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

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 541 559
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 +23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 753 926 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 3.35% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 596 735 687
UK median annual salary £59,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.38% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £45,750 £43,835
% change year-on-year +12.57% +4.37% -2.59%

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 23,615 27,629 31,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 15.40% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18,506 22,374 25,395
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 December 2018.

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 15 December 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 +3 713 £59,000 +12.38% 73
London -20 369 £65,000 +13.04% 27
UK excluding London -4 344 £51,500 +12.57% 53
South East +35 133 £50,000 +11.11% 14
North of England -10 65 £42,500 -15.00% 12
Midlands +40 54 £65,000 +44.44% 9
South West +40 48 £55,000 +25.00% 6
North West +24 48 £42,000 -11.58% 10
West Midlands +54 44 £75,000 +63.93% 6
Scotland -22 20 £54,425 +3.67% 5
East of England -17 15 £42,500 -2.86% 5
Yorkshire +6 12 £36,250 -27.50% 1
East Midlands +10 10 £41,250 +17.86% 3
Wales 0 8 £75,649 +92.74% 1
North East -6 5 £62,500 +18.18% 1
Northern Ireland -12 3 £30,000 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 325 (43.16%) Cisco
2 261 (34.66%) Microsoft
3 226 (30.01%) Firewall
3 226 (30.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 204 (27.09%) Office 365
5 203 (26.96%) Data Centre
6 201 (26.69%) WAN
7 183 (24.30%) Active Directory
8 180 (23.90%) LAN
9 179 (23.77%) Finance
10 174 (23.11%) Windows
11 163 (21.65%) Wireless
12 154 (20.45%) Presales
13 152 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
14 143 (18.99%) Project Management
15 137 (18.19%) VMware
16 121 (16.07%) VoIP
17 114 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
18 110 (14.61%) Windows Server
18 110 (14.61%) ITIL
19 109 (14.48%) Skype
20 106 (14.08%) Skype for Business
21 102 (13.55%) Cisco CUCM
22 99 (13.15%) MPLS
23 98 (13.01%) Hybrid Cloud
24 97 (12.88%) Telecoms
25 94 (12.48%) CCNP
26 90 (11.95%) MS Exchange
27 86 (11.42%) Network Security
28 85 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 106 (14.08%) Skype for Business
2 90 (11.95%) MS Exchange
3 44 (5.84%) CMS
4 24 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.59%) IIS
8 5 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.27%) Apache
12 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
12 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 226 (30.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 204 (27.09%) Office 365
3 114 (15.14%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (7.30%) SaaS
5 33 (4.38%) IaaS
6 28 (3.72%) PaaS
7 17 (2.26%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.66%) Slack
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 226 (30.01%) Firewall
2 201 (26.69%) WAN
3 180 (23.90%) LAN
4 163 (21.65%) Wireless
5 121 (16.07%) VoIP
6 109 (14.48%) Skype
7 99 (13.15%) MPLS
8 86 (11.42%) Network Security
9 69 (9.16%) Telepresence
10 68 (9.03%) VPN
11 57 (7.57%) DNS
12 53 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 52 (6.91%) DHCP
14 48 (6.37%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (6.24%) TCP/IP
16 46 (6.11%) OSPF
17 42 (5.58%) BGP
18 39 (5.18%) Ethernet
18 39 (5.18%) H.323
19 37 (4.91%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (1.20%) Big Data
3 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.40%) MySQL
5 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.27%) AutoIt
2 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.27%) MSI
2 2 (0.27%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (0.27%) Robot Framework
2 2 (0.27%) Selenium
2 2 (0.27%) Sikuli
2 2 (0.27%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.13%) Hudson
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 179 (23.77%) Finance
2 97 (12.88%) Telecoms
3 58 (7.70%) Banking
4 32 (4.25%) Retail
5 29 (3.85%) Legal
6 20 (2.66%) Law
7 18 (2.39%) Marketing
8 17 (2.26%) Billing
8 17 (2.26%) Front Office
9 12 (1.59%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.46%) Multimedia
11 9 (1.20%) Advertising
12 8 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.66%) French Language
14 5 (0.66%) German Language
14 5 (0.66%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.53%) Electronics
15 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 144 (19.12%) Architect
2 90 (11.95%) Solutions Architect
3 74 (9.83%) Network Engineer
4 65 (8.63%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 61 (8.10%) Project Manager
6 53 (7.04%) Consultant
7 47 (6.24%) Programme Manager
7 47 (6.24%) Support Engineer
8 41 (5.44%) Cisco Engineer
9 40 (5.31%) Analyst
10 38 (5.05%) Infrastructure Manager
11 33 (4.38%) Voice Engineer
12 27 (3.59%) Senior Manager
13 25 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (3.32%) IT Engineer
13 25 (3.32%) Senior Project Manager
14 24 (3.19%) Unified Communications Manager
15 23 (3.05%) Lead Architect
16 21 (2.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 21 (2.79%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.78%) XMPP
2 14 (1.86%) .NET
3 13 (1.73%) Web Services
4 11 (1.46%) REST
5 8 (1.06%) Spring
6 6 (0.80%) Spring Boot
6 6 (0.80%) Spring Cloud
7 5 (0.66%) Middleware
8 4 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.53%) CSS
8 4 (0.53%) SOAP
9 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.40%) Django
9 3 (0.40%) jQuery
9 3 (0.40%) LDAP
9 3 (0.40%) SAML
9 3 (0.40%) Twisted
9 3 (0.40%) WebRTC
10 2 (0.27%) HTML
10 2 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 203 (26.96%) Data Centre
2 98 (13.01%) Hybrid Cloud
3 78 (10.36%) Video Conferencing
4 45 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (5.71%) Driving Licence
6 34 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (3.98%) IPTV
8 28 (3.72%) Clustering
9 23 (3.05%) Management Information System
10 22 (2.92%) Blackberry
11 16 (2.12%) User Experience
12 15 (1.99%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.99%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.86%) IVR
13 14 (1.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 12 (1.59%) PMI
15 9 (1.20%) Digital Signage
15 9 (1.20%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.93%) NHS
16 7 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 174 (23.11%) Windows
2 110 (14.61%) Windows Server
3 63 (8.37%) Windows 10
4 57 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (7.30%) Linux
6 51 (6.77%) Windows 7
7 38 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.39%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.66%) Android
11 5 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.53%) Unix
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.27%) Debian
14 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (20.45%) Presales
2 143 (18.99%) Project Management
3 110 (14.61%) ITIL
4 85 (11.29%) PRINCE2
5 83 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (9.83%) Migration
7 61 (8.10%) Customer Requirements
8 52 (6.91%) IT Strategy
8 52 (6.91%) Service Delivery
9 41 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 39 (5.18%) Security Monitoring
12 37 (4.91%) B2B
13 36 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (4.65%) TOGAF
15 34 (4.52%) Data Protection
16 33 (4.38%) Enterprise Architecture
16 33 (4.38%) Service Management
17 31 (4.12%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 60 (7.97%) PowerShell
2 43 (5.71%) SQL
3 36 (4.78%) Python
4 28 (3.72%) Perl
5 23 (3.05%) C
5 23 (3.05%) Shell Script
6 18 (2.39%) Java
7 10 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.06%) C#
9 7 (0.93%) Java 8
10 3 (0.40%) C++
10 3 (0.40%) Go
10 3 (0.40%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.40%) Ruby
11 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.27%) VBScript
12 1 (0.13%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (12.48%) CCNP
3 77 (10.23%) Degree
4 55 (7.30%) CCIE
4 55 (7.30%) CCNA
5 32 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (3.98%) CCVP
7 29 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 22 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 22 (2.92%) TOGAF Certification
9 18 (2.39%) MCSE
10 17 (2.26%) PMI Certification
11 16 (2.12%) CCNP Voice
11 16 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.06%) MCITP
15 6 (0.80%) Avaya Certification
15 6 (0.80%) CCDP
15 6 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.04%) SLA
2 20 (2.66%) QA
3 18 (2.39%) GDPR
3 18 (2.39%) PMO
4 16 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.66%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.27%) Basel III
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 183 (24.30%) Active Directory
2 85 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.77%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 22 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.46%) Docker
6 11 (1.46%) vSphere
7 10 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.20%) XenApp
8 9 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.66%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.40%) XenServer
11 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.27%) Firmware
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 102 (13.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 48 (6.37%) SCCM
3 28 (3.72%) SCOM
4 21 (2.79%) vRealize
5 20 (2.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 17 (2.26%) Cisco UCCE
7 12 (1.59%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.06%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.93%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.53%) Nagios
12 4 (0.53%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.53%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.40%) WSUS
14 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 325 (43.16%) Cisco
2 261 (34.66%) Microsoft
3 137 (18.19%) VMware
4 76 (10.09%) Palo Alto
5 71 (9.43%) Citrix
6 53 (7.04%) CheckPoint
7 52 (6.91%) Avaya
8 48 (6.37%) Mitel
9 41 (5.44%) Polycom
10 39 (5.18%) SolarWinds
11 26 (3.45%) Dell
11 26 (3.45%) Juniper
11 26 (3.45%) NetApp
12 25 (3.32%) BT
13 24 (3.19%) HP
14 23 (3.05%) F5
14 23 (3.05%) Speakerbus
15 19 (2.52%) Riverbed
16 17 (2.26%) Etrali
17 16 (2.12%) EMC