Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 535 615 584
Rank change year-on-year +80 -31 -14
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 717 717 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 2.72% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 532 525 642
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% +2.15%
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,050 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,250 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +27.22% -5.26% +5.56%

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 22,866 26,396 28,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 15.16% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17,223 20,883 22,905
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,775 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Top 15 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 19 July 2019. 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 +51 630 £60,000 +14.29% 73
UK excluding London +71 374 £57,250 +27.22% 64
London +25 277 £62,500 +1.63% 14
South West +45 93 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South East +27 93 £53,750 +16.22% 22
Midlands +67 76 £75,000 +87.50% 9
North of England -21 60 £50,000 +25.00% 18
West Midlands +73 54 £75,000 +57.89% 7
North West -6 43 £47,500 - 11
East of England +70 25 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Scotland +10 24 £61,250 +40.00% 3
East Midlands +15 21 £55,000 +37.50% 2
North East +20 10 £62,500 +201.20%
Yorkshire -5 7 £32,500 -14.67% 7
Northern Ireland -19 4 £65,374 +101.15%

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 315 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 298 (41.56%) Cisco
3 254 (35.43%) Active Directory
4 232 (32.36%) Office 365
5 208 (29.01%) WAN
6 193 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 178 (24.83%) Skype
8 174 (24.27%) Firewall
9 154 (21.48%) Windows
10 153 (21.34%) Presales
11 149 (20.78%) VMware
12 137 (19.11%) LAN
13 123 (17.15%) SCCM
13 123 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 123 (17.15%) Data Centre
14 122 (17.02%) Skype for Business
15 117 (16.32%) ITIL
16 113 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
16 113 (15.76%) Wireless
17 111 (15.48%) Telecoms
18 105 (14.64%) Finance
19 104 (14.50%) Windows Server
20 103 (14.37%) Degree
21 101 (14.09%) DNS
22 100 (13.95%) MS Exchange
23 94 (13.11%) Project Management
24 89 (12.41%) Migration
25 86 (11.99%) DHCP
26 84 (11.72%) Linux
26 84 (11.72%) PowerShell

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
1 122 (17.02%) Skype for Business
2 100 (13.95%) MS Exchange
3 29 (4.04%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.51%) CMS
6 13 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.14%) IIS
10 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 47 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Abaqus
4 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 232 (32.36%) Office 365
2 193 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 52 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (5.44%) SaaS
6 21 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (2.51%) IaaS
8 14 (1.95%) G Suite
9 10 (1.39%) PaaS
10 7 (0.98%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.70%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.28%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.28%) Serverless
15 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 208 (29.01%) WAN
2 178 (24.83%) Skype
3 174 (24.27%) Firewall
4 137 (19.11%) LAN
5 113 (15.76%) Wireless
6 101 (14.09%) DNS
7 86 (11.99%) DHCP
8 83 (11.58%) VoIP
9 66 (9.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 54 (7.53%) MPLS
10 54 (7.53%) Telepresence
11 50 (6.97%) Network Security
12 49 (6.83%) Intrusion Detection
13 42 (5.86%) WebEx
14 41 (5.72%) VPN
15 40 (5.58%) PBX
16 34 (4.74%) TCP/IP
17 28 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (3.91%) Internet
18 26 (3.63%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.95%) Blockchain
3 11 (1.53%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.39%) MySQL
5 7 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.56%) Big Data
7 3 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.28%) DB2
8 2 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.28%) Power BI
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (0.42%) MSI
2 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 111 (15.48%) Telecoms
2 105 (14.64%) Finance
3 35 (4.88%) Banking
4 33 (4.60%) Marketing
5 32 (4.46%) Retail
6 23 (3.21%) German Language
7 21 (2.93%) Italian Language
8 18 (2.51%) Law
9 13 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.39%) Multimedia
11 8 (1.12%) Billing
11 8 (1.12%) Legal
12 7 (0.98%) Electronics
13 5 (0.70%) Automotive
14 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.56%) French Language
14 4 (0.56%) Front Office
14 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Advertising
16 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 176 (24.55%) Architect
2 121 (16.88%) Solutions Architect
3 74 (10.32%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 63 (8.79%) Consultant
5 62 (8.65%) Network Engineer
6 42 (5.86%) Analyst
6 42 (5.86%) Systems Engineer
7 39 (5.44%) Project Manager
8 38 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
9 32 (4.46%) Network Architect
9 32 (4.46%) Presales Engineer
10 31 (4.32%) Technical Consultant
11 29 (4.04%) Service Manager
11 29 (4.04%) Technical Architect
12 27 (3.77%) Sales Executive
13 26 (3.63%) Collaboration Engineer
13 26 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.49%) IT Manager
15 22 (3.07%) Design Engineer
15 22 (3.07%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.37%) XMPP
2 9 (1.26%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.42%) .NET
3 3 (0.42%) COM
3 3 (0.42%) HTML
3 3 (0.42%) Kafka
3 3 (0.42%) XML
4 2 (0.28%) CSS
4 2 (0.28%) jQuery
4 2 (0.28%) LAMP
4 2 (0.28%) LDAP
4 2 (0.28%) REST
4 2 (0.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.14%) Express
5 1 (0.14%) Node.js
5 1 (0.14%) React
5 1 (0.14%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (0.14%) Twisted
5 1 (0.14%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 123 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 60 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (6.69%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 42 (5.86%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (2.37%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.23%) Blackberry
8 16 (2.23%) CMDB
9 14 (1.95%) Internet of Things
10 13 (1.81%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.81%) PKI
10 13 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.53%) Industry 4.0
11 11 (1.53%) Social Media
12 10 (1.39%) IVR
12 10 (1.39%) User Experience
12 10 (1.39%) Wiki
13 7 (0.98%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 154 (21.48%) Windows
2 104 (14.50%) Windows Server
3 84 (11.72%) Linux
4 67 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (6.00%) Windows 10
6 38 (5.30%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.23%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.12%) CentOS
9 8 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.12%) Unix
10 5 (0.70%) Android
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (21.34%) Presales
2 117 (16.32%) ITIL
3 94 (13.11%) Project Management
4 89 (12.41%) Migration
5 82 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (10.04%) Cybersecurity
7 69 (9.62%) IT Strategy
8 68 (9.48%) Service Management
9 59 (8.23%) Mentoring
10 58 (8.09%) Service Delivery
11 55 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (7.53%) Customer Requirements
13 52 (7.25%) Data Protection
13 52 (7.25%) Network Design
14 50 (6.97%) Change Management
15 47 (6.56%) Business Development
16 45 (6.28%) Security Monitoring
17 40 (5.58%) Incident Management
18 37 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
19 36 (5.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 84 (11.72%) PowerShell
2 24 (3.35%) SQL
3 16 (2.23%) Python
4 8 (1.12%) C
5 7 (0.98%) Perl
6 4 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.42%) Java
8 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.28%) C#
8 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) Go
9 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.14%) PHP
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 113 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (14.37%) Degree
3 78 (10.88%) Security Cleared
4 50 (6.97%) CCNP
5 49 (6.83%) CCIE
6 45 (6.28%) CCNA
7 43 (6.00%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 21 (2.93%) CCIE Service Provider
10 16 (2.23%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.67%) MCSE
13 11 (1.53%) APMP
14 10 (1.39%) MCITP
14 10 (1.39%) MCSA
15 9 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.98%) CCSA
16 7 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 6 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.39%) SLA
2 10 (1.39%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) GDPR
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 254 (35.43%) Active Directory
2 123 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.35%) XenApp
5 21 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.93%) XenDesktop
6 14 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.70%) Docker
11 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.42%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.42%) vSphere
13 2 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 123 (17.15%) SCCM
2 83 (11.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 70 (9.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 57 (7.95%) SCOM
5 35 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
6 13 (1.81%) Ansible
7 12 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
8 10 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.39%) vRealize
8 10 (1.39%) XenMobile
9 8 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (1.12%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.70%) Puppet
13 4 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.56%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.56%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 315 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 298 (41.56%) Cisco
3 149 (20.78%) VMware
4 62 (8.65%) Citrix
5 43 (6.00%) EMC
6 39 (5.44%) Dell
7 38 (5.30%) NetApp
8 35 (4.88%) Juniper
9 32 (4.46%) Avaya
10 30 (4.18%) Google
10 30 (4.18%) HP
11 28 (3.91%) Palo Alto
12 27 (3.77%) CheckPoint
12 27 (3.77%) F5
13 26 (3.63%) Mitel
14 23 (3.21%) Polycom
15 21 (2.93%) IBM
16 18 (2.51%) SolarWinds
17 16 (2.23%) McAfee
18 13 (1.81%) Apple