Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 693 412 559
Rank change year-on-year -281 +147 +37
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 346 307 669
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.62% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 3.98% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 262 241 486
10th Percentile £32,000 £37,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £41,375 £41,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.00% -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 15,663 7,720 22,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 15.72% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10,805 6,258 17,008
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% -5.26%
75th Percentile £68,212 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 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 -267 289 £57,500 +4.55% 56
UK excluding London -205 189 £48,500 -3.00% 39
London -233 118 £68,500 +19.13% 17
Work from Home -227 109 £61,500 +23.00% 11
North of England -135 50 £50,000 -6.98% 14
South East -136 50 £35,000 -37.78% 10
Midlands -99 30 £47,500 +22.58% 5
South West -72 26 £65,000 +27.76% 7
North West -95 26 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Scotland -87 24 £47,500 +6.36% 1
West Midlands -83 21 £57,500 +58.62% 2
Yorkshire -124 19 £54,000 -6.09% 7
East Midlands -71 9 £27,500 -29.49% 3
East of England -94 7 £42,500 -10.53% 2
North East -28 5 £75,000 - 2
Wales -51 2 £37,500 -19.35%

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 197 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 156 (45.09%) Azure
3 153 (44.22%) Microsoft 365
4 113 (32.66%) Active Directory
5 108 (31.21%) Windows
6 104 (30.06%) Cisco
7 86 (24.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 84 (24.28%) Windows Server
9 81 (23.41%) VPN
10 75 (21.68%) Presales
11 70 (20.23%) Finance
12 69 (19.94%) Data Centre
13 64 (18.50%) Social Skills
14 63 (18.21%) Microsoft Intune
15 61 (17.63%) ITIL
16 59 (17.05%) Public Cloud
17 57 (16.47%) SCCM
18 56 (16.18%) Windows 10
19 55 (15.90%) SharePoint
20 54 (15.61%) WAN
21 53 (15.32%) Security Cleared
22 52 (15.03%) Telecoms
23 50 (14.45%) VMware
24 49 (14.16%) SC Cleared
25 48 (13.87%) Requirements Gathering
26 47 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 47 (13.58%) Firewall
27 42 (12.14%) LAN
27 42 (12.14%) AWS
28 41 (11.85%) VoIP

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 55 (15.90%) SharePoint
2 34 (9.83%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.02%) Confluence
4 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 156 (45.09%) Azure
2 153 (44.22%) Microsoft 365
3 86 (24.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (12.14%) AWS
5 24 (6.94%) SaaS
6 21 (6.07%) Power Platform
7 19 (5.49%) PaaS
8 15 (4.34%) OneDrive
9 11 (3.18%) GCP
10 10 (2.89%) Azure Sentinel
10 10 (2.89%) Google Workspace
11 9 (2.60%) IaaS
12 7 (2.02%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.45%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.58%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.58%) Yammer
15 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.29%) GitHub
15 1 (0.29%) Lucidchart
15 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (23.41%) VPN
2 54 (15.61%) WAN
3 47 (13.58%) Firewall
4 42 (12.14%) LAN
5 41 (11.85%) VoIP
6 35 (10.12%) Skype
7 30 (8.67%) WebEx
8 29 (8.38%) PBX
9 27 (7.80%) Wireless
10 26 (7.51%) DNS
11 22 (6.36%) DHCP
12 18 (5.20%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (4.34%) H.323
14 11 (3.18%) SD-WAN
15 10 (2.89%) Network Security
16 9 (2.60%) RTP
17 8 (2.31%) SSL
17 8 (2.31%) WLAN
18 7 (2.02%) MPLS
18 7 (2.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.16%) Big Data
4 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.58%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.29%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (2.02%) JIRA
2 4 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.58%) eggPlant
3 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 70 (20.23%) Finance
2 64 (18.50%) Social Skills
3 52 (15.03%) Telecoms
4 23 (6.65%) Public Sector
5 21 (6.07%) Banking
6 16 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.47%) Retail
8 7 (2.02%) Law
9 4 (1.16%) Legal
9 4 (1.16%) Marketing
9 4 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.58%) Games
11 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 69 (19.94%) Consultant
2 44 (12.72%) Cloud Consultant
3 43 (12.43%) Technical Consultant
4 36 (10.40%) Architect
5 27 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (7.80%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 20 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.49%) Unified Communications Manager
8 18 (5.20%) Analyst
9 15 (4.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.05%) IT Manager
11 13 (3.76%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.18%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (3.18%) Voice Engineer
13 10 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (2.89%) IT Engineer
13 10 (2.89%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.89%) Service Desk Support
13 10 (2.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.18%) XMPP
2 10 (2.89%) Web Services
3 5 (1.45%) .NET
3 5 (1.45%) JSON
4 4 (1.16%) WebRTC
5 3 (0.87%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.87%) React
5 3 (0.87%) Spring
6 2 (0.58%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.29%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.29%) Flash
7 1 (0.29%) Flutter
7 1 (0.29%) Node.js
7 1 (0.29%) OAuth
7 1 (0.29%) React Native
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
7 1 (0.29%) SAML
7 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 69 (19.94%) Data Centre
2 59 (17.05%) Public Cloud
3 26 (7.51%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (5.78%) Virtual Team
5 15 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.60%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.73%) Biotechnology
9 6 (1.73%) BYOD
9 6 (1.73%) Clustering
9 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.73%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.87%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (0.87%) User Experience
12 2 (0.58%) CMDB
12 2 (0.58%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 108 (31.21%) Windows
2 84 (24.28%) Windows Server
3 56 (16.18%) Windows 10
4 15 (4.34%) Linux
5 10 (2.89%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.68%) Presales
2 61 (17.63%) ITIL
3 48 (13.87%) Requirements Gathering
4 47 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 32 (9.25%) Migration
6 25 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (6.94%) Data Management
8 23 (6.65%) PRINCE2
8 23 (6.65%) Project Management
9 21 (6.07%) Service Management
9 21 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (5.49%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (4.62%) ITSM
12 15 (4.34%) B2B
12 15 (4.34%) Computer Science
13 14 (4.05%) Change Management
13 14 (4.05%) DevOps
13 14 (4.05%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.56%) PowerShell
2 27 (7.80%) SQL
3 16 (4.62%) Python
4 8 (2.31%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.45%) Java
5 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.16%) C
7 2 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.29%) C#
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 49 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (8.09%) Degree
5 20 (5.78%) CCNA
6 15 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (4.05%) MCSE
8 11 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (3.18%) MCP
9 8 (2.31%) CCNP
10 6 (1.73%) MCITP
10 6 (1.73%) MCSA
10 6 (1.73%) MCTS
11 5 (1.45%) AWS Certification
11 5 (1.45%) CISM
11 5 (1.45%) CISSP
11 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.76%) GDPR
2 10 (2.89%) SLA
3 7 (2.02%) COBIT
4 6 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.16%) NCSC
5 4 (1.16%) RMADS
6 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 113 (32.66%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.87%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.58%) Kamailio
6 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.58%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.29%) Docker
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (18.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 57 (16.47%) SCCM
3 28 (8.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (4.91%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (4.34%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (2.60%) AirWatch
6 9 (2.60%) Jamf Pro
7 8 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 6 (1.73%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.73%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.45%) Terraform
10 3 (0.87%) CASB
10 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.58%) Ansible
11 2 (0.58%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 197 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 104 (30.06%) Cisco
3 50 (14.45%) VMware
4 34 (9.83%) Citrix
5 23 (6.65%) Google
6 20 (5.78%) Mitel
7 19 (5.49%) Veeam
8 18 (5.20%) Avaya
9 10 (2.89%) F5
9 10 (2.89%) Yealink
10 8 (2.31%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.31%) Fortinet
10 8 (2.31%) Juniper
10 8 (2.31%) Polycom
11 7 (2.02%) Oracle
12 6 (1.73%) Acme Packet
12 6 (1.73%) Aruba
12 6 (1.73%) Asigra
12 6 (1.73%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.45%) SolarWinds