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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 488 480 407
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -73
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 477 511 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 2.42% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 364 443 486
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,050 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.76%

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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -11 445 £52,500 - 44
London -29 171 £60,000 +4.34% 5
South East +73 154 £55,000 +15.78% 12
Berkshire +51 70 £55,000 -10.20% 7
Yorkshire -15 33 £42,500 -19.04% 4
Reading +11 29 £55,000 -2.22% 3
West Yorkshire 0 28 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Leeds +2 27 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Surrey +19 24 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England 0 22 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 22 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands +12 18 £46,000 -7.02% 1
City of London -21 18 £57,500 +2.67% 1
North West -12 16 £40,000 -11.11% 10
West Midlands -33 15 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Hampshire +23 14 £35,500 -21.11%
Manchester +3 14 £40,000 -13.97% 6
South West -44 12 £37,500 -21.05% 2
High Wycombe +2 11 £65,000 -
Birmingham -1 11 £46,250 -15.90% 4
Slough - 11 £65,000 -
Derbyshire -6 9 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Woking +7 8 £50,000 +11.11%
West Sussex -6 8 £62,500 +201.20%
Oxfordshire +10 7 £42,500 -8.60%
Hertfordshire -17 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Maidenhead +17 6 £62,500 -3.84%
Kent +4 6 £30,134 -51.78% 2
Essex +2 6 - -
Oxford -5 6 £42,500 -8.60%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 483 (48.89%) Cisco
2 358 (36.23%) Microsoft
3 292 (29.55%) Lync
4 258 (26.11%) Windows
5 242 (24.49%) LAN
6 239 (24.19%) WAN
7 218 (22.06%) Telecoms
8 214 (21.66%) ITIL
9 210 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
10 191 (19.33%) VoIP
11 180 (18.22%) VMware
12 175 (17.71%) Video Conferencing
13 173 (17.51%) Active Directory
14 167 (16.90%) Finance
15 164 (16.60%) Avaya
16 159 (16.09%) CCNP
17 158 (15.99%) Firewall
18 155 (15.69%) Data Centre
19 154 (15.59%) MS Excel
19 154 (15.59%) MS Exchange
20 153 (15.49%) DNS
21 150 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
22 144 (14.57%) Project Management
23 140 (14.17%) Degree
24 133 (13.46%) MPLS
25 116 (11.74%) DHCP
25 116 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
26 109 (11.03%) VPN
27 107 (10.83%) SQL
28 106 (10.73%) Cisco CUCM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 292 (29.55%) Lync
2 154 (15.59%) MS Exchange
3 85 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 52 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 27 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
9 12 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.21%) CMS
9 12 (1.21%) IIS
10 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.51%) Apache
11 5 (0.51%) nginx
11 5 (0.51%) Confluence
12 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 154 (15.59%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.67%) MS Office
3 27 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.11%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Oracle CRM
1 11 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 87 (8.81%) Office 365
2 43 (4.35%) SaaS
3 33 (3.34%) IaaS
4 26 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (2.23%) PaaS
6 19 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.40%) Symantec.cloud
8 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.20%) Yammer
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (24.49%) LAN
2 239 (24.19%) WAN
3 191 (19.33%) VoIP
4 158 (15.99%) Firewall
5 153 (15.49%) DNS
6 133 (13.46%) MPLS
7 116 (11.74%) DHCP
8 109 (11.03%) VPN
9 101 (10.22%) TCP/IP
10 89 (9.01%) SAN
11 87 (8.81%) IP Telephony
12 71 (7.19%) PBX
13 68 (6.88%) Wireless
14 65 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
15 62 (6.28%) Internet
16 55 (5.57%) Wi-Fi
17 53 (5.36%) H.323
18 51 (5.16%) OSPF
19 49 (4.96%) BGP
19 49 (4.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.15%) MySQL
3 12 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (1.21%) NoSQL
3 12 (1.21%) Riak
4 10 (1.01%) Big Data
4 10 (1.01%) DB2
4 10 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.01%) OLTP
4 10 (1.01%) EDMS
5 4 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.30%) Redis
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.21%) JIRA
3 11 (1.11%) Selenium
3 11 (1.11%) JUnit
3 11 (1.11%) Eclipse
3 11 (1.11%) Cucumber
3 11 (1.11%) Behat
4 8 (0.81%) Subversion
5 6 (0.61%) PHPUnit
6 3 (0.30%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.20%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.20%) Redmine
General
1 218 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 167 (16.90%) Finance
3 86 (8.70%) Marketing
4 57 (5.77%) Banking
5 33 (3.34%) Law
6 29 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.23%) Retail
9 18 (1.82%) Games
10 17 (1.72%) Legal
11 12 (1.21%) Back Office
11 12 (1.21%) Private Banking
12 10 (1.01%) Electronics
13 9 (0.91%) Advertising
14 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.51%) French Language
15 5 (0.51%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.51%) Billing
15 5 (0.51%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 129 (13.06%) Architect
2 107 (10.83%) Consultant
3 105 (10.63%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 80 (8.10%) Communications Engineer
5 70 (7.09%) Unified Communications Manager
6 68 (6.88%) Project Manager
7 60 (6.07%) Network Engineer
8 52 (5.26%) Analyst
9 49 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
10 47 (4.76%) Support Engineer
11 38 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 37 (3.74%) Unified Communications Consultant
13 34 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
14 33 (3.34%) Technical Manager
14 33 (3.34%) Development Manager
15 31 (3.14%) Business Manager
16 30 (3.04%) Business Development Manager
17 28 (2.83%) Voice Engineer
18 25 (2.53%) Senior Network Engineer
19 23 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.53%) XMPP
2 15 (1.52%) CSS
3 12 (1.21%) Web Services
3 12 (1.21%) HTML
3 12 (1.21%) .NET
4 9 (0.91%) LAMP
5 8 (0.81%) Ajax
5 8 (0.81%) REST
6 7 (0.71%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.71%) Middleware
7 6 (0.61%) SOAP
8 4 (0.40%) MAPI
9 3 (0.30%) VXML
9 3 (0.30%) COM
9 3 (0.30%) Laravel
9 3 (0.30%) CSS3
9 3 (0.30%) Symfony
9 3 (0.30%) RESTful
9 3 (0.30%) HTML5
10 2 (0.20%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 175 (17.71%) Video Conferencing
2 155 (15.69%) Data Centre
3 103 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.34%) Clustering
5 27 (2.73%) BYOD
6 26 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.53%) User Experience
8 24 (2.43%) IVR
9 22 (2.23%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.72%) PMI
11 16 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 10 (1.01%) PKI
13 10 (1.01%) iSeries
13 10 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.91%) Life Science
15 8 (0.81%) EqualLogic
16 6 (0.61%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.61%) DTV
17 5 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 258 (26.11%) Windows
2 94 (9.51%) Linux
3 83 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (4.15%) UNIX
6 25 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.11%) AIX
10 10 (1.01%) VMS
10 10 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.91%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.81%) Android
13 5 (0.51%) CentOS
14 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (21.66%) ITIL
2 144 (14.57%) Project Management
3 87 (8.81%) PRINCE2
4 83 (8.40%) Migration
5 71 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (6.17%) Change Management
7 56 (5.67%) Service Delivery
7 56 (5.67%) Load Balancing
8 48 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 44 (4.45%) CRM
10 41 (4.15%) Business Development
11 40 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
12 38 (3.85%) Incident Management
13 37 (3.74%) Service Management
13 37 (3.74%) Performance Management
14 34 (3.44%) TOGAF
15 29 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (2.94%) Time Management
16 27 (2.73%) Mentoring
17 25 (2.53%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (10.83%) SQL
2 48 (4.86%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.94%) PHP
4 15 (1.52%) C
5 13 (1.32%) Java
5 13 (1.32%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.71%) C++
8 6 (0.61%) Python
9 5 (0.51%) Perl
10 3 (0.30%) C#
11 2 (0.20%) CFML
11 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.20%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.10%) XMLA
12 1 (0.10%) R
12 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 210 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (16.09%) CCNP
3 140 (14.17%) Degree
4 116 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (9.82%) CCNA
6 77 (7.79%) MCSE
7 59 (5.97%) CCVP
8 30 (3.04%) MCITP
8 30 (3.04%) Security Cleared
9 29 (2.94%) CCIE
10 26 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 24 (2.43%) SC Cleared
13 21 (2.13%) PMI Certification
14 19 (1.92%) MCTS
15 16 (1.62%) MCP
15 16 (1.62%) ISEB
16 15 (1.52%) MCSA
17 14 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 13 (1.32%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.36%) SLA
2 15 (1.52%) QA
3 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 173 (17.51%) Active Directory
2 150 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.44%) vSphere
5 28 (2.83%) VMware ESX
6 15 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.42%) XenApp
7 14 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (0.81%) NDS
10 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.61%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.40%) NFS
11 4 (0.40%) Firmware
12 3 (0.30%) Xen
12 3 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 106 (10.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 56 (5.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 44 (4.45%) SCOM
4 41 (4.15%) SCCM
5 36 (3.64%) Cisco UCCE
6 11 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 11 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
8 8 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.71%) Netcool
10 6 (0.61%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.61%) vMotion
10 6 (0.61%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.51%) Ansible
11 5 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.51%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 483 (48.89%) Cisco
2 358 (36.23%) Microsoft
3 180 (18.22%) VMware
4 164 (16.60%) Avaya
5 81 (8.20%) HP
6 78 (7.89%) Citrix
7 68 (6.88%) Mitel
8 63 (6.38%) CheckPoint
9 62 (6.28%) Polycom
10 58 (5.87%) F5
11 53 (5.36%) Juniper
12 42 (4.25%) Oracle
13 41 (4.15%) NetApp
14 32 (3.24%) IBM
15 31 (3.14%) EMC
16 27 (2.73%) Symantec
17 25 (2.53%) Red Hat
18 22 (2.23%) Dell
19 20 (2.02%) SAP
20 17 (1.72%) Nortel
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum Attractive benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
UK
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus, car and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: 30000 - 45000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Derbyshire
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Salary: £40-£45k, 12 months fixed term salaried contract
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UK
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Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Professionals in Law
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
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England
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Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
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London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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Leeds
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Manchester
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Hertfordshire
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