Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 566 564 547
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 +31
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 617 752 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 3.07% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 451 576 722
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,375 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.39% +3.95% +5.56%

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 21,346 24,481 27,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 14.88% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16,369 19,370 22,715
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +13 567 £55,000 - 76
UK excluding London +66 356 £55,000 +11.39% 54
London -20 226 £65,000 +4.00% 28
South East +28 115 £55,000 +10.00% 15
South West +33 80 £57,500 +15.00% 6
North of England -2 71 £47,000 +18.99% 18
North West +25 53 £47,000 +11.90% 12
Midlands +46 50 £75,000 +15.38% 6
West Midlands +45 42 £75,000 +15.38% 3
Scotland +19 18 £56,988 +24.05% 3
East of England +46 17 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Yorkshire -16 14 £45,000 +24.39% 5
East Midlands +24 8 £55,000 +62.96% 3
North East - 4 £51,977 - 1
Northern Ireland -13 3 £65,374 +109.20%
Wales +17 2 £28,000 -49.31% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 255 (41.33%) Microsoft
2 235 (38.09%) Cisco
3 208 (33.71%) Office 365
4 199 (32.25%) Active Directory
5 180 (29.17%) WAN
6 147 (23.82%) Windows
7 146 (23.66%) Firewall
8 134 (21.72%) Azure
9 130 (21.07%) Skype
10 127 (20.58%) VMware
11 120 (19.45%) Degree
12 119 (19.29%) LAN
13 117 (18.96%) ITIL
13 117 (18.96%) Telecoms
14 116 (18.80%) Wireless
15 111 (17.99%) Data Centre
15 111 (17.99%) Presales
16 109 (17.67%) Cisco Certification
17 101 (16.37%) Skype for Business
18 99 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 99 (16.05%) IT Strategy
19 97 (15.72%) SCCM
20 94 (15.24%) Windows Server
21 84 (13.61%) Linux
22 75 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
23 73 (11.83%) Project Management
24 72 (11.67%) MS Exchange
25 69 (11.18%) DNS
26 68 (11.02%) Finance
27 65 (10.53%) Project Delivery

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
1 101 (16.37%) Skype for Business
2 72 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.94%) CMS
6 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.49%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.16%) JCAPS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) Abaqus
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 208 (33.71%) Office 365
2 134 (21.72%) Azure
3 53 (8.59%) AWS
4 39 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (4.38%) G Suite
6 26 (4.21%) SaaS
7 16 (2.59%) IaaS
8 14 (2.27%) PaaS
9 12 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.13%) GCP
11 6 (0.97%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.81%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.49%) Serverless
14 1 (0.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.16%) Azure Stack
14 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 180 (29.17%) WAN
2 146 (23.66%) Firewall
3 130 (21.07%) Skype
4 119 (19.29%) LAN
5 116 (18.80%) Wireless
6 69 (11.18%) DNS
7 64 (10.37%) VoIP
8 63 (10.21%) DHCP
9 56 (9.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 54 (8.75%) MPLS
11 42 (6.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 41 (6.65%) Network Security
13 39 (6.32%) VPN
14 38 (6.16%) Internet
15 35 (5.67%) Wireless Security
16 29 (4.70%) WebEx
17 25 (4.05%) Ethernet
18 24 (3.89%) TCP/IP
18 24 (3.89%) WLAN
19 23 (3.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.38%) Blockchain
2 20 (3.24%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.46%) Big Data
4 5 (0.81%) MySQL
4 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.49%) DB2
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.32%) TKPROF
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.49%) MSI
3 2 (0.32%) JIRA
3 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 117 (18.96%) Telecoms
2 68 (11.02%) Finance
3 63 (10.21%) Public Sector
4 39 (6.32%) Banking
5 36 (5.83%) Retail
6 31 (5.02%) German Language
7 30 (4.86%) Italian Language
8 25 (4.05%) Marketing
9 15 (2.43%) Manufacturing
10 13 (2.11%) Electronics
11 8 (1.30%) Billing
12 7 (1.13%) Law
13 5 (0.81%) Automotive
13 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.65%) French Language
14 4 (0.65%) Front Office
14 4 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.49%) Advertising
15 3 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
15 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 127 (20.58%) Architect
2 100 (16.21%) Solutions Architect
3 80 (12.97%) Consultant
4 54 (8.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 40 (6.48%) Network Engineer
6 39 (6.32%) Analyst
7 37 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
8 34 (5.51%) Support Engineer
9 31 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (5.02%) IT Consultant
10 30 (4.86%) Technical Consultant
11 28 (4.54%) Cisco Engineer
12 27 (4.38%) IT Manager
12 27 (4.38%) Service Manager
13 26 (4.21%) Network Architect
13 26 (4.21%) Project Manager
14 25 (4.05%) Presales Engineer
14 25 (4.05%) Presales Solution Architect
15 24 (3.89%) Telecoms Engineer
16 22 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.35%) XMPP
2 5 (0.81%) .NET
2 5 (0.81%) Apache Thrift
2 5 (0.81%) REST
2 5 (0.81%) SOAP
2 5 (0.81%) Software Packaging
2 5 (0.81%) WSDL
3 3 (0.49%) LAMP
3 3 (0.49%) Middleware
3 3 (0.49%) Web Services
4 2 (0.32%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.32%) COM
4 2 (0.32%) Kafka
5 1 (0.16%) JSON
5 1 (0.16%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (0.16%) Spring
5 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (17.99%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (7.62%) Management Information System
4 32 (5.19%) Internet of Things
5 29 (4.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.11%) PKI
8 12 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.78%) Clustering
10 10 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.62%) Robotics
11 9 (1.46%) Wiki
12 8 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.30%) Social Media
12 8 (1.30%) User Experience
13 7 (1.13%) CMDB
13 7 (1.13%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 147 (23.82%) Windows
2 94 (15.24%) Windows Server
3 84 (13.61%) Linux
4 62 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (6.32%) Windows 10
6 25 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 20 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.43%) Unix
9 6 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.49%) AIX
12 3 (0.49%) Android
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE
13 2 (0.32%) CentOS
13 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (18.96%) ITIL
2 111 (17.99%) Presales
3 99 (16.05%) IT Strategy
4 75 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
5 73 (11.83%) Project Management
6 65 (10.53%) Project Delivery
7 62 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (10.05%) Network Design
8 51 (8.27%) Business Development
8 51 (8.27%) Customer Requirements
9 50 (8.10%) Service Management
10 45 (7.29%) Migration
11 44 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 43 (6.97%) Data Protection
12 43 (6.97%) Mentoring
13 42 (6.81%) Change Management
13 42 (6.81%) Security Monitoring
13 42 (6.81%) Service Delivery
14 38 (6.16%) Programme Management
15 37 (6.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.46%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.08%) SQL
3 15 (2.43%) C
4 9 (1.46%) Python
5 6 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.81%) Java
7 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.16%) PHP
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (19.45%) Degree
2 109 (17.67%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (10.21%) Security Cleared
4 55 (8.91%) CCNP
5 53 (8.59%) CCIE
6 47 (7.62%) CCNA
7 30 (4.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 30 (4.86%) CCIE Service Provider
8 25 (4.05%) DV Cleared
9 22 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.11%) MCSE
11 13 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.13%) APMP
13 7 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.13%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.13%) PMP
14 6 (0.97%) CCNP Voice
14 6 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.97%) SLA
2 8 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 199 (32.25%) Active Directory
2 99 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (2.27%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.11%) XenApp
7 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.97%) Docker
11 5 (0.81%) Firmware
11 5 (0.81%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.65%) vSphere
13 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.16%) NFS
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (15.72%) SCCM
2 50 (8.10%) SCOM
3 44 (7.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 39 (6.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
6 17 (2.76%) Cisco UCCX
7 15 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.13%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.13%) Ansible
10 6 (0.97%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.97%) Nagios
10 6 (0.97%) Puppet
11 5 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.81%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.65%) Cisco CME
12 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.65%) Terraform
13 3 (0.49%) AppManager
Vendors
1 255 (41.33%) Microsoft
2 235 (38.09%) Cisco
3 127 (20.58%) VMware
4 44 (7.13%) EMC
5 42 (6.81%) NetApp
6 41 (6.65%) Dell
6 41 (6.65%) Google
7 39 (6.32%) Citrix
8 31 (5.02%) Avaya
9 25 (4.05%) SolarWinds
10 22 (3.57%) F5
10 22 (3.57%) Polycom
11 21 (3.40%) Juniper
12 17 (2.76%) Palo Alto
13 15 (2.43%) HP
14 13 (2.11%) Forcepoint
15 12 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (1.62%) Meraki
16 10 (1.62%) Mitel
16 10 (1.62%) SAP