Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 532 564
Rank change year-on-year -27 +32 +33
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 755 879 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.08% 3.17% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 573 717 672
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £27,550 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,375 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.95% +5.56% -

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 24,523 27,696 32,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 15.93% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19,417 22,536 26,363
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 -11 714 £55,000 +10.00% 103
UK excluding London -16 372 £49,375 +3.95% 78
London -15 355 £62,500 +11.11% 27
South East -2 124 £50,000 - 17
North of England +37 101 £39,500 -18.56% 24
North West +33 73 £42,000 -11.58% 11
South West +29 60 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Midlands -11 37 £65,000 +48.57% 18
Yorkshire +19 28 £36,176 -31.09% 9
West Midlands +20 25 £65,000 +42.08% 12
East of England +3 23 £41,250 -5.71% 13
Scotland -34 17 £45,938 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -25 12 £33,750 -6.90% 6
Northern Ireland +8 7 £31,250 -26.47%
Wales +1 5 £55,242 +40.74%

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 330 (43.71%) Cisco
2 265 (35.10%) Microsoft
3 193 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 192 (25.43%) Firewall
5 190 (25.17%) VMware
6 186 (24.64%) Data Centre
7 183 (24.24%) Office 365
8 173 (22.91%) Windows
9 169 (22.38%) WAN
10 166 (21.99%) Active Directory
11 155 (20.53%) LAN
12 153 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
12 153 (20.26%) Finance
13 149 (19.74%) Presales
14 135 (17.88%) Wireless
15 129 (17.09%) Project Management
15 129 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 123 (16.29%) VoIP
17 116 (15.36%) Windows Server
18 111 (14.70%) Skype
19 108 (14.30%) Skype for Business
20 107 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
20 107 (14.17%) Telecoms
21 106 (14.04%) MS Exchange
22 102 (13.51%) ITIL
23 101 (13.38%) Cisco CUCM
24 89 (11.79%) CCNP
25 87 (11.52%) Degree
26 84 (11.13%) PRINCE2
27 80 (10.60%) Problem-Solving

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
1 108 (14.30%) Skype for Business
2 106 (14.04%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.24%) CMS
4 26 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (1.99%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.46%) IIS
8 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.26%) Apache
11 2 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.13%) Confluence
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.84%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.19%) Orchard Housing
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.13%) Primavera
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 193 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (24.24%) Office 365
3 107 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (7.02%) SaaS
5 35 (4.64%) IaaS
6 22 (2.91%) PaaS
7 16 (2.12%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (0.79%) Slack
9 4 (0.53%) BlazeMeter
9 4 (0.53%) G Suite
10 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 192 (25.43%) Firewall
2 169 (22.38%) WAN
3 155 (20.53%) LAN
4 135 (17.88%) Wireless
5 123 (16.29%) VoIP
6 111 (14.70%) Skype
7 55 (7.28%) Telepresence
8 52 (6.89%) VPN
9 51 (6.75%) MPLS
10 50 (6.62%) DNS
11 49 (6.49%) DHCP
11 49 (6.49%) Network Security
12 45 (5.96%) TCP/IP
13 44 (5.83%) Ethernet
14 42 (5.56%) H.323
15 40 (5.30%) IP Telephony
15 40 (5.30%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
17 33 (4.37%) OSPF
18 31 (4.11%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.31%) Big Data
2 20 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.66%) MySQL
4 3 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (0.79%) AutoIt
1 6 (0.79%) Rational Rose
1 6 (0.79%) Selenium
2 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (0.53%) JIRA
2 4 (0.53%) JMeter
2 4 (0.53%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.26%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (0.26%) Robot Framework
3 2 (0.26%) Sikuli
3 2 (0.26%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 153 (20.26%) Finance
2 107 (14.17%) Telecoms
3 67 (8.87%) Retail
4 44 (5.83%) Banking
5 29 (3.84%) Law
5 29 (3.84%) Manufacturing
6 28 (3.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 27 (3.58%) Legal
8 21 (2.78%) Marketing
9 14 (1.85%) Billing
10 11 (1.46%) German Language
10 11 (1.46%) Italian Language
11 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.19%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.93%) Front Office
12 7 (0.93%) Local Government
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) Games
13 3 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 139 (18.41%) Architect
2 96 (12.72%) Solutions Architect
3 82 (10.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 69 (9.14%) Analyst
5 54 (7.15%) Support Engineer
6 52 (6.89%) Consultant
7 45 (5.96%) Project Manager
8 44 (5.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 40 (5.30%) Network Engineer
10 32 (4.24%) Programme Manager
11 30 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
11 30 (3.97%) Voice Engineer
12 29 (3.84%) Technical Architect
13 28 (3.71%) Lead Architect
14 26 (3.44%) IT Engineer
15 24 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (3.05%) Lead Solutions Architect
17 21 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
17 21 (2.78%) Cisco Architect
17 21 (2.78%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.44%) XMPP
2 21 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 15 (1.99%) REST
4 14 (1.85%) .NET
5 13 (1.72%) Web Services
6 8 (1.06%) CSS
7 7 (0.93%) Middleware
8 6 (0.79%) SOAP
8 6 (0.79%) Spring
8 6 (0.79%) Spring Boot
8 6 (0.79%) Spring Cloud
9 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.53%) HTML
9 4 (0.53%) jQuery
10 3 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.40%) SAML
11 2 (0.26%) Kafka
11 2 (0.26%) LAMP
11 2 (0.26%) LDAP
11 2 (0.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 186 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 75 (9.93%) Hybrid Cloud
3 65 (8.61%) Video Conferencing
4 42 (5.56%) Driving Licence
5 40 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.71%) IPTV
7 27 (3.58%) Blackberry
8 19 (2.52%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 13 (1.72%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.59%) Clustering
11 12 (1.59%) User Experience
12 9 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.19%) IVR
12 9 (1.19%) PMI
13 8 (1.06%) DataPower
14 6 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 173 (22.91%) Windows
2 116 (15.36%) Windows Server
3 67 (8.87%) Linux
4 66 (8.74%) Windows 10
5 56 (7.42%) Windows 7
6 53 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.53%) Unix
12 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.26%) Android
13 2 (0.26%) Debian
13 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.74%) Presales
2 129 (17.09%) Project Management
3 102 (13.51%) ITIL
4 84 (11.13%) PRINCE2
5 80 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (8.21%) Migration
7 56 (7.42%) Technical Architecture
8 49 (6.49%) Service Delivery
9 44 (5.83%) Customer Requirements
9 44 (5.83%) TOGAF
10 43 (5.70%) Capacity Planning
11 42 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 39 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (5.17%) Data Protection
12 39 (5.17%) Network Design
13 37 (4.90%) Enterprise Architecture
14 36 (4.77%) IT Strategy
14 36 (4.77%) Service Management
15 34 (4.50%) Analytics
15 34 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.23%) SQL
2 39 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.65%) C
4 19 (2.52%) Java
5 10 (1.32%) C#
6 9 (1.19%) Python
7 8 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.93%) Java 8
9 6 (0.79%) Perl
10 4 (0.53%) PHP
11 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 153 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (11.79%) CCNP
3 87 (11.52%) Degree
4 75 (9.93%) CCNA
5 62 (8.21%) CCIE
6 37 (4.90%) Security Cleared
7 28 (3.71%) SC Cleared
8 26 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (3.44%) TOGAF Certification
9 21 (2.78%) CCNP Voice
9 21 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.12%) CCVP
11 14 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (1.72%) MCSE
13 12 (1.59%) PMI Certification
14 11 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (1.32%) CCIE Data Center
15 10 (1.32%) CCIE Security
15 10 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.89%) SLA
2 28 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.78%) QA
4 19 (2.52%) GDPR
5 15 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 15 (1.99%) PMO
6 12 (1.59%) ISO 14001
6 12 (1.59%) ISO 9001
7 10 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) Basel III
9 2 (0.26%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (21.99%) Active Directory
2 129 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.97%) Virtual Desktop
5 23 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.32%) Docker
6 10 (1.32%) vSphere
7 8 (1.06%) FreeRADIUS
7 8 (1.06%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.06%) XenApp
8 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.79%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.66%) XenServer
11 4 (0.53%) Firmware
11 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 101 (13.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 55 (7.28%) SCCM
3 33 (4.37%) SCOM
4 26 (3.44%) vRealize
5 13 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.32%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.19%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.06%) Cacti
10 7 (0.93%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.66%) Ansible
12 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.66%) Nagios
12 5 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.66%) WSUS
13 3 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 330 (43.71%) Cisco
2 265 (35.10%) Microsoft
3 190 (25.17%) VMware
4 72 (9.54%) Citrix
5 45 (5.96%) Avaya
6 44 (5.83%) Polycom
7 42 (5.56%) NetApp
8 41 (5.43%) Mitel
9 40 (5.30%) Dell
10 37 (4.90%) Palo Alto
11 36 (4.77%) F5
12 32 (4.24%) SolarWinds
13 31 (4.11%) Splunk
14 30 (3.97%) EMC
14 30 (3.97%) HP
15 27 (3.58%) Juniper
16 19 (2.52%) Verint
17 18 (2.38%) CheckPoint
17 18 (2.38%) IBM
17 18 (2.38%) Ivanti