Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 503 547 604
Rank change year-on-year +44 +57 -31
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 379 726 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.21% 3.15% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 295 631 576
Median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,750 £40,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £59,233 £47,500
% change year-on-year -24.03% +24.70% -

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 11,823 23,060 27,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.69% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 17,452 21,480
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,196
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.42% +2.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +68 332 £55,000 -8.33% 20
UK excluding London +80 195 £45,000 -24.03% 12
London +45 164 £65,000 +4.00% 14
North of England +145 75 £50,000 -12.46% 1
North West +100 44 £50,000 +5.26%
South East +99 39 £55,000 - 1
Work from Home -20 36 £57,500 -32.35% 2
Scotland +90 25 £45,000 -28.00% 4
Midlands +56 22 £42,500 -43.33% 1
Yorkshire +131 20 £60,000 +105.13%
South West +27 20 £27,500 -54.17% 1
East of England +89 13 £97,000 +175.18% 2
West Midlands +53 12 £65,000 -13.33% 1
East Midlands +56 11 £38,633 -29.76%
North East +23 11 £35,000 -44.00% 1
Wales - 3 £39,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 183 (48.28%) Cisco
2 162 (42.74%) Microsoft
3 119 (31.40%) Finance
4 114 (30.08%) Office 365
5 104 (27.44%) Skype
6 95 (25.07%) Skype for Business
7 94 (24.80%) WAN
8 90 (23.75%) Firewall
9 88 (23.22%) Windows
9 88 (23.22%) Video Conferencing
10 82 (21.64%) VoIP
11 77 (20.32%) VMware
12 73 (19.26%) LAN
13 70 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (17.68%) Azure
14 67 (17.68%) Data Centre
15 57 (15.04%) Telecoms
16 54 (14.25%) Cisco CUCM
17 53 (13.98%) Polycom
18 52 (13.72%) Cisco Certification
19 50 (13.19%) ITIL
20 49 (12.93%) Active Directory
21 44 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
22 39 (10.29%) SLA
23 38 (10.03%) DNS
23 38 (10.03%) Project Delivery
24 36 (9.50%) CMS
24 36 (9.50%) PowerShell
24 36 (9.50%) Cisco UCCX
25 34 (8.97%) Public Sector

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 95 (25.07%) Skype for Business
2 36 (9.50%) CMS
3 21 (5.54%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.43%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 114 (30.08%) Office 365
2 67 (17.68%) Azure
3 17 (4.49%) AWS
4 12 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.58%) GitHub
6 6 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.32%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.32%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.79%) G Suite
8 3 (0.79%) GCP
8 3 (0.79%) SaaS
9 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.53%) IaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.26%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.26%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 104 (27.44%) Skype
2 94 (24.80%) WAN
3 90 (23.75%) Firewall
4 82 (21.64%) VoIP
5 73 (19.26%) LAN
6 44 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (10.03%) DNS
8 30 (7.92%) DHCP
8 30 (7.92%) H.323
8 30 (7.92%) Wireless
9 27 (7.12%) BGP
9 27 (7.12%) VPN
10 26 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (6.86%) Internet
10 26 (6.86%) WebEx
11 24 (6.33%) MPLS
12 23 (6.07%) Wireshark
13 22 (5.80%) PSTN
14 20 (5.28%) Ethernet
14 20 (5.28%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.79%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (1.58%) MSI
2 2 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 119 (31.40%) Finance
2 57 (15.04%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.97%) Public Sector
4 23 (6.07%) Banking
5 16 (4.22%) Law
6 13 (3.43%) Financial Institution
7 12 (3.17%) Billing
8 9 (2.37%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.85%) Marketing
10 5 (1.32%) Front Office
10 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.32%) Legal
11 4 (1.06%) German Language
11 4 (1.06%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.79%) Retail
13 2 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (17.68%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 60 (15.83%) Network Engineer
3 30 (7.92%) Support Engineer
4 29 (7.65%) Consultant
5 23 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
7 21 (5.54%) IT Support
8 19 (5.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (3.96%) Analyst
10 15 (3.96%) IT Engineer
10 15 (3.96%) Network Communications Engineer
11 13 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.43%) Architect
11 13 (3.43%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (3.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 11 (2.90%) Presales Consultant
13 11 (2.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (2.90%) Voice Engineer
14 10 (2.64%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.69%) XMPP
2 7 (1.85%) .NET
3 6 (1.58%) REST
4 5 (1.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.32%) Node.js
4 5 (1.32%) React
5 4 (1.06%) FreeSWITCH
5 4 (1.06%) HTML
6 3 (0.79%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.79%) jQuery
6 3 (0.79%) Redux
6 3 (0.79%) TensorFlow
6 3 (0.79%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Thrift
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
7 1 (0.26%) Electron Framework
7 1 (0.26%) GStreamer
7 1 (0.26%) Kafka
7 1 (0.26%) OAuth
7 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 88 (23.22%) Video Conferencing
2 67 (17.68%) Data Centre
3 30 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.86%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.17%) IPTV
5 12 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.64%) PKI
7 9 (2.37%) Life Science
8 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (1.06%) CCTV
11 4 (1.06%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.79%) Handset
12 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 88 (23.22%) Windows
2 34 (8.97%) Windows 10
3 27 (7.12%) Linux
4 26 (6.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.85%) Unix
6 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.32%) Android
8 4 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.19%) ITIL
2 38 (10.03%) Project Delivery
3 32 (8.44%) Load Balancing
4 31 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (6.60%) Presales
7 23 (6.07%) Migration
7 23 (6.07%) Service Delivery
8 22 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (5.28%) Mentoring
9 20 (5.28%) Network Design
10 19 (5.01%) Change Control
11 18 (4.75%) Project Management
12 17 (4.49%) Risk Management
13 16 (4.22%) Line Management
13 16 (4.22%) Time Management
14 15 (3.96%) Collaborative Working
14 15 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (3.96%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.50%) PowerShell
2 17 (4.49%) C
3 14 (3.69%) Python
4 8 (2.11%) SQL
5 7 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.58%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.32%) Java
8 3 (0.79%) C#
8 3 (0.79%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.79%) R
8 3 (0.79%) Ruby
9 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (13.72%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (6.60%) Degree
3 24 (6.33%) CCNA
4 23 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.01%) CCNP
6 15 (3.96%) MCSE
7 12 (3.17%) CCIE
8 7 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.58%) CCDP
9 6 (1.58%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.79%) APMP
10 3 (0.79%) CISM
10 3 (0.79%) CISSP
10 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.79%) MCSA
10 3 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.53%) ISSMP
11 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.29%) SLA
2 8 (2.11%) GDPR
2 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 70 (18.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (12.93%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.06%) Kamailio
6 4 (1.06%) XenApp
6 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.53%) vSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Docker
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (14.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (9.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 18 (4.75%) SCCM
4 10 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.64%) Cisco UCCE
5 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.58%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.58%) Puppet
7 5 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.06%) Cisco CME
8 4 (1.06%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.79%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.53%) Ansible
10 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.53%) SCOM
10 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.53%) WSUS
11 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 183 (48.28%) Cisco
2 162 (42.74%) Microsoft
3 77 (20.32%) VMware
4 53 (13.98%) Polycom
5 28 (7.39%) CheckPoint
6 27 (7.12%) BT
7 20 (5.28%) Red Box
8 18 (4.75%) HP
8 18 (4.75%) Mitel
9 14 (3.69%) Juniper
10 13 (3.43%) Veeam
11 12 (3.17%) Palo Alto
11 12 (3.17%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.90%) Google
13 10 (2.64%) Citrix
14 9 (2.37%) Infoblox
14 9 (2.37%) Meraki
14 9 (2.37%) NetApp
15 8 (2.11%) Riverbed
15 8 (2.11%) Sonus