Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 613 521 565
Rank change year-on-year -92 +44 +49
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 306 449 703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 3.08% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 263 321 553
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £37,000 £47,778
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £93,570 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,250 £45,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +11.67% -23.73% +31.11%

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 11,561 14,582 22,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 14.97% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8,658 11,639 17,145
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -93 235 £57,500 +4.55% 45
UK excluding London -24 166 £50,250 +11.67% 28
London -45 88 £70,000 +7.69% 18
Work from Home -126 84 £60,000 +4.35% 8
North of England -47 50 £45,000 -10.00% 12
South East +20 35 £54,100 +16.97% 8
Yorkshire -2 32 £45,000 -18.18% 5
South West -15 29 £65,000 +136.36% 5
Midlands -12 24 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North West -13 18 £43,500 -13.00% 7
Scotland -13 17 £64,500 +40.49% 1
West Midlands +1 12 £65,000 +23.81%
East Midlands -9 12 £45,000 +16.48% 1
East of England +20 7 £60,000 +9.09%
Wales +27 6 £50,000 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 137 (44.77%) Microsoft
2 116 (37.91%) Microsoft 365
3 98 (32.03%) Cisco
4 86 (28.10%) ITIL
5 85 (27.78%) Azure
6 74 (24.18%) Social Skills
7 61 (19.93%) Windows
8 60 (19.61%) VMware
9 58 (18.95%) Active Directory
10 47 (15.36%) SCCM
10 47 (15.36%) Windows Server
11 45 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 45 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 45 (14.71%) VoIP
12 44 (14.38%) Citrix
12 44 (14.38%) AWS
12 44 (14.38%) Skype for Business
13 42 (13.73%) Firewall
13 42 (13.73%) Telecoms
14 41 (13.40%) Skype
14 41 (13.40%) Presales
15 38 (12.42%) Identity Management
16 37 (12.09%) Data Centre
16 37 (12.09%) Degree
17 36 (11.76%) Service Management
17 36 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (10.78%) WAN
18 33 (10.78%) Migration
18 33 (10.78%) Cybersecurity
19 32 (10.46%) Hyper-V

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 44 (14.38%) Skype for Business
2 28 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.84%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.96%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.65%) Confluence
6 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.25%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 116 (37.91%) Microsoft 365
2 85 (27.78%) Azure
3 44 (14.38%) AWS
4 26 (8.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (5.56%) SaaS
6 16 (5.23%) PaaS
7 14 (4.58%) OneDrive
8 13 (4.25%) Azure Sentinel
9 12 (3.92%) Power Platform
10 11 (3.59%) GCP
11 9 (2.94%) Google Workspace
12 8 (2.61%) Mimecast
13 7 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (2.29%) IaaS
14 4 (1.31%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.98%) Cloudflare
15 3 (0.98%) Serverless
16 2 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 1 (0.33%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.71%) VoIP
2 42 (13.73%) Firewall
3 41 (13.40%) Skype
4 33 (10.78%) WAN
5 30 (9.80%) LAN
6 26 (8.50%) WebEx
7 25 (8.17%) Wireless
8 24 (7.84%) PBX
8 24 (7.84%) VPN
9 23 (7.52%) DNS
10 20 (6.54%) DHCP
11 17 (5.56%) Network Security
12 16 (5.23%) TCP/IP
13 13 (4.25%) Internet
14 11 (3.59%) H.323
15 10 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (2.94%) BIG-IP
16 9 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (2.94%) WLAN
17 8 (2.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.92%) Big Data
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.65%) Tableau
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.65%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (24.18%) Social Skills
2 42 (13.73%) Telecoms
3 30 (9.80%) Finance
4 26 (8.50%) Public Sector
5 22 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.21%) Banking
7 16 (5.23%) Retail
8 9 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (2.61%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.63%) Marketing
12 4 (1.31%) Back Office
12 4 (1.31%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (1.31%) Law
13 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.65%) Czech Language
14 2 (0.65%) Games
14 2 (0.65%) Legal
14 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (13.07%) Architect
2 38 (12.42%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 34 (11.11%) Consultant
4 29 (9.48%) Analyst
5 26 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
6 24 (7.84%) Senior Support Analyst
6 24 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 21 (6.86%) Network Engineer
7 21 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.90%) Applications Engineer
9 13 (4.25%) Technical Manager
10 11 (3.59%) Product Manager
10 11 (3.59%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.27%) Cisco Engineer
11 10 (3.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.27%) Unified Communications Manager
12 9 (2.94%) IT Support
12 9 (2.94%) Support Manager
13 8 (2.61%) Microsoft 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.58%) Web Services
2 7 (2.29%) XMPP
3 5 (1.63%) .NET
3 5 (1.63%) Apache Thrift
3 5 (1.63%) REST
3 5 (1.63%) SOAP
3 5 (1.63%) WSDL
4 3 (0.98%) GraphQL
4 3 (0.98%) Node.js
4 3 (0.98%) React
4 3 (0.98%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.65%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.33%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.33%) OAuth
6 1 (0.33%) SAML
6 1 (0.33%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 17 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (5.23%) Clustering
5 15 (4.90%) BYOD
6 14 (4.58%) Driving Licence
7 13 (4.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (4.25%) Virtual Team
8 10 (3.27%) User Experience
9 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Licensing
10 7 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.29%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.63%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.63%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.63%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.93%) Windows
2 47 (15.36%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.23%) Windows 10
4 14 (4.58%) Linux
5 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.10%) ITIL
2 45 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (13.40%) Presales
4 38 (12.42%) Identity Management
5 36 (11.76%) Service Management
5 36 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.78%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (10.78%) Migration
7 32 (10.46%) Identity Access Management
8 31 (10.13%) Incident Management
8 31 (10.13%) Project Management
9 30 (9.80%) ITSM
10 28 (9.15%) Problem Management
11 27 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (7.84%) Analytics
13 23 (7.52%) Time Management
14 22 (7.19%) Product Management
15 20 (6.54%) DevOps
15 20 (6.54%) PRINCE2
15 20 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.84%) SQL
2 17 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.92%) Python
4 6 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.63%) C
5 5 (1.63%) Java
5 5 (1.63%) VB
6 4 (1.31%) C#
7 3 (0.98%) PHP
7 3 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (12.09%) Degree
2 31 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 25 (8.17%) ITIL Certification
5 23 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (7.52%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.86%) MCSE
7 20 (6.54%) MCP
8 16 (5.23%) CCNA
9 15 (4.90%) MCITP
9 15 (4.90%) MCSA
9 15 (4.90%) MCTS
10 13 (4.25%) CCNP
11 11 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.61%) CISM
12 8 (2.61%) CISSP
13 7 (2.29%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
15 5 (1.63%) PMI Certification
16 4 (1.31%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.23%) SLA
2 9 (2.94%) COBIT
3 8 (2.61%) QA
4 5 (1.63%) GRC
4 5 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.31%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.31%) NCSC
5 4 (1.31%) NIST
5 4 (1.31%) RMADS
6 2 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 58 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (10.46%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (2.61%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.31%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.98%) vSphere
9 2 (0.65%) pfSense
9 2 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.33%) Docker
10 1 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.33%) KVM
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (15.36%) SCCM
2 22 (7.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (3.27%) AirWatch
6 9 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
7 8 (2.61%) Terraform
8 6 (1.96%) Ansible
9 4 (1.31%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.31%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 137 (44.77%) Microsoft
2 98 (32.03%) Cisco
3 60 (19.61%) VMware
4 44 (14.38%) Citrix
5 18 (5.88%) Google
6 17 (5.56%) Avaya
6 17 (5.56%) Yealink
7 16 (5.23%) Oracle
8 15 (4.90%) Acme Packet
8 15 (4.90%) Polycom
9 12 (3.92%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.92%) Palo Alto
10 10 (3.27%) Juniper
11 9 (2.94%) F5
12 8 (2.61%) Aruba
12 8 (2.61%) HP
12 8 (2.61%) Veeam
13 7 (2.29%) EMC
14 6 (1.96%) Dell
14 6 (1.96%) Fortinet