Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 541 604
Rank change year-on-year +14 +63 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 916 896 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 2.80% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 734 713 721
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -4.26%
10th Percentile £31,538 £26,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,650 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 28309 32038 36151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22925 26230 29899
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +13 825 £51,500 +14.44% 46
London +182 471 £57,500 +9.52% 22
UK excluding London -84 417 £45,000 - 29
South East -33 121 £47,500 - 4
North of England -42 90 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Midlands 0 55 £43,500 +16.00% 3
East of England -4 55 £43,125 +1.47% 7
Scotland +19 49 £52,500 +1.94% 5
North West -3 43 £47,500 +42.32% 5
Yorkshire -35 40 £50,000 -1.96% 1
West Midlands -4 35 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West -17 26 £41,500 +3.75% 2
East Midlands +27 22 £35,000 - 1
Wales +6 13 £39,250 -41.85%
Northern Ireland -15 10 £27,000 - 1
North East +12 7 £52,884 +185.86% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 439 (47.93%) Cisco
2 285 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 284 (31.00%) Skype for Business
4 280 (30.57%) WAN
5 272 (29.69%) Skype
6 259 (28.28%) LAN
7 245 (26.75%) Cisco Certification
8 230 (25.11%) Active Directory
8 230 (25.11%) Finance
9 223 (24.34%) ITIL
10 218 (23.80%) Windows
10 218 (23.80%) Data Centre
11 213 (23.25%) VoIP
12 211 (23.03%) Firewall
13 186 (20.31%) CCNP
14 161 (17.58%) Wireless
15 160 (17.47%) Windows Server
16 159 (17.36%) MPLS
17 153 (16.70%) Cisco CUCM
18 148 (16.16%) Office 365
19 143 (15.61%) VMware
20 138 (15.07%) Presales
21 137 (14.96%) Telecoms
22 116 (12.66%) CCIE
23 115 (12.55%) VPN
24 111 (12.12%) BGP
25 107 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
26 100 (10.92%) Network Security
26 100 (10.92%) Avaya
26 100 (10.92%) 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
1 284 (31.00%) Skype for Business
2 100 (10.92%) MS Exchange
3 63 (6.88%) CMS
4 54 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 38 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.75%) IBM Domino
10 14 (1.53%) IIS
11 10 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.33%) Confluence
15 2 (0.22%) Apache
15 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 148 (16.16%) Office 365
2 107 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (7.64%) SaaS
4 69 (7.53%) Mimecast
5 37 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (3.60%) IaaS
7 32 (3.49%) PaaS
8 9 (0.98%) Slack
9 7 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 280 (30.57%) WAN
2 272 (29.69%) Skype
3 259 (28.28%) LAN
4 213 (23.25%) VoIP
5 211 (23.03%) Firewall
6 161 (17.58%) Wireless
7 159 (17.36%) MPLS
8 115 (12.55%) VPN
9 111 (12.12%) BGP
10 100 (10.92%) Network Security
11 95 (10.37%) DNS
12 94 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 92 (10.04%) OSPF
14 88 (9.61%) TCP/IP
15 84 (9.17%) IPsec
16 81 (8.84%) DHCP
16 81 (8.84%) Wi-Fi
17 75 (8.19%) Cisco IOS
18 69 (7.53%) EIGRP
19 64 (6.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.20%) Big Data
4 6 (0.66%) MySQL
5 4 (0.44%) Power BI
6 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.22%) GCC
3 1 (0.11%) Gradle
General
1 230 (25.11%) Finance
2 137 (14.96%) Telecoms
3 88 (9.61%) Banking
4 49 (5.35%) Law
5 42 (4.59%) Legal
6 27 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 27 (2.95%) Retail
7 17 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.86%) Multimedia
8 16 (1.75%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.64%) French Language
10 14 (1.53%) Billing
11 12 (1.31%) Marketing
12 10 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.55%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) Back Office
15 1 (0.11%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (12.88%) Network Engineer
2 100 (10.92%) Consultant
3 93 (10.15%) Architect
4 85 (9.28%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 82 (8.95%) Analyst
6 72 (7.86%) Support Engineer
7 60 (6.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 56 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 48 (5.24%) Team Leader
10 41 (4.48%) Presales Consultant
11 40 (4.37%) Project Manager
12 38 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
12 38 (4.15%) Voice Engineer
13 37 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 37 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (3.38%) Unified Communications Consultant
15 30 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 28 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
17 27 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
18 26 (2.84%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (10.04%) XMPP
2 19 (2.07%) Web Services
3 16 (1.75%) .NET
4 11 (1.20%) 802.1X
5 7 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.44%) HTML
6 4 (0.44%) REST
7 3 (0.33%) Loki
7 3 (0.33%) Node.js
8 2 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Wicket
9 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.11%) Guice
9 1 (0.11%) JPA
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.11%) RESTful
9 1 (0.11%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 218 (23.80%) Data Centre
2 98 (10.70%) Video Conferencing
3 56 (6.11%) Clustering
4 54 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.59%) Blackberry
6 31 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.28%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.07%) PKI
9 18 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.53%) EMC VNX
12 11 (1.20%) DataPower
12 11 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.20%) User Experience
12 11 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 9 (0.98%) Internet of Things
14 7 (0.76%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.76%) Machine to Machine
14 7 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 218 (23.80%) Windows
2 160 (17.47%) Windows Server
3 83 (9.06%) Linux
4 55 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.28%) Windows 10
6 30 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 28 (3.06%) Apple iOS
8 25 (2.73%) Mac OS X
9 21 (2.29%) Unix
10 18 (1.97%) Windows 8
11 17 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.53%) Android
13 8 (0.87%) CentOS
14 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.55%) AIX
15 5 (0.55%) SUSE
15 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.55%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (24.34%) ITIL
2 138 (15.07%) Presales
3 97 (10.59%) Project Management
4 64 (6.99%) Service Management
5 61 (6.66%) Migration
6 51 (5.57%) Change Management
7 50 (5.46%) Business Continuity
7 50 (5.46%) Kalman Filter
8 48 (5.24%) Mentoring
9 47 (5.13%) Service Delivery
10 45 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (4.80%) ITIL V3
11 44 (4.80%) PRINCE2
12 43 (4.69%) Line Management
13 41 (4.48%) Network Design
14 40 (4.37%) Customer Requirements
15 38 (4.15%) Load Balancing
16 36 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 63 (6.88%) PowerShell
2 31 (3.38%) SQL
3 12 (1.31%) C
3 12 (1.31%) Python
4 7 (0.76%) C#
5 5 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.44%) Java
6 4 (0.44%) Perl
7 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.33%) VB
8 2 (0.22%) Ruby
8 2 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.11%) Erlang
9 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 245 (26.75%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (20.31%) CCNP
3 116 (12.66%) CCIE
4 87 (9.50%) Degree
5 71 (7.75%) CCNA
6 65 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (6.44%) CCVP
8 46 (5.02%) MCSE
9 41 (4.48%) CCNP Voice
10 26 (2.84%) MCSA
11 25 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (2.40%) MCP
14 21 (2.29%) CCDE
14 21 (2.29%) Security Cleared
15 16 (1.75%) CCDP
16 13 (1.42%) SC Cleared
17 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
18 10 (1.09%) MCITP
18 10 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.99%) SLA
2 30 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.87%) QA
6 7 (0.76%) PMO
7 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) GDPR
8 2 (0.22%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 230 (25.11%) Active Directory
2 88 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.31%) XenApp
6 11 (1.20%) VMware NSX
7 8 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.76%) vSphere
9 6 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.22%) Firmware
10 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.22%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 153 (16.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 99 (10.81%) Cisco UCCX
3 69 (7.53%) Cisco UCCE
4 36 (3.93%) SCCM
5 33 (3.60%) AirWatch
6 22 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
7 19 (2.07%) SCOM
8 16 (1.75%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 15 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (1.20%) Cacti
11 9 (0.98%) Cisco CME
11 9 (0.98%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.87%) Ansible
13 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.33%) Nagios
15 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
15 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
15 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 439 (47.93%) Cisco
2 285 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 143 (15.61%) VMware
4 100 (10.92%) Avaya
5 86 (9.39%) Palo Alto
6 85 (9.28%) CheckPoint
7 73 (7.97%) Citrix
8 71 (7.75%) HP
8 71 (7.75%) Juniper
9 56 (6.11%) F5
10 55 (6.00%) SolarWinds
11 49 (5.35%) Riverbed
12 40 (4.37%) EMC
13 33 (3.60%) Dell
13 33 (3.60%) NetApp
14 31 (3.38%) Apple
14 31 (3.38%) IBM
15 29 (3.17%) Symantec
16 26 (2.84%) Mitel
16 26 (2.84%) Polycom