Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 571 529
Rank change year-on-year -34 -42 +23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 705 760 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 2.82% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 532 604 855
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -6.00%
10th Percentile £27,775 £26,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,025 £71,250
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 26,251 26,951 33,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.94% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20,829 21,968 28,197
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -41 651 £52,500 +10.53% 67
London +31 353 £60,000 +14.29% 29
UK excluding London -67 322 £45,000 - 46
North of England -1 82 £41,923 -11.74% 16
South East -94 69 £42,714 -14.14% 9
East of England +4 58 £54,601 +25.52% 3
North West -18 56 £42,000 -11.58% 11
Midlands -43 47 £41,250 -2.94% 5
East Midlands -25 37 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South West -27 37 £48,500 +2.11% 5
Scotland -23 25 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +20 22 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands -12 10 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North East - 4 £20,750 - 1
Northern Ireland +6 2 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Wales -11 2 £54,825 +21.83% 4

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 361 (51.21%) Cisco
2 212 (30.07%) Data Centre
3 208 (29.50%) Cisco Certification
3 208 (29.50%) VMware
4 196 (27.80%) Microsoft
5 175 (24.82%) WAN
6 172 (24.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 166 (23.55%) LAN
7 166 (23.55%) VoIP
8 162 (22.98%) Presales
9 157 (22.27%) Wireless
10 147 (20.85%) Firewall
10 147 (20.85%) Degree
11 143 (20.28%) CCNP
12 141 (20.00%) Skype
13 140 (19.86%) Finance
14 135 (19.15%) Office 365
15 131 (18.58%) CCNA
16 126 (17.87%) Windows
17 120 (17.02%) Skype for Business
18 118 (16.74%) ITIL
19 117 (16.60%) Telecoms
20 93 (13.19%) Cisco CUCM
21 90 (12.77%) CCIE
22 89 (12.62%) Active Directory
22 89 (12.62%) Retail
23 87 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
24 84 (11.91%) Citrix
25 83 (11.77%) Splunk
26 80 (11.35%) Problem-Solving

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
1 120 (17.02%) Skype for Business
2 71 (10.07%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.12%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (1.84%) CMS
7 7 (0.99%) IIS
8 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.71%) JBoss
8 5 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.14%) Confluence
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 48 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.13%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.28%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 135 (19.15%) Office 365
2 87 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (9.65%) SaaS
4 62 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
5 61 (8.65%) IaaS
6 29 (4.11%) PaaS
7 25 (3.55%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.99%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.99%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.43%) G Suite
13 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 175 (24.82%) WAN
2 166 (23.55%) LAN
2 166 (23.55%) VoIP
3 157 (22.27%) Wireless
4 147 (20.85%) Firewall
5 141 (20.00%) Skype
6 65 (9.22%) Wireless Security
7 64 (9.08%) DNS
8 58 (8.23%) DHCP
9 55 (7.80%) Network Security
9 55 (7.80%) PBX
9 55 (7.80%) VPN
10 53 (7.52%) IP Telephony
11 51 (7.23%) TCP/IP
11 51 (7.23%) Telepresence
12 46 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (6.10%) MPLS
14 30 (4.26%) BGP
14 30 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (4.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.79%) Big Data
2 29 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.42%) MySQL
4 7 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.71%) JIRA
1 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
1 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (0.57%) AutoIt
2 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (0.57%) JMeter
2 4 (0.57%) Selenium
2 4 (0.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.28%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.28%) TestComplete
General
1 140 (19.86%) Finance
2 117 (16.60%) Telecoms
3 89 (12.62%) Retail
4 69 (9.79%) Manufacturing
5 68 (9.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 46 (6.52%) Banking
7 36 (5.11%) Legal
8 32 (4.54%) Law
9 27 (3.83%) Marketing
10 20 (2.84%) Advertising
10 20 (2.84%) Billing
11 17 (2.41%) German Language
12 14 (1.99%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.71%) Games
14 5 (0.71%) Local Government
15 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.28%) Back Office
17 1 (0.14%) French Language
17 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (15.32%) Architect
2 89 (12.62%) Analyst
3 82 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
4 77 (10.92%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 56 (7.94%) Cisco Architect
5 56 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 51 (7.23%) Cisco Solutions Architect
7 46 (6.52%) Consultant
7 46 (6.52%) Network Engineer
8 42 (5.96%) Technical Architect
9 38 (5.39%) Support Engineer
9 38 (5.39%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 35 (4.96%) Sales Executive
11 34 (4.82%) Team Leader
12 29 (4.11%) Voice Engineer
13 27 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.55%) Network Architect
15 24 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (3.26%) Messaging Analyst
16 23 (3.26%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.98%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.27%) XMPP
3 9 (1.28%) .NET
3 9 (1.28%) REST
4 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (0.85%) LDAP
4 6 (0.85%) Web Services
5 5 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.57%) HTML
6 4 (0.57%) WCF
6 4 (0.57%) WPF
7 3 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.43%) SOAP
8 2 (0.28%) CSS
8 2 (0.28%) D3.js
8 2 (0.28%) HTML5
8 2 (0.28%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 212 (30.07%) Data Centre
2 63 (8.94%) Video Conferencing
3 44 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.12%) Clustering
6 21 (2.98%) Social Media
7 20 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.13%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 10 (1.42%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.28%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.28%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.13%) DataPower
14 8 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
14 8 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (17.87%) Windows
2 57 (8.09%) Windows Server
3 46 (6.52%) Linux
4 30 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.84%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.41%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.70%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.71%) CentOS
10 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.28%) Unix
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.14%) Android
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (22.98%) Presales
2 118 (16.74%) ITIL
3 80 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (10.92%) Network Design
5 62 (8.79%) Project Management
6 56 (7.94%) Analytics
7 49 (6.95%) Business Development
8 47 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 43 (6.10%) CRM
10 41 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
11 37 (5.25%) Service Delivery
12 36 (5.11%) Migration
13 35 (4.96%) Time Management
14 33 (4.68%) Problem Management
15 32 (4.54%) Capacity Planning
16 31 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
17 30 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (3.97%) Decision-Making
19 27 (3.83%) High Availability
19 27 (3.83%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.23%) SQL
2 29 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.70%) Java
3 12 (1.70%) Python
4 9 (1.28%) Perl
5 8 (1.13%) C#
5 8 (1.13%) PHP
6 6 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.57%) C
7 4 (0.57%) R
8 2 (0.28%) Ruby
8 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.14%) Java 8
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 208 (29.50%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (20.85%) Degree
3 143 (20.28%) CCNP
4 131 (18.58%) CCNA
5 90 (12.77%) CCIE
6 45 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (5.67%) CCDP
8 36 (5.11%) MCSE
9 28 (3.97%) CCIE Security
10 25 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (2.84%) CCDE
12 18 (2.55%) CCIE Data Center
13 17 (2.41%) Security Cleared
14 14 (1.99%) CCIE Service Provider
15 13 (1.84%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 13 (1.84%) CCIE Wireless
15 13 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (1.42%) MCSA
17 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.52%) SLA
2 29 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 12 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (1.42%) PMO
7 9 (1.28%) ISO 9001
8 8 (1.13%) ISO 14001
8 8 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.13%) QA
9 7 (0.99%) GDPR
10 4 (0.57%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.28%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 172 (24.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (12.62%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.41%) XenApp
6 8 (1.13%) FreeRADIUS
6 8 (1.13%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.99%) Docker
8 6 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.28%) vSphere
10 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) iptables
11 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 93 (13.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 33 (4.68%) Cisco UCCX
2 33 (4.68%) SCCM
3 18 (2.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 18 (2.55%) SCOM
4 16 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 15 (2.13%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.28%) Ansible
7 8 (1.13%) Cacti
8 7 (0.99%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.99%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.99%) Nagios
9 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.71%) vRealize
10 4 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco CME
12 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 361 (51.21%) Cisco
2 208 (29.50%) VMware
3 196 (27.80%) Microsoft
4 84 (11.91%) Citrix
5 83 (11.77%) Splunk
6 77 (10.92%) Dell
7 75 (10.64%) F5
8 73 (10.35%) EMC
9 71 (10.07%) NetApp
10 51 (7.23%) Avaya
11 36 (5.11%) Mitel
12 35 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
13 30 (4.26%) CheckPoint
14 27 (3.83%) SolarWinds
15 23 (3.26%) IBM
16 21 (2.98%) Palo Alto
17 19 (2.70%) HP
17 19 (2.70%) Sonus
18 14 (1.99%) Juniper
18 14 (1.99%) NEC