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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 462 453 458
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 543 502 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 2.72% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 460 379 428
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 £33,000 £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
20409 18425 22014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.88% 17.20% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16174 14905 17966
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 23 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 23 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 +7 521 £50,000 -9.09% 72
London +27 249 £55,000 - 29
South East -77 94 £55,000 +2.32% 9
City of London +28 80 £58,000 +10.47% 11
Berkshire -19 47 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire -12 44 £45,000 -19.28% 2
South West -3 37 £45,000 -2.17% 9
West Yorkshire -5 33 £45,000 -12.62% 1
North West -18 28 £35,000 -22.22% 7
West Midlands -30 28 £55,000 -
East of England -9 25 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Leeds -17 21 £45,000 -13.46%
Reading -12 19 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Hertfordshire -13 19 £42,500 -29.16% 5
Manchester +2 17 £34,750 -16.26% 5
East Midlands 0 15 £40,000 -30.43%
Birmingham -21 15 £55,000 +4.76%
Hampshire -11 14 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Nottingham +6 13 £40,000 -38.46%
Nottinghamshire +6 13 £40,000 -33.33%
Wiltshire +5 13 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Surrey -28 13 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Devon - 13 £45,000 -
Luton +6 12 £42,500 -15.00%
Hemel Hempstead +3 12 £46,250 -24.48%
Bedfordshire +1 12 £42,500 -15.00%
Watford -6 12 £46,250 -33.92% 3
Swindon +8 11 £52,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £60,000 +9.09%
North Yorkshire -9 9 £40,000 - 1

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 408 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 372 (36.65%) Lync
3 365 (35.96%) Cisco
4 223 (21.97%) MS Exchange
5 216 (21.28%) Windows
6 194 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 193 (19.01%) Cisco Certification
8 178 (17.54%) Telecoms
9 177 (17.44%) Active Directory
10 171 (16.85%) WAN
11 166 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 165 (16.26%) LAN
13 155 (15.27%) Project Management
14 149 (14.68%) VoIP
15 141 (13.89%) CCNP
16 139 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2013
17 132 (13.00%) MPLS
18 129 (12.71%) Avaya
19 127 (12.51%) VPN
19 127 (12.51%) MCSE
20 125 (12.32%) MS Excel
21 120 (11.82%) ITIL
22 119 (11.72%) Finance
22 119 (11.72%) Firewall
23 114 (11.23%) VMware
24 112 (11.03%) Office 365
25 106 (10.44%) DNS
26 99 (9.75%) 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 23 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
2 223 (21.97%) MS Exchange
3 166 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 139 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 79 (7.78%) 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 4 (0.39%) 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 37 (3.65%) 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
1 112 (11.03%) Office 365
2 21 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.69%) IaaS
3 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.59%) SaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 171 (16.85%) WAN
2 165 (16.26%) LAN
3 149 (14.68%) VoIP
4 132 (13.00%) MPLS
5 127 (12.51%) VPN
6 119 (11.72%) Firewall
7 106 (10.44%) DNS
8 87 (8.57%) SAN
9 84 (8.28%) TCP/IP
10 76 (7.49%) Network Security
11 72 (7.09%) IP Telephony
11 72 (7.09%) H.323
12 70 (6.90%) Wireless
13 66 (6.50%) DHCP
14 64 (6.31%) PBX
15 63 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
16 55 (5.42%) Ethernet
17 50 (4.93%) Internet
18 48 (4.73%) NAS
19 47 (4.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.38%) MySQL
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.099%) Big Data
6 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
General
1 178 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 119 (11.72%) Finance
3 59 (5.81%) Marketing
4 26 (2.56%) Law
5 22 (2.17%) Legal
6 16 (1.58%) Retail
7 14 (1.38%) Billing
7 14 (1.38%) German Language
8 13 (1.28%) Back Office
9 12 (1.18%) French Language
10 8 (0.79%) Spanish Language
10 8 (0.79%) Advertising
11 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
12 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.59%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.59%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.49%) Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Automotive
15 2 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 190 (18.72%) Consultant
2 141 (13.89%) Architect
3 99 (9.75%) Project Manager
4 82 (8.08%) Network Engineer
5 47 (4.63%) Analyst
6 45 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (4.33%) Microsoft Consultant
8 43 (4.24%) Communications Engineer
8 43 (4.24%) Solutions Consultant
9 38 (3.74%) Microsoft Specialist
10 37 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 36 (3.55%) Support Engineer
12 34 (3.35%) Messaging Engineer
13 32 (3.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 31 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
15 30 (2.96%) Exchange Engineer
16 29 (2.86%) Senior Manager
17 28 (2.76%) Cisco Engineer
18 27 (2.66%) Pre Sales Consultant
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%) Middleware
4 6 (0.59%) .NET
5 5 (0.49%) COM
5 5 (0.49%) MAPI
6 3 (0.30%) JMS
7 2 (0.20%) CSS
7 2 (0.20%) JDBC
7 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.20%) HTML
7 2 (0.20%) CGI
7 2 (0.20%) OLE
7 2 (0.20%) HTML5
7 2 (0.20%) CSS3
7 2 (0.20%) Backbone.js
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
7 10 (0.99%) AVVID
7 10 (0.99%) PMI
8 9 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.89%) CMDB
9 7 (0.69%) Clustering
9 7 (0.69%) NHS
9 7 (0.69%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.59%) Statistics
11 5 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 216 (21.28%) Windows
2 79 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 64 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 29 (2.86%) 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 9 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.39%) Solaris
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.20%) Android
11 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.099%) CentOS
12 1 (0.099%) SUSE
12 1 (0.099%) HPUX
12 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (15.27%) Project Management
2 120 (11.82%) ITIL
3 92 (9.06%) PRINCE2
4 82 (8.08%) Load Balancing
5 73 (7.19%) Migration
6 56 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 41 (4.04%) Change Management
8 40 (3.94%) Technical Architecture
8 40 (3.94%) Business Development
8 40 (3.94%) Network Management
9 28 (2.76%) Technical Analysis
9 28 (2.76%) Mentoring
10 24 (2.36%) Product Management
11 23 (2.27%) Supplier Management
12 22 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (2.07%) CRM
13 21 (2.07%) B2B
13 21 (2.07%) Programme Management
13 21 (2.07%) Continuous Improvement
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%) VB
8 5 (0.49%) VBA
8 5 (0.49%) Perl
9 3 (0.30%) PHP
9 3 (0.30%) C#
9 3 (0.30%) Python
10 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.20%) R
11 1 (0.099%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.099%) C++
Qualifications
1 194 (19.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (19.01%) Cisco Certification
3 141 (13.89%) CCNP
4 127 (12.51%) MCSE
5 92 (9.06%) MCITP
6 87 (8.57%) 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 35 (3.45%) CCIE
12 24 (2.36%) MCP
13 23 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 22 (2.17%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.87%) PMP
16 17 (1.67%) CCVP
16 17 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 15 (1.48%) CCDP
18 14 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.62%) 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
1 177 (17.44%) Active Directory
2 91 (8.97%) 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
12 3 (0.30%) NFS
13 1 (0.099%) Firmware
13 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 99 (9.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 58 (5.71%) 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 20 (1.97%) 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
1 408 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 365 (35.96%) Cisco
3 129 (12.71%) Avaya
4 114 (11.23%) VMware
5 80 (7.88%) Mitel
6 74 (7.29%) 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 31 (3.05%) SolarWinds
13 30 (2.96%) Symantec
14 22 (2.17%) Genesys
15 20 (1.97%) Siemens
15 20 (1.97%) IronPort
16 18 (1.77%) MobileIron
17 16 (1.58%) Tandberg
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