Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 526 563
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 +10
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 333 581 703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 3.17% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 389 487 648
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -10.57% +11.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,800 £80,000 £89,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.50% -9.09% +15.79%

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 10,025 18,356 22,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 15.02% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,763 14,677 17,774
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +25 277 £56,250 +2.27% 55
UK excluding London +54 195 £46,250 -7.50% 34
Work from Home -51 100 £50,000 -13.04% 11
North of England +62 93 £45,000 - 10
London +24 90 £70,000 +16.67% 23
Yorkshire +69 64 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South East +85 47 £55,000 -4.35% 8
North West +31 29 £45,000 -4.26% 7
South West +34 25 £67,500 +104.55% 8
Midlands +19 13 £45,000 -1.18% 5
East Midlands +18 12 £45,000 -1.18% 2
Scotland +24 9 £97,500 +74.11% 2
East of England +71 6 £67,500 +22.73% 1
Wales +27 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands +32 1 £90,000 +63.64% 3

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 151 (45.35%) Microsoft 365
2 140 (42.04%) Microsoft
3 91 (27.33%) Cisco
3 91 (27.33%) Azure
4 90 (27.03%) ITIL
5 78 (23.42%) SCCM
6 71 (21.32%) Windows
7 70 (21.02%) Active Directory
8 63 (18.92%) VMware
9 59 (17.72%) VoIP
10 55 (16.52%) Service Management
11 54 (16.22%) Presales
12 53 (15.92%) Identity Access Management
12 53 (15.92%) Identity Management
13 50 (15.02%) Incident Management
13 50 (15.02%) Windows Server
14 49 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (13.51%) Problem Management
16 44 (13.21%) ITSM
16 44 (13.21%) Firewall
16 44 (13.21%) Virtual Desktop
17 41 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (12.31%) Data Centre
18 40 (12.01%) Skype
18 40 (12.01%) ITIL Certification
19 39 (11.71%) Cisco Certification
19 39 (11.71%) Security Cleared
20 38 (11.41%) Skype for Business
21 37 (11.11%) Hyper-V
22 36 (10.81%) MS Exchange

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 38 (11.41%) Skype for Business
2 36 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.31%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.80%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.90%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 151 (45.35%) Microsoft 365
2 91 (27.33%) Azure
3 33 (9.91%) AWS
4 22 (6.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.20%) OneDrive
6 13 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.90%) Mimecast
7 10 (3.00%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.40%) IaaS
9 6 (1.80%) SaaS
10 5 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.20%) G Suite
11 4 (1.20%) GCP
11 4 (1.20%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.20%) Serverless
12 3 (0.90%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.30%) GitHub
13 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (17.72%) VoIP
2 44 (13.21%) Firewall
3 40 (12.01%) Skype
4 34 (10.21%) DNS
5 30 (9.01%) WAN
6 28 (8.41%) DHCP
7 26 (7.81%) Network Security
8 25 (7.51%) LAN
9 21 (6.31%) Wireless
10 19 (5.71%) PBX
10 19 (5.71%) TCP/IP
11 18 (5.41%) VPN
11 18 (5.41%) WebEx
12 16 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (4.20%) Internet
14 11 (3.30%) BGP
14 11 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (3.30%) SAN
15 10 (3.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.00%) Big Data
3 8 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.20%) Power BI
6 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.20%) JIRA
1 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (9.01%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.81%) Public Sector
3 23 (6.91%) Finance
4 17 (5.11%) Banking
5 9 (2.70%) Retail
6 6 (1.80%) Back Office
6 6 (1.80%) Law
7 4 (1.20%) Billing
7 4 (1.20%) Marketing
7 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Czech Language
9 2 (0.60%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (16.82%) Analyst
2 50 (15.02%) Architect
3 44 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 42 (12.61%) Senior Analyst
5 40 (12.01%) Senior Support Analyst
6 38 (11.41%) Consultant
7 37 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 32 (9.61%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (7.81%) Network Engineer
10 17 (5.11%) IT Engineer
11 16 (4.80%) Technical Leader
12 15 (4.50%) Cisco Architect
13 14 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.20%) Project Analyst
14 12 (3.60%) Technical Manager
15 11 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (3.30%) Network Architect
16 10 (3.00%) Applications Engineer
16 10 (3.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
16 10 (3.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.30%) REST
2 7 (2.10%) OAuth
2 7 (2.10%) SAML
3 6 (1.80%) Node.js
3 6 (1.80%) Web Services
4 5 (1.50%) .NET
4 5 (1.50%) Apache Thrift
4 5 (1.50%) SOAP
4 5 (1.50%) WSDL
5 4 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (1.20%) RESTful
5 4 (1.20%) XMPP
6 3 (0.90%) GraphQL
6 3 (0.90%) React
6 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.90%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.60%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.30%) CSS
8 1 (0.30%) Electron Framework
8 1 (0.30%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (5.11%) User Experience
5 11 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.30%) Clustering
6 10 (3.00%) BYOD
7 8 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.10%) Cybercrime
8 7 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.50%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.50%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.20%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.20%) PMI
11 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 71 (21.32%) Windows
2 50 (15.02%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 18 (5.41%) Linux
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.30%) Debian
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (27.03%) ITIL
2 55 (16.52%) Service Management
3 54 (16.22%) Presales
4 53 (15.92%) Identity Access Management
4 53 (15.92%) Identity Management
5 50 (15.02%) Incident Management
6 49 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (13.51%) Problem Management
8 44 (13.21%) ITSM
9 34 (10.21%) Project Management
10 33 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 25 (7.51%) Converged Infrastructure
13 23 (6.91%) Project Delivery
13 23 (6.91%) TOGAF
14 21 (6.31%) Service Delivery
14 21 (6.31%) Strategic Roadmap
14 21 (6.31%) Technology Roadmap
15 20 (6.01%) Analytics
15 20 (6.01%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.21%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.41%) SQL
3 10 (3.00%) Java
4 8 (2.40%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.80%) C
5 6 (1.80%) Python
6 5 (1.50%) PHP
6 5 (1.50%) R
6 5 (1.50%) VB
7 4 (1.20%) C#
8 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (12.01%) ITIL Certification
2 39 (11.71%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (11.71%) Security Cleared
3 34 (10.21%) Degree
4 31 (9.31%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (6.31%) MCP
7 19 (5.71%) CCNA
7 19 (5.71%) MCSE
8 18 (5.41%) CCNP
9 13 (3.90%) CISSP
10 11 (3.30%) CCIE
10 11 (3.30%) CISM
11 10 (3.00%) MCITP
11 10 (3.00%) MCSA
11 10 (3.00%) MCTS
12 9 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (2.70%) SSCP
13 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 7 (2.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.71%) SLA
2 10 (3.00%) QA
3 9 (2.70%) NCSC
3 9 (2.70%) RMADS
4 8 (2.40%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.90%) COBIT
6 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.90%) NIST
7 2 (0.60%) GDPR
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 70 (21.02%) Active Directory
2 44 (13.21%) Virtual Desktop
3 41 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.10%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.50%) Docker
6 5 (1.50%) XenApp
7 4 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.20%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.90%) vSphere
9 2 (0.60%) Firmware
9 2 (0.60%) pfSense
10 1 (0.30%) KVM
10 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (23.42%) SCCM
2 23 (6.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (2.40%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.40%) Terraform
5 7 (2.10%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.50%) Ansible
7 5 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.20%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.20%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.90%) Cacti
9 3 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.90%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.60%) CASB
Vendors
1 140 (42.04%) Microsoft
2 91 (27.33%) Cisco
3 63 (18.92%) VMware
4 29 (8.71%) Citrix
5 26 (7.81%) Avaya
6 19 (5.71%) Palo Alto
7 17 (5.11%) Dell
8 15 (4.50%) Juniper
9 13 (3.90%) Oracle
10 12 (3.60%) HP
11 11 (3.30%) Polycom
11 11 (3.30%) Yealink
12 10 (3.00%) Acme Packet
12 10 (3.00%) Ivanti
12 10 (3.00%) Veeam
13 8 (2.40%) Aruba
13 8 (2.40%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.40%) Google
13 8 (2.40%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.40%) Symantec