Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 577 585
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 717 812 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 2.90% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 527 659 710
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £29,195 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 25,379 27,981 33,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.87% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20,093 22,698 27,403
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,632 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -3 671 £55,000 +10.00% 92
London +15 355 £62,500 +19.05% 31
UK excluding London -57 334 £47,500 - 64
South East -36 100 £50,000 - 14
North of England +38 95 £42,500 -15.00% 22
North West +29 71 £47,500 - 13
South West +24 57 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +15 30 £52,500 +20.69% 9
Yorkshire +26 23 £40,000 -23.81% 5
Midlands -43 23 £41,500 -4.60% 11
Scotland -27 20 £45,000 -14.29% 3
East Midlands -23 15 £36,750 -8.13% 4
West Midlands +4 8 £53,875 +19.72% 7
Northern Ireland +1 6 £32,500 -31.58%
Wales +5 5 £55,242 +47.31%
North East - 1 £20,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 337 (47.00%) Cisco
2 233 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 233 (32.50%) VMware
3 176 (24.55%) WAN
4 171 (23.85%) Firewall
4 171 (23.85%) Office 365
5 169 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 168 (23.43%) Cisco Certification
7 166 (23.15%) LAN
8 158 (22.04%) Data Centre
9 156 (21.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 154 (21.48%) Windows
11 145 (20.22%) Finance
12 132 (18.41%) Presales
13 131 (18.27%) Active Directory
14 124 (17.29%) VoIP
14 124 (17.29%) Wireless
15 117 (16.32%) Skype
16 104 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
17 102 (14.23%) Skype for Business
17 102 (14.23%) MS Exchange
17 102 (14.23%) ITIL
18 100 (13.95%) CCNP
18 100 (13.95%) Project Management
18 100 (13.95%) Windows Server
19 98 (13.67%) CCNA
20 96 (13.39%) Cisco CUCM
21 94 (13.11%) Telecoms
22 90 (12.55%) Retail
23 86 (11.99%) Degree

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
1 102 (14.23%) MS Exchange
1 102 (14.23%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (2.37%) CMS
5 16 (2.23%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.26%) IIS
8 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.70%) JBoss
8 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.07%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Orchard Housing
2 6 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.84%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 171 (23.85%) Office 365
2 156 (21.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (7.25%) SaaS
5 47 (6.56%) IaaS
6 17 (2.37%) PaaS
7 16 (2.23%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.56%) G Suite
10 4 (0.56%) Slack
11 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 176 (24.55%) WAN
2 171 (23.85%) Firewall
3 166 (23.15%) LAN
4 124 (17.29%) VoIP
4 124 (17.29%) Wireless
5 117 (16.32%) Skype
6 56 (7.81%) DNS
7 49 (6.83%) DHCP
7 49 (6.83%) IP Telephony
8 46 (6.42%) TCP/IP
8 46 (6.42%) Wireless Security
9 43 (6.00%) VPN
10 41 (5.72%) Wi-Fi
11 40 (5.58%) PBX
12 38 (5.30%) MPLS
13 35 (4.88%) H.323
13 35 (4.88%) Network Security
13 35 (4.88%) Telepresence
14 31 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
15 30 (4.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.58%) Big Data
2 17 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.26%) MySQL
4 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Rational Rose
2 5 (0.70%) AutoIt
2 5 (0.70%) JIRA
2 5 (0.70%) Selenium
3 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.56%) JMeter
3 4 (0.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.14%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.14%) Sikuli
4 1 (0.14%) WinRunner
General
1 145 (20.22%) Finance
2 94 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 90 (12.55%) Retail
4 47 (6.56%) Manufacturing
5 46 (6.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 39 (5.44%) Legal
7 37 (5.16%) Law
8 33 (4.60%) Banking
9 18 (2.51%) Billing
9 18 (2.51%) Marketing
10 16 (2.23%) German Language
11 15 (2.09%) Italian Language
12 11 (1.53%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.98%) Local Government
14 6 (0.84%) Advertising
15 5 (0.70%) Games
16 4 (0.56%) French Language
16 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 119 (16.60%) Architect
2 90 (12.55%) Solutions Architect
3 88 (12.27%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 86 (11.99%) Analyst
5 46 (6.42%) Network Engineer
6 44 (6.14%) Support Engineer
7 42 (5.86%) Technical Architect
8 40 (5.58%) Consultant
9 38 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
10 36 (5.02%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 35 (4.88%) Cisco Architect
11 35 (4.88%) Cisco Solutions Architect
12 34 (4.74%) Project Manager
13 28 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
14 25 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.21%) IT Manager
16 22 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
17 20 (2.79%) Lead Architect
18 19 (2.65%) Voice Engineer
19 18 (2.51%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.21%) 802.1X
2 21 (2.93%) REST
3 15 (2.09%) .NET
3 15 (2.09%) Web Services
3 15 (2.09%) XMPP
4 9 (1.26%) SOAP
5 6 (0.84%) CSS
5 6 (0.84%) Middleware
5 6 (0.84%) Spring
5 6 (0.84%) Spring Boot
5 6 (0.84%) Spring Cloud
6 5 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.56%) HTML
8 2 (0.28%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.28%) jQuery
8 2 (0.28%) WCF
9 1 (0.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 158 (22.04%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
3 47 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 38 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.77%) Driving Licence
7 21 (2.93%) Blackberry
8 17 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 14 (1.95%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.81%) IPTV
12 10 (1.39%) Clustering
12 10 (1.39%) DataPower
12 10 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.12%) User Experience
14 7 (0.98%) IVR
14 7 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.98%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 154 (21.48%) Windows
2 100 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 56 (7.81%) Linux
4 53 (7.39%) Windows 10
5 44 (6.14%) Windows 7
6 41 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.28%) Android
12 2 (0.28%) Unix
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (18.41%) Presales
2 102 (14.23%) ITIL
3 100 (13.95%) Project Management
4 79 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (8.79%) PRINCE2
6 62 (8.65%) Technical Architecture
7 58 (8.09%) Migration
8 57 (7.95%) Network Design
9 47 (6.56%) Analytics
9 47 (6.56%) Service Delivery
10 44 (6.14%) Capacity Planning
10 44 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 37 (5.16%) TOGAF
12 35 (4.88%) CRM
13 33 (4.60%) Service Management
14 32 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
15 31 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (4.32%) Time Management
16 30 (4.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (7.53%) SQL
2 36 (5.02%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.77%) Java
4 15 (2.09%) C
5 10 (1.39%) C#
5 10 (1.39%) Python
6 8 (1.12%) Perl
7 7 (0.98%) Java 8
7 7 (0.98%) PHP
8 6 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby
10 2 (0.28%) VBScript
11 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 168 (23.43%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (13.95%) CCNP
3 98 (13.67%) CCNA
4 86 (11.99%) Degree
5 65 (9.07%) CCIE
6 34 (4.74%) Security Cleared
7 33 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (3.35%) SC Cleared
10 22 (3.07%) TOGAF Certification
11 21 (2.93%) MCSE
12 20 (2.79%) CCNP Voice
13 16 (2.23%) CCIE Security
13 16 (2.23%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.95%) CCIE Data Center
14 14 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.67%) CCIE Service Provider
17 10 (1.39%) CCDP
17 10 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.86%) SLA
2 38 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (2.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 15 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 14 (1.95%) GDPR
7 12 (1.67%) ISO 14001
7 12 (1.67%) ISO 9001
8 11 (1.53%) QA
9 6 (0.84%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.70%) PMO
11 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 169 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (18.27%) Active Directory
3 42 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (1.81%) Docker
7 11 (1.53%) XenApp
8 10 (1.39%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
10 7 (0.98%) vSphere
11 6 (0.84%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.70%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.70%) XenServer
13 4 (0.56%) Firmware
13 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 96 (13.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 52 (7.25%) SCCM
3 29 (4.04%) SCOM
4 21 (2.93%) vRealize
5 15 (2.09%) vCenter Server
6 12 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.39%) Cacti
7 10 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (1.26%) Ansible
9 7 (0.98%) Nagios
10 6 (0.84%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.70%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.42%) HP NNM
12 3 (0.42%) WSUS
13 2 (0.28%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 337 (47.00%) Cisco
2 233 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 233 (32.50%) VMware
3 83 (11.58%) Citrix
4 56 (7.81%) Splunk
5 54 (7.53%) Dell
6 53 (7.39%) NetApp
7 47 (6.56%) F5
8 46 (6.42%) Avaya
8 46 (6.42%) EMC
9 36 (5.02%) Mitel
10 27 (3.77%) HP
11 26 (3.63%) Palo Alto
11 26 (3.63%) Polycom
12 23 (3.21%) SolarWinds
13 22 (3.07%) IBM
14 19 (2.65%) Sonus
15 18 (2.51%) Ivanti
15 18 (2.51%) Juniper
16 17 (2.37%) NEC