Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 498 532 555
Rank change year-on-year +34 +23 +15
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 289 535 658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 3.12% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 335 443 585
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £59,233
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.15% +7.70%
10th Percentile £35,100 £29,750 £30,350
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £91,050
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%

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 8,907 17,156 21,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 15.13% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7,021 13,908 16,837
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 February 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 24 February 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
North of England +94 106 £45,000 - 10
London +25 90 £70,000 +16.67% 19
Yorkshire +85 76 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East +72 48 £55,000 -4.35% 12
North West +52 30 £45,000 -4.26% 7
South West +29 22 £67,500 +104.55% 7
Midlands +35 14 £45,000 -1.18% 6
East Midlands +27 13 £45,000 -1.18% 2
East of England +67 6 £67,500 +22.73% 1
West Midlands +45 1 £90,000 +56.52% 4
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 142 (49.13%) Microsoft 365
2 106 (36.68%) Microsoft
3 90 (31.14%) ITIL
4 81 (28.03%) Azure
5 73 (25.26%) SCCM
6 61 (21.11%) Cisco
7 57 (19.72%) Service Management
8 56 (19.38%) Active Directory
9 55 (19.03%) Identity Management
9 55 (19.03%) Incident Management
10 53 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (17.99%) Windows
11 52 (17.99%) Identity Access Management
12 51 (17.65%) VoIP
13 50 (17.30%) Problem Management
14 48 (16.61%) ITSM
15 46 (15.92%) VMware
15 46 (15.92%) Virtual Desktop
16 44 (15.22%) ITIL Certification
17 41 (14.19%) Presales
18 39 (13.49%) Firewall
19 37 (12.80%) Security Cleared
20 36 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
21 34 (11.76%) Windows Server
22 32 (11.07%) DNS
22 32 (11.07%) WAN
22 32 (11.07%) Data Centre
23 31 (10.73%) AWS
24 29 (10.03%) SC Cleared
24 29 (10.03%) PowerShell

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 23 (7.96%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.92%) Skype for Business
3 18 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 142 (49.13%) Microsoft 365
2 81 (28.03%) Azure
3 31 (10.73%) AWS
4 20 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.84%) OneDrive
6 13 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (3.46%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.08%) Power Platform
8 6 (2.08%) SaaS
9 5 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.73%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.38%) G Suite
10 4 (1.38%) GCP
10 4 (1.38%) IaaS
11 3 (1.04%) Serverless
12 2 (0.69%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.69%) PaaS
13 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.35%) GitHub
13 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.65%) VoIP
2 39 (13.49%) Firewall
3 32 (11.07%) DNS
3 32 (11.07%) WAN
4 27 (9.34%) DHCP
4 27 (9.34%) LAN
5 26 (9.00%) Network Security
6 23 (7.96%) Skype
7 19 (6.57%) VPN
8 18 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (5.54%) Wireless
10 15 (5.19%) TCP/IP
11 12 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (3.81%) BGP
12 11 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (3.46%) Internet
13 10 (3.46%) MPLS
13 10 (3.46%) OSPF
14 9 (3.11%) VLAN
15 8 (2.77%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.77%) Big Data
4 6 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.69%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (1.73%) JIRA
2 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (9.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (7.61%) Public Sector
3 19 (6.57%) Finance
4 17 (5.88%) Banking
5 6 (2.08%) Law
6 4 (1.38%) Marketing
6 4 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.38%) Retail
7 3 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (22.15%) Analyst
2 49 (16.96%) Senior Analyst
2 49 (16.96%) Support Analyst
3 44 (15.22%) Senior Support Analyst
4 41 (14.19%) Architect
5 27 (9.34%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (9.00%) Network Engineer
7 25 (8.65%) Consultant
8 22 (7.61%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 20 (6.92%) Technical Leader
10 18 (6.23%) Project Analyst
11 17 (5.88%) IT Engineer
12 13 (4.50%) IT Analyst
12 13 (4.50%) Service Analyst
13 12 (4.15%) Cisco Architect
13 12 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
15 10 (3.46%) Network Architect
15 10 (3.46%) Technical Manager
16 9 (3.11%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.50%) REST
2 7 (2.42%) OAuth
2 7 (2.42%) SAML
3 5 (1.73%) .NET
3 5 (1.73%) Apache Thrift
3 5 (1.73%) Node.js
3 5 (1.73%) SOAP
3 5 (1.73%) WSDL
4 4 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.38%) RESTful
4 4 (1.38%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.38%) XMPP
5 2 (0.69%) GraphQL
5 2 (0.69%) React
5 2 (0.69%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.69%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) Electron Framework
6 1 (0.35%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.07%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.57%) User Experience
4 15 (5.19%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.42%) Cybercrime
7 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.73%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.73%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (1.38%) PMI
8 4 (1.38%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.04%) PKI
10 2 (0.69%) Replication
10 2 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.99%) Windows
2 34 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 23 (7.96%) Windows 10
4 17 (5.88%) Linux
5 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.14%) ITIL
2 57 (19.72%) Service Management
3 55 (19.03%) Identity Management
3 55 (19.03%) Incident Management
4 53 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (17.99%) Identity Access Management
6 50 (17.30%) Problem Management
7 48 (16.61%) ITSM
8 41 (14.19%) Presales
9 25 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (8.65%) Project Management
9 25 (8.65%) Service Delivery
9 25 (8.65%) Strategic Roadmap
10 24 (8.30%) Converged Infrastructure
11 21 (7.27%) TOGAF
12 19 (6.57%) Technology Roadmap
13 18 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 18 (6.23%) Product Management
14 17 (5.88%) Project Delivery
14 17 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.03%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.15%) SQL
3 10 (3.46%) Java
4 8 (2.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.42%) Python
6 6 (2.08%) C
7 5 (1.73%) PHP
7 5 (1.73%) R
8 4 (1.38%) C#
8 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (15.22%) ITIL Certification
2 37 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 36 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (10.03%) Degree
4 29 (10.03%) SC Cleared
5 20 (6.92%) CCNA
6 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (4.84%) CCNP
8 12 (4.15%) CISSP
9 11 (3.81%) CCIE
10 10 (3.46%) CISM
10 10 (3.46%) MCP
10 10 (3.46%) SSCP
11 9 (3.11%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (3.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 7 (2.42%) MCSE
13 6 (2.08%) APMP
13 6 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (2.08%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.88%) SLA
2 9 (3.11%) NCSC
2 9 (3.11%) RMADS
3 8 (2.77%) JSP 440
4 7 (2.42%) QA
5 3 (1.04%) COBIT
5 3 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.69%) NIST
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 56 (19.38%) Active Directory
2 46 (15.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 22 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (6.57%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.73%) Docker
7 4 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.38%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.04%) vSphere
9 2 (0.69%) Firmware
9 2 (0.69%) pfSense
10 1 (0.35%) KVM
10 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.35%) XenApp
10 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (25.26%) SCCM
2 22 (7.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (4.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.11%) SCOrch
5 8 (2.77%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (2.77%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.77%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (2.77%) Terraform
6 5 (1.73%) Ansible
6 5 (1.73%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.73%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.04%) Cacti
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.04%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.69%) CASB
8 2 (0.69%) SCOM
8 2 (0.69%) WMI
9 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 106 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 61 (21.11%) Cisco
3 46 (15.92%) VMware
4 22 (7.61%) Citrix
5 21 (7.27%) Avaya
6 17 (5.88%) Dell
7 15 (5.19%) Palo Alto
8 13 (4.50%) Juniper
9 9 (3.11%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.77%) Google
11 7 (2.42%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.42%) HP
11 7 (2.42%) Ivanti
11 7 (2.42%) Mitel
11 7 (2.42%) Veeam
11 7 (2.42%) YouTube
12 5 (1.73%) BiZZdesign
12 5 (1.73%) ExtraHop
12 5 (1.73%) F5
12 5 (1.73%) Sparx