Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 527 543 574
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31 -30
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 533 664 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 3.12% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 403 538 599
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £54,624
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.84% +21.39%
10th Percentile £29,050 £29,000 £31,925
90th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.15% +13.23%

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 17,047 21,290 25,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,594 16,744 20,559
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +5 249 £60,000 -7.69% 36
South East +47 97 £57,500 +15.00% 8
North of England +94 85 £45,000 -5.26% 24
North West +63 47 £46,000 +2.22% 10
Midlands +8 44 £45,540 -29.94% 13
South West +31 29 £33,000 -33.67% 9
East Midlands +42 28 £45,540 +1.20% 4
Yorkshire +61 24 £50,000 +17.65% 10
East of England +51 22 £55,000 +29.41% 6
West Midlands -11 15 £48,750 -35.00% 9
North East +12 14 £40,701 -34.88% 4
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 235 (44.09%) Microsoft
2 201 (37.71%) Cisco
3 194 (36.40%) Office 365
4 148 (27.77%) WAN
5 144 (27.02%) Firewall
6 127 (23.83%) Windows
7 122 (22.89%) Skype
8 118 (22.14%) Skype for Business
9 115 (21.58%) LAN
10 105 (19.70%) Azure
11 104 (19.51%) Data Centre
12 96 (18.01%) Active Directory
13 92 (17.26%) VMware
14 89 (16.70%) ITIL
15 84 (15.76%) Degree
16 82 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
17 81 (15.20%) Wireless
18 80 (15.01%) Telecoms
19 79 (14.82%) Presales
20 78 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (14.07%) Finance
22 73 (13.70%) MPLS
23 72 (13.51%) VoIP
24 65 (12.20%) Network Design
25 60 (11.26%) Internet
26 54 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
26 54 (10.13%) Video Conferencing
27 53 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
28 52 (9.76%) Windows Server
28 52 (9.76%) Project Delivery

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
1 118 (22.14%) Skype for Business
2 32 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.19%) CMS
5 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.13%) AutoCAD
3 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 194 (36.40%) Office 365
2 105 (19.70%) Azure
3 44 (8.26%) AWS
4 26 (4.88%) G Suite
5 19 (3.56%) SaaS
6 16 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.88%) IaaS
8 8 (1.50%) PaaS
9 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.94%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) GCP
12 2 (0.38%) GitHub
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.19%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.19%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 148 (27.77%) WAN
2 144 (27.02%) Firewall
3 122 (22.89%) Skype
4 115 (21.58%) LAN
5 81 (15.20%) Wireless
6 73 (13.70%) MPLS
7 72 (13.51%) VoIP
8 60 (11.26%) Internet
9 49 (9.19%) DNS
10 44 (8.26%) VPN
11 43 (8.07%) DHCP
12 42 (7.88%) WebEx
13 35 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (6.19%) IP Telephony
15 31 (5.82%) BGP
16 30 (5.63%) SAN
17 29 (5.44%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (5.25%) TCP/IP
19 26 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
20 25 (4.69%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.88%) Blockchain
2 16 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.94%) Big Data
4 4 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.38%) TKPROF
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.19%) DB2
6 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (0.56%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.38%) MSI
3 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (15.01%) Telecoms
2 75 (14.07%) Finance
3 24 (4.50%) Retail
4 23 (4.32%) Marketing
5 18 (3.38%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.44%) Law
7 12 (2.25%) Banking
8 10 (1.88%) Electronics
9 9 (1.69%) Front Office
10 7 (1.31%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.75%) Back Office
12 4 (0.75%) Billing
13 3 (0.56%) Legal
14 2 (0.38%) Advertising
14 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.38%) French Language
14 2 (0.38%) German Language
14 2 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 72 (13.51%) Consultant
2 61 (11.44%) Network Engineer
3 56 (10.51%) Support Engineer
4 48 (9.01%) Architect
5 42 (7.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 37 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.57%) IT Support
8 33 (6.19%) IT Manager
9 32 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (5.63%) IT Consultant
11 28 (5.25%) Analyst
11 28 (5.25%) IT Engineer
12 26 (4.88%) Senior Manager
13 25 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
14 24 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
15 22 (4.13%) Voice Engineer
16 21 (3.94%) Project Manager
17 20 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
17 20 (3.75%) Unified Communications Consultant
18 18 (3.38%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.19%) XMPP
2 6 (1.13%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.19%) .NET
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Thrift
4 1 (0.19%) CSS
4 1 (0.19%) HTML
4 1 (0.19%) Kafka
4 1 (0.19%) REST
4 1 (0.19%) SOAP
4 1 (0.19%) Spring
4 1 (0.19%) Web Services
4 1 (0.19%) WSDL
4 1 (0.19%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 104 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 54 (10.13%) Video Conferencing
3 33 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.07%) Internet of Things
6 23 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.56%) Public Cloud
8 16 (3.00%) Handset
9 14 (2.63%) Robotics
10 13 (2.44%) Clustering
11 12 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (2.06%) CCTV
13 9 (1.69%) PKI
14 8 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.31%) Driving Licence
15 7 (1.31%) Fat Client
15 7 (1.31%) Private Cloud
15 7 (1.31%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
16 6 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 127 (23.83%) Windows
2 52 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 43 (8.07%) Linux
4 41 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 18 (3.38%) Windows 7
6 16 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.25%) Unix
7 12 (2.25%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (16.70%) ITIL
2 79 (14.82%) Presales
3 65 (12.20%) Network Design
4 54 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (9.76%) Project Delivery
7 49 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 48 (9.01%) Customer Requirements
8 48 (9.01%) IT Strategy
9 40 (7.50%) Business Development
10 37 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (6.94%) Project Management
11 34 (6.38%) Service Delivery
12 33 (6.19%) Collaborative Working
13 31 (5.82%) Programme Management
14 28 (5.25%) Artificial Intelligence
14 28 (5.25%) Change Management
15 27 (5.07%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 27 (5.07%) Mentoring
15 27 (5.07%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.38%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.63%) C
3 11 (2.06%) SQL
4 8 (1.50%) Python
5 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.38%) Java
5 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (15.76%) Degree
2 82 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (9.38%) CCNP
4 48 (9.01%) CCNA
5 34 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (3.38%) MCSE
8 16 (3.00%) CCIE
9 13 (2.44%) CCDP
10 12 (2.25%) Security Cleared
11 9 (1.69%) RIBA
11 9 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.13%) APMP
14 6 (1.13%) Avaya Certification
14 6 (1.13%) BICSI Certification
14 6 (1.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 4 (0.75%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.26%) SLA
2 16 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.56%) QA
5 2 (0.38%) COBIT
5 2 (0.38%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (18.01%) Active Directory
2 78 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.31%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.31%) vSphere
6 7 (1.31%) XenApp
7 6 (1.13%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (0.94%) Firmware
8 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.56%) Docker
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (6.94%) SCCM
2 34 (6.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (2.81%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.69%) AirWatch
6 9 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (1.69%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.69%) SCOM
7 7 (1.31%) Nagios
8 6 (1.13%) Ansible
8 6 (1.13%) Cisco CME
8 6 (1.13%) Puppet
9 5 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.75%) WSUS
11 3 (0.56%) AppManager
12 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 235 (44.09%) Microsoft
2 201 (37.71%) Cisco
3 92 (17.26%) VMware
4 38 (7.13%) Polycom
5 37 (6.94%) Mitel
6 34 (6.38%) HP
6 34 (6.38%) SolarWinds
7 33 (6.19%) Avaya
8 29 (5.44%) Google
9 27 (5.07%) Palo Alto
10 24 (4.50%) Citrix
10 24 (4.50%) Juniper
11 21 (3.94%) CheckPoint
12 20 (3.75%) Sonus
13 19 (3.56%) NetApp
14 16 (3.00%) Forcepoint
14 16 (3.00%) Riverbed
15 14 (2.63%) BT
16 12 (2.25%) F5
17 11 (2.06%) Brocade