Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 623 530 565
Rank change year-on-year -93 +35 +36
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 235 404 622
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 2.98% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 205 287 479
10th Percentile £32,923 £26,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,000 £86,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +14.29%

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 10,405 13,564 20,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.95% 15.12% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7,846 10,916 16,168
10th Percentile £28,813 £26,750 £26,246
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unified Communications in England.

Salary trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unified Communications in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -45 88 £70,000 +7.69% 14
North of England -47 50 £45,000 -10.00% 11
South East +20 35 £54,100 +16.97% 8
Yorkshire -2 32 £45,000 -18.18% 5
South West -15 29 £65,000 +136.36% 5
Midlands -12 24 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North West -13 18 £43,500 -13.00% 6
West Midlands +1 12 £65,000 +23.81%
East Midlands -9 12 £45,000 +16.48% 1
East of England +20 7 £60,000 +9.09%
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 92 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 87 (37.02%) Microsoft 365
3 81 (34.47%) ITIL
4 70 (29.79%) Cisco
5 64 (27.23%) Social Skills
6 59 (25.11%) Azure
7 43 (18.30%) SCCM
8 38 (16.17%) VMware
9 37 (15.74%) Presales
10 36 (15.32%) VoIP
11 35 (14.89%) Windows
11 35 (14.89%) Service Management
11 35 (14.89%) Identity Management
12 34 (14.47%) Degree
13 33 (14.04%) Firewall
13 33 (14.04%) Citrix
14 32 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (13.19%) Telecoms
15 31 (13.19%) Incident Management
15 31 (13.19%) WAN
16 30 (12.77%) ITSM
16 30 (12.77%) AWS
17 28 (11.91%) LAN
17 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
17 28 (11.91%) Problem Management
17 28 (11.91%) Data Centre
18 27 (11.49%) Security Cleared
18 27 (11.49%) Finance
19 26 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure

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 18 (7.66%) Skype for Business
2 17 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.53%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.55%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.85%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Sentinel
2 5 (2.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 87 (37.02%) Microsoft 365
2 59 (25.11%) Azure
3 30 (12.77%) AWS
4 15 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.11%) SaaS
6 11 (4.68%) OneDrive
7 8 (3.40%) Azure Sentinel
8 7 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.55%) GCP
9 6 (2.55%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.55%) PaaS
10 4 (1.70%) Google Workspace
10 4 (1.70%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.70%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.28%) Serverless
12 2 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.85%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.43%) IaaS
13 1 (0.43%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.32%) VoIP
2 33 (14.04%) Firewall
3 31 (13.19%) WAN
4 28 (11.91%) LAN
5 23 (9.79%) Wireless
6 22 (9.36%) VPN
7 15 (6.38%) DNS
7 15 (6.38%) Network Security
7 15 (6.38%) Skype
8 13 (5.53%) DHCP
9 12 (5.11%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.68%) H.323
11 9 (3.83%) BIG-IP
11 9 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.83%) Internet
11 9 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.83%) WLAN
12 8 (3.40%) BGP
12 8 (3.40%) PBX
12 8 (3.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.40%) Big Data
2 5 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.85%) Tableau
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (27.23%) Social Skills
2 31 (13.19%) Telecoms
3 27 (11.49%) Finance
4 24 (10.21%) Public Sector
5 17 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.96%) Banking
7 10 (4.26%) Retail
8 9 (3.83%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (3.40%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (2.13%) Marketing
11 4 (1.70%) Law
12 3 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.85%) Games
13 2 (0.85%) Legal
13 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.43%) Back Office
14 1 (0.43%) Front Office
14 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (14.04%) Architect
2 29 (12.34%) Analyst
3 25 (10.64%) Consultant
4 24 (10.21%) Senior Analyst
4 24 (10.21%) Senior Support Analyst
4 24 (10.21%) Support Analyst
5 23 (9.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 22 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (8.51%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Product Manager
9 11 (4.68%) Technical Manager
10 10 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Unified Communications Manager
11 9 (3.83%) IT Support
11 9 (3.83%) Support Manager
12 8 (3.40%) Field Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Field Service Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.98%) XMPP
2 5 (2.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.13%) Apache Thrift
2 5 (2.13%) REST
2 5 (2.13%) SOAP
2 5 (2.13%) WSDL
3 4 (1.70%) Web Services
4 3 (1.28%) GraphQL
4 3 (1.28%) Node.js
4 3 (1.28%) React
4 3 (1.28%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.85%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.43%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.43%) OAuth
6 1 (0.43%) SAML
6 1 (0.43%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.91%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.96%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (5.53%) Public Cloud
5 12 (5.11%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.98%) User Experience
8 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.13%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.13%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.70%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.70%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.28%) PMI
10 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.89%) Windows
2 24 (10.21%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.11%) Linux
3 12 (5.11%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Debian
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.47%) ITIL
2 37 (15.74%) Presales
3 35 (14.89%) Identity Management
3 35 (14.89%) Service Management
4 32 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (13.19%) Incident Management
6 30 (12.77%) ITSM
7 28 (11.91%) Problem Management
8 26 (11.06%) Identity Access Management
9 25 (10.64%) Project Management
10 24 (10.21%) Analytics
11 22 (9.36%) Product Management
12 21 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 18 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (7.66%) Customer Requirements
13 18 (7.66%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (7.66%) PRINCE2
13 18 (7.66%) TOGAF
14 17 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (6.81%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.38%) SQL
2 7 (2.98%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.98%) Python
3 6 (2.55%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.13%) C
4 5 (2.13%) Java
5 4 (1.70%) C#
5 4 (1.70%) VB
6 3 (1.28%) PHP
6 3 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (14.47%) Degree
2 27 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 26 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
5 23 (9.79%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.96%) CCNA
7 11 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (4.26%) CCNP
9 8 (3.40%) CISM
9 8 (3.40%) CISSP
10 7 (2.98%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (1.70%) CCIE
12 4 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.70%) CISA
12 4 (1.70%) CRISC
12 4 (1.70%) GIAC
12 4 (1.70%) MCSE
13 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.38%) SLA
2 9 (3.83%) COBIT
3 5 (2.13%) GRC
3 5 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.70%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.70%) NCSC
4 4 (1.70%) NIST
4 4 (1.70%) RMADS
5 3 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (5.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.98%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.70%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.28%) vSphere
8 2 (0.85%) pfSense
9 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.43%) Docker
9 1 (0.43%) KVM
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (18.30%) SCCM
2 22 (9.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.68%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (4.68%) EMC NetWorker
3 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.83%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.55%) Ansible
6 5 (2.13%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.70%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.28%) Terraform
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.85%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 92 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 70 (29.79%) Cisco
3 38 (16.17%) VMware
4 33 (14.04%) Citrix
5 15 (6.38%) Avaya
6 12 (5.11%) CheckPoint
6 12 (5.11%) Palo Alto
7 10 (4.26%) Juniper
8 9 (3.83%) F5
9 8 (3.40%) Google
10 7 (2.98%) Aruba
10 7 (2.98%) HP
11 6 (2.55%) Dell
11 6 (2.55%) EMC
12 5 (2.13%) BiZZdesign
12 5 (2.13%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.13%) Sparx
13 4 (1.70%) Asigra
13 4 (1.70%) BT
13 4 (1.70%) Symantec