Period
to 23 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 552 565
Rank change year-on-year +140 +13 -29
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 338 618 770
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 2.97% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 354 519 652
Median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £32,650 £34,238 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,375 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% +7.53%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,106 20,822 24,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.40% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,529 16,199 19,064
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,550 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unified Communications.

Salary trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unified Communications over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 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
England +139 291 £50,000 -13.04% 48
UK excluding London +141 189 £45,000 -18.18% 44
London +137 121 £67,500 +3.85% 10
North of England +156 89 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Work from Home +9 89 £45,000 -40.00% 7
Yorkshire +137 62 £45,000 -18.18% 15
South East +131 34 £55,000 -4.35% 2
North West +99 26 £45,000 -4.76% 5
South West +73 19 £52,250 -5.00% 6
East of England +140 14 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Midlands +81 11 £42,500 -22.73% 8
Scotland +73 11 £40,250 -30.57% 6
Wales +54 11 £50,000 -
East Midlands +66 9 £42,500 -10.53% 5
West Midlands +70 2 £35,131 -49.81% 3
North East +16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 173 (51.18%) Microsoft
2 164 (48.52%) Office 365
3 124 (36.69%) Cisco
4 123 (36.39%) Azure
5 98 (28.99%) Active Directory
6 85 (25.15%) ITIL
7 78 (23.08%) VMware
8 76 (22.49%) Windows
8 76 (22.49%) Skype
9 70 (20.71%) Skype for Business
9 70 (20.71%) SCCM
10 68 (20.12%) VoIP
11 65 (19.23%) WAN
12 60 (17.75%) Finance
13 57 (16.86%) PowerShell
14 54 (15.98%) LAN
15 53 (15.68%) SLA
16 52 (15.38%) Firewall
17 49 (14.50%) Telecoms
17 49 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 48 (14.20%) DNS
19 47 (13.91%) Incident Management
19 47 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 45 (13.31%) Windows Server
21 44 (13.02%) Hyper-V
21 44 (13.02%) Service Management
22 41 (12.13%) DHCP
22 41 (12.13%) Identity Access Management
22 41 (12.13%) Data Centre
23 40 (11.83%) Problem-Solving

Unified Communications
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 70 (20.71%) Skype for Business
2 35 (10.36%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.55%) CMS
4 12 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.59%) IIS
5 2 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 164 (48.52%) Office 365
2 123 (36.39%) Azure
3 30 (8.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (5.92%) AWS
5 13 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.55%) Power Platform
7 11 (3.25%) Mimecast
8 8 (2.37%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.07%) SaaS
10 6 (1.78%) IaaS
11 4 (1.18%) G Suite
12 3 (0.89%) PaaS
12 3 (0.89%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.89%) Yammer
13 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.59%) GCP
14 1 (0.30%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.30%) GitHub
14 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 76 (22.49%) Skype
2 68 (20.12%) VoIP
3 65 (19.23%) WAN
4 54 (15.98%) LAN
5 52 (15.38%) Firewall
6 48 (14.20%) DNS
7 41 (12.13%) DHCP
8 34 (10.06%) VPN
9 27 (7.99%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (7.99%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (7.10%) Network Security
11 22 (6.51%) BGP
12 19 (5.62%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (5.62%) OSPF
13 18 (5.33%) WebEx
14 17 (5.03%) H.323
14 17 (5.03%) Wireless
15 14 (4.14%) IPv6
15 14 (4.14%) ISDN
15 14 (4.14%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.66%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.18%) Power BI
5 2 (0.59%) Big Data
5 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.48%) JIRA
2 4 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 60 (17.75%) Finance
2 49 (14.50%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.73%) Banking
3 16 (4.73%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.96%) Law
6 6 (1.78%) Legal
6 6 (1.78%) Retail
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
8 3 (0.89%) Back Office
8 3 (0.89%) Billing
8 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (20.41%) Analyst
2 39 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 37 (10.95%) Senior Analyst
4 34 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (10.06%) Network Engineer
5 33 (9.76%) Architect
5 33 (9.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 29 (8.58%) Senior Support Analyst
7 26 (7.69%) Consultant
8 22 (6.51%) Technical Leader
9 20 (5.92%) IT Engineer
10 19 (5.62%) IT Analyst
10 19 (5.62%) Service Analyst
10 19 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
12 17 (5.03%) IT Operations Analyst
12 17 (5.03%) Operations Analyst
12 17 (5.03%) Project Analyst
13 15 (4.44%) Cisco Architect
13 15 (4.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.25%) REST
1 11 (3.25%) XMPP
2 9 (2.66%) OAuth
2 9 (2.66%) SAML
3 5 (1.48%) RESTful
3 5 (1.48%) Software Packaging
3 5 (1.48%) Web Services
4 3 (0.89%) .NET
4 3 (0.89%) Node.js
4 3 (0.89%) WebRTC
5 2 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.59%) GStreamer
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Thrift
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) Electron Framework
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) SOAP
6 1 (0.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.99%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.40%) User Experience
4 20 (5.92%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.07%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.78%) Cybercrime
8 6 (1.78%) PKI
8 6 (1.78%) Wiki
9 5 (1.48%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.48%) iSeries
9 5 (1.48%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.89%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.59%) NHS
11 2 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.49%) Windows
2 45 (13.31%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.95%) Windows 10
4 22 (6.51%) Linux
5 12 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.66%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.07%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.07%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.78%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.18%) SUSE
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.15%) ITIL
2 47 (13.91%) Incident Management
2 47 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (13.02%) Service Management
4 41 (12.13%) Identity Access Management
5 40 (11.83%) Problem Management
5 40 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (10.95%) Identity Management
6 37 (10.95%) ITSM
6 37 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (10.65%) Presales
8 34 (10.06%) Customer Requirements
9 30 (8.88%) Service Delivery
10 28 (8.28%) Mentoring
11 24 (7.10%) Proactive Monitoring
12 23 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (6.21%) Information Security
13 21 (6.21%) Project Delivery
14 20 (5.92%) Creative Thinking
14 20 (5.92%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.86%) PowerShell
2 15 (4.44%) SQL
3 6 (1.78%) Java
3 6 (1.78%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.18%) VBScript
5 3 (0.89%) C
5 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.89%) Python
6 2 (0.59%) C#
6 2 (0.59%) PHP
6 2 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 31 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (8.88%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (7.99%) CCNA
6 25 (7.40%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.14%) CCNP
8 12 (3.55%) MCP
9 10 (2.96%) CCIE
9 10 (2.96%) SSCP
10 9 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (2.66%) CISSP
10 9 (2.66%) Degree
10 9 (2.66%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 8 (2.37%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (2.37%) MCSE
12 5 (1.48%) MCSA
13 4 (1.18%) CISM
13 4 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.89%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (15.68%) SLA
2 8 (2.37%) NCSC
2 8 (2.37%) RMADS
3 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.18%) QA
4 3 (0.89%) GDPR
4 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 98 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 49 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (13.02%) Hyper-V
4 37 (10.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 28 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.48%) MetaFrame
9 4 (1.18%) Docker
10 3 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.89%) XenApp
10 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.59%) Firmware
11 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.59%) vSphere
12 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 70 (20.71%) SCCM
2 28 (8.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (6.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (6.21%) SCVMM
5 17 (5.03%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (4.44%) SCOrch
7 13 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.37%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.07%) CASB
10 5 (1.48%) Terraform
11 4 (1.18%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.89%) Cacti
12 3 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.89%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.89%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.89%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.59%) Ansible
13 2 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 173 (51.18%) Microsoft
2 124 (36.69%) Cisco
3 78 (23.08%) VMware
4 28 (8.28%) Citrix
5 21 (6.21%) Avaya
5 21 (6.21%) CheckPoint
6 20 (5.92%) HP
7 19 (5.62%) Dell
8 18 (5.33%) Mitel
9 16 (4.73%) Palo Alto
9 16 (4.73%) Veeam
10 15 (4.44%) Dialogic
11 13 (3.85%) Juniper
12 10 (2.96%) Aruba
12 10 (2.96%) Infoblox
13 9 (2.66%) Google
13 9 (2.66%) Ivanti
13 9 (2.66%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.37%) NetApp
15 7 (2.07%) Fortinet