Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 556 585
Rank change year-on-year +139 +29 -27
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 310 659 723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 3.02% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 299 534 586
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £38,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +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 7,816 21,847 24,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.70% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,178 16,551 19,776
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +134 263 £55,000 -4.91% 52
UK excluding London +151 165 £50,000 -9.09% 35
London +137 127 £57,500 -11.54% 17
North of England +206 72 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Work from Home +14 63 £50,000 -37.50% 13
Yorkshire +165 39 £60,000 +2.56% 7
North West +114 32 £45,000 -10.00% 4
South East +126 25 £60,000 +9.09% 11
Scotland +107 20 £44,660 -23.66% 1
East of England +133 14 £97,000 +142.50% 1
South West +61 14 £49,500 -15.38% 7
Midlands +101 12 £42,500 -34.62% 4
Wales - 10 £46,500 -
West Midlands +65 7 £97,000 +29.33% 3
East Midlands +85 6 £97,000 +76.36% 1
North East +25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 155 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 127 (40.97%) Cisco
3 125 (40.32%) Office 365
4 101 (32.58%) Azure
5 86 (27.74%) Skype
5 86 (27.74%) VMware
6 83 (26.77%) Finance
6 83 (26.77%) Active Directory
7 78 (25.16%) Skype for Business
8 66 (21.29%) Windows
9 62 (20.00%) ITIL
9 62 (20.00%) WAN
9 62 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (19.68%) VoIP
11 54 (17.42%) PowerShell
12 52 (16.77%) LAN
12 52 (16.77%) Telecoms
13 49 (15.81%) SLA
14 44 (14.19%) Firewall
15 43 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 41 (13.23%) VMware ESXi
17 40 (12.90%) SCCM
18 39 (12.58%) DNS
19 38 (12.26%) Video Conferencing
19 38 (12.26%) Cisco CUCM
20 37 (11.94%) Cisco UCCX
20 37 (11.94%) Windows 10
21 35 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
22 34 (10.97%) DHCP
22 34 (10.97%) Data Centre

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 78 (25.16%) Skype for Business
2 23 (7.42%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.13%) CMS
4 13 (4.19%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 125 (40.32%) Office 365
2 101 (32.58%) Azure
3 24 (7.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.52%) Power Platform
5 13 (4.19%) AWS
6 11 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.58%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.94%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.97%) GitHub
9 3 (0.97%) SaaS
9 3 (0.97%) Yammer
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.65%) GCP
10 2 (0.65%) PaaS
10 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 86 (27.74%) Skype
2 62 (20.00%) WAN
3 61 (19.68%) VoIP
4 52 (16.77%) LAN
5 44 (14.19%) Firewall
6 39 (12.58%) DNS
7 34 (10.97%) DHCP
8 31 (10.00%) VPN
9 24 (7.74%) H.323
9 24 (7.74%) WebEx
9 24 (7.74%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (7.42%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (6.45%) BGP
12 19 (6.13%) IPv6
12 19 (6.13%) ISDN
13 18 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (5.48%) MGCP
14 17 (5.48%) OSPF
14 17 (5.48%) QSIG
14 17 (5.48%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.65%) Big Data
4 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) JIRA
2 3 (0.97%) MSI
3 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (26.77%) Finance
2 52 (16.77%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.16%) Financial Institution
3 16 (5.16%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.55%) Banking
5 9 (2.90%) Law
6 5 (1.61%) Legal
6 5 (1.61%) Retail
7 4 (1.29%) Marketing
8 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) German Language
9 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 52 (16.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 43 (13.87%) Analyst
3 37 (11.94%) Network Engineer
4 34 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (6.77%) Consultant
6 20 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.81%) Architect
7 18 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (5.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 17 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (5.16%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.16%) Voice Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.52%) Technical Leader
11 13 (4.19%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.52%) XMPP
2 10 (3.23%) REST
3 7 (2.26%) .NET
4 5 (1.61%) OAuth
4 5 (1.61%) SAML
5 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.29%) FreeSWITCH
5 4 (1.29%) Node.js
5 4 (1.29%) React
5 4 (1.29%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.29%) WebRTC
6 3 (0.97%) HTML
6 3 (0.97%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) GStreamer
7 2 (0.65%) jQuery
7 2 (0.65%) Redux
7 2 (0.65%) TensorFlow
7 2 (0.65%) Web Services
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Thrift
8 1 (0.32%) Electron Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.26%) Video Conferencing
2 34 (10.97%) Data Centre
3 27 (8.71%) Management Information System
4 21 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.48%) User Experience
6 10 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.61%) iSeries
7 5 (1.61%) PKI
7 5 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.29%) Wiki
9 3 (0.97%) Life Science
10 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.65%) PDA
10 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.29%) Windows
2 37 (11.94%) Windows 10
3 27 (8.71%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.42%) Linux
5 10 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.26%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.94%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.29%) Android
9 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.29%) SUSE
10 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.00%) ITIL
2 43 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 30 (9.68%) Presales
5 29 (9.35%) Mentoring
6 28 (9.03%) Customer Requirements
7 27 (8.71%) Service Management
8 25 (8.06%) Service Delivery
9 24 (7.74%) Proactive Monitoring
10 22 (7.10%) Identity Access Management
11 21 (6.77%) Information Security
11 21 (6.77%) Project Delivery
12 20 (6.45%) Creative Thinking
12 20 (6.45%) Identity Management
12 20 (6.45%) Problem Management
12 20 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.13%) ITSM
14 18 (5.81%) Migration
14 18 (5.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.42%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.23%) SQL
3 7 (2.26%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.26%) Python
4 6 (1.94%) Java
5 5 (1.61%) C
6 4 (1.29%) C#
6 4 (1.29%) VBScript
7 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.65%) R
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
8 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (7.10%) CCNA
4 17 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (4.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.90%) CCNP
7 9 (2.90%) MCSE
8 7 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.26%) Degree
9 6 (1.94%) MCSA
9 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.61%) CCIE
10 5 (1.61%) MCP
11 4 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.29%) CISSP
12 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.97%) SSCP
13 2 (0.65%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.81%) SLA
2 5 (1.61%) GDPR
3 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) NCSC
3 4 (1.29%) RMADS
4 3 (0.97%) QA
4 3 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (26.77%) Active Directory
2 62 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (13.23%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (10.65%) Hyper-V
5 24 (7.74%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (5.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.61%) MetaFrame
9 4 (1.29%) Kamailio
9 4 (1.29%) XenApp
9 4 (1.29%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.65%) Docker
10 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (12.90%) SCCM
2 38 (12.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 37 (11.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 21 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (6.45%) SCVMM
6 11 (3.55%) SCOrch
7 8 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (2.26%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.61%) CASB
9 5 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.65%) Nessus
10 2 (0.65%) Puppet
10 2 (0.65%) SCOM
10 2 (0.65%) WSUS
11 1 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 155 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 127 (40.97%) Cisco
3 86 (27.74%) VMware
4 24 (7.74%) Citrix
5 22 (7.10%) CheckPoint
5 22 (7.10%) Polycom
6 16 (5.16%) HP
7 15 (4.84%) Dialogic
7 15 (4.84%) Red Box
7 15 (4.84%) Veeam
8 14 (4.52%) Infoblox
8 14 (4.52%) Mitel
9 10 (3.23%) Dell
10 9 (2.90%) Avaya
11 8 (2.58%) Google
11 8 (2.58%) Ivanti
11 8 (2.58%) Palo Alto
12 7 (2.26%) Asigra
12 7 (2.26%) Juniper
12 7 (2.26%) SolarWinds