8 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.77%) CentOS
12 6 (0.58%) Android
12 6 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (18.50%) ITIL
2 131 (12.56%) Project Management
3 123 (11.79%) Migration
4 79 (7.57%) Business Development
5 59 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 55 (5.27%) PRINCE2
7 52 (4.99%) Change Management
7 52 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (4.79%) Load Balancing
9 45 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 44 (4.22%) CRM
10 44 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
11 43 (4.12%) Mentoring
11 43 (4.12%) Network Design
12 42 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (3.64%) Network Management
15 36 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (3.07%) WAN Optimisation
17 31 (2.97%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 82 (7.86%) SQL
2 47 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 24 (2.30%) PHP
4 16 (1.53%) C
5 14 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 10 (0.96%) Java
7 8 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.67%) Perl
8 7 (0.67%) C++
8 7 (0.67%) Python
9 6 (0.58%) C#
10 3 (0.29%) VBScript
11 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.19%) CFML
12 1 (0.096%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.096%) VBA
12 1 (0.096%) Korn
12 1 (0.096%) R
Qualifications
1 255 (24.45%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (17.35%) CCNP
3 148 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 129 (12.37%) Degree
5 100 (9.59%) MCSE
6 83 (7.96%) Security Cleared
7 80 (7.67%) CCNA
7 80 (7.67%) SC Cleared
8 48 (4.60%) CCIE
8 48 (4.60%) MCITP
9 30 (2.88%) MCTS
10 29 (2.78%) CCVP
11 21 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.34%) CCDP
14 13 (1.25%) MCSA
14 13 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.96%) ISEB
16 7 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.23%) SLA
2 13 (1.25%) QA
3 8 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 191 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 135 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.37%) vSphere
4 55 (5.27%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.11%) XenApp
7 17 (1.63%) XenDesktop
8 16 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 16 (1.53%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.77%) NFS
11 7 (0.67%) NDS
12 6 (0.58%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.58%) UAG
12 6 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.38%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.19%) Kamailio
15 2 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (8.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 58 (5.56%) SCOM
3 44 (4.22%) SCCM
4 31 (2.97%) Cisco UCCX
5 26 (2.49%) Cisco UCCE
6 18 (1.73%) vMotion
7 16 (1.53%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.58%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.58%) logstash
10 6 (0.58%) Ansible
10 6 (0.58%) Check_MK
10 6 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
10 6 (0.58%) Nagios
11 4 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.38%) WSUS
11 4 (0.38%) Netcool
12 3 (0.29%) AppManager
Vendors
1 477 (45.73%) Cisco
2 422 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 165 (15.82%) VMware
4 152 (14.57%) Avaya
5 101 (9.68%) HP
6 86 (8.25%) Juniper
6 86 (8.25%) Citrix
7 82 (7.86%) F5
8 79 (7.57%) Mitel
9 52 (4.99%) Polycom
10 49 (4.70%) CheckPoint
11 28 (2.68%) IBM
12 27 (2.59%) EMC
13 25 (2.40%) NetApp
14 22 (2.11%) Tandberg
15 21 (2.01%) Red Hat
15 21 (2.01%) Riverbed
16 20 (1.92%) 3PAR
16 20 (1.92%) Remedy
17 18 (1.73%) SAP
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