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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 459 493 357
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -136
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 526 523 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 2.56% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 354 427 642
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%

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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 April 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 24 April 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 +3 490 £50,000 - 72
London -13 188 £55,000 +1.14% 23
South East +28 124 £50,000 - 18
Berkshire -6 51 £55,000 +10.00% 9
City of London +12 47 £54,500 +3.80% 10
Yorkshire -4 41 £40,000 -15.78% 4
East Midlands +27 29 £28,428 -40.15% 3
West Yorkshire +12 29 £40,000 -17.94% 4
Leeds +6 29 £40,000 -17.94% 4
South West -6 28 £45,000 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -45 24 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North West +18 23 £30,000 -29.41% 11
Nottinghamshire +7 22 £26,000 -45.26% 1
East Sussex - 22 £47,500 - 1
Nottingham +9 21 - - 1
East of England +14 18 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Hertfordshire +1 17 £47,500 -16.66% 2
Manchester +10 15 £32,500 -31.57% 11
Bexhill-On-Sea - 15 - - 1
Wiltshire +13 13 £46,250 +8.82%
Birmingham -25 13 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Surrey +20 12 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Reading -8 12 £105,000 +82.60% 1
Sheffield +2 11 - -
South Yorkshire 0 11 - -
Hampshire -8 11 £58,750 +2.17% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 10 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Swindon +5 9 - -
Fareham +16 8 £62,500 +92.30% 1
Bristol +2 8 £47,500 +22.42%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 455 (44.35%) Cisco
2 417 (40.64%) Microsoft
3 394 (38.40%) Lync
4 268 (26.12%) Cisco Certification
5 254 (24.76%) WAN
6 231 (22.51%) Windows
7 224 (21.83%) Telecoms
8 214 (20.86%) LAN
9 192 (18.71%) VoIP
9 192 (18.71%) Firewall
10 189 (18.42%) Active Directory
11 185 (18.03%) CCNP
12 184 (17.93%) MS Exchange
13 177 (17.25%) ITIL
14 169 (16.47%) MPLS
15 161 (15.69%) Avaya
16 160 (15.59%) VMware
17 157 (15.30%) VPN
18 154 (15.01%) Microsoft Certification
19 146 (14.23%) Office 365
20 145 (14.13%) MS Excel
21 131 (12.77%) Project Management
22 126 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
23 122 (11.89%) Migration
24 120 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2010
25 117 (11.40%) Video Conferencing
25 117 (11.40%) Finance
26 113 (11.01%) MCSE
26 113 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
27 107 (10.43%) Degree

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 394 (38.40%) Lync
2 184 (17.93%) MS Exchange
3 126 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 120 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (5.07%) SharePoint
6 46 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (2.53%) Office Communications Server
8 21 (2.05%) CMS
9 15 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (1.27%) IIS
11 7 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.68%) nginx
11 7 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.39%) Apache
13 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 145 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 79 (7.70%) MS Office
3 19 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.97%) MS Project
6 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 146 (14.23%) Office 365
2 60 (5.85%) IaaS
3 47 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (4.09%) SaaS
5 37 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (2.44%) PaaS
7 10 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
10 1 (0.097%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.097%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 254 (24.76%) WAN
2 214 (20.86%) LAN
3 192 (18.71%) VoIP
3 192 (18.71%) Firewall
4 169 (16.47%) MPLS
5 157 (15.30%) VPN
6 104 (10.14%) Wireless
7 103 (10.04%) IP Telephony
7 103 (10.04%) Cisco ASA
8 96 (9.36%) TCP/IP
9 81 (7.89%) SAN
10 80 (7.80%) DNS
11 77 (7.50%) BGP
12 76 (7.41%) Network Security
13 71 (6.92%) OSPF
14 66 (6.43%) Ethernet
15 59 (5.75%) VLAN
16 58 (5.65%) VPLS
17 57 (5.56%) PBX
18 56 (5.46%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.44%) MySQL
3 23 (2.24%) DB2
4 5 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.49%) Riak
4 5 (0.49%) Big Data
4 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.097%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (0.78%) JIRA
2 6 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.58%) Subversion
3 5 (0.49%) PHPUnit
3 5 (0.49%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.39%) JUnit
4 4 (0.39%) WebDriver
4 4 (0.39%) Selenium
4 4 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.39%) Behat
4 4 (0.39%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.19%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.19%) Redmine
General
1 224 (21.83%) Telecoms
2 117 (11.40%) Finance
3 57 (5.56%) Marketing
4 45 (4.39%) Retail
5 32 (3.12%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.44%) Law
7 21 (2.05%) Electronics
8 18 (1.75%) Banking
9 11 (1.07%) Billing
9 11 (1.07%) Legal
10 7 (0.68%) Advertising
11 5 (0.49%) Back Office
12 3 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (17.45%) Consultant
2 97 (9.45%) Network Engineer
3 81 (7.89%) Architect
4 63 (6.14%) Project Manager
5 58 (5.65%) Communications Engineer
6 47 (4.58%) Analyst
7 44 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
8 38 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 37 (3.61%) Technical Manager
10 36 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
11 35 (3.41%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 30 (2.92%) Microsoft Consultant
13 29 (2.83%) Account Manager
14 26 (2.53%) Network Consultant
15 25 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.34%) Voice Engineer
17 23 (2.24%) Sales Consultant
18 21 (2.05%) Cisco Engineer
19 20 (1.95%) Administrator
19 20 (1.95%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.02%) XMPP
2 23 (2.24%) .NET
3 15 (1.46%) HTML
4 13 (1.27%) Web Services
5 10 (0.97%) CSS
6 9 (0.88%) Ajax
6 9 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.68%) Memcached
8 5 (0.49%) jQuery
9 4 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.39%) REST
9 4 (0.39%) XML
9 4 (0.39%) LAMP
9 4 (0.39%) SOAP
10 3 (0.29%) WSH
11 2 (0.19%) CGI
11 2 (0.19%) VXML
11 2 (0.19%) COM+
11 2 (0.19%) RESTful
11 2 (0.19%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.40%) Video Conferencing
2 63 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.73%) BYOD
6 23 (2.24%) iSeries
7 16 (1.56%) DTV
7 16 (1.56%) Clustering
8 13 (1.27%) Open Source
8 13 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 8 (0.78%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.68%) Economics
10 7 (0.68%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.58%) User Experience
11 6 (0.58%) FlexPod
11 6 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 231 (22.51%) Windows
2 85 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (5.46%) Linux
5 41 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (2.34%) UNIX
7 23 (2.24%) VMS
8 16 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.88%) CentOS
11 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.39%) Android
12 4 (0.39%) Debian
13 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (17.25%) ITIL
2 131 (12.77%) Project Management
3 122 (11.89%) Migration
4 83 (8.09%) Business Development
5 57 (5.56%) Change Management
6 56 (5.46%) Service Delivery
7 54 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 50 (4.87%) PRINCE2
8 50 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 48 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (4.58%) Network Design
11 44 (4.29%) Mentoring
12 43 (4.19%) CRM
13 42 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (4.09%) Root Cause Analysis
14 41 (4.00%) Network Management
15 39 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
16 35 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (3.31%) Security Architecture
18 33 (3.22%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.21%) SQL
2 57 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.85%) PHP
4 12 (1.17%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.07%) C
6 10 (0.97%) Perl
7 9 (0.88%) C#
7 9 (0.88%) Java
8 8 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.68%) VBScript
9 7 (0.68%) Python
10 6 (0.58%) C++
11 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.097%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.097%) Korn
12 1 (0.097%) R
Qualifications
1 268 (26.12%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (18.03%) CCNP
3 154 (15.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (11.01%) MCSE
5 107 (10.43%) Degree
6 91 (8.87%) Security Cleared
7 88 (8.58%) SC Cleared
8 86 (8.38%) CCNA
9 57 (5.56%) CCIE
10 49 (4.78%) MCITP
11 27 (2.63%) CCVP
12 23 (2.24%) MCTS
12 23 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.27%) CCDP
14 13 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (1.07%) MCSA
15 11 (1.07%) MCP
16 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Certified Master
17 9 (0.88%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.14%) SLA
2 8 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.58%) QA
3 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 189 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 113 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (5.85%) vSphere
4 47 (4.58%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.63%) XenApp
6 22 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 22 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (1.07%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.68%) NFS
9 7 (0.68%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.58%) UAG
11 5 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.39%) Kamailio
12 4 (0.39%) NDS
12 4 (0.39%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.39%) XenServer
13 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (9.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 63 (6.14%) SCOM
3 45 (4.39%) SCCM
4 31 (3.02%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (1.75%) vMotion
6 16 (1.56%) SCVMM
7 14 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
8 13 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
10 7 (0.68%) Nagios
10 7 (0.68%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.68%) Ansible
10 7 (0.68%) logstash
10 7 (0.68%) Check_MK
11 6 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.49%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Intune
13 4 (0.39%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 455 (44.35%) Cisco
2 417 (40.64%) Microsoft
3 161 (15.69%) Avaya
4 160 (15.59%) VMware
5 103 (10.04%) HP
6 89 (8.67%) Juniper
7 84 (8.19%) Mitel
8 80 (7.80%) F5
9 77 (7.50%) Citrix
10 51 (4.97%) Polycom
11 50 (4.87%) CheckPoint
12 30 (2.92%) IBM
13 27 (2.63%) EMC
14 26 (2.53%) Tandberg
15 23 (2.24%) 3PAR
16 20 (1.95%) NetApp
16 20 (1.95%) Red Hat
17 18 (1.75%) CommVault
17 18 (1.75%) Riverbed
18 17 (1.66%) Verint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000 + DOTE uncapped + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + DOTE uncapped + company car + mobile/laptop + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex
Hastings Direct
Salary: Bonus, Car Allw., Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone Group Services Limited
Salary: £Attractive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Great Package and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £26k
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago