Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 576 558
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 +36
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 817 876 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 2.64% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 658 704 745
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,200 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% 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 28089 33218 37483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.96% 16.88% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22733 27521 30516
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,000 £70,000
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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 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 +30 740 £50,000 +11.11% 47
UK excluding London -6 427 £47,500 +5.56% 32
London +101 361 £52,500 - 23
South East -5 138 £50,000 +1.52% 6
North of England -23 94 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Midlands +29 72 £43,500 +1.16% 4
North West -14 62 £47,500 +43.94% 4
East of England -4 39 £43,500 -3.33% 4
South West -24 39 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +43 38 £52,500 +23.53% 8
East Midlands +17 38 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Midlands +9 32 £45,750 +1.67% 2
Yorkshire -17 32 £52,500 +25.00% 2
Wales +7 8 £37,500 -36.17%
Northern Ireland -12 6 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 360 (44.06%) Cisco
2 272 (33.29%) Microsoft
3 230 (28.15%) WAN
4 214 (26.19%) LAN
5 213 (26.07%) ITIL
6 211 (25.83%) Cisco Certification
7 207 (25.34%) Windows
8 195 (23.87%) Skype for Business
9 194 (23.75%) Skype
10 185 (22.64%) Data Centre
11 181 (22.15%) VoIP
11 181 (22.15%) Firewall
12 176 (21.54%) Active Directory
13 157 (19.22%) Windows Server
14 142 (17.38%) CCNP
15 138 (16.89%) Telecoms
16 132 (16.16%) Finance
17 131 (16.03%) Wireless
18 117 (14.32%) Presales
19 116 (14.20%) VMware
20 111 (13.59%) Office 365
21 101 (12.36%) Project Management
22 100 (12.24%) MPLS
23 98 (12.00%) CCNA
23 98 (12.00%) TCP/IP
23 98 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
24 97 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
25 95 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
26 91 (11.14%) DNS
27 88 (10.77%) Video Conferencing

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
1 195 (23.87%) Skype for Business
2 76 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (3.43%) CMS
5 27 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.59%) IBM Domino
7 10 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.86%) Apache
9 7 (0.86%) IIS
10 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.37%) Confluence
14 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 46 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 111 (13.59%) Office 365
2 55 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (5.26%) SaaS
4 33 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (3.92%) IaaS
6 27 (3.30%) PaaS
7 24 (2.94%) Mimecast
8 10 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.22%) Amazon Glacier
8 10 (1.22%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.22%) AWS CloudTrail
8 10 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.86%) Slack
11 6 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 230 (28.15%) WAN
2 214 (26.19%) LAN
3 194 (23.75%) Skype
4 181 (22.15%) Firewall
4 181 (22.15%) VoIP
5 131 (16.03%) Wireless
6 100 (12.24%) MPLS
7 98 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 95 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
9 91 (11.14%) DNS
10 73 (8.94%) VPN
11 71 (8.69%) DHCP
12 62 (7.59%) BGP
13 61 (7.47%) Network Security
14 60 (7.34%) IP Telephony
14 60 (7.34%) SAN
15 48 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 48 (5.88%) OSPF
16 46 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (5.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.59%) MySQL
4 7 (0.86%) Big Data
5 4 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.24%) Riak
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.12%) JIRA
1 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 138 (16.89%) Telecoms
2 132 (16.16%) Finance
3 30 (3.67%) Banking
4 27 (3.30%) Billing
5 22 (2.69%) Retail
6 15 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.71%) French Language
8 12 (1.47%) Advertising
8 12 (1.47%) Legal
9 11 (1.35%) Law
10 10 (1.22%) Multimedia
11 9 (1.10%) Marketing
12 8 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.37%) Back Office
14 3 (0.37%) Electronics
15 2 (0.24%) Automotive
15 2 (0.24%) Games
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 116 (14.20%) Network Engineer
2 88 (10.77%) Consultant
3 82 (10.04%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 67 (8.20%) Analyst
5 64 (7.83%) Support Engineer
6 57 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 56 (6.85%) Architect
8 51 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 45 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 43 (5.26%) Project Manager
11 40 (4.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 39 (4.77%) Presales Consultant
13 34 (4.16%) Unified Communications Consultant
14 29 (3.55%) IT Manager
14 29 (3.55%) Voice Engineer
15 26 (3.18%) Unified Communications Specialist
16 24 (2.94%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
17 23 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
18 22 (2.69%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.02%) XMPP
2 16 (1.96%) .NET
2 16 (1.96%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.71%) Web Services
4 10 (1.22%) REST
5 6 (0.73%) HTML
6 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.61%) LAMP
7 3 (0.37%) Loki
7 3 (0.37%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.24%) COM
8 2 (0.24%) HTML5
8 2 (0.24%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.24%) Middleware
8 2 (0.24%) Node.js
8 2 (0.24%) SOAP
9 1 (0.12%) CSS
9 1 (0.12%) Java SE
9 1 (0.12%) SAML
9 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 185 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 88 (10.77%) Video Conferencing
3 63 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.79%) Blackberry
5 31 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.57%) Virtual Team
7 17 (2.08%) Clustering
8 16 (1.96%) PKI
9 14 (1.71%) User Experience
10 13 (1.59%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.59%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.47%) EMC VNX
12 11 (1.35%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.22%) NHS
13 10 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.10%) IVR
15 8 (0.98%) Digital Signage
15 8 (0.98%) Replication
16 7 (0.86%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 207 (25.34%) Windows
2 157 (19.22%) Windows Server
3 83 (10.16%) Linux
4 40 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (3.55%) Unix
7 23 (2.82%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.69%) Android
9 20 (2.45%) Mac OS X
10 19 (2.33%) Windows 10
11 17 (2.08%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.22%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.98%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.86%) AIX
16 6 (0.73%) CentOS
17 4 (0.49%) Debian
18 2 (0.24%) SUSE
18 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (26.07%) ITIL
2 117 (14.32%) Presales
3 101 (12.36%) Project Management
4 62 (7.59%) Service Management
5 60 (7.34%) Service Delivery
6 48 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 47 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 41 (5.02%) Change Control
9 39 (4.77%) Mentoring
10 38 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
11 37 (4.53%) Change Management
12 36 (4.41%) Customer Requirements
13 35 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (3.92%) Migration
15 28 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (3.43%) Time Management
16 27 (3.30%) Statistics
17 26 (3.18%) Business Development
17 26 (3.18%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (8.32%) PowerShell
2 49 (6.00%) SQL
3 15 (1.84%) Python
4 11 (1.35%) C
5 6 (0.73%) C#
5 6 (0.73%) Java
5 6 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.73%) Perl
6 5 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.49%) VBScript
8 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.37%) VB
9 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.12%) Erlang
10 1 (0.12%) PHP
10 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 211 (25.83%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (17.38%) CCNP
3 98 (12.00%) CCNA
4 97 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (9.18%) MCSE
6 68 (8.32%) Degree
7 67 (8.20%) CCIE
8 40 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (4.53%) MCSA
10 34 (4.16%) MCP
11 22 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (2.33%) Security Cleared
13 17 (2.08%) CCVP
14 15 (1.84%) CCNP Voice
14 15 (1.84%) MCITP
15 14 (1.71%) CCDP
15 14 (1.71%) CCENT
16 12 (1.47%) JNCIP
17 10 (1.22%) A+ Certification
18 9 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.69%) SLA
2 26 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.73%) PMO
6 3 (0.37%) QA
7 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.59%) Terminal Services
6 12 (1.47%) XenApp
7 8 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.73%) vSphere
9 5 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.24%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.12%) Snort
12 1 (0.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 98 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 57 (6.98%) Cisco UCCX
3 36 (4.41%) SCCM
4 29 (3.55%) Cisco UCCE
5 20 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
5 20 (2.45%) SCOM
6 19 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 14 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.98%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.98%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.61%) Cacti
11 5 (0.61%) WMI
12 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.24%) Ansible
13 2 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.24%) Cisco CME
13 2 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 360 (44.06%) Cisco
2 272 (33.29%) Microsoft
3 116 (14.20%) VMware
4 85 (10.40%) Avaya
5 73 (8.94%) Juniper
6 65 (7.96%) CheckPoint
6 65 (7.96%) HP
7 58 (7.10%) Citrix
8 45 (5.51%) Palo Alto
9 44 (5.39%) F5
10 38 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 36 (4.41%) Riverbed
12 30 (3.67%) Symantec
13 26 (3.18%) EMC
14 25 (3.06%) Oracle
15 24 (2.94%) Polycom
16 22 (2.69%) Verint
17 20 (2.45%) Apple
17 20 (2.45%) IBM
17 20 (2.45%) Red Hat