Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 547 557 539
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 -6
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 710 830 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.12% 3.09% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 579 661 676
UK median annual salary £60,000 £53,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.15% +12.63% -4.04%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £90,850 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% - +3.22%

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 22,778 26,861 29,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.23% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17,820 21,692 23,767
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +9 669 £60,000 +9.84% 80
London -33 340 £65,000 +8.33% 33
UK excluding London +33 329 £52,000 +15.56% 51
South East +56 104 £50,000 +17.06% 13
Midlands +46 67 £65,000 +62.50% 9
North of England +33 59 £47,500 -0.20% 16
West Midlands +75 54 £75,000 +62.16% 7
South West +28 38 £49,750 +4.74% 2
East of England +7 35 £42,500 -8.60% 7
North West +3 35 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Scotland -2 20 £62,500 +19.05% 4
North East +26 15 £62,500 +18.18% 1
East Midlands +10 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire +21 9 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Wales +8 5 £75,649 +90.91%
Northern Ireland -20 2 £30,000 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 324 (45.63%) Cisco
2 250 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 225 (31.69%) Firewall
3 225 (31.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 199 (28.03%) Office 365
5 195 (27.46%) Data Centre
6 190 (26.76%) WAN
7 174 (24.51%) Active Directory
8 172 (24.23%) Finance
9 160 (22.54%) Wireless
10 159 (22.39%) LAN
11 157 (22.11%) Windows
12 155 (21.83%) Presales
13 145 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
14 126 (17.75%) MPLS
15 123 (17.32%) Project Management
16 120 (16.90%) VoIP
17 113 (15.92%) VMware
18 112 (15.77%) Skype
19 108 (15.21%) Skype for Business
20 104 (14.65%) Network Security
21 103 (14.51%) Cisco CUCM
22 102 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
23 100 (14.08%) Windows Server
23 100 (14.08%) Telecoms
24 90 (12.68%) CCNP
25 89 (12.54%) ITIL
26 87 (12.25%) Palo Alto
27 86 (12.11%) Hybrid Cloud
28 79 (11.13%) Cisco Nexus

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 (15.21%) Skype for Business
2 69 (9.72%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.51%) CMS
4 29 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.27%) IIS
8 8 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.28%) Apache
11 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.14%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.70%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 225 (31.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (28.03%) Office 365
3 102 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (7.18%) SaaS
5 30 (4.23%) IaaS
6 23 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (3.10%) Mimecast
7 22 (3.10%) PaaS
8 16 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.28%) Slack
12 2 (0.28%) Yammer
13 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 225 (31.69%) Firewall
2 190 (26.76%) WAN
3 160 (22.54%) Wireless
4 159 (22.39%) LAN
5 126 (17.75%) MPLS
6 120 (16.90%) VoIP
7 112 (15.77%) Skype
8 104 (14.65%) Network Security
9 79 (11.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 73 (10.28%) DNS
10 73 (10.28%) VPN
11 71 (10.00%) DHCP
12 69 (9.72%) OSPF
13 66 (9.30%) Telepresence
14 65 (9.15%) BGP
15 46 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (6.20%) EIGRP
17 40 (5.63%) Internet
18 39 (5.49%) TCP/IP
19 37 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.69%) Big Data
4 11 (1.55%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.27%) MySQL
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.14%) AutoIt
2 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.14%) Hudson
2 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.14%) Selenium
2 1 (0.14%) Sikuli
2 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.14%) WinRunner
General
1 172 (24.23%) Finance
2 100 (14.08%) Telecoms
3 66 (9.30%) Banking
4 34 (4.79%) Legal
5 26 (3.66%) Front Office
6 23 (3.24%) Law
7 22 (3.10%) Marketing
8 18 (2.54%) Billing
9 11 (1.55%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.13%) Advertising
10 8 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.99%) Retail
12 6 (0.85%) Electronics
12 6 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.56%) French Language
14 4 (0.56%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 144 (20.28%) Architect
2 94 (13.24%) Network Engineer
3 85 (11.97%) Solutions Architect
4 55 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 55 (7.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 54 (7.61%) Project Manager
6 45 (6.34%) Consultant
7 41 (5.77%) Voice Engineer
8 39 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 37 (5.21%) Analyst
9 37 (5.21%) Network Communications Engineer
9 37 (5.21%) Support Engineer
10 35 (4.93%) Programme Manager
11 33 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.37%) Network Architect
13 30 (4.23%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 26 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
15 25 (3.52%) Cisco Architect
15 25 (3.52%) Voice Network Engineer
16 24 (3.38%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.76%) XMPP
2 9 (1.27%) .NET
3 7 (0.99%) Django
3 7 (0.99%) Twisted
3 7 (0.99%) WebRTC
4 5 (0.70%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.42%) COM
5 3 (0.42%) LDAP
5 3 (0.42%) React
5 3 (0.42%) SAML
5 3 (0.42%) Spring
5 3 (0.42%) Web Services
6 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.28%) CSS
6 2 (0.28%) HTML
6 2 (0.28%) jQuery
6 2 (0.28%) Velocity
7 1 (0.14%) LAMP
7 1 (0.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 195 (27.46%) Data Centre
2 86 (12.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 64 (9.01%) Video Conferencing
4 54 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (4.23%) Clustering
6 28 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (3.66%) Driving Licence
8 25 (3.52%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.96%) Private Cloud
10 18 (2.54%) Blackberry
10 18 (2.54%) IPTV
10 18 (2.54%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.97%) IVR
12 13 (1.83%) User Experience
13 12 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 11 (1.55%) Digital Signage
14 11 (1.55%) PMI
14 11 (1.55%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.41%) Industry 4.0
16 8 (1.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 157 (22.11%) Windows
2 100 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 61 (8.59%) Linux
4 58 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (5.92%) Windows 10
6 39 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 33 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.54%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.25%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.27%) Android
11 8 (1.13%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.99%) CentOS
13 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.42%) Unix
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.28%) Debian
16 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (21.83%) Presales
2 123 (17.32%) Project Management
3 89 (12.54%) ITIL
4 67 (9.44%) Customer Requirements
5 63 (8.87%) Migration
5 63 (8.87%) PRINCE2
6 59 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (7.75%) IT Strategy
7 55 (7.75%) Service Delivery
8 46 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 44 (6.20%) B2B
11 41 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (5.21%) Mentoring
13 34 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (4.51%) Security Monitoring
15 31 (4.37%) Time Management
16 30 (4.23%) Load Balancing
17 26 (3.66%) Network Management
17 26 (3.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.03%) PowerShell
2 49 (6.90%) Python
3 37 (5.21%) SQL
4 36 (5.07%) Perl
5 24 (3.38%) Shell Script
6 20 (2.82%) C
7 11 (1.55%) Java
8 9 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.99%) C++
9 7 (0.99%) Go
9 7 (0.99%) Objective-C
9 7 (0.99%) Ruby
10 4 (0.56%) C#
11 2 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.14%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 145 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (12.68%) CCNP
3 78 (10.99%) Degree
4 61 (8.59%) CCIE
5 59 (8.31%) CCNA
6 40 (5.63%) CCVP
7 33 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (2.54%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.25%) MCSE
9 16 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (2.11%) PMI Certification
11 11 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.55%) MCITP
11 11 (1.55%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.99%) APMP
12 7 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.85%) Avaya Certification
13 6 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.17%) SLA
2 20 (2.82%) QA
3 15 (2.11%) PMO
4 12 (1.69%) GDPR
5 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) Basel III
6 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 174 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.97%) XenApp
5 14 (1.97%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.27%) Docker
8 7 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.99%) vSphere
9 6 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.42%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.42%) XenServer
11 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.14%) KVM
12 1 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 103 (14.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 45 (6.34%) SCCM
3 26 (3.66%) Cisco UCCX
4 25 (3.52%) SCOM
5 18 (2.54%) Cisco UCCE
6 16 (2.25%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.11%) vRealize
8 14 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.13%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.99%) Nagios
11 6 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.56%) Ansible
13 4 (0.56%) Cisco CME
14 3 (0.42%) Kubernetes
14 3 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 324 (45.63%) Cisco
2 250 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 113 (15.92%) VMware
4 87 (12.25%) Palo Alto
5 73 (10.28%) CheckPoint
6 67 (9.44%) Citrix
7 62 (8.73%) Mitel
8 50 (7.04%) Avaya
9 47 (6.62%) SolarWinds
10 36 (5.07%) Juniper
11 35 (4.93%) HP
12 33 (4.65%) BT
13 32 (4.51%) Speakerbus
14 31 (4.37%) Polycom
15 30 (4.23%) Dell
16 26 (3.66%) EMC
16 26 (3.66%) Etrali
17 25 (3.52%) NetApp
18 23 (3.24%) F5
18 23 (3.24%) IBM