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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 490 515 365
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -150
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 468 481 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 2.32% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 346 426 617
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,044 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -7 426 £52,500 -4.54% 71
London +1 176 £55,000 - 30
South East +69 140 £51,250 +5.12% 20
Berkshire +40 59 £55,000 -8.33% 9
Yorkshire -16 32 £42,000 -23.63% 3
Surrey +36 30 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +16 27 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Leeds +11 26 £42,000 -30.00% 3
West Yorkshire +4 26 £42,000 -30.00% 3
City of London -29 23 £60,000 +9.09% 12
Hampshire +17 21 £35,500 -29.00% 4
Reading +14 20 £85,000 +54.54% 1
South West -24 14 £37,500 -28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £60,000 -2.04% 4
East Midlands -1 11 £48,750 -7.06% 1
North West -26 11 £42,500 -8.60% 7
West Midlands -49 11 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Canary Wharf - 11 £55,000 -
Bracknell - 10 £55,000 -
Peterborough - 10 - -
Cambridgeshire - 10 - -
Essex +5 8 £20,000 +5.26%
Birmingham -18 8 £45,000 -18.18%
Slough - 8 £65,000 - 1
West Sussex +8 7 £35,000 -36.36%
High Wycombe -1 7 £62,500 -3.84% 1
Manchester -9 7 £42,000 -13.84% 6
Basingstoke +25 6 £20,000 -27.27% 1
Crawley -4 6 £35,000 -41.66%
Leicester +18 5 - - 1

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 471 (46.82%) Cisco
2 383 (38.07%) Microsoft
3 333 (33.10%) Lync
4 276 (27.44%) WAN
5 245 (24.35%) Windows
6 243 (24.16%) LAN
7 221 (21.97%) Telecoms
8 208 (20.68%) Cisco Certification
9 204 (20.28%) ITIL
10 193 (19.18%) Data Centre
11 190 (18.89%) Active Directory
12 186 (18.49%) VoIP
13 176 (17.50%) VMware
14 172 (17.10%) MS Exchange
15 166 (16.50%) Finance
16 165 (16.40%) Firewall
17 160 (15.90%) MPLS
18 158 (15.71%) Avaya
18 158 (15.71%) Video Conferencing
19 156 (15.51%) CCNP
19 156 (15.51%) MS Excel
20 151 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
21 134 (13.32%) Degree
22 133 (13.22%) Project Management
23 129 (12.82%) DNS
24 126 (12.52%) VPN
25 115 (11.43%) Office 365
26 114 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
27 102 (10.14%) TCP/IP
28 100 (9.94%) Cisco CUCM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 333 (33.10%) Lync
2 172 (17.10%) MS Exchange
3 92 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 58 (5.77%) SharePoint
6 34 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (1.49%) CMS
9 12 (1.19%) IIS
10 11 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.50%) Apache
13 4 (0.40%) nginx
13 4 (0.40%) Confluence
13 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 156 (15.51%) MS Excel
2 67 (6.66%) MS Office
3 25 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 115 (11.43%) Office 365
2 44 (4.37%) SaaS
3 39 (3.88%) IaaS
4 34 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (2.29%) PaaS
7 5 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.40%) Symantec.cloud
9 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 276 (27.44%) WAN
2 243 (24.16%) LAN
3 186 (18.49%) VoIP
4 165 (16.40%) Firewall
5 160 (15.90%) MPLS
6 129 (12.82%) DNS
7 126 (12.52%) VPN
8 102 (10.14%) TCP/IP
9 96 (9.54%) DHCP
10 87 (8.65%) SAN
11 82 (8.15%) IP Telephony
12 75 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
13 73 (7.26%) Wireless
14 63 (6.26%) PBX
15 62 (6.16%) Ethernet
16 57 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
17 52 (5.17%) BGP
17 52 (5.17%) Internet
18 50 (4.97%) OSPF
18 50 (4.97%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.78%) MySQL
3 13 (1.29%) DB2
4 11 (1.09%) Riak
4 11 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.89%) Big Data
5 9 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (0.89%) OLTP
6 5 (0.50%) EDMS
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (1.19%) JIRA
1 12 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.09%) Selenium
2 11 (1.09%) JUnit
2 11 (1.09%) Eclipse
2 11 (1.09%) Cucumber
2 11 (1.09%) Behat
3 8 (0.80%) Subversion
4 7 (0.70%) PHPUnit
5 4 (0.40%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.20%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.20%) Redmine
General
1 221 (21.97%) Telecoms
2 166 (16.50%) Finance
3 88 (8.75%) Marketing
4 42 (4.17%) Banking
5 34 (3.38%) Retail
5 34 (3.38%) Law
6 30 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.59%) Games
9 15 (1.49%) Legal
10 13 (1.29%) Electronics
11 11 (1.09%) Back Office
12 10 (0.99%) Advertising
13 9 (0.89%) Billing
14 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.40%) French Language
15 4 (0.40%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.30%) German Language
16 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (12.82%) Consultant
2 119 (11.83%) Architect
3 113 (11.23%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 86 (8.55%) Communications Engineer
5 67 (6.66%) Network Engineer
6 65 (6.46%) Project Manager
7 57 (5.67%) Unified Communications Manager
8 50 (4.97%) Analyst
9 45 (4.47%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 44 (4.37%) Support Engineer
11 39 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (3.48%) Development Manager
13 33 (3.28%) Business Manager
14 32 (3.18%) Business Development Manager
15 31 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
16 30 (2.98%) Technical Manager
17 27 (2.68%) Pre Sales Consultant
18 25 (2.49%) Sales Consultant
19 24 (2.39%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.39%) XMPP
2 15 (1.49%) .NET
3 14 (1.39%) Web Services
4 13 (1.29%) CSS
5 12 (1.19%) HTML
6 8 (0.80%) REST
6 8 (0.80%) Ajax
7 6 (0.60%) SOAP
7 6 (0.60%) Middleware
7 6 (0.60%) LAMP
8 5 (0.50%) VXML
9 4 (0.40%) MAPI
10 3 (0.30%) XML
10 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.30%) COM
11 2 (0.20%) JDBC
11 2 (0.20%) JMS
11 2 (0.20%) MDX
11 2 (0.20%) CSS3
11 2 (0.20%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 193 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 158 (15.71%) Video Conferencing
3 88 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.78%) BYOD
6 27 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.58%) Clustering
8 19 (1.89%) User Experience
9 16 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.29%) iSeries
11 12 (1.19%) IVR
11 12 (1.19%) PMI
12 11 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.89%) DTV
14 8 (0.80%) EqualLogic
14 8 (0.80%) Life Science
14 8 (0.80%) PKI
15 7 (0.70%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.60%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.60%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 245 (24.35%) Windows
2 88 (8.75%) Linux
3 79 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (4.27%) UNIX
6 22 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.39%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.29%) VMS
9 13 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.09%) AIX
11 8 (0.80%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.80%) Android
12 5 (0.50%) CentOS
13 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (20.28%) ITIL
2 133 (13.22%) Project Management
3 95 (9.44%) Migration
4 79 (7.85%) PRINCE2
5 74 (7.36%) Business Development
6 65 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 53 (5.27%) Load Balancing
9 52 (5.17%) Change Management
10 50 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (4.37%) CRM
12 37 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
13 34 (3.38%) Service Management
14 33 (3.28%) Network Design
14 33 (3.28%) Mentoring
15 30 (2.98%) Performance Management
16 28 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (2.49%) TOGAF
19 24 (2.39%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (9.54%) SQL
2 39 (3.88%) PowerShell
3 25 (2.49%) PHP
4 19 (1.89%) C
5 14 (1.39%) Java
6 13 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.70%) C++
9 6 (0.60%) Python
9 6 (0.60%) Perl
10 4 (0.40%) C#
11 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.20%) CFML
11 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.20%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.20%) XMLA
12 1 (0.099%) Korn
12 1 (0.099%) R
12 1 (0.099%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 208 (20.68%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (15.51%) CCNP
3 134 (13.32%) Degree
4 114 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (8.65%) CCNA
6 72 (7.16%) MCSE
7 50 (4.97%) Security Cleared
8 45 (4.47%) SC Cleared
8 45 (4.47%) CCVP
9 33 (3.28%) MCITP
10 30 (2.98%) CCIE
11 24 (2.39%) MCTS
12 22 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 16 (1.59%) PMI Certification
15 15 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.49%) MCSA
15 15 (1.49%) ISEB
16 14 (1.39%) CCDP
17 12 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.57%) SLA
2 16 (1.59%) QA
3 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 190 (18.89%) Active Directory
2 151 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.27%) vSphere
5 25 (2.49%) VMware ESX
6 21 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.49%) XenApp
8 14 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (0.80%) NDS
13 7 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.60%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.40%) NFS
15 4 (0.40%) UAG
16 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.20%) Firmware
16 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 100 (9.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 44 (4.37%) SCOM
3 40 (3.98%) Cisco UCCX
4 38 (3.78%) SCCM
5 29 (2.88%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (0.99%) SCVMM
6 10 (0.99%) vMotion
7 8 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
8 7 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
9 6 (0.60%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.40%) WSUS
10 4 (0.40%) Netcool
10 4 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.40%) Ansible
11 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.30%) Cacti
11 3 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 471 (46.82%) Cisco
2 383 (38.07%) Microsoft
3 176 (17.50%) VMware
4 158 (15.71%) Avaya
5 87 (8.65%) HP
6 81 (8.05%) Citrix
7 76 (7.55%) Mitel
8 65 (6.46%) F5
9 60 (5.96%) Polycom
10 57 (5.67%) Juniper
11 53 (5.27%) CheckPoint
12 36 (3.58%) NetApp
13 34 (3.38%) Oracle
14 31 (3.08%) IBM
14 31 (3.08%) EMC
15 23 (2.29%) Red Hat
16 20 (1.99%) Dell
17 18 (1.79%) Nortel
18 17 (1.69%) Symantec
18 17 (1.69%) Aruba
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38k - 65k per year + 36hols + pension + medical
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Bonus, 28 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + extensive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 + DOTE uncapped + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + DOUBLE OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES IT
Salary: Good salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + FE Car + Training & Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 4 days ago