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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 451 466 445
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 538 500 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 2.70% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 456 399 471
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-12.62% +3.00%

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
19643 18515 22476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.18% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15881 14521 18756
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +2 521 £50,000 -9.09% 58
London -15 244 £50,000 -16.66% 21
South East -5 127 £50,000 - 9
City of London -8 78 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Berkshire +5 54 £52,500 +16.66% 4
South West +4 35 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Yorkshire +5 33 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Sussex +16 26 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands -11 26 £52,500 -4.54% 2
North West -11 23 £40,000 +2.56% 5
West Yorkshire +12 22 £50,000 - 2
Bexhill-On-Sea - 20 - -
Leeds +5 18 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +15 17 £40,000 -27.27% 3
East of England -26 17 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Birmingham -10 16 £55,000 - 1
Manchester -11 16 £40,000 +19.40% 5
Reading -7 15 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Bristol -1 13 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Surrey -12 12 £41,250 -9.83%
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £42,500 -
Bracknell -8 11 £30,000 -14.28%
Hampshire -14 10 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Nottingham +15 9 £40,000 -25.58%
Nottinghamshire +15 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Luton +13 9 £45,000 -18.18%
Bedfordshire +8 9 £45,000 -25.00%
Hertfordshire -21 9 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Devon - 9 £27,000 - 1
Leicester +35 8 £43,066 -21.69% 1

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 453 (43.47%) Cisco
2 372 (35.70%) Microsoft
3 306 (29.37%) Lync
4 266 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (19.48%) LAN
5 203 (19.48%) WAN
6 194 (18.62%) Telecoms
7 184 (17.66%) Windows
8 182 (17.47%) CCNP
9 179 (17.18%) VoIP
10 167 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 155 (14.88%) MS Exchange
12 152 (14.59%) Active Directory
13 151 (14.49%) Project Management
14 146 (14.01%) Firewall
15 145 (13.92%) Avaya
16 130 (12.48%) ITIL
17 126 (12.09%) Cisco CUCM
18 122 (11.71%) MS Excel
19 121 (11.61%) MCSE
20 119 (11.42%) VPN
21 118 (11.32%) Finance
22 117 (11.23%) MPLS
23 113 (10.84%) CCNA
24 112 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
24 112 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2013
25 111 (10.65%) Juniper
26 110 (10.56%) VMware
27 109 (10.46%) Wireless
28 100 (9.60%) Network Security

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 306 (29.37%) Lync
2 155 (14.88%) MS Exchange
3 112 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 112 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (5.47%) SharePoint
5 38 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (3.07%) Office Communications Server
7 23 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (1.25%) CMS
10 12 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.96%) IIS
12 5 (0.48%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.48%) nginx
13 2 (0.19%) SAS
14 1 (0.096%) Apache
Applications
1 122 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.13%) MS Office
3 12 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (8.25%) Office 365
2 26 (2.50%) IaaS
3 20 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.06%) SaaS
6 9 (0.86%) PaaS
7 4 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 203 (19.48%) LAN
1 203 (19.48%) WAN
2 179 (17.18%) VoIP
3 146 (14.01%) Firewall
4 119 (11.42%) VPN
5 117 (11.23%) MPLS
6 109 (10.46%) Wireless
7 100 (9.60%) Network Security
8 97 (9.31%) IP Telephony
9 94 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
10 70 (6.72%) OSPF
10 70 (6.72%) SAN
11 67 (6.43%) TCP/IP
11 67 (6.43%) BGP
12 65 (6.24%) H.323
13 58 (5.57%) Internet
14 55 (5.28%) Ethernet
15 52 (4.99%) DNS
16 48 (4.61%) VLAN
17 43 (4.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.44%) MySQL
3 9 (0.86%) DB2
4 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.096%) Big Data
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.096%) Eclipse
General
1 194 (18.62%) Telecoms
2 118 (11.32%) Finance
3 54 (5.18%) Marketing
4 15 (1.44%) Billing
4 15 (1.44%) Law
4 15 (1.44%) Legal
5 11 (1.06%) Banking
5 11 (1.06%) Retail
6 8 (0.77%) German Language
6 8 (0.77%) Spanish Language
7 7 (0.67%) Advertising
7 7 (0.67%) Back Office
8 6 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
8 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.58%) French Language
8 6 (0.58%) Italian Language
8 6 (0.58%) Japanese Language
9 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 189 (18.14%) Consultant
2 123 (11.80%) Architect
2 123 (11.80%) Network Engineer
3 90 (8.64%) Project Manager
4 60 (5.76%) Analyst
5 45 (4.32%) Solutions Consultant
6 41 (3.93%) Support Engineer
7 39 (3.74%) Microsoft Consultant
8 37 (3.55%) Technical Manager
9 33 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 32 (3.07%) Cisco Engineer
11 31 (2.98%) Infrastructure Manager
12 30 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
12 30 (2.88%) Pre Sales Engineer
13 27 (2.59%) Sales Executive
14 26 (2.50%) Microsoft Specialist
14 26 (2.50%) Avaya Engineer
15 24 (2.30%) Voice Engineer
15 24 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
16 23 (2.21%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.03%) XMPP
2 11 (1.06%) .NET
3 10 (0.96%) Web Services
4 9 (0.86%) XML
4 9 (0.86%) jQuery
5 7 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.67%) VXML
5 7 (0.67%) JTAPI
6 5 (0.48%) Ajax
6 5 (0.48%) HTML
6 5 (0.48%) Memcached
7 4 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.38%) MAPI
7 4 (0.38%) CSS
7 4 (0.38%) CGI
8 3 (0.29%) WSH
9 2 (0.19%) COM+
9 2 (0.19%) Middleware
9 2 (0.19%) WebRTC
10 1 (0.096%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.21%) Video Conferencing
2 44 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (2.59%) Blackberry
3 27 (2.59%) Economics
4 23 (2.21%) Thin Client
4 23 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 22 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.06%) AVVID
7 9 (0.86%) iSeries
8 8 (0.77%) IVR
8 8 (0.77%) PMI
9 7 (0.67%) Open Source
9 7 (0.67%) Clustering
10 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.48%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.48%) PKI
12 4 (0.38%) IPTV
12 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 184 (17.66%) Windows
2 64 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 58 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (3.55%) Windows 7
5 32 (3.07%) Linux
6 30 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.73%) UNIX
8 11 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.86%) VMS
10 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.48%) CentOS
12 4 (0.38%) Debian
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.29%) Android
13 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.19%) Solaris
15 1 (0.096%) HPUX
15 1 (0.096%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (14.49%) Project Management
2 130 (12.48%) ITIL
3 99 (9.50%) Migration
4 77 (7.39%) PRINCE2
5 54 (5.18%) Network Management
6 53 (5.09%) Service Delivery
7 50 (4.80%) Load Balancing
8 45 (4.32%) Business Development
9 40 (3.84%) Change Management
9 40 (3.84%) Mentoring
10 34 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 34 (3.26%) Network Design
11 33 (3.17%) Technical Architecture
11 33 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (3.07%) B2B
13 31 (2.98%) Supplier Management
14 30 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
15 28 (2.69%) Network Load Balancing
16 27 (2.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (5.47%) PowerShell
2 32 (3.07%) SQL
3 18 (1.73%) C
4 9 (0.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.67%) C#
5 7 (0.67%) VBScript
6 6 (0.58%) Perl
7 5 (0.48%) PHP
7 5 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.38%) Java
8 4 (0.38%) VBA
9 3 (0.29%) Python
10 1 (0.096%) C++
Qualifications
1 266 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (17.47%) CCNP
3 167 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (11.61%) MCSE
5 113 (10.84%) CCNA
6 82 (7.87%) Degree
7 81 (7.77%) Security Cleared
8 73 (7.01%) SC Cleared
9 65 (6.24%) MCITP
10 55 (5.28%) CCIE
11 29 (2.78%) MCTS
12 28 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 26 (2.50%) MCSA
14 23 (2.21%) MCP
15 21 (2.02%) PMI Certification
16 20 (1.92%) CCVP
16 20 (1.92%) PMP
17 17 (1.63%) Microsoft Certified Master
18 14 (1.34%) CCDP
19 12 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.97%) SLA
2 13 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) QA
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 152 (14.59%) Active Directory
2 66 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.78%) XenApp
5 23 (2.21%) XenDesktop
6 16 (1.54%) vSphere
7 15 (1.44%) XenServer
8 6 (0.58%) UAG
9 5 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.48%) NFS
10 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.38%) MDaemon
11 2 (0.19%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.096%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 126 (12.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 60 (5.76%) SCOM
3 47 (4.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 34 (3.26%) SCCM
5 27 (2.59%) Cisco UCCE
5 27 (2.59%) CiscoWorks
6 16 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 14 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 13 (1.25%) SCVMM
9 12 (1.15%) SCDPM
10 11 (1.06%) XenMobile
11 10 (0.96%) MIIS
11 10 (0.96%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
12 7 (0.67%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.67%) AppDNA
13 5 (0.48%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.48%) Ansible
13 5 (0.48%) logstash
13 5 (0.48%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 453 (43.47%) Cisco
2 372 (35.70%) Microsoft
3 145 (13.92%) Avaya
4 111 (10.65%) Juniper
5 110 (10.56%) VMware
6 85 (8.16%) Citrix
7 73 (7.01%) HP
8 63 (6.05%) Mitel
9 61 (5.85%) F5
10 52 (4.99%) CheckPoint
11 49 (4.70%) Verint
12 45 (4.32%) Polycom
13 38 (3.65%) SolarWinds
14 31 (2.98%) Genesys
15 29 (2.78%) NetApp
15 29 (2.78%) Symantec
16 26 (2.50%) Tandberg
17 25 (2.40%) IronPort
17 25 (2.40%) EMC
18 24 (2.30%) Postini
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Salary: To £55k + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
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Salary: £80000 - £80001 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To 30k plus great career opportunities and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £120000 - £140000 per annum + Car, Benes, flexible home wk
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City, London
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £23,684.84 to £27,220.42 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + DOE, NEG, Corporate
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City, London
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City, London
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