The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 499 337 436
Rank change year-on-year
-162 +99
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 464 785 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.72% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 3.97% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 413 666 425
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20015 19796 20989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.38% 18.20% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16051 15967 17346
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 July 2014 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 22 July 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
(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 -146 449 £55,000 - 78
London -110 200 £55,000 - 27
City of London -49 80 £54,375 -0.22% 7
South East -160 64 £51,250 -6.81% 14
West Midlands +26 52 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Yorkshire -8 51 £55,000 +4.76% 6
West Yorkshire -16 31 £60,000 +9.09% 3
North West -10 30 £46,500 -2.10% 7
Leeds -12 30 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South West -10 25 £50,000 -16.66% 8
Coventry +31 24 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Berkshire -71 22 £57,500 +4.54% 6
Birmingham +10 21 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Manchester -2 20 £50,000 +11.11% 4
East Midlands -12 16 £46,500 +3.33% 3
East of England -67 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire +2 14 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Swindon -3 13 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -28 13 £48,750 -2.50%
Reading -19 12 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South Yorkshire +3 11 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 10 £47,000 -16.44%
Sheffield -3 10 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Surrey -42 10 £45,000 -18.18%
Nottingham +4 9 £47,500 +5.55%
Hemel Hempstead -3 9 £52,500 +61.53%
North Yorkshire -7 9 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Watford -23 8 £65,000 +30.00%
Middlesex +11 7 £38,750 -43.43% 1

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 409 (41.19%) Microsoft
2 407 (40.99%) Lync
3 352 (35.45%) Cisco
4 255 (25.68%) MS Exchange
5 236 (23.77%) Windows
6 224 (22.56%) Telecoms
7 212 (21.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 194 (19.54%) Active Directory
8 194 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 173 (17.42%) VoIP
10 169 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
11 159 (16.01%) MPLS
12 152 (15.31%) LAN
12 152 (15.31%) Project Management
13 150 (15.11%) MS Excel
13 150 (15.11%) DNS
14 147 (14.80%) VMware
15 144 (14.50%) WAN
16 141 (14.20%) MCSE
17 139 (14.00%) ITIL
18 134 (13.49%) CCNP
19 131 (13.19%) VPN
20 130 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 126 (12.69%) MCITP
22 124 (12.49%) Firewall
23 121 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2013
24 117 (11.78%) Degree
25 108 (10.88%) Blackberry
26 105 (10.57%) DHCP
27 104 (10.47%) Office 365

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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
1 407 (40.99%) Lync
2 255 (25.68%) MS Exchange
3 194 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 121 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 97 (9.77%) Office Communications Server
6 61 (6.14%) SharePoint
7 47 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 43 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 43 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (1.51%) IIS
11 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.30%) CMS
15 2 (0.20%) Node.js
16 1 (0.10%) SAS
16 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 150 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.03%) MS Office
3 17 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 104 (10.47%) Office 365
2 18 (1.81%) SaaS
3 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.01%) IaaS
5 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.81%) PaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (17.42%) VoIP
2 159 (16.01%) MPLS
3 152 (15.31%) LAN
4 150 (15.11%) DNS
5 144 (14.50%) WAN
6 131 (13.19%) VPN
7 124 (12.49%) Firewall
8 105 (10.57%) DHCP
9 96 (9.67%) TCP/IP
10 88 (8.86%) SAN
11 83 (8.36%) PBX
12 69 (6.95%) IP Telephony
12 69 (6.95%) Network Security
13 61 (6.14%) SMTP
14 57 (5.74%) Wireless
15 51 (5.14%) H.323
16 43 (4.33%) PSTN
16 43 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (4.23%) NAS
18 40 (4.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.91%) MySQL
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 224 (22.56%) Telecoms
2 103 (10.37%) Finance
3 61 (6.14%) Marketing
4 27 (2.72%) Law
5 23 (2.32%) Legal
6 14 (1.41%) Back Office
6 14 (1.41%) Retail
7 11 (1.11%) Multimedia
8 10 (1.01%) German Language
9 9 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.81%) French Language
11 6 (0.60%) Billing
12 4 (0.40%) Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 241 (24.27%) Consultant
2 107 (10.78%) Architect
3 86 (8.66%) Project Manager
4 59 (5.94%) Microsoft Consultant
5 53 (5.34%) Communications Engineer
6 43 (4.33%) Messaging Engineer
7 40 (4.03%) Analyst
8 39 (3.93%) Network Engineer
8 39 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (3.32%) Senior Manager
9 33 (3.32%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 32 (3.22%) Support Engineer
11 31 (3.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 31 (3.12%) Exchange Engineer
12 28 (2.82%) Solutions Consultant
12 28 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
12 28 (2.82%) Sales Consultant
13 26 (2.62%) Development Manager
13 26 (2.62%) Senior Consultant
14 25 (2.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.31%) XMPP
2 10 (1.01%) .NET
3 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 7 (0.70%) Middleware
4 5 (0.50%) COM
4 5 (0.50%) jQuery
5 4 (0.40%) JMS
6 3 (0.30%) Ajax
6 3 (0.30%) WPF
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) JDBC
6 3 (0.30%) HTML
6 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.30%) HTML5
6 3 (0.30%) CSS3
7 2 (0.20%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.20%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.20%) JPA
7 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.20%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.88%) Blackberry
2 77 (7.75%) Video Conferencing
3 32 (3.22%) Digital Media
4 23 (2.32%) PKI
5 21 (2.11%) IVR
6 17 (1.71%) Clustering
7 15 (1.51%) Statistics
7 15 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.41%) CMDB
9 11 (1.11%) PMI
10 10 (1.01%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.01%) Replication
10 10 (1.01%) Speech Recognition
10 10 (1.01%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.91%) NHS
12 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.60%) iPad
13 6 (0.60%) iPhone
13 6 (0.60%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 236 (23.77%) Windows
2 90 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (3.22%) Windows 7
5 30 (3.02%) Linux
6 21 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.01%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.11%) UNIX
9 9 (0.91%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.60%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.60%) Android
12 4 (0.40%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) SUSE
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (15.31%) Project Management
2 139 (14.00%) ITIL
3 103 (10.37%) PRINCE2
4 91 (9.16%) Load Balancing
5 83 (8.36%) Service Delivery
6 59 (5.94%) Migration
7 55 (5.54%) Business Development
8 52 (5.24%) Technical Architecture
9 37 (3.73%) Service Management
10 34 (3.42%) Change Management
11 32 (3.22%) Technical Analysis
12 31 (3.12%) CRM
13 29 (2.92%) Network Management
14 28 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
15 23 (2.32%) Problem Management
16 22 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (2.22%) Risk Management
17 21 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (2.11%) B2B
18 18 (1.81%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 26 (2.62%) C
3 17 (1.71%) SQL
4 9 (0.91%) Java
4 9 (0.91%) VBScript
5 7 (0.70%) C#
6 6 (0.60%) C++
6 6 (0.60%) VB
7 4 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.40%) Perl
8 3 (0.30%) PHP
9 2 (0.20%) VBA
9 2 (0.20%) R
9 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.10%) Python
10 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 212 (21.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 169 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
3 141 (14.20%) MCSE
4 134 (13.49%) CCNP
5 126 (12.69%) MCITP
6 117 (11.78%) Degree
7 73 (7.35%) MCTS
8 61 (6.14%) CCIE
9 59 (5.94%) CCNA
10 48 (4.83%) Security Cleared
11 47 (4.73%) MCSA
12 36 (3.63%) SC Cleared
13 27 (2.72%) CCVP
14 26 (2.62%) MCP
14 26 (2.62%) CCDP
15 25 (2.52%) PMI Certification
16 19 (1.91%) PMP
16 19 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 18 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (1.61%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.52%) SLA
2 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.40%) COBIT
3 4 (0.40%) QA
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 194 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 130 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (10.07%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.43%) UAG
5 27 (2.72%) VMware ESX
6 20 (2.01%) XenApp
6 20 (2.01%) XenServer
7 17 (1.71%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.21%) vSphere
10 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.60%) vCloud
12 4 (0.40%) NFS
13 2 (0.20%) MDaemon
13 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.20%) Snort
14 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (5.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (4.03%) SCOM
3 31 (3.12%) SCCM
4 28 (2.82%) Cisco UCCE
5 27 (2.72%) SCVMM
6 26 (2.62%) SCDPM
7 25 (2.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 19 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 16 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
11 5 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.40%) WSUS
12 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.40%) AppDNA
12 4 (0.40%) Opsview
13 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
13 3 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.30%) Netcool
14 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 409 (41.19%) Microsoft
2 352 (35.45%) Cisco
3 147 (14.80%) VMware
4 103 (10.37%) Avaya
5 80 (8.06%) Mitel
6 57 (5.74%) Polycom
7 56 (5.64%) HP
8 49 (4.93%) Citrix
9 46 (4.63%) Juniper
10 39 (3.93%) Symantec
11 38 (3.83%) NetApp
12 37 (3.73%) F5
13 35 (3.52%) Siemens
14 33 (3.32%) CheckPoint
15 29 (2.92%) Blue Coat
16 26 (2.62%) Verint
17 25 (2.52%) EMC
18 21 (2.11%) MobileIron
19 19 (1.91%) Nortel
19 19 (1.91%) Dell
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Double OTE + Car allowance + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27500 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
SBC Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Skye Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum with Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Response Personnel
Posted: 6 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Up to 40K plus Bonus plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: From £16,000 to £22,000 per annum £16k-22k DOE + Car, Phone, Laptop, B
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: From £16,000 to £22,000 per annum £16k-22k DOE + Car, Phone, Laptop, B
Posted: 6 days ago