Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 518 564 602
Rank change year-on-year +46 +38 -32
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 567 703 759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 3.12% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 451 654 664
Median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £27,500 £34,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £85,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,540 £59,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -22.81% +26.88% +3.33%

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 17,791 22,546 26,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.12% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,975 17,462 21,321
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +49 520 £55,000 -7.15% 61
UK excluding London +64 285 £45,540 -22.81% 44
London +33 254 £65,000 +4.00% 19
North of England +104 97 £47,000 -20.65% 16
South East +60 81 £60,000 +22.45% 8
North West +66 51 £45,000 - 10
Work from Home -39 45 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Midlands +23 40 £45,540 -29.94% 4
Yorkshire +63 29 £50,000 +33.33% 5
East Midlands +29 28 £42,500 -15.82% 2
South West +33 26 £27,500 -50.00% 10
East of England +40 19 £55,000 +37.50% 4
North East +9 17 £40,701 -34.88% 1
Scotland +30 12 £49,413 -20.94% 2
West Midlands +11 11 £52,500 -30.00% 2
Wales -3 10 £50,000 -33.91%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 246 (43.39%) Microsoft
2 232 (40.92%) Cisco
3 195 (34.39%) Office 365
4 151 (26.63%) Skype
5 150 (26.46%) Firewall
6 145 (25.57%) Skype for Business
7 143 (25.22%) WAN
8 121 (21.34%) Windows
9 118 (20.81%) Finance
10 110 (19.40%) LAN
11 107 (18.87%) Data Centre
12 94 (16.58%) Azure
13 90 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
14 88 (15.52%) VMware
15 85 (14.99%) Video Conferencing
16 84 (14.81%) VoIP
17 79 (13.93%) Wireless
18 78 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 77 (13.58%) Telecoms
20 74 (13.05%) ITIL
21 71 (12.52%) Active Directory
21 71 (12.52%) Degree
22 69 (12.17%) MPLS
22 69 (12.17%) Presales
23 65 (11.46%) Polycom
24 63 (11.11%) Internet
25 60 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
26 53 (9.35%) Network Design
27 52 (9.17%) Project Delivery
28 48 (8.47%) Cisco CUCM

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
1 145 (25.57%) Skype for Business
2 40 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 33 (5.82%) CMS
4 19 (3.35%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.71%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.18%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 195 (34.39%) Office 365
2 94 (16.58%) Azure
3 34 (6.00%) AWS
4 22 (3.88%) G Suite
5 15 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (2.29%) SaaS
7 6 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.88%) GitHub
8 5 (0.88%) IaaS
8 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.53%) PaaS
11 2 (0.35%) GCP
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.18%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 151 (26.63%) Skype
2 150 (26.46%) Firewall
3 143 (25.22%) WAN
4 110 (19.40%) LAN
5 84 (14.81%) VoIP
6 79 (13.93%) Wireless
7 69 (12.17%) MPLS
8 63 (11.11%) Internet
9 47 (8.29%) VPN
10 44 (7.76%) WebEx
11 41 (7.23%) Wi-Fi
12 38 (6.70%) DNS
13 32 (5.64%) BGP
13 32 (5.64%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (5.64%) IP Telephony
13 32 (5.64%) TCP/IP
14 31 (5.47%) DHCP
15 29 (5.11%) Ethernet
16 28 (4.94%) Wireshark
17 27 (4.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.88%) Blockchain
2 18 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.71%) Big Data
5 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.18%) DB2
6 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.18%) MySQL
6 1 (0.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (0.53%) JIRA
1 3 (0.53%) MSI
2 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 118 (20.81%) Finance
2 77 (13.58%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.11%) Public Sector
4 22 (3.88%) Marketing
5 20 (3.53%) Banking
5 20 (3.53%) Law
5 20 (3.53%) Retail
6 14 (2.47%) Billing
7 9 (1.59%) Front Office
7 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.23%) Brand Awareness
9 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
10 5 (0.88%) German Language
11 4 (0.71%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) Legal
12 3 (0.53%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (12.35%) Consultant
2 63 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 57 (10.05%) Support Engineer
4 54 (9.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 39 (6.88%) Architect
6 33 (5.82%) IT Support
7 29 (5.11%) IT Manager
8 28 (4.94%) Analyst
8 28 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (4.59%) Senior Manager
9 26 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.06%) IT Engineer
10 23 (4.06%) Senior Consultant
11 22 (3.88%) IT Consultant
12 21 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (3.70%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.70%) Unified Communications Consultant
13 20 (3.53%) Voice Engineer
14 19 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
14 19 (3.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.17%) XMPP
2 4 (0.71%) HTML
2 4 (0.71%) Node.js
2 4 (0.71%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.53%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.35%) .NET
4 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.35%) CSS
4 2 (0.35%) jQuery
4 2 (0.35%) React
4 2 (0.35%) Redux
4 2 (0.35%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.18%) Electron Framework
5 1 (0.18%) Kafka
5 1 (0.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.18%) REST
5 1 (0.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 107 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 85 (14.99%) Video Conferencing
3 43 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.17%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.88%) Internet of Things
6 21 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.17%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.47%) Handset
9 13 (2.29%) IPTV
10 12 (2.12%) Robotics
11 11 (1.94%) CCTV
11 11 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.41%) Clustering
13 7 (1.23%) Life Science
13 7 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
14 6 (1.06%) PKI
15 5 (0.88%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.88%) EPoS
16 4 (0.71%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (21.34%) Windows
2 41 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 40 (7.05%) Windows 10
4 31 (5.47%) Linux
5 13 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.23%) Unix
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.35%) Android
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (13.05%) ITIL
2 69 (12.17%) Presales
3 60 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (9.35%) Network Design
5 52 (9.17%) Project Delivery
6 47 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
8 40 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 40 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (6.70%) Collaborative Working
10 33 (5.82%) Load Balancing
11 32 (5.64%) Service Delivery
12 31 (5.47%) Business Development
12 31 (5.47%) IT Strategy
13 30 (5.29%) Mentoring
14 29 (5.11%) Project Management
15 28 (4.94%) Programme Management
16 27 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (4.41%) Migration
17 25 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 21 (3.70%) C
3 13 (2.29%) Python
4 8 (1.41%) SQL
5 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.53%) Java
8 2 (0.35%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.35%) R
8 2 (0.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (12.52%) Degree
3 48 (8.47%) CCNA
4 47 (8.29%) CCNP
5 40 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (4.41%) MCSE
7 21 (3.70%) CCIE
8 15 (2.65%) CCDP
8 15 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 7 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.06%) MCSA
11 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.88%) APMP
12 5 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.88%) MCITP
12 5 (0.88%) MCP
12 5 (0.88%) RIBA
12 5 (0.88%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.88%) SLA
2 16 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.23%) GDPR
5 4 (0.71%) QA
6 2 (0.35%) COBIT
6 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (12.52%) Active Directory
3 39 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.23%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.23%) vSphere
6 6 (1.06%) Firmware
7 5 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.71%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.53%) Docker
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.53%) XenApp
10 2 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (8.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (4.23%) SCCM
3 23 (4.06%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (2.12%) FortiGate
6 10 (1.76%) Cisco CME
6 10 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.59%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (1.59%) Puppet
7 9 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (1.41%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.06%) Ansible
10 4 (0.71%) Nagios
10 4 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.71%) SCOM
10 4 (0.71%) WSUS
11 2 (0.35%) AppManager
11 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 246 (43.39%) Microsoft
2 232 (40.92%) Cisco
3 88 (15.52%) VMware
4 65 (11.46%) Polycom
5 37 (6.53%) Mitel
6 32 (5.64%) HP
7 31 (5.47%) Sonus
8 30 (5.29%) SolarWinds
9 29 (5.11%) Avaya
10 28 (4.94%) CheckPoint
11 27 (4.76%) BT
12 26 (4.59%) Google
13 20 (3.53%) Palo Alto
14 19 (3.35%) Juniper
14 19 (3.35%) NetApp
15 18 (3.17%) Riverbed
16 14 (2.47%) Citrix
17 12 (2.12%) Meraki
18 10 (1.76%) Apple
18 10 (1.76%) Dell