Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 558 585
Rank change year-on-year +39 +27 +11
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 879 872 949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 2.70% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 716 677 752
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £51,480
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.59% -1.94%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £31,550
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 27810 32271 36695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22561 26489 30264
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +34 792 £50,000 +11.11% 41
London +167 439 £55,000 +4.76% 16
UK excluding London -35 416 £47,500 +5.56% 27
South East -5 133 £48,750 -2.50% 5
North of England -30 87 £48,500 +7.78% 8
Midlands +19 65 £44,500 +11.25% 4
Scotland +33 49 £52,500 +1.94% 1
North West -15 44 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Yorkshire -19 41 £51,250 -10.87%
East of England -7 38 £43,750 -2.78% 6
West Midlands -3 32 £45,750 +14.38%
East Midlands +37 31 £36,250 +3.57% 4
South West -27 30 £43,250 +8.13% 2
Wales +14 11 £39,250 -41.85%
Northern Ireland -24 6 £30,500 - 1
North East +17 2 £47,596 +157.28% 3

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Unified Communications 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 Unified Communications.

1 405 (46.08%) Cisco
2 277 (31.51%) WAN
3 268 (30.49%) Microsoft
4 256 (29.12%) LAN
5 246 (27.99%) Skype for Business
6 238 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
7 237 (26.96%) Skype
8 233 (26.51%) ITIL
9 227 (25.82%) Active Directory
10 212 (24.12%) Windows
11 210 (23.89%) Firewall
11 210 (23.89%) Finance
12 203 (23.09%) Data Centre
13 198 (22.53%) VoIP
14 168 (19.11%) CCNP
15 159 (18.09%) Windows Server
16 156 (17.75%) Wireless
17 145 (16.50%) MPLS
18 144 (16.38%) Cisco CUCM
19 136 (15.47%) Office 365
20 133 (15.13%) Telecoms
21 125 (14.22%) VMware
22 122 (13.88%) Presales
23 114 (12.97%) Project Management
24 105 (11.95%) CCIE
25 103 (11.72%) MS Exchange
26 98 (11.15%) VPN
27 96 (10.92%) Video Conferencing
28 95 (10.81%) BGP
29 93 (10.58%) Network Security

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
1 246 (27.99%) Skype for Business
2 103 (11.72%) MS Exchange
3 56 (6.37%) CMS
4 50 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (4.66%) SharePoint
6 28 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.82%) IBM Domino
10 9 (1.02%) IIS
11 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.34%) Confluence
15 2 (0.23%) Apache
16 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 136 (15.47%) Office 365
2 86 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (6.94%) SaaS
4 56 (6.37%) Mimecast
5 37 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (3.75%) PaaS
7 32 (3.64%) IaaS
8 8 (0.91%) Slack
9 7 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.80%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 277 (31.51%) WAN
2 256 (29.12%) LAN
3 237 (26.96%) Skype
4 210 (23.89%) Firewall
5 198 (22.53%) VoIP
6 156 (17.75%) Wireless
7 145 (16.50%) MPLS
8 98 (11.15%) VPN
9 95 (10.81%) BGP
10 93 (10.58%) Network Security
11 91 (10.35%) TCP/IP
12 90 (10.24%) DNS
13 88 (10.01%) Wi-Fi
14 85 (9.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 75 (8.53%) OSPF
16 73 (8.30%) DHCP
17 72 (8.19%) IPsec
18 68 (7.74%) SAN
19 61 (6.94%) Cisco IOS
20 60 (6.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (0.80%) MySQL
4 6 (0.68%) Big Data
5 3 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.23%) Riak
6 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
General
1 210 (23.89%) Finance
2 133 (15.13%) Telecoms
3 77 (8.76%) Banking
4 38 (4.32%) Law
5 32 (3.64%) Legal
6 28 (3.19%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.39%) Multimedia
8 20 (2.28%) Retail Banking
9 18 (2.05%) Billing
10 16 (1.82%) Retail
11 15 (1.71%) French Language
12 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.80%) Advertising
14 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.57%) Marketing
15 3 (0.34%) Back Office
15 3 (0.34%) Electronics
16 2 (0.23%) Automotive
17 1 (0.11%) Games
17 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (14.11%) Network Engineer
2 92 (10.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 88 (10.01%) Consultant
4 83 (9.44%) Analyst
5 81 (9.22%) Architect
6 67 (7.62%) Support Engineer
7 65 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
8 56 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 45 (5.12%) Project Manager
10 44 (5.01%) Senior Network Engineer
11 41 (4.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 39 (4.44%) Team Leader
13 37 (4.21%) Presales Consultant
14 33 (3.75%) Unified Communications Consultant
15 32 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
15 32 (3.64%) Voice Engineer
16 25 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
17 24 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
18 23 (2.62%) Unified Communications Specialist
19 22 (2.50%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.99%) XMPP
2 21 (2.39%) Web Services
3 15 (1.71%) .NET
4 13 (1.48%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.80%) REST
6 6 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.34%) HTML
7 3 (0.34%) Loki
7 3 (0.34%) Node.js
7 3 (0.34%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 203 (23.09%) Data Centre
2 96 (10.92%) Video Conferencing
3 62 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.23%) Clustering
5 41 (4.66%) Blackberry
6 36 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.50%) PKI
9 20 (2.28%) Virtual Team
10 18 (2.05%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.71%) User Experience
12 14 (1.59%) EMC VNX
13 12 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.37%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.37%) Thin Client
14 11 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 9 (1.02%) DataPower
15 9 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 8 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 212 (24.12%) Windows
2 159 (18.09%) Windows Server
3 80 (9.10%) Linux
4 51 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 28 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 24 (2.73%) Mac OS X
9 23 (2.62%) Unix
10 19 (2.16%) Android
11 17 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.59%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.02%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.80%) AIX
17 5 (0.57%) CentOS
18 3 (0.34%) Debian
19 2 (0.23%) SUSE
19 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (26.51%) ITIL
2 122 (13.88%) Presales
3 114 (12.97%) Project Management
4 68 (7.74%) Service Management
5 56 (6.37%) Change Management
6 53 (6.03%) Service Delivery
7 52 (5.92%) Mentoring
8 50 (5.69%) PRINCE2
9 48 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 48 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
10 47 (5.35%) Load Balancing
11 41 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (4.66%) ITIL V3
12 39 (4.44%) Change Control
12 39 (4.44%) Migration
13 38 (4.32%) Customer Requirements
14 37 (4.21%) Business Continuity
15 35 (3.98%) Line Management
15 35 (3.98%) Network Design
16 34 (3.87%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 68 (7.74%) PowerShell
2 38 (4.32%) SQL
3 12 (1.37%) C
4 11 (1.25%) Python
5 6 (0.68%) C#
6 3 (0.34%) Java
6 3 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.34%) Perl
6 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.34%) VB
6 3 (0.34%) VBScript
7 2 (0.23%) Ruby
8 1 (0.11%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 238 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (19.11%) CCNP
3 105 (11.95%) CCIE
4 80 (9.10%) CCNA
4 80 (9.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (8.30%) Degree
6 65 (7.39%) MCSE
7 49 (5.57%) CCVP
8 33 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (3.64%) CCNP Voice
10 28 (3.19%) MCP
10 28 (3.19%) MCSA
11 26 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (2.50%) Security Cleared
13 16 (1.82%) MCITP
14 13 (1.48%) SC Cleared
15 11 (1.25%) CCDE
15 11 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (1.14%) CCDP
16 10 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.08%) SLA
2 33 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.91%) PMO
6 4 (0.46%) QA
7 2 (0.23%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 227 (25.82%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.48%) Terminal Services
6 10 (1.14%) XenApp
7 9 (1.02%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.68%) vSphere
8 6 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.46%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.23%) Firmware
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.23%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 144 (16.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 90 (10.24%) Cisco UCCX
3 63 (7.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 35 (3.98%) SCCM
5 28 (3.19%) AirWatch
6 26 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
7 21 (2.39%) SCOM
8 16 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 16 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 14 (1.59%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.02%) Cacti
11 7 (0.80%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco CME
12 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.34%) Ansible
14 2 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
14 2 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
14 2 (0.23%) WhatsUp Gold
14 2 (0.23%) WMI
14 2 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 405 (46.08%) Cisco
2 268 (30.49%) Microsoft
3 125 (14.22%) VMware
4 91 (10.35%) CheckPoint
5 85 (9.67%) Avaya
6 79 (8.99%) Palo Alto
7 78 (8.87%) Juniper
8 76 (8.65%) HP
9 69 (7.85%) Citrix
10 57 (6.48%) SolarWinds
11 51 (5.80%) F5
12 46 (5.23%) Riverbed
13 30 (3.41%) IBM
13 30 (3.41%) Polycom
13 30 (3.41%) Symantec
14 28 (3.19%) EMC
15 23 (2.62%) Verint
16 20 (2.28%) Dell
16 20 (2.28%) NetApp
17 18 (2.05%) Veeam