The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 484 373 439
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +66
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 480 684 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.63% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 3.48% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 425 574 445
Average salary £54,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.90% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,060 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,454 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.62% +10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20468 19663 21122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.58% 18.14% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16386 15794 17412
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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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 -120 463 £55,000 - 63
London -84 201 £56,000 +1.81% 27
City of London -36 76 £55,000 +2.32% 8
South East -128 73 £47,500 -13.63% 14
Yorkshire +15 54 £55,000 +4.76% 6
West Midlands +30 49 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Yorkshire -20 32 £60,000 +11.62% 5
Leeds -10 31 £60,000 +9.09% 5
North West -14 31 £46,500 -11.42% 4
South West -12 27 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Berkshire -60 25 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Coventry +21 20 £70,000 -3.44% 1
Birmingham +20 20 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Manchester -9 20 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wiltshire +7 16 £52,500 -12.50% 1
East of England -58 16 £42,500 -15.00%
Swindon +1 15 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Hertfordshire -28 14 £45,000 -10.00%
South Yorkshire -3 13 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Reading -18 13 £55,000 -
Sheffield -6 12 £55,000 +12.82% 1
East Midlands -24 12 £49,477 -1.04% 2
Surrey -44 11 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Hemel Hempstead -4 10 £48,750 +50.00%
Middlesex +8 9 £38,750 -43.43% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 9 £46,500 -22.50%
North Yorkshire -4 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Watford -15 9 £55,000 +10.00%
Buckinghamshire -20 9 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Nottingham +3 8 £49,477 -5.75%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 418 (42.44%) Microsoft
2 413 (41.93%) Lync
3 346 (35.13%) Cisco
4 254 (25.79%) MS Exchange
5 239 (24.26%) Windows
6 213 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 209 (21.22%) Telecoms
8 196 (19.90%) Active Directory
9 192 (19.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 159 (16.14%) Cisco Certification
10 159 (16.14%) VoIP
11 154 (15.63%) Project Management
12 150 (15.23%) MS Excel
13 149 (15.13%) LAN
14 146 (14.82%) MPLS
15 144 (14.62%) DNS
16 143 (14.52%) MCSE
17 141 (14.31%) WAN
18 136 (13.81%) VMware
19 133 (13.50%) ITIL
20 128 (12.99%) VPN
21 125 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2013
22 124 (12.59%) CCNP
23 121 (12.28%) MCITP
24 119 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
25 114 (11.57%) Firewall
26 112 (11.37%) Degree
27 110 (11.17%) Office 365
28 107 (10.86%) Finance
29 106 (10.76%) Blackberry

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 413 (41.93%) Lync
2 254 (25.79%) MS Exchange
3 192 (19.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 125 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 95 (9.64%) Office Communications Server
6 66 (6.70%) SharePoint
7 43 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 43 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 30 (3.05%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (1.52%) IIS
11 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.30%) CMS
14 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.20%) Apache
14 2 (0.20%) SAS
14 2 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 150 (15.23%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.86%) MS Office
3 15 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 110 (11.17%) Office 365
2 17 (1.73%) SaaS
3 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.91%) IaaS
5 7 (0.71%) PaaS
6 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 159 (16.14%) VoIP
2 149 (15.13%) LAN
3 146 (14.82%) MPLS
4 144 (14.62%) DNS
5 141 (14.31%) WAN
6 128 (12.99%) VPN
7 114 (11.57%) Firewall
8 100 (10.15%) DHCP
9 92 (9.34%) TCP/IP
10 88 (8.93%) SAN
11 82 (8.32%) PBX
12 70 (7.11%) IP Telephony
13 62 (6.29%) Network Security
14 56 (5.69%) SMTP
15 54 (5.48%) Wireless
16 52 (5.28%) H.323
17 44 (4.47%) NAS
18 43 (4.37%) PSTN
19 42 (4.26%) Ethernet
20 40 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.12%) MySQL
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 209 (21.22%) Telecoms
2 107 (10.86%) Finance
3 57 (5.79%) Marketing
4 27 (2.74%) Law
5 25 (2.54%) Legal
6 15 (1.52%) Back Office
6 15 (1.52%) Retail
7 9 (0.91%) German Language
7 9 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.81%) French Language
9 7 (0.71%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.71%) Billing
10 5 (0.51%) Advertising
10 5 (0.51%) Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Local Government
11 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 229 (23.25%) Consultant
2 104 (10.56%) Architect
3 91 (9.24%) Project Manager
4 60 (6.09%) Microsoft Consultant
5 53 (5.38%) Communications Engineer
6 43 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 43 (4.37%) Network Engineer
7 42 (4.26%) Analyst
7 42 (4.26%) Messaging Engineer
8 37 (3.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 36 (3.65%) Senior Manager
10 34 (3.45%) Microsoft Specialist
11 33 (3.35%) Support Engineer
11 33 (3.35%) Solutions Consultant
12 32 (3.25%) Exchange Engineer
12 32 (3.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
13 30 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
14 27 (2.74%) Sales Consultant
15 26 (2.64%) Senior Project Manager
15 26 (2.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.73%) XMPP
2 10 (1.02%) .NET
3 7 (0.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (0.71%) Middleware
4 5 (0.51%) jQuery
4 5 (0.51%) COM
5 4 (0.41%) JMS
6 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.30%) CSS3
6 3 (0.30%) HTML5
6 3 (0.30%) MAPI
6 3 (0.30%) HTML
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) JDBC
6 3 (0.30%) Ajax
6 3 (0.30%) WPF
7 2 (0.20%) OLE
7 2 (0.20%) Web Services
7 2 (0.20%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.76%) Blackberry
2 76 (7.72%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (2.34%) PKI
4 21 (2.13%) IVR
5 20 (2.03%) Digital Media
6 15 (1.52%) Statistics
6 15 (1.52%) Clustering
7 13 (1.32%) CMDB
8 11 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.91%) Fat Client
9 9 (0.91%) PMI
9 9 (0.91%) Thin Client
9 9 (0.91%) NHS
10 8 (0.81%) Replication
10 8 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.61%) Speech Recognition
12 5 (0.51%) Economics
13 4 (0.41%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.41%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 239 (24.26%) Windows
2 87 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 86 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 29 (2.94%) Linux
6 19 (1.93%) Windows 8
7 17 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.22%) UNIX
9 9 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.71%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.41%) Solaris
13 4 (0.41%) Android
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.20%) SUSE
16 1 (0.10%) CentOS
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (15.63%) Project Management
2 133 (13.50%) ITIL
3 101 (10.25%) PRINCE2
4 88 (8.93%) Load Balancing
5 80 (8.12%) Service Delivery
6 63 (6.40%) Migration
7 52 (5.28%) Business Development
8 47 (4.77%) Technical Architecture
9 38 (3.86%) Service Management
10 35 (3.55%) Change Management
11 34 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
12 32 (3.25%) Network Management
13 29 (2.94%) CRM
14 28 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
15 23 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (2.34%) Problem Management
16 20 (2.03%) Product Management
16 20 (2.03%) B2B
16 20 (2.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (1.93%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 27 (2.74%) C
3 16 (1.62%) SQL
4 9 (0.91%) VBScript
4 9 (0.91%) Java
5 7 (0.71%) C#
6 6 (0.61%) C++
6 6 (0.61%) VB
7 4 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.41%) Perl
8 3 (0.30%) PHP
8 3 (0.30%) VBA
9 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.20%) R
10 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 213 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (16.14%) Cisco Certification
3 143 (14.52%) MCSE
4 124 (12.59%) CCNP
5 121 (12.28%) MCITP
6 112 (11.37%) Degree
7 71 (7.21%) MCTS
8 58 (5.89%) Security Cleared
9 51 (5.18%) CCNA
10 48 (4.87%) CCIE
11 47 (4.77%) MCSA
12 46 (4.67%) SC Cleared
13 25 (2.54%) MCP
13 25 (2.54%) CCVP
14 22 (2.23%) PMI Certification
15 21 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 20 (2.03%) CCDP
17 18 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (1.62%) PMP
19 14 (1.42%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.45%) SLA
2 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.30%) COBIT
3 3 (0.30%) QA
4 1 (0.10%) HL7
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 196 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 119 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (10.36%) Hyper-V
4 45 (4.57%) UAG
5 25 (2.54%) VMware ESX
6 19 (1.93%) XenApp
7 18 (1.83%) XenServer
8 16 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.12%) vSphere
10 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.51%) vCloud
12 4 (0.41%) NFS
13 3 (0.30%) MDaemon
14 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.10%) Xen
15 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.10%) Snort
Systems Management
1 59 (5.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 50 (5.08%) SCOM
3 40 (4.06%) SCCM
4 35 (3.55%) SCVMM
5 32 (3.25%) SCDPM
6 31 (3.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 24 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
8 21 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 16 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
11 5 (0.51%) AppDNA
11 5 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.30%) Netcool
13 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.20%) WSUS
13 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.20%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.20%) Opsview
13 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 418 (42.44%) Microsoft
2 346 (35.13%) Cisco
3 136 (13.81%) VMware
4 100 (10.15%) Avaya
5 82 (8.32%) Mitel
6 58 (5.89%) Polycom
7 51 (5.18%) HP
8 47 (4.77%) Citrix
9 42 (4.26%) Juniper
10 40 (4.06%) NetApp
11 36 (3.65%) Symantec
12 35 (3.55%) Siemens
13 31 (3.15%) F5
14 26 (2.64%) CheckPoint
15 24 (2.44%) Verint
16 22 (2.23%) Blue Coat
16 22 (2.23%) EMC
17 19 (1.93%) Nortel
17 19 (1.93%) Tandberg
17 19 (1.93%) MobileIron
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