Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 547 557 543
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +8
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 555 711 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 3.11% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 423 581 692
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £54,175 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.09% +20.39% +2.27%

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 18,908 22,866 26,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.07% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14,880 17,879 21,476
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 -17 515 £55,000 -8.33% 101
UK excluding London +44 295 £52,500 -3.09% 76
London -4 236 £62,000 -11.43% 31
South East +32 100 £57,500 +15.00% 17
North of England +67 73 £47,000 -1.34% 20
North West +52 45 £47,000 -1.05% 10
Midlands +32 44 £45,540 -37.19% 11
South West +21 35 £50,000 - 14
East Midlands +34 24 £45,540 +10.40%
East of England +66 20 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Yorkshire +52 19 £50,000 +53.85% 8
West Midlands -1 19 £48,750 -35.00% 11
Scotland +23 14 £57,975 +6.52% 6
North East +16 9 £41,500 -31.82% 2
Wales +3 9 £50,000 -33.91%

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 256 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 203 (36.58%) Office 365
3 197 (35.50%) Cisco
4 140 (25.23%) Firewall
5 139 (25.05%) WAN
6 133 (23.96%) Windows
7 129 (23.24%) Skype
8 122 (21.98%) Azure
9 121 (21.80%) Active Directory
10 119 (21.44%) Skype for Business
11 113 (20.36%) VMware
12 111 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 104 (18.74%) LAN
14 101 (18.20%) Degree
15 96 (17.30%) Wireless
16 92 (16.58%) ITIL
16 92 (16.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 91 (16.40%) Presales
18 88 (15.86%) Cisco Certification
19 87 (15.68%) Telecoms
20 73 (13.15%) Finance
21 69 (12.43%) MPLS
22 67 (12.07%) IT Strategy
23 63 (11.35%) Windows Server
23 63 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
24 61 (10.99%) Internet
24 61 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
25 60 (10.81%) VoIP
25 60 (10.81%) Network Design
26 57 (10.27%) CCNP

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
1 119 (21.44%) Skype for Business
2 35 (6.31%) MS Exchange
3 32 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.80%) CMS
5 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.54%) IIS
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.18%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (8.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.08%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.36%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 203 (36.58%) Office 365
2 122 (21.98%) Azure
3 55 (9.91%) AWS
4 29 (5.23%) G Suite
5 23 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (3.24%) SaaS
7 13 (2.34%) IaaS
8 12 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.98%) PaaS
10 5 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.90%) GCP
11 3 (0.54%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.18%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.18%) Serverless
12 1 (0.18%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 140 (25.23%) Firewall
2 139 (25.05%) WAN
3 129 (23.24%) Skype
4 104 (18.74%) LAN
5 96 (17.30%) Wireless
6 69 (12.43%) MPLS
7 61 (10.99%) Internet
8 60 (10.81%) VoIP
9 43 (7.75%) DNS
9 43 (7.75%) WebEx
10 42 (7.57%) VPN
11 40 (7.21%) DHCP
12 33 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (5.23%) IP Telephony
14 27 (4.86%) WLAN
15 26 (4.68%) SAN
16 23 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (4.14%) Network Security
16 23 (4.14%) TCP/IP
17 22 (3.96%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.23%) Blockchain
2 18 (3.24%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.62%) Big Data
4 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.36%) DB2
5 2 (0.36%) MySQL
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.36%) TKPROF
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.36%) JIRA
2 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (15.68%) Telecoms
2 73 (13.15%) Finance
3 29 (5.23%) Retail
4 27 (4.86%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.78%) Marketing
6 17 (3.06%) Banking
7 13 (2.34%) Law
8 12 (2.16%) Electronics
9 11 (1.98%) German Language
10 9 (1.62%) Front Office
10 9 (1.62%) Italian Language
11 7 (1.26%) Billing
11 7 (1.26%) Brand Awareness
12 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.72%) Back Office
13 4 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.54%) Advertising
15 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.36%) French Language
15 2 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (16.04%) Consultant
2 76 (13.69%) Architect
3 57 (10.27%) Solutions Architect
4 51 (9.19%) Support Engineer
5 45 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 37 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.31%) IT Manager
8 34 (6.13%) IT Consultant
8 34 (6.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 33 (5.95%) Analyst
9 33 (5.95%) Senior Manager
10 31 (5.59%) IT Support
11 28 (5.05%) IT Engineer
11 28 (5.05%) Senior Consultant
12 26 (4.68%) Project Manager
13 23 (4.14%) Presales Consultant
13 23 (4.14%) Presales Solution Architect
14 22 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
16 20 (3.60%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.06%) XMPP
2 6 (1.08%) Software Packaging
3 5 (0.90%) .NET
3 5 (0.90%) Apache Thrift
3 5 (0.90%) REST
3 5 (0.90%) SOAP
3 5 (0.90%) WSDL
4 3 (0.54%) Middleware
4 3 (0.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.18%) Kafka
5 1 (0.18%) LAMP
5 1 (0.18%) Spring
5 1 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 111 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.39%) Management Information System
3 40 (7.21%) Video Conferencing
4 34 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (6.13%) Internet of Things
5 21 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.60%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.88%) Handset
8 15 (2.70%) Robotics
9 14 (2.52%) Clustering
10 13 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
11 12 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.62%) CCTV
12 9 (1.62%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.44%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.44%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.44%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.26%) User Experience
15 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 133 (23.96%) Windows
2 63 (11.35%) Windows Server
3 48 (8.65%) Linux
4 43 (7.75%) Windows 10
5 26 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.60%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.98%) Windows 8
9 10 (1.80%) Unix
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) AIX
11 2 (0.36%) SUSE
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.58%) ITIL
2 91 (16.40%) Presales
3 67 (12.07%) IT Strategy
4 63 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (10.99%) Cybersecurity
6 60 (10.81%) Network Design
7 55 (9.91%) Project Delivery
8 52 (9.37%) Project Management
9 51 (9.19%) Customer Requirements
10 46 (8.29%) Business Development
11 45 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 35 (6.31%) Programme Management
13 33 (5.95%) Collaborative Working
13 33 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (5.59%) Artificial Intelligence
15 30 (5.41%) Business Transformation
15 30 (5.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 30 (5.41%) Service Delivery
16 29 (5.23%) Data Architecture
16 29 (5.23%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.60%) C
1 20 (3.60%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.52%) SQL
3 6 (1.08%) Java
3 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (1.08%) Python
4 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 101 (18.20%) Degree
2 88 (15.86%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (10.27%) CCNP
4 49 (8.83%) CCNA
5 36 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (4.32%) CCIE
7 21 (3.78%) Security Cleared
8 20 (3.60%) MCSE
9 19 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (2.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 12 (2.16%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.80%) CCDP
12 9 (1.62%) CCIE Service Provider
12 9 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.62%) MCSA
12 9 (1.62%) RIBA
13 7 (1.26%) APMP
13 7 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.26%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.08%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.85%) SLA
2 12 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.08%) QA
5 2 (0.36%) COBIT
5 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (21.80%) Active Directory
2 92 (16.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (7.03%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (1.44%) XenApp
7 8 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.26%) vSphere
9 6 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (1.08%) Firmware
9 6 (1.08%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (1.08%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.72%) Docker
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 52 (9.37%) SCCM
2 33 (5.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 22 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (3.24%) SCOM
5 15 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.62%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.44%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.44%) Nagios
9 6 (1.08%) Cisco CME
10 5 (0.90%) Ansible
10 5 (0.90%) Puppet
10 5 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
12 3 (0.54%) AppManager
12 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 256 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 197 (35.50%) Cisco
3 113 (20.36%) VMware
4 37 (6.67%) Polycom
5 34 (6.13%) Google
6 32 (5.77%) Avaya
6 32 (5.77%) SolarWinds
7 30 (5.41%) Citrix
7 30 (5.41%) Mitel
8 27 (4.86%) HP
8 27 (4.86%) Sonus
9 26 (4.68%) Palo Alto
10 25 (4.50%) NetApp
11 23 (4.14%) Juniper
12 21 (3.78%) Dell
12 21 (3.78%) EMC
13 16 (2.88%) CheckPoint
14 15 (2.70%) Oracle
15 12 (2.16%) Forcepoint
15 12 (2.16%) Riverbed