The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Office Communications Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 912 909
Rank change year-on-year +52 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 14 21 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.022% 0.068%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.087% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 60
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £27,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £47,500 £55,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +35.71% -9.09%  

Office Communications Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16135 18147 21835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.04% 18.69% 19.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13103 15440 18115
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Office Communications Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in the UK

Office Communications Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server.

Salary trend for Office Communications Server in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 14 £47,500 +35.71% 4
West Midlands +14 4 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Birmingham - 4 £47,500 - 1
North West -34 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £41,500 -
Leeds - 3 £41,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £41,500 -
London +17 2 £50,000 +76.99%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 -
South East - 1 £47,500 - 1
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
City of London - 1 £50,000 -
Reading - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (91.30%) Skype for Business
3 14 (60.87%) Skype
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 13 (56.52%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
5 10 (43.48%) Office 365
6 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 9 (39.13%) PBX
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco
8 7 (30.43%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) LAN
9 6 (26.09%) VoIP
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
10 5 (21.74%) IIS
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 5 (21.74%) Linux
10 5 (21.74%) SLA
10 5 (21.74%) Citrix
10 5 (21.74%) SAN
10 5 (21.74%) Clustering
10 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
10 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (21.74%) Change Control
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (21.74%) vSphere
10 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi

Office Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 21 (91.30%) Skype for Business
2 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
3 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (21.74%) IIS
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (8.70%) JBoss
6 2 (8.70%) MindAlign
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Office 365
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Skype
2 9 (39.13%) PBX
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) VoIP
4 5 (21.74%) SAN
5 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
6 3 (13.04%) DHCP
6 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) ISDN
6 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) VLAN
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) WAN
7 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 2 (8.70%) NAS
8 1 (4.35%) 802.11
8 1 (4.35%) HSRP
8 1 (4.35%) MPLS
8 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (13.04%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Consultant
2 7 (30.43%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Lync Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Technician
5 2 (8.70%) Messaging Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JMS
1 2 (8.70%) XMPP
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
1 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 3 (13.04%) BYOD
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) iPhone
4 2 (8.70%) Handset
5 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Change Control
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Chat Support
4 2 (8.70%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCP
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (13.04%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
4 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Apple
5 3 (13.04%) Avaya
5 3 (13.04%) CommVault
5 3 (13.04%) Dell
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Huawei
5 3 (13.04%) Veeam
6 2 (8.70%) Sonus
7 1 (4.35%) Polycom
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