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

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 531 524
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7 +35
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 830 859 1,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 2.94% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 661 676 845
UK median annual salary £53,500 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.63% -4.04% -1.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,596
% change year-on-year - +3.22% -3.12%

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 26,831 29,240 34,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.22% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,667 23,762 28,719
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 February 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 February 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 -21 759 £54,624 +21.39% 72
London +155 427 £60,000 +11.63% 28
UK excluding London -117 372 £45,000 - 51
South East -98 84 £42,714 -5.08% 13
North of England -42 83 £47,596 +5.77% 10
East of England +11 81 £46,500 +9.41% 10
Midlands -29 56 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West -4 49 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East Midlands -11 38 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Scotland -20 32 £52,500 +23.53% 5
Yorkshire -43 23 £50,000 - 2
South West -23 20 £47,500 +11.76% 4
West Midlands -36 20 £46,250 +23.33% 1
North East -16 11 £52,884 +35.60% 3
Wales -20 8 £39,625 -41.30% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 436 (52.53%) Cisco
2 263 (31.69%) Data Centre
3 261 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (30.60%) Microsoft
5 250 (30.12%) Skype
5 250 (30.12%) Skype for Business
6 223 (26.87%) WAN
7 216 (26.02%) VoIP
8 212 (25.54%) Finance
9 207 (24.94%) LAN
10 201 (24.22%) CCNP
11 197 (23.73%) Windows
12 188 (22.65%) Wireless
13 183 (22.05%) Firewall
14 180 (21.69%) Active Directory
15 163 (19.64%) VMware
16 162 (19.52%) ITIL
17 160 (19.28%) Presales
18 140 (16.87%) Office 365
19 136 (16.39%) Degree
20 135 (16.27%) Cisco CUCM
21 132 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
22 130 (15.66%) Telecoms
23 120 (14.46%) MPLS
24 117 (14.10%) CCIE
25 113 (13.61%) Windows Server
26 107 (12.89%) CCNA
27 100 (12.05%) VPN
28 94 (11.33%) Banking
28 94 (11.33%) Cisco UCCX

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
1 250 (30.12%) Skype for Business
2 83 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 49 (5.90%) CMS
4 46 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (3.98%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.33%) IIS
10 6 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.48%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.12%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 44 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.81%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 140 (16.87%) Office 365
2 93 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (8.07%) SaaS
4 65 (7.83%) Mimecast
5 44 (5.30%) IaaS
6 39 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (4.34%) PaaS
8 8 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.84%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.36%) Yammer
11 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Slack
12 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 250 (30.12%) Skype
2 223 (26.87%) WAN
3 216 (26.02%) VoIP
4 207 (24.94%) LAN
5 188 (22.65%) Wireless
6 183 (22.05%) Firewall
7 120 (14.46%) MPLS
8 100 (12.05%) VPN
9 88 (10.60%) Network Security
10 86 (10.36%) BGP
11 83 (10.00%) Telepresence
12 80 (9.64%) OSPF
13 77 (9.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 76 (9.16%) DNS
15 69 (8.31%) DHCP
16 64 (7.71%) IPsec
17 62 (7.47%) Wi-Fi
18 60 (7.23%) EIGRP
18 60 (7.23%) TCP/IP
19 58 (6.99%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.34%) Big Data
1 36 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.60%) Power BI
4 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.36%) MySQL
5 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.24%) GCC
3 2 (0.24%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.24%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.12%) Gradle
General
1 212 (25.54%) Finance
2 130 (15.66%) Telecoms
3 94 (11.33%) Banking
4 60 (7.23%) Retail
5 59 (7.11%) Law
6 48 (5.78%) Manufacturing
7 47 (5.66%) Legal
8 42 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 29 (3.49%) Marketing
10 24 (2.89%) Investment Banking
11 17 (2.05%) Billing
12 16 (1.93%) Multimedia
13 15 (1.81%) Advertising
14 13 (1.57%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.84%) German Language
16 4 (0.48%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.48%) Local Government
17 3 (0.36%) French Language
18 2 (0.24%) Electronics
19 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (13.49%) Architect
2 90 (10.84%) Consultant
3 76 (9.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 73 (8.80%) Network Engineer
5 69 (8.31%) Analyst
6 66 (7.95%) Team Leader
7 59 (7.11%) Support Engineer
8 56 (6.75%) Cisco Engineer
9 53 (6.39%) Solutions Architect
10 43 (5.18%) Cisco Architect
11 42 (5.06%) Presales Consultant
12 40 (4.82%) Network Team Leader
13 37 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (4.10%) Voice Engineer
15 31 (3.73%) Sales Executive
16 30 (3.61%) Network Architect
16 30 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
17 26 (3.13%) Technical Presales Consultant
18 25 (3.01%) Cisco Solutions Architect
18 25 (3.01%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.31%) XMPP
2 12 (1.45%) Web Services
3 8 (0.96%) LDAP
4 7 (0.84%) .NET
4 7 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (0.72%) WPF
6 4 (0.48%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.48%) Silverlight
7 3 (0.36%) HTML
8 2 (0.24%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.24%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.24%) D3.js
8 2 (0.24%) HTML5
8 2 (0.24%) WCF
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Wicket
9 1 (0.12%) Node.js
9 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 263 (31.69%) Data Centre
2 70 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
3 57 (6.87%) Clustering
4 56 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 27 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.05%) Social Media
9 16 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.93%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.33%) Mobile Computing
11 11 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 10 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.20%) User Experience
13 9 (1.08%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.08%) PKI
14 7 (0.84%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.84%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 197 (23.73%) Windows
2 113 (13.61%) Windows Server
3 62 (7.47%) Linux
4 47 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (3.49%) Apple iOS
7 23 (2.77%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.65%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.96%) CentOS
12 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.72%) Unix
14 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.48%) SUSE
16 3 (0.36%) Android
17 2 (0.24%) AIX
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (19.52%) ITIL
2 160 (19.28%) Presales
3 71 (8.55%) Migration
4 67 (8.07%) Mentoring
5 66 (7.95%) Project Management
6 56 (6.75%) Business Continuity
7 54 (6.51%) Network Design
8 49 (5.90%) Line Management
9 46 (5.54%) Business Development
10 44 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (5.18%) Service Management
12 42 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 39 (4.70%) Analytics
13 39 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (4.58%) Change Management
15 36 (4.34%) ITIL V3
16 34 (4.10%) Collaborative Working
16 34 (4.10%) CRM
17 27 (3.25%) Service Delivery
17 27 (3.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.34%) PowerShell
2 32 (3.86%) SQL
3 8 (0.96%) Perl
3 8 (0.96%) Python
4 7 (0.84%) C#
4 7 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.60%) C
6 4 (0.48%) R
7 2 (0.24%) PHP
7 2 (0.24%) Ruby
7 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.12%) Java
8 1 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 261 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
2 201 (24.22%) CCNP
3 136 (16.39%) Degree
4 117 (14.10%) CCIE
5 107 (12.89%) CCNA
6 53 (6.39%) CCVP
7 50 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (5.30%) CCDP
9 38 (4.58%) MCSE
10 36 (4.34%) CCDE
11 33 (3.98%) CCNP Voice
12 20 (2.41%) CCIE Security
13 17 (2.05%) Security Cleared
14 14 (1.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 14 (1.69%) CCIE Wireless
14 14 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.69%) MCP
14 14 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.33%) MCSA
16 9 (1.08%) CCIE Collaboration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.63%) SLA
2 13 (1.57%) PMO
3 11 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.20%) QA
5 9 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.48%) GDPR
8 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 180 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 132 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.05%) XenApp
6 7 (0.84%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.24%) Firmware
8 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.24%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.12%) iptables
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 135 (16.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 94 (11.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 68 (8.19%) Cisco UCCE
4 29 (3.49%) AirWatch
4 29 (3.49%) SCCM
5 16 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.81%) FortiGate
6 15 (1.81%) SCOM
7 11 (1.33%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.20%) Cisco CME
9 9 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.84%) Ansible
10 7 (0.84%) Cacti
11 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.36%) Nagios
13 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 436 (52.53%) Cisco
2 254 (30.60%) Microsoft
3 163 (19.64%) VMware
4 90 (10.84%) Citrix
5 74 (8.92%) Avaya
6 72 (8.67%) F5
7 68 (8.19%) CheckPoint
8 65 (7.83%) Palo Alto
9 60 (7.23%) NetApp
10 59 (7.11%) EMC
11 58 (6.99%) Dell
12 48 (5.78%) Splunk
13 42 (5.06%) HP
13 42 (5.06%) SolarWinds
14 34 (4.10%) Mitel
15 32 (3.86%) Juniper
16 31 (3.73%) Apple
16 31 (3.73%) Riverbed
17 28 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
18 21 (2.53%) IBM