Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 541 599
Rank change year-on-year +10 +58 -36
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 826 834 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 2.74% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 665 653 699
England median annual salary £50,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.22% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,775 £26,000 £31,886
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -3.85%

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 26531 30402 34594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.03% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21596 25068 28794
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +170 469 £57,500 +9.52% 22
South East -23 120 £47,000 -1.05% 3
North of England -42 92 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East of England +5 58 £43,750 +2.94% 6
Midlands -2 57 £45,000 +23.29% 3
North West -26 43 £47,500 +46.15% 5
Yorkshire -32 41 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands 0 37 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South West -13 23 £41,500 +3.75% 1
East Midlands +17 22 £35,000 -
North East +9 8 £52,884 +95.87% 2
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 409 (49.52%) Cisco
2 266 (32.20%) WAN
3 256 (30.99%) Microsoft
4 255 (30.87%) Skype for Business
5 241 (29.18%) LAN
6 235 (28.45%) Skype
7 231 (27.97%) Cisco Certification
8 224 (27.12%) Finance
9 209 (25.30%) Data Centre
10 203 (24.58%) VoIP
11 199 (24.09%) Firewall
12 193 (23.37%) Windows
13 184 (22.28%) Active Directory
14 176 (21.31%) ITIL
15 174 (21.07%) CCNP
16 164 (19.85%) Wireless
17 159 (19.25%) MPLS
18 140 (16.95%) Windows Server
19 135 (16.34%) Cisco CUCM
20 134 (16.22%) Telecoms
21 127 (15.38%) Presales
22 121 (14.65%) Office 365
23 120 (14.53%) VMware
24 117 (14.16%) CCIE
25 111 (13.44%) VPN
26 103 (12.47%) BGP
27 102 (12.35%) Cisco UCCX
28 95 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
29 93 (11.26%) DNS
30 92 (11.14%) Avaya

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
1 255 (30.87%) Skype for Business
2 75 (9.08%) MS Exchange
3 62 (7.51%) CMS
4 39 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 26 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.09%) IIS
11 8 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.24%) Apache
14 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 121 (14.65%) Office 365
2 95 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (7.99%) SaaS
4 53 (6.42%) Mimecast
5 32 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (3.39%) IaaS
7 27 (3.27%) PaaS
8 9 (1.09%) Slack
9 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 266 (32.20%) WAN
2 241 (29.18%) LAN
3 235 (28.45%) Skype
4 203 (24.58%) VoIP
5 199 (24.09%) Firewall
6 164 (19.85%) Wireless
7 159 (19.25%) MPLS
8 111 (13.44%) VPN
9 103 (12.47%) BGP
10 93 (11.26%) DNS
11 92 (11.14%) Network Security
11 92 (11.14%) OSPF
12 90 (10.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 83 (10.05%) IPsec
14 80 (9.69%) DHCP
15 76 (9.20%) Cisco IOS
15 76 (9.20%) TCP/IP
16 69 (8.35%) EIGRP
17 67 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
18 64 (7.75%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.33%) Big Data
4 6 (0.73%) MySQL
5 4 (0.48%) Power BI
6 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.24%) GCC
3 1 (0.12%) Gradle
General
1 224 (27.12%) Finance
2 134 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 88 (10.65%) Banking
4 49 (5.93%) Law
5 40 (4.84%) Legal
6 27 (3.27%) Investment Banking
7 26 (3.15%) Retail
8 17 (2.06%) Multimedia
9 16 (1.94%) French Language
10 14 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.69%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.45%) Marketing
12 10 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.97%) Billing
14 5 (0.61%) Electronics
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
16 1 (0.12%) Automotive
16 1 (0.12%) Back Office
16 1 (0.12%) Games
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (13.32%) Network Engineer
2 85 (10.29%) Consultant
3 81 (9.81%) Architect
4 79 (9.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 70 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 60 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 58 (7.02%) Analyst
8 48 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 48 (5.81%) Team Leader
9 41 (4.96%) Presales Consultant
10 39 (4.72%) Project Manager
11 36 (4.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 36 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 36 (4.36%) Voice Engineer
12 31 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 27 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 27 (3.27%) Network Team Leader
14 27 (3.27%) Unified Communications Consultant
15 26 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (11.14%) XMPP
2 10 (1.21%) .NET
2 10 (1.21%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.21%) Web Services
3 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.48%) HTML
5 3 (0.36%) REST
6 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.24%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.24%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.24%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.24%) WPF
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Wicket
7 1 (0.12%) COM
7 1 (0.12%) Guice
7 1 (0.12%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.12%) JPA
7 1 (0.12%) Loki
7 1 (0.12%) OAuth
7 1 (0.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 209 (25.30%) Data Centre
2 92 (11.14%) Video Conferencing
3 57 (6.90%) Clustering
4 35 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.91%) Blackberry
7 16 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.69%) PKI
9 12 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.33%) DataPower
10 11 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 9 (1.09%) Internet of Things
12 7 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.85%) Machine to Machine
12 7 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.85%) User Experience
13 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.73%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 193 (23.37%) Windows
2 140 (16.95%) Windows Server
3 78 (9.44%) Linux
4 46 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 29 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 28 (3.39%) Apple iOS
8 24 (2.91%) Mac OS X
9 21 (2.54%) Unix
10 18 (2.18%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.57%) Android
13 7 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.73%) AIX
14 6 (0.73%) CentOS
15 5 (0.61%) SUSE
15 5 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (21.31%) ITIL
2 127 (15.38%) Presales
3 87 (10.53%) Project Management
4 55 (6.66%) Service Management
5 51 (6.17%) Business Continuity
6 50 (6.05%) Kalman Filter
6 50 (6.05%) Migration
7 48 (5.81%) Mentoring
8 45 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 44 (5.33%) Line Management
10 41 (4.96%) Network Design
11 40 (4.84%) PRINCE2
12 39 (4.72%) Change Management
13 35 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
14 34 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 34 (4.12%) Risk Management
15 33 (4.00%) Collaborative Working
15 33 (4.00%) Statistics
16 32 (3.87%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.27%) PowerShell
2 24 (2.91%) SQL
3 12 (1.45%) Python
4 11 (1.33%) C
5 6 (0.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.61%) C#
7 4 (0.48%) Java
7 4 (0.48%) Perl
8 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.36%) VB
9 2 (0.24%) Ruby
9 2 (0.24%) VBScript
10 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.12%) Erlang
10 1 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 231 (27.97%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (21.07%) CCNP
3 117 (14.16%) CCIE
4 83 (10.05%) Degree
5 68 (8.23%) CCNA
6 60 (7.26%) CCVP
7 43 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (5.08%) CCNP Voice
9 30 (3.63%) MCSE
10 24 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (2.66%) CCDE
13 21 (2.54%) MCP
14 16 (1.94%) CCDP
15 11 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (1.21%) MCSA
16 10 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.97%) CCA
17 8 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.51%) SLA
2 30 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.21%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.85%) QA
6 6 (0.73%) PMO
7 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 184 (22.28%) Active Directory
2 78 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.57%) XenApp
6 11 (1.33%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.85%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.73%) vSphere
8 6 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.24%) Firmware
9 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.24%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 135 (16.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 102 (12.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 72 (8.72%) Cisco UCCE
4 36 (4.36%) SCCM
5 33 (4.00%) AirWatch
6 22 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
7 16 (1.94%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
9 11 (1.33%) Cacti
10 9 (1.09%) Cisco CME
11 8 (0.97%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.61%) Ansible
12 5 (0.61%) SCOM
13 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.36%) Nagios
15 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
15 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
15 2 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
15 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 409 (49.52%) Cisco
2 256 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 120 (14.53%) VMware
4 92 (11.14%) Avaya
5 88 (10.65%) Palo Alto
6 76 (9.20%) CheckPoint
7 74 (8.96%) Citrix
8 70 (8.47%) HP
9 69 (8.35%) Juniper
10 52 (6.30%) F5
11 50 (6.05%) SolarWinds
12 46 (5.57%) Riverbed
13 33 (4.00%) NetApp
14 32 (3.87%) Apple
14 32 (3.87%) Dell
15 30 (3.63%) IBM
16 29 (3.51%) EMC
17 26 (3.15%) Mitel
18 25 (3.03%) Polycom
19 23 (2.78%) Veeam