Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 421 566 574
Rank change year-on-year +145 +8 -9
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 264 564 703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 2.86% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 270 448 594
Median annual salary £54,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.65% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,500 £35,000 £27,575
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,900 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.98% +6.36% +10.00%

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 6,905 19,713 22,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.39% 15.68% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5,532 15,292 18,134
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.09% -4.21% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +163 123 £57,500 -11.54% 8
North of England +165 69 £45,000 -4.26% 21
Yorkshire +155 43 £58,750 +30.56% 16
South East +125 30 £57,500 - 7
North West +103 25 £32,000 -31.91% 5
South West +58 17 £52,250 -8.33% 6
East of England +134 14 £66,250 +65.63%
Midlands +95 9 £40,000 -46.67% 2
East Midlands +91 7 £40,000 -27.27%
West Midlands +64 2 £35,131 -53.16% 2
North East +21 1 - -
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 126 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 122 (46.21%) Office 365
3 95 (35.98%) Cisco
4 93 (35.23%) Azure
5 80 (30.30%) Active Directory
6 59 (22.35%) Windows
7 58 (21.97%) VMware
8 55 (20.83%) PowerShell
9 54 (20.45%) VoIP
10 49 (18.56%) ITIL
10 49 (18.56%) Skype
11 48 (18.18%) SCCM
12 45 (17.05%) WAN
12 45 (17.05%) Finance
13 41 (15.53%) Firewall
13 41 (15.53%) Skype for Business
14 40 (15.15%) LAN
14 40 (15.15%) SLA
15 38 (14.39%) Telecoms
16 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (12.88%) DHCP
17 34 (12.88%) DNS
18 33 (12.50%) Data Centre
18 33 (12.50%) Windows 10
19 30 (11.36%) Windows Server
19 30 (11.36%) Incident Management
20 28 (10.61%) Service Delivery
20 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
20 28 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 27 (10.23%) Presales

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 41 (15.53%) Skype for Business
2 21 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.44%) CMS
4 14 (5.30%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) IIS
6 2 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 122 (46.21%) Office 365
2 93 (35.23%) Azure
3 26 (9.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (5.30%) AWS
5 13 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.79%) Mimecast
7 7 (2.65%) Power Platform
8 6 (2.27%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.52%) GCP
10 3 (1.14%) IaaS
10 3 (1.14%) PaaS
10 3 (1.14%) SaaS
10 3 (1.14%) Yammer
11 2 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.76%) G Suite
12 1 (0.38%) GitHub
12 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (20.45%) VoIP
2 49 (18.56%) Skype
3 45 (17.05%) WAN
4 41 (15.53%) Firewall
5 40 (15.15%) LAN
6 34 (12.88%) DHCP
6 34 (12.88%) DNS
7 25 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (8.71%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (8.71%) WebEx
9 22 (8.33%) H.323
10 21 (7.95%) BGP
11 20 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (6.82%) IPv6
12 18 (6.82%) ISDN
12 18 (6.82%) OSPF
13 17 (6.44%) MGCP
13 17 (6.44%) QSIG
13 17 (6.44%) SCCP
13 17 (6.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.27%) JIRA
2 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 45 (17.05%) Finance
2 38 (14.39%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 14 (5.30%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.41%) Banking
5 9 (3.41%) Law
6 6 (2.27%) Legal
7 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.14%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (18.56%) Analyst
2 36 (13.64%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 26 (9.85%) Network Engineer
4 22 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 21 (7.95%) Architect
6 20 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.82%) IT Analyst
8 18 (6.82%) Service Analyst
8 18 (6.82%) Technical Leader
9 17 (6.44%) Cisco Engineer
9 17 (6.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 16 (6.06%) Consultant
10 16 (6.06%) IT Operations Analyst
10 16 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
11 14 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (4.92%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.92%) REST
1 13 (4.92%) XMPP
2 7 (2.65%) OAuth
2 7 (2.65%) SAML
3 5 (1.89%) .NET
3 5 (1.89%) RESTful
3 5 (1.89%) Software Packaging
3 5 (1.89%) WebRTC
4 3 (1.14%) FreeSWITCH
4 3 (1.14%) Node.js
4 3 (1.14%) Web Services
5 2 (0.76%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.76%) GStreamer
5 2 (0.76%) React
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Thrift
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) Electron Framework
6 1 (0.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.09%) User Experience
3 23 (8.71%) Management Information System
4 20 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.65%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.27%) Wiki
9 5 (1.89%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.89%) iSeries
9 5 (1.89%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.52%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.38%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.35%) Windows
2 33 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 30 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.71%) Linux
5 10 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (2.65%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.65%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.52%) SUSE
10 2 (0.76%) Android
10 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.56%) ITIL
2 30 (11.36%) Incident Management
3 28 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (10.61%) Service Delivery
4 27 (10.23%) Presales
5 24 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
5 24 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 23 (8.71%) Service Management
7 22 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (7.95%) Information Security
8 21 (7.95%) Risk Management
9 20 (7.58%) Customer Requirements
9 20 (7.58%) ITSM
10 19 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.82%) Customer-Centric Approach
11 18 (6.82%) Customer-Centricity
11 18 (6.82%) Project Delivery
12 17 (6.44%) Identity Management
12 17 (6.44%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.79%) SQL
3 6 (2.27%) Java
4 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.52%) C#
5 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.52%) VBScript
6 3 (1.14%) C
6 3 (1.14%) Python
7 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.68%) CCNA
5 14 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.03%) CISSP
8 7 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (2.65%) MCP
9 6 (2.27%) SSCP
10 5 (1.89%) Degree
10 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (1.52%) CCIE
11 4 (1.52%) CCNP
11 4 (1.52%) MCSA
11 4 (1.52%) MCSE
11 4 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.14%) CISM
12 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.15%) SLA
2 7 (2.65%) NCSC
2 7 (2.65%) RMADS
3 4 (1.52%) QA
4 3 (1.14%) GDPR
4 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.14%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 80 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.71%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.89%) MetaFrame
9 4 (1.52%) Docker
10 3 (1.14%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (18.18%) SCCM
2 26 (9.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
4 23 (8.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (5.68%) SCOrch
6 10 (3.79%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (3.41%) SCVMM
8 8 (3.03%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.65%) CASB
10 4 (1.52%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.76%) SCOM
12 2 (0.76%) WMI
12 2 (0.76%) WSUS
13 1 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 126 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 95 (35.98%) Cisco
3 58 (21.97%) VMware
4 25 (9.47%) Citrix
5 24 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 19 (7.20%) Mitel
7 17 (6.44%) HP
8 15 (5.68%) Dell
9 14 (5.30%) Avaya
9 14 (5.30%) Infoblox
10 11 (4.17%) Google
11 10 (3.79%) Juniper
11 10 (3.79%) Veeam
12 8 (3.03%) Ivanti
13 7 (2.65%) Asigra
13 7 (2.65%) Dialogic
13 7 (2.65%) NetApp
13 7 (2.65%) Polycom
13 7 (2.65%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.27%) RightFax