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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 470 456 460
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 541 517 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 2.76% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 462 392 428
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 £33,900 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%

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
20360 18752 22011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 17.24% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16127 15168 17967
Average salary £43,750 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +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 24 October 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 October 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 0 519 £50,000 -9.09% 72
London +42 249 £55,000 - 29
South East -76 93 £52,500 -4.54% 7
City of London +28 78 £58,000 +10.47% 12
Berkshire -35 45 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire -14 43 £45,000 -19.28% 2
South West 0 37 £45,000 -2.17% 9
West Yorkshire -11 33 £45,000 -12.62% 1
North West -12 30 £37,000 -27.80% 9
West Midlands -29 27 £55,000 -2.22%
East of England -14 26 £48,500 -19.16% 6
Leeds -5 21 £45,000 -13.46%
Hertfordshire -12 20 £46,250 -21.27% 5
Manchester +8 19 £36,000 -18.18% 7
Reading -12 17 £65,000 +44.44% 1
East Midlands -5 15 £40,000 -33.33%
Birmingham -22 15 £55,000 -
Hampshire -9 14 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Luton +8 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Nottingham +7 13 £40,000 -42.85%
Nottinghamshire +7 13 £40,000 -38.46%
Bedfordshire +4 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Hemel Hempstead +2 13 £50,000 -18.36%
Wiltshire +1 13 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Surrey -18 13 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Devon - 13 £45,000 - 1
Watford -2 12 £46,250 -7.50% 3
Swindon +8 11 £52,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -19 11 £60,000 +9.09%
North Yorkshire -7 8 £42,500 - 1

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 410 (40.39%) Microsoft
2 372 (36.65%) Lync
3 365 (35.96%) Cisco
4 222 (21.87%) MS Exchange
5 215 (21.18%) Windows
6 196 (19.31%) Cisco Certification
7 194 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 177 (17.44%) Telecoms
9 176 (17.34%) Active Directory
10 173 (17.04%) WAN
11 166 (16.35%) LAN
11 166 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 157 (15.47%) Project Management
13 150 (14.78%) VoIP
14 144 (14.19%) CCNP
15 139 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2013
16 132 (13.00%) MPLS
17 129 (12.71%) VPN
17 129 (12.71%) Avaya
18 127 (12.51%) MCSE
19 125 (12.32%) MS Excel
20 122 (12.02%) ITIL
21 121 (11.92%) Firewall
22 119 (11.72%) Finance
23 113 (11.13%) VMware
24 111 (10.94%) Office 365
25 107 (10.54%) DNS
26 101 (9.95%) Cisco CUCM
27 92 (9.06%) PRINCE2
27 92 (9.06%) MCITP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 372 (36.65%) Lync
2 222 (21.87%) MS Exchange
3 166 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 139 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 78 (7.68%) SharePoint
6 64 (6.31%) Office Communications Server
7 40 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
9 34 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.38%) IIS
11 5 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.20%) SAS
13 2 (0.20%) Apache
13 2 (0.20%) CMS
13 2 (0.20%) Node.js
14 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 125 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.55%) MS Office
3 14 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 111 (10.94%) Office 365
2 21 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.69%) IaaS
3 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.49%) SaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (17.04%) WAN
2 166 (16.35%) LAN
3 150 (14.78%) VoIP
4 132 (13.00%) MPLS
5 129 (12.71%) VPN
6 121 (11.92%) Firewall
7 107 (10.54%) DNS
8 87 (8.57%) SAN
9 84 (8.28%) TCP/IP
10 75 (7.39%) IP Telephony
10 75 (7.39%) Network Security
11 73 (7.19%) H.323
12 72 (7.09%) Wireless
13 67 (6.60%) DHCP
14 65 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
15 64 (6.31%) PBX
16 57 (5.62%) Ethernet
17 52 (5.12%) Internet
18 49 (4.83%) OSPF
19 48 (4.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.38%) MySQL
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.099%) Big Data
5 1 (0.099%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
General
1 177 (17.44%) Telecoms
2 119 (11.72%) Finance
3 58 (5.71%) Marketing
4 26 (2.56%) Law
5 21 (2.07%) Legal
6 16 (1.58%) Retail
7 14 (1.38%) Billing
8 13 (1.28%) Back Office
8 13 (1.28%) German Language
9 11 (1.08%) French Language
10 8 (0.79%) Spanish Language
10 8 (0.79%) Advertising
11 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
11 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.59%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.49%) Banking
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 189 (18.62%) Consultant
2 141 (13.89%) Architect
3 97 (9.56%) Project Manager
4 84 (8.28%) Network Engineer
5 49 (4.83%) Analyst
6 45 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (4.33%) Microsoft Consultant
8 43 (4.24%) Communications Engineer
9 42 (4.14%) Solutions Consultant
10 38 (3.74%) Microsoft Specialist
11 37 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 36 (3.55%) Support Engineer
13 34 (3.35%) Messaging Engineer
14 32 (3.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 31 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
16 30 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
16 30 (2.96%) Exchange Engineer
17 28 (2.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
17 28 (2.76%) Senior Manager
18 27 (2.66%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.15%) XMPP
2 9 (0.89%) Web Services
2 9 (0.89%) XML
3 7 (0.69%) VXML
3 7 (0.69%) JTAPI
3 7 (0.69%) jQuery
4 6 (0.59%) .NET
5 5 (0.49%) COM
5 5 (0.49%) Middleware
5 5 (0.49%) MAPI
6 2 (0.20%) HTML
6 2 (0.20%) CGI
6 2 (0.20%) OLE
6 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.20%) JMS
6 2 (0.20%) CSS
6 2 (0.20%) HTML5
6 2 (0.20%) CSS3
6 2 (0.20%) Backbone.js
6 2 (0.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.08%) Blackberry
2 77 (7.59%) Video Conferencing
3 64 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (1.97%) Fat Client
4 20 (1.97%) Thin Client
4 20 (1.97%) Economics
4 20 (1.97%) PKI
5 14 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.08%) IVR
6 11 (1.08%) AVVID
7 10 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.89%) PMI
8 9 (0.89%) CMDB
9 7 (0.69%) NHS
9 7 (0.69%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.59%) Statistics
10 6 (0.59%) Clustering
11 5 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 215 (21.18%) Windows
2 79 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 64 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 30 (2.96%) Linux
6 17 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.38%) UNIX
7 14 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 13 (1.28%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.39%) Solaris
11 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.20%) Android
12 2 (0.20%) Debian
12 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.099%) CentOS
13 1 (0.099%) SUSE
13 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (15.47%) Project Management
2 122 (12.02%) ITIL
3 92 (9.06%) PRINCE2
4 84 (8.28%) Load Balancing
5 73 (7.19%) Migration
6 56 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 41 (4.04%) Change Management
7 41 (4.04%) Network Management
8 40 (3.94%) Technical Architecture
8 40 (3.94%) Business Development
9 28 (2.76%) Technical Analysis
9 28 (2.76%) Mentoring
10 25 (2.46%) Supplier Management
11 24 (2.36%) Product Management
12 22 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (2.07%) Time Management
13 21 (2.07%) Programme Management
13 21 (2.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (2.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.12%) PowerShell
2 26 (2.56%) SQL
3 23 (2.27%) C
4 10 (0.99%) VBScript
5 8 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.69%) Java
7 6 (0.59%) Perl
7 6 (0.59%) VB
8 5 (0.49%) VBA
9 3 (0.30%) Python
9 3 (0.30%) PHP
9 3 (0.30%) C#
10 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.20%) R
11 1 (0.099%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.099%) C++
Qualifications
1 196 (19.31%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (14.19%) CCNP
4 127 (12.51%) MCSE
5 92 (9.06%) MCITP
6 88 (8.67%) CCNA
7 81 (7.98%) Degree
7 81 (7.98%) Security Cleared
8 69 (6.80%) SC Cleared
9 52 (5.12%) MCTS
10 40 (3.94%) MCSA
11 36 (3.55%) CCIE
12 24 (2.36%) MCP
13 23 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 21 (2.07%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.87%) PMP
16 17 (1.67%) CCDP
16 17 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (1.58%) CCVP
18 14 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.52%) SLA
2 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.30%) QA
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.099%) HL7
5 1 (0.099%) COBIT
System Software
1 176 (17.34%) Active Directory
2 90 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (8.28%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.96%) UAG
5 21 (2.07%) XenApp
6 18 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.58%) XenServer
8 14 (1.38%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.49%) MDaemon
12 3 (0.30%) vSphere
13 2 (0.20%) NFS
14 1 (0.099%) Kamailio
14 1 (0.099%) Firmware
14 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 101 (9.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 60 (5.91%) SCOM
3 45 (4.43%) SCCM
4 37 (3.65%) Cisco UCCX
5 32 (3.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 30 (2.96%) SCDPM
6 30 (2.96%) SCVMM
7 23 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
8 22 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
9 17 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (0.99%) MIIS
11 7 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
11 7 (0.69%) XenMobile
11 7 (0.69%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.59%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.59%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
14 2 (0.20%) Netcool
14 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 1 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 410 (40.39%) Microsoft
2 365 (35.96%) Cisco
3 129 (12.71%) Avaya
4 113 (11.13%) VMware
5 80 (7.88%) Mitel
6 76 (7.49%) Juniper
7 72 (7.09%) Citrix
8 50 (4.93%) Polycom
9 43 (4.24%) HP
10 37 (3.65%) NetApp
10 37 (3.65%) F5
11 36 (3.55%) Verint
11 36 (3.55%) CheckPoint
12 33 (3.25%) SolarWinds
13 30 (2.96%) Symantec
14 22 (2.17%) Genesys
14 22 (2.17%) IronPort
15 20 (1.97%) Siemens
16 18 (1.77%) MobileIron
17 16 (1.58%) Tandberg
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England
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Manchester
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England
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
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Manchester
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Dunbartonshire
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Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 per annum
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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