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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 482 430 453
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 495 563 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 3.04% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 422 430 439
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,008
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £73,950
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
20589 18513 22291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.33% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16291 15059 18257
Average salary £43,044 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -33 470 £50,000 -9.09% 80
London -9 211 £57,500 +4.54% 33
South East -107 77 £48,750 -11.36% 11
City of London -5 73 £57,500 +5.50% 15
Yorkshire -11 51 £45,000 -37.93%
South West -13 38 £45,000 -3.74% 16
West Yorkshire -18 32 £45,000 -12.62%
Berkshire -52 31 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North West -20 29 £35,750 -37.82% 6
West Midlands -17 28 £65,000 +23.80% 3
East of England -4 27 £42,500 -20.93% 3
Hertfordshire -2 25 £42,500 -32.00% 2
Leeds -15 22 £45,000 -18.18%
Wiltshire +13 19 £52,500 +14.13% 2
Swindon +12 17 £52,500 +25.74% 2
Watford +4 16 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Hemel Hempstead -4 15 £42,500 -5.55%
Birmingham -5 14 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Hampshire -7 14 £47,500 -17.39%
North Yorkshire -7 14 £40,000 -
Reading -18 14 £60,000 +17.07% 3
Luton 0 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Bedfordshire -4 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Manchester -11 13 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Middlesex +11 12 £42,500 -
East Midlands -18 12 £46,500 -11.42% 1
Coventry -3 10 £70,000 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £60,000 +9.09%
Lancashire +2 9 £28,000 -9.67%
Nottingham +2 9 £45,000 -21.73% 1

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 420 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 403 (39.90%) Lync
3 344 (34.06%) Cisco
4 260 (25.74%) MS Exchange
5 237 (23.47%) Windows
6 211 (20.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 197 (19.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 193 (19.11%) Telecoms
8 193 (19.11%) Active Directory
9 171 (16.93%) Cisco Certification
10 159 (15.74%) Project Management
11 150 (14.85%) MS Excel
12 149 (14.75%) VoIP
13 148 (14.65%) Exchange Server 2013
14 145 (14.36%) LAN
15 135 (13.37%) WAN
16 134 (13.27%) DNS
17 133 (13.17%) MCSE
18 129 (12.77%) Avaya
18 129 (12.77%) VMware
19 126 (12.48%) CCNP
20 122 (12.08%) ITIL
20 122 (12.08%) Finance
21 116 (11.49%) MPLS
22 112 (11.09%) Office 365
23 110 (10.89%) Firewall
23 110 (10.89%) VPN
24 109 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
25 102 (10.10%) MCITP
26 99 (9.80%) Blackberry

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 403 (39.90%) Lync
2 260 (25.74%) MS Exchange
3 197 (19.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 148 (14.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 82 (8.12%) Office Communications Server
6 72 (7.13%) SharePoint
7 51 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 49 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 33 (3.27%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (1.58%) IIS
12 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.20%) SAS
14 2 (0.20%) Apache
14 2 (0.20%) CMS
14 2 (0.20%) Node.js
15 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 150 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.16%) MS Office
3 21 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 112 (11.09%) Office 365
2 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.58%) SaaS
3 8 (0.79%) IaaS
4 6 (0.59%) PaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.30%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (14.75%) VoIP
2 145 (14.36%) LAN
3 135 (13.37%) WAN
4 134 (13.27%) DNS
5 116 (11.49%) MPLS
6 110 (10.89%) Firewall
6 110 (10.89%) VPN
7 92 (9.11%) SAN
8 85 (8.42%) TCP/IP
9 80 (7.92%) DHCP
10 74 (7.33%) PBX
11 66 (6.53%) IP Telephony
12 62 (6.14%) Network Security
13 61 (6.04%) Wireless
14 60 (5.94%) H.323
15 52 (5.15%) NAS
16 50 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (4.75%) SMTP
18 42 (4.16%) Ethernet
19 38 (3.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.39%) MySQL
3 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.099%) Big Data
6 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
General
1 193 (19.11%) Telecoms
2 122 (12.08%) Finance
3 58 (5.74%) Marketing
4 31 (3.07%) Law
5 28 (2.77%) Legal
6 16 (1.58%) Retail
7 14 (1.39%) Back Office
8 13 (1.29%) Billing
9 11 (1.09%) German Language
10 10 (0.99%) French Language
11 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.50%) Advertising
13 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.30%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.30%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.30%) Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Electronics
15 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 195 (19.31%) Consultant
2 130 (12.87%) Architect
3 100 (9.90%) Project Manager
4 59 (5.84%) Network Engineer
5 54 (5.35%) Microsoft Consultant
6 49 (4.85%) Analyst
7 46 (4.55%) Communications Engineer
8 45 (4.46%) Messaging Engineer
9 43 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 43 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 40 (3.96%) Solutions Consultant
11 38 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
12 37 (3.66%) Exchange Engineer
12 37 (3.66%) Microsoft Specialist
13 35 (3.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 32 (3.17%) Senior Manager
15 29 (2.87%) Administrator
15 29 (2.87%) Pre Sales Consultant
16 27 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (2.67%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.38%) XMPP
2 11 (1.09%) .NET
3 8 (0.79%) Middleware
4 7 (0.69%) Web Services
4 7 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.59%) XML
6 5 (0.50%) jQuery
6 5 (0.50%) JTAPI
6 5 (0.50%) VXML
6 5 (0.50%) COM
6 5 (0.50%) MAPI
7 4 (0.40%) JMS
8 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.30%) HTML5
8 3 (0.30%) CSS3
8 3 (0.30%) Ajax
8 3 (0.30%) WPF
8 3 (0.30%) HTML
8 3 (0.30%) CSS
8 3 (0.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 69 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
4 22 (2.18%) PKI
5 19 (1.88%) IVR
6 14 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 14 (1.39%) Clustering
6 14 (1.39%) Fat Client
7 13 (1.29%) Economics
8 12 (1.19%) Statistics
9 9 (0.89%) CMDB
9 9 (0.89%) PMI
10 8 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.69%) NHS
12 6 (0.59%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.50%) Replication
14 4 (0.40%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.40%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 237 (23.47%) Windows
2 80 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 73 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (2.77%) Linux
4 28 (2.77%) Windows 7
5 17 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.58%) Windows 8
7 13 (1.29%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.89%) UNIX
10 5 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.40%) Solaris
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.099%) CentOS
13 1 (0.099%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.099%) SUSE
13 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.099%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (15.74%) Project Management
2 122 (12.08%) ITIL
3 98 (9.70%) PRINCE2
4 80 (7.92%) Load Balancing
5 74 (7.33%) Migration
6 56 (5.54%) Service Delivery
7 49 (4.85%) Business Development
8 44 (4.36%) Technical Architecture
9 41 (4.06%) Change Management
10 37 (3.66%) Network Management
11 32 (3.17%) Mobile Device Management
11 32 (3.17%) Technical Analysis
12 30 (2.97%) Mentoring
13 28 (2.77%) CRM
14 26 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (2.38%) B2B
16 23 (2.28%) Problem Management
16 23 (2.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (2.28%) Time Management
17 21 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.15%) PowerShell
2 23 (2.28%) SQL
3 22 (2.18%) C
4 11 (1.09%) Java
5 9 (0.89%) VBScript
6 8 (0.79%) C#
7 6 (0.59%) C++
7 6 (0.59%) VB
8 5 (0.50%) VBA
9 4 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.40%) Perl
10 3 (0.30%) PHP
11 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.20%) R
12 1 (0.099%) Python
12 1 (0.099%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (20.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (16.93%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (13.17%) MCSE
4 126 (12.48%) CCNP
5 102 (10.10%) MCITP
6 91 (9.01%) Degree
7 71 (7.03%) CCNA
8 62 (6.14%) MCTS
8 62 (6.14%) Security Cleared
9 54 (5.35%) SC Cleared
10 45 (4.46%) MCSA
11 28 (2.77%) CCIE
12 23 (2.28%) PMI Certification
13 22 (2.18%) MCP
14 21 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (1.98%) CCVP
16 18 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (1.78%) PMP
17 14 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (1.19%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.65%) SLA
2 15 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.30%) QA
4 1 (0.099%) COBIT
4 1 (0.099%) HL7
4 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 193 (19.11%) Active Directory
2 109 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (9.21%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.26%) UAG
5 23 (2.28%) VMware ESX
6 19 (1.88%) XenServer
7 18 (1.78%) XenApp
8 17 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.59%) vSphere
12 5 (0.50%) MDaemon
13 4 (0.40%) NFS
14 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.099%) vCloud
15 1 (0.099%) Xen
15 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 70 (6.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (4.85%) SCOM
3 45 (4.46%) SCCM
4 33 (3.27%) SCVMM
5 30 (2.97%) SCDPM
5 30 (2.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 25 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 21 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
8 16 (1.58%) Cisco UCCE
9 12 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
10 8 (0.79%) MIIS
11 7 (0.69%) AppDNA
12 5 (0.50%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
12 5 (0.50%) MAILsweeper
13 4 (0.40%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
15 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
16 1 (0.099%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 420 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 344 (34.06%) Cisco
3 129 (12.77%) Avaya
3 129 (12.77%) VMware
4 86 (8.51%) Mitel
5 60 (5.94%) Citrix
6 55 (5.45%) Juniper
7 51 (5.05%) HP
8 42 (4.16%) Polycom
9 41 (4.06%) NetApp
10 40 (3.96%) Symantec
11 34 (3.37%) Verint
12 31 (3.07%) CheckPoint
13 29 (2.87%) F5
14 24 (2.38%) Siemens
15 22 (2.18%) MobileIron
16 20 (1.98%) Dialogic
16 20 (1.98%) Genesys
17 17 (1.68%) EMC
17 17 (1.68%) Nortel
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Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + pension, bonus, medical, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + £2K Bonus & Benifits
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City, London
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Salary: £80000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + bonus
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Berkshire
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Scotland
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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West Midlands
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
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Salary: £60000.00 - £66000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ATOS - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum £75k & Bonus, Car Allowance, Corporate Benefit
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Great Benefits
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Salary: From £75,000 to £82,000 per annum £75k & Bonus, Car Allowance, Corpora
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Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Car Allowance, Private Health, Pension, Life C
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Gloucestershire
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