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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 470 396 445
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +49
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 511 623 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 3.33% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 443 489 440
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £73,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%

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
20844 18712 21570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.91% 17.59% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16538 15112 17643
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -68 490 £52,500 -3.66% 61
London -36 211 £57,500 +4.54% 27
South East -105 86 £47,500 -13.63% 11
City of London -18 71 £56,000 +5.66% 10
Yorkshire +2 56 £52,500 +1.94% 1
West Midlands -3 43 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South West -6 37 £47,500 - 6
Berkshire -40 36 £61,250 +11.36% 3
West Yorkshire -10 35 £55,000 +6.79% 1
Leeds 0 32 £55,000 +22.22%
North West -28 30 £45,000 - 5
East of England -35 24 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Wiltshire +7 22 £52,500 +14.13%
Hertfordshire -20 21 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Swindon +7 19 £52,500 +25.74%
Birmingham +3 19 £55,000 +18.91%
Coventry +14 17 £70,000 -3.44%
Reading -10 15 £56,250 +2.27% 2
Watford -4 14 £42,500 -15.00%
Manchester -23 14 £46,500 +3.33% 4
Hemel Hempstead -6 13 £42,500 +30.76%
South Yorkshire -6 13 £65,000 -3.70%
Hampshire -14 13 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Surrey -30 13 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Middlesex +8 12 £42,500 -
Sheffield -6 12 £60,000 -11.11%
East Midlands -22 12 £49,477 -1.04%
North Yorkshire - 12 £41,250 -
Nottinghamshire -2 9 £46,500 -11.42%
Luton -7 9 £42,500 -15.00%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 425 (42.71%) Microsoft
1 425 (42.71%) Lync
2 344 (34.57%) Cisco
3 264 (26.53%) MS Exchange
4 243 (24.42%) Windows
5 205 (20.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 202 (20.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 200 (20.10%) Active Directory
8 190 (19.10%) Telecoms
9 159 (15.98%) Cisco Certification
10 155 (15.58%) MS Excel
11 153 (15.38%) VoIP
12 151 (15.18%) Project Management
13 145 (14.57%) DNS
13 145 (14.57%) LAN
14 134 (13.47%) Exchange Server 2013
15 133 (13.37%) MCSE
15 133 (13.37%) WAN
15 133 (13.37%) VMware
16 129 (12.96%) ITIL
17 126 (12.66%) MPLS
18 123 (12.36%) CCNP
19 118 (11.86%) VPN
20 117 (11.76%) Finance
21 115 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 111 (11.16%) Blackberry
23 109 (10.95%) Avaya
23 109 (10.95%) Office 365
24 108 (10.85%) MCITP
25 102 (10.25%) Degree

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 425 (42.71%) Lync
2 264 (26.53%) MS Exchange
3 202 (20.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 134 (13.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 96 (9.65%) Office Communications Server
6 68 (6.83%) SharePoint
7 49 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 49 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 32 (3.22%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (1.71%) IIS
11 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.20%) Node.js
14 2 (0.20%) CMS
14 2 (0.20%) Apache
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 155 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 41 (4.12%) MS Office
3 18 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 109 (10.95%) Office 365
2 16 (1.61%) SaaS
3 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.80%) IaaS
5 6 (0.60%) PaaS
6 3 (0.30%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (15.38%) VoIP
2 145 (14.57%) LAN
2 145 (14.57%) DNS
3 133 (13.37%) WAN
4 126 (12.66%) MPLS
5 118 (11.86%) VPN
6 102 (10.25%) Firewall
7 97 (9.75%) DHCP
8 95 (9.55%) TCP/IP
9 91 (9.15%) SAN
10 81 (8.14%) PBX
11 66 (6.63%) IP Telephony
12 59 (5.93%) Network Security
13 55 (5.53%) H.323
14 53 (5.33%) SMTP
15 52 (5.23%) Wireless
16 51 (5.13%) NAS
17 42 (4.22%) PSTN
18 41 (4.12%) Ethernet
19 38 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.31%) MySQL
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 190 (19.10%) Telecoms
2 117 (11.76%) Finance
3 55 (5.53%) Marketing
4 27 (2.71%) Law
4 27 (2.71%) Legal
5 16 (1.61%) Back Office
6 15 (1.51%) Retail
7 11 (1.11%) Billing
8 8 (0.80%) French Language
8 8 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.70%) German Language
10 5 (0.50%) Advertising
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.30%) Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 212 (21.31%) Consultant
2 114 (11.46%) Architect
3 91 (9.15%) Project Manager
4 61 (6.13%) Microsoft Consultant
5 53 (5.33%) Communications Engineer
6 52 (5.23%) Network Engineer
7 45 (4.52%) Messaging Engineer
8 44 (4.42%) Analyst
9 43 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 42 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (4.12%) Solutions Consultant
12 36 (3.62%) Microsoft Specialist
13 35 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
13 35 (3.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 34 (3.42%) Exchange Engineer
15 32 (3.22%) Senior Manager
16 30 (3.02%) Pre Sales Consultant
17 29 (2.91%) Network Support
17 29 (2.91%) Administrator
18 27 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.31%) XMPP
2 10 (1.01%) .NET
3 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 7 (0.70%) Middleware
4 5 (0.50%) MAPI
4 5 (0.50%) COM
4 5 (0.50%) jQuery
5 4 (0.40%) JMS
6 3 (0.30%) HTML
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) JDBC
6 3 (0.30%) Ajax
6 3 (0.30%) WPF
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%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.16%) Blackberry
2 75 (7.54%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (2.31%) PKI
4 19 (1.91%) IVR
5 16 (1.61%) Statistics
6 14 (1.41%) Clustering
7 13 (1.31%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.31%) CMDB
7 13 (1.31%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.11%) Economics
9 9 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.80%) NHS
11 7 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.60%) PMI
12 6 (0.60%) Replication
13 5 (0.50%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.40%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.30%) BBC
15 3 (0.30%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 243 (24.42%) Windows
2 82 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.81%) Linux
6 18 (1.81%) Windows 8
7 15 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.90%) UNIX
11 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.40%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) Android
14 1 (0.10%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) SUSE
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (15.18%) Project Management
2 129 (12.96%) ITIL
3 97 (9.75%) PRINCE2
4 88 (8.84%) Load Balancing
5 72 (7.24%) Service Delivery
6 68 (6.83%) Migration
7 49 (4.92%) Business Development
8 47 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
9 41 (4.12%) Change Management
10 36 (3.62%) Network Management
10 36 (3.62%) Technical Analysis
11 31 (3.12%) Service Management
11 31 (3.12%) CRM
12 30 (3.02%) Mobile Device Management
13 23 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (2.11%) Problem Management
14 21 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (2.11%) Time Management
14 21 (2.11%) Product Management
15 20 (2.01%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (4.92%) PowerShell
2 22 (2.21%) C
3 20 (2.01%) SQL
4 9 (0.90%) Java
4 9 (0.90%) VBScript
5 7 (0.70%) C#
6 6 (0.60%) C++
6 6 (0.60%) VB
7 5 (0.50%) VBA
8 4 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.40%) Perl
9 3 (0.30%) PHP
10 2 (0.20%) R
10 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.10%) Python
11 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 205 (20.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (15.98%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (13.37%) MCSE
4 123 (12.36%) CCNP
5 108 (10.85%) MCITP
6 102 (10.25%) Degree
7 66 (6.63%) MCTS
8 59 (5.93%) Security Cleared
9 54 (5.43%) CCNA
10 49 (4.92%) SC Cleared
11 48 (4.82%) MCSA
12 31 (3.12%) CCIE
13 24 (2.41%) CCVP
14 21 (2.11%) PMI Certification
14 21 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 21 (2.11%) MCP
15 16 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.61%) PMP
15 16 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (1.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.82%) SLA
2 13 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.20%) COBIT
4 2 (0.20%) QA
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 200 (20.10%) Active Directory
2 115 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.52%) UAG
5 23 (2.31%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.71%) XenApp
6 17 (1.71%) XenServer
7 14 (1.41%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (0.90%) vSphere
10 8 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.50%) MDaemon
12 4 (0.40%) NFS
13 3 (0.30%) vCloud
14 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.10%) Xen
15 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 60 (6.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 50 (5.03%) SCOM
3 42 (4.22%) SCCM
4 35 (3.52%) SCVMM
5 31 (3.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 30 (3.02%) SCDPM
7 25 (2.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 21 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
9 19 (1.91%) Cisco UCCE
10 10 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
11 6 (0.60%) AppDNA
12 5 (0.50%) MAILsweeper
12 5 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
12 5 (0.50%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.30%) Netcool
13 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.20%) MIIS
14 2 (0.20%) OpenView
14 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 425 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 344 (34.57%) Cisco
3 133 (13.37%) VMware
4 109 (10.95%) Avaya
5 90 (9.05%) Mitel
6 53 (5.33%) Citrix
6 53 (5.33%) Polycom
7 49 (4.92%) HP
8 44 (4.42%) Juniper
9 42 (4.22%) NetApp
10 39 (3.92%) Symantec
11 33 (3.32%) Siemens
12 26 (2.61%) F5
13 25 (2.51%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.41%) Verint
15 20 (2.01%) MobileIron
16 18 (1.81%) Dialogic
16 18 (1.81%) EMC
17 17 (1.71%) Nortel
17 17 (1.71%) Genesys
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