Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 703 436 567
Rank change year-on-year -267 +131 +34
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 289 261 607
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 3.66% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 211 212 434
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,775 £37,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £58,750
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -6.38% +6.82%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £81,250
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 13,979 7,126 20,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.11% 15.76% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9,679 5,828 15,982
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% -5.26%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -233 118 £68,500 +19.13% 17
North of England -135 50 £50,000 -6.98% 14
South East -136 50 £35,000 -37.78% 10
Midlands -99 30 £47,500 +22.58% 5
South West -72 26 £65,000 +27.76% 7
North West -95 26 £42,500 -15.00% 5
West Midlands -83 21 £57,500 +58.62% 2
Yorkshire -124 19 £54,000 -6.09% 7
East Midlands -71 9 £27,500 -29.49% 3
East of England -94 7 £42,500 -10.53% 2
North East -28 5 £75,000 - 2
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 167 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 130 (44.98%) Microsoft 365
3 128 (44.29%) Azure
4 94 (32.53%) Windows
5 93 (32.18%) Cisco
5 93 (32.18%) Active Directory
6 74 (25.61%) VPN
7 71 (24.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 71 (24.57%) Presales
7 71 (24.57%) Windows Server
8 69 (23.88%) Finance
9 61 (21.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 60 (20.76%) Data Centre
11 59 (20.42%) Social Skills
12 57 (19.72%) SCCM
13 56 (19.38%) Windows 10
14 55 (19.03%) Public Cloud
15 54 (18.69%) ITIL
16 53 (18.34%) Security Cleared
17 49 (16.96%) SC Cleared
18 46 (15.92%) Requirements Gathering
19 44 (15.22%) SharePoint
19 44 (15.22%) WAN
19 44 (15.22%) Telecoms
20 38 (13.15%) Firewall
20 38 (13.15%) LAN
21 35 (12.11%) VMware
22 34 (11.76%) VoIP
23 33 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 28 (9.69%) Degree

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 44 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.61%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.42%) Confluence
4 3 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 130 (44.98%) Microsoft 365
2 128 (44.29%) Azure
3 71 (24.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (7.96%) AWS
5 15 (5.19%) OneDrive
5 15 (5.19%) SaaS
6 12 (4.15%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.42%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.73%) PaaS
8 5 (1.73%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.38%) IaaS
10 2 (0.69%) GCP
10 2 (0.69%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.69%) Yammer
11 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.35%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.35%) GitHub
11 1 (0.35%) Serverless
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (25.61%) VPN
2 44 (15.22%) WAN
3 38 (13.15%) Firewall
3 38 (13.15%) LAN
4 34 (11.76%) VoIP
5 23 (7.96%) Skype
6 22 (7.61%) WebEx
7 20 (6.92%) DNS
8 19 (6.57%) Wireless
9 18 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (5.54%) DHCP
11 15 (5.19%) H.323
12 13 (4.50%) PBX
13 11 (3.81%) SD-WAN
14 8 (2.77%) SSL
14 8 (2.77%) WLAN
15 7 (2.42%) MPLS
16 5 (1.73%) BIG-IP
16 5 (1.73%) Internet
17 4 (1.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.69%) Power BI
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (2.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) eggPlant
2 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (23.88%) Finance
2 59 (20.42%) Social Skills
3 44 (15.22%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.54%) Public Sector
5 12 (4.15%) Banking
6 7 (2.42%) Law
7 4 (1.38%) Legal
7 4 (1.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.69%) Games
9 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.69%) Retail
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 63 (21.80%) Consultant
2 44 (15.22%) Cloud Consultant
3 43 (14.88%) Technical Consultant
4 27 (9.34%) Architect
5 22 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.27%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 19 (6.57%) Unified Communications Manager
8 18 (6.23%) Analyst
9 16 (5.54%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.81%) IT Manager
11 11 (3.81%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.81%) Voice Engineer
12 10 (3.46%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.46%) Service Desk Support
12 10 (3.46%) Support Analyst
13 9 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.11%) Product Manager
13 9 (3.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.11%) XMPP
2 5 (1.73%) .NET
2 5 (1.73%) JSON
3 4 (1.38%) WebRTC
4 3 (1.04%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.04%) React
4 3 (1.04%) Spring
5 2 (0.69%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.35%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.35%) Flash
6 1 (0.35%) Node.js
6 1 (0.35%) OAuth
6 1 (0.35%) React Native
6 1 (0.35%) RESTful
6 1 (0.35%) SAML
6 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.35%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 55 (19.03%) Public Cloud
3 26 (9.00%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.08%) Biotechnology
5 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.08%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.04%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (1.04%) User Experience
9 2 (0.69%) CCTV
9 2 (0.69%) CMDB
9 2 (0.69%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (32.53%) Windows
2 71 (24.57%) Windows Server
3 56 (19.38%) Windows 10
4 14 (4.84%) Linux
5 5 (1.73%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.57%) Presales
2 54 (18.69%) ITIL
3 46 (15.92%) Requirements Gathering
4 33 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (7.61%) PRINCE2
6 20 (6.92%) Service Management
7 19 (6.57%) Service Delivery
8 18 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.54%) ITSM
11 15 (5.19%) B2B
11 15 (5.19%) Computer Science
11 15 (5.19%) Data Management
11 15 (5.19%) Migration
11 15 (5.19%) Project Management
12 14 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.84%) Product Management
13 11 (3.81%) Analytics
13 11 (3.81%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.30%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.23%) SQL
3 7 (2.42%) Python
4 5 (1.73%) Java
4 5 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.69%) C++
7 1 (0.35%) C#
7 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (18.34%) Security Cleared
2 49 (16.96%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.69%) Degree
4 27 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (6.23%) CCNA
6 11 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.77%) CCNP
8 8 (2.77%) MCSE
9 5 (1.73%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.73%) CISM
9 5 (1.73%) CISSP
9 5 (1.73%) MCP
9 5 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.73%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.04%) ISEB
11 3 (1.04%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) GDPR
2 10 (3.46%) SLA
3 7 (2.42%) COBIT
4 6 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.38%) NCSC
5 4 (1.38%) RMADS
6 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.69%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.35%) NIST
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 93 (32.18%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.04%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.69%) Kamailio
6 2 (0.69%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) Docker
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (21.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 57 (19.72%) SCCM
3 26 (9.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (5.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (2.77%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.08%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.04%) CASB
7 3 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.69%) Ansible
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.35%) Puppet
9 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 167 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 93 (32.18%) Cisco
3 35 (12.11%) VMware
4 20 (6.92%) Citrix
5 17 (5.88%) Avaya
6 14 (4.84%) Mitel
6 14 (4.84%) Veeam
7 9 (3.11%) F5
8 8 (2.77%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.77%) Fortinet
8 8 (2.77%) Google
8 8 (2.77%) Juniper
9 6 (2.08%) Aruba
9 6 (2.08%) Asigra
10 5 (1.73%) HP
10 5 (1.73%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.73%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.38%) BT
11 4 (1.38%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.04%) Brio