Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Unified Communications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unified Communications over the 6 months to 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 568 572 550
Rank change year-on-year +4 -22 +50
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 563 708 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 3.08% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 413 548 658
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +9.45% +11.67%
10th Percentile £34,500 £27,675 £31,425
90th Percentile £81,150 £85,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

Unified Communications is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 19,790 22,975 26,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.67% 14.96% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15,378 18,268 21,582
England median annual salary £46,905 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,210 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,775 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.63% +5.56% -

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications in England.

Salary trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 221 £65,000 +4.00% 32
South East +31 117 £56,250 +12.50% 13
North of England -1 74 £47,000 +18.99% 25
South West +31 73 £57,250 +9.05% 10
North West +30 54 £47,000 +11.90% 12
Midlands +51 50 £75,000 +15.38% 9
West Midlands +28 41 £75,000 +15.38% 3
East of England +66 19 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Yorkshire -4 16 £45,000 +24.39% 11
East Midlands +27 9 £55,000 +51.72% 6
North East - 4 £51,977 - 2
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 229 (40.67%) Microsoft
2 209 (37.12%) Cisco
3 187 (33.21%) Office 365
4 169 (30.02%) Active Directory
5 163 (28.95%) WAN
6 140 (24.87%) Windows
7 134 (23.80%) Firewall
8 115 (20.43%) Degree
9 114 (20.25%) Telecoms
10 111 (19.72%) Azure
11 110 (19.54%) ITIL
12 106 (18.83%) LAN
13 105 (18.65%) Wireless
13 105 (18.65%) VMware
13 105 (18.65%) Skype
14 104 (18.47%) Presales
15 101 (17.94%) Skype for Business
15 101 (17.94%) Cisco Certification
16 99 (17.58%) IT Strategy
17 97 (17.23%) Data Centre
18 89 (15.81%) Windows Server
19 80 (14.21%) Linux
19 80 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 73 (12.97%) Project Management
21 72 (12.79%) SCCM
21 72 (12.79%) Cybersecurity
22 66 (11.72%) MS Exchange
23 64 (11.37%) DNS
24 61 (10.83%) Finance
25 60 (10.66%) VoIP

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 101 (17.94%) Skype for Business
2 66 (11.72%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.02%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.42%) CMS
6 5 (0.89%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.53%) Apache
7 3 (0.53%) IIS
7 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.18%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (8.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.36%) Abaqus
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 187 (33.21%) Office 365
2 111 (19.72%) Azure
3 53 (9.41%) AWS
4 28 (4.97%) G Suite
5 24 (4.26%) SaaS
6 19 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.66%) IaaS
7 15 (2.66%) PaaS
8 14 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.24%) GCP
10 6 (1.07%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.71%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.53%) Serverless
13 1 (0.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.18%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 163 (28.95%) WAN
2 134 (23.80%) Firewall
3 106 (18.83%) LAN
4 105 (18.65%) Skype
4 105 (18.65%) Wireless
5 64 (11.37%) DNS
6 60 (10.66%) VoIP
7 57 (10.12%) DHCP
8 52 (9.24%) MPLS
9 48 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (6.93%) Intrusion Detection
11 36 (6.39%) Network Security
12 35 (6.22%) Internet
12 35 (6.22%) VPN
12 35 (6.22%) Wireless Security
13 25 (4.44%) Ethernet
14 23 (4.09%) TCP/IP
15 22 (3.91%) SAN
15 22 (3.91%) WLAN
16 21 (3.73%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.97%) Blockchain
2 20 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.78%) Big Data
4 5 (0.89%) MySQL
4 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.36%) DB2
6 2 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.36%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.53%) MSI
3 2 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 114 (20.25%) Telecoms
2 61 (10.83%) Finance
3 56 (9.95%) Public Sector
4 36 (6.39%) Banking
5 31 (5.51%) German Language
6 30 (5.33%) Italian Language
6 30 (5.33%) Retail
7 24 (4.26%) Marketing
8 14 (2.49%) Electronics
8 14 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.24%) Law
10 6 (1.07%) Billing
11 5 (0.89%) Automotive
12 4 (0.71%) French Language
12 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) Brand Awareness
13 3 (0.53%) Front Office
13 3 (0.53%) Legal
13 3 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 107 (19.01%) Architect
2 84 (14.92%) Solutions Architect
3 67 (11.90%) Consultant
4 52 (9.24%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 36 (6.39%) Network Engineer
6 35 (6.22%) Analyst
6 35 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 33 (5.86%) IT Consultant
7 33 (5.86%) Systems Engineer
8 27 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (4.80%) IT Manager
9 25 (4.44%) Presales Solution Architect
9 25 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 23 (4.09%) Network Architect
11 22 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (3.91%) Senior Manager
11 22 (3.91%) Service Manager
11 22 (3.91%) Telecoms Engineer
12 21 (3.73%) Presales Engineer
13 20 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.33%) XMPP
2 5 (0.89%) .NET
2 5 (0.89%) Apache Thrift
2 5 (0.89%) REST
2 5 (0.89%) SOAP
2 5 (0.89%) Software Packaging
2 5 (0.89%) WSDL
3 3 (0.53%) LAMP
3 3 (0.53%) Middleware
3 3 (0.53%) Web Services
4 2 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.36%) Kafka
5 1 (0.18%) COM
5 1 (0.18%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) LDAP
5 1 (0.18%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (0.18%) Spring
5 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (17.23%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.86%) Internet of Things
4 30 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.31%) PKI
7 11 (1.95%) Clustering
8 10 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (1.78%) Robotics
8 10 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.42%) Wiki
11 7 (1.24%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.24%) Social Media
11 7 (1.24%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.24%) User Experience
12 6 (1.07%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (24.87%) Windows
2 89 (15.81%) Windows Server
3 80 (14.21%) Linux
4 57 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (6.39%) Windows 10
6 23 (4.09%) Windows 7
7 19 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (2.49%) Unix
9 7 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.53%) Android
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.36%) SUSE
13 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.54%) ITIL
2 104 (18.47%) Presales
3 99 (17.58%) IT Strategy
4 73 (12.97%) Project Management
5 72 (12.79%) Cybersecurity
6 60 (10.66%) Network Design
7 58 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (10.12%) Project Delivery
9 50 (8.88%) Customer Requirements
10 47 (8.35%) Business Development
11 46 (8.17%) Service Management
12 41 (7.28%) Mentoring
13 40 (7.10%) Data Protection
13 40 (7.10%) Migration
14 39 (6.93%) Change Management
14 39 (6.93%) Programme Management
14 39 (6.93%) Security Monitoring
15 36 (6.39%) Service Delivery
16 35 (6.22%) Security Architecture
17 34 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.64%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.02%) SQL
3 13 (2.31%) C
4 9 (1.60%) Python
5 6 (1.07%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.89%) Java
7 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (20.43%) Degree
2 101 (17.94%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (10.30%) Security Cleared
4 49 (8.70%) CCIE
5 48 (8.53%) CCNP
6 42 (7.46%) CCNA
7 30 (5.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 30 (5.33%) CCIE Service Provider
8 23 (4.09%) DV Cleared
9 20 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (2.13%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.95%) MCSE
13 9 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (1.24%) APMP
15 7 (1.24%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.07%) MCSA
16 6 (1.07%) PMP
17 5 (0.89%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.10%) SLA
2 8 (1.42%) QA
3 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.36%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 169 (30.02%) Active Directory
2 80 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.97%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (2.49%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (2.13%) XenApp
7 10 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.07%) Docker
8 6 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.89%) Firmware
9 5 (0.89%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.89%) vSphere
10 4 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.53%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.53%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (12.79%) SCCM
2 45 (7.99%) SCOM
3 35 (6.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (3.91%) SolarWinds Orion
5 20 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (1.95%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (1.42%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.24%) Ansible
10 6 (1.07%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.07%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.07%) Nagios
10 6 (1.07%) Puppet
11 5 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.71%) Cisco CME
12 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.71%) Terraform
13 3 (0.53%) AppManager
14 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 229 (40.67%) Microsoft
2 209 (37.12%) Cisco
3 105 (18.65%) VMware
4 45 (7.99%) EMC
5 42 (7.46%) Dell
5 42 (7.46%) NetApp
6 41 (7.28%) Google
7 35 (6.22%) Citrix
8 30 (5.33%) Avaya
9 23 (4.09%) Polycom
9 23 (4.09%) SolarWinds
10 19 (3.37%) F5
11 13 (2.31%) Forcepoint
11 13 (2.31%) Juniper
11 13 (2.31%) Palo Alto
12 12 (2.13%) HP
13 11 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.78%) Oracle
14 10 (1.78%) SAP
14 10 (1.78%) Sonus