Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VoIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VoIP over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 296 286 366
Rank change year-on-year -10 +80 -66
Permanent jobs citing VoIP 490 1,588 1,472
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.13% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 7.21% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 483 1,399 1,304
Median annual salary £46,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.67% -1.32% -8.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%

VoIP 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 7,445 22,034 24,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 15.71% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,890 16,720 19,596
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,744 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VoIP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VoIP.

Salary trend for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VoIP over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 6 months to 1 October 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 -19 436 £47,500 +26.67% 115
UK excluding London +12 309 £42,500 +13.33% 100
London +42 156 £52,500 +40.00% 22
South East +51 111 £42,500 +6.25% 30
North of England -26 64 £42,500 +51.79% 21
Work from Home +67 53 £45,500 -4.21% 9
Midlands +43 42 £50,000 +25.00% 23
East of England +142 40 £47,000 +17.50% 4
North West +31 33 £37,500 -1.32% 16
South West +72 28 £45,250 +13.13% 14
West Midlands +54 25 £53,588 +38.29% 9
Yorkshire -12 21 £46,250 +85.00% 3
East Midlands +43 17 £40,000 -2.44% 14
Scotland +85 15 £36,250 -23.68% 4
Wales +58 15 £45,000 +28.57% 4
North East +31 10 £44,500 -40.67% 2

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT jobs citing VoIP 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 VoIP.

1 256 (52.24%) Cisco
2 238 (48.57%) Firewall
3 205 (41.84%) Windows
4 195 (39.80%) VMware
5 176 (35.92%) Microsoft
6 174 (35.51%) WAN
7 169 (34.49%) LAN
8 168 (34.29%) Active Directory
9 167 (34.08%) Office 365
10 159 (32.45%) Cisco Certification
11 146 (29.80%) Azure
12 135 (27.55%) VPN
13 132 (26.94%) DNS
14 126 (25.71%) Windows Server
15 125 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 112 (22.86%) DHCP
17 102 (20.82%) CCNA
18 96 (19.59%) AWS
19 93 (18.98%) Network Security
20 90 (18.37%) CCNP
21 89 (18.16%) Wi-Fi
22 87 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
23 86 (17.55%) Linux
24 85 (17.35%) Wireless
25 81 (16.53%) TCP/IP
26 75 (15.31%) Telecoms
27 72 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
28 69 (14.08%) Hyper-V
29 67 (13.67%) Avaya
30 65 (13.27%) MPLS

VoIP
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 61 (12.45%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.37%) Skype for Business
3 35 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.49%) CMS
5 14 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.45%) IIS
7 8 (1.63%) Confluence
8 7 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.61%) Apache
11 3 (0.61%) Site Server
12 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.20%) DNN
13 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 72 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.20%) InDesign
5 1 (0.20%) LightWave 3D
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) MODO
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Revit
5 1 (0.20%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) FastStats
1 4 (0.82%) Unica
2 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 167 (34.08%) Office 365
2 146 (29.80%) Azure
3 96 (19.59%) AWS
4 31 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (6.12%) GCP
6 23 (4.69%) Route 53
6 23 (4.69%) Slack
7 16 (3.27%) Mimecast
8 15 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.86%) SaaS
10 7 (1.43%) G Suite
11 5 (1.02%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.82%) IaaS
12 4 (0.82%) TestFlight
13 3 (0.61%) Google Docs
13 3 (0.61%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.61%) Google Sheets
13 3 (0.61%) Serverless
14 2 (0.41%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 238 (48.57%) Firewall
2 174 (35.51%) WAN
3 169 (34.49%) LAN
4 135 (27.55%) VPN
5 132 (26.94%) DNS
6 112 (22.86%) DHCP
7 93 (18.98%) Network Security
8 89 (18.16%) Wi-Fi
9 85 (17.35%) Wireless
10 81 (16.53%) TCP/IP
11 65 (13.27%) MPLS
12 64 (13.06%) BGP
12 64 (13.06%) VLAN
13 63 (12.86%) OSPF
14 60 (12.24%) Unified Communications
15 56 (11.43%) IPsec
16 51 (10.41%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (9.80%) Internet
17 48 (9.80%) Skype
18 37 (7.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.63%) MySQL
3 7 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.20%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.20%) KDB
7 1 (0.20%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Power BI
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (3.47%) Selenium
2 13 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.45%) Xcode
4 10 (2.04%) JIRA
5 9 (1.84%) Subversion
6 8 (1.63%) Appium
7 3 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.41%) Postman
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Grunt
9 1 (0.20%) Phing
9 1 (0.20%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.20%) Redmine
9 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 75 (15.31%) Telecoms
2 36 (7.35%) Finance
3 21 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.04%) Banking
6 8 (1.63%) Law
6 8 (1.63%) Legal
7 7 (1.43%) Marketing
7 7 (1.43%) Retail
8 6 (1.22%) Advertising
9 4 (0.82%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.61%) Housing Association
10 3 (0.61%) Local Government
10 3 (0.61%) Police
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 149 (30.41%) Network Engineer
2 49 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 47 (9.59%) Support Engineer
4 40 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (8.16%) IT Engineer
5 39 (7.96%) Analyst
6 29 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (4.90%) IT Support
8 23 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (4.29%) IT Manager
10 20 (4.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 18 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
11 18 (3.67%) Consultant
12 16 (3.27%) VoIP Engineer
13 15 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.06%) Architect
14 14 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (2.65%) Administrator
15 13 (2.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 12 (2.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.49%) WebRTC
2 19 (3.88%) XMPP
3 12 (2.45%) FreeSWITCH
4 10 (2.04%) REST
4 10 (2.04%) Web Services
5 6 (1.22%) Node.js
6 5 (1.02%) JSON
7 4 (0.82%) .NET
7 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.82%) OAuth
7 4 (0.82%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.61%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.61%) WSH
9 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.41%) GStreamer
9 2 (0.41%) HTML
9 2 (0.41%) jQuery
9 2 (0.41%) JTAPI
9 2 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 40 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.67%) User Experience
5 15 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.63%) Replication
11 7 (1.43%) Clustering
12 6 (1.22%) Handset
12 6 (1.22%) Life Science
13 5 (1.02%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.02%) iSeries
14 4 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 205 (41.84%) Windows
2 126 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 86 (17.55%) Linux
4 60 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (11.22%) Windows 10
6 44 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (6.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 24 (4.90%) Mac OS X
10 22 (4.49%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.84%) VyOS
12 6 (1.22%) Android
12 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.02%) SUSE
13 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.82%) CentOS
14 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
2 56 (11.43%) ITIL
3 47 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (9.39%) Network Monitoring
5 45 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (7.76%) Network Management
7 30 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (6.12%) Project Management
8 27 (5.51%) Network Design
9 23 (4.69%) B2B
9 23 (4.69%) Identity Management
9 23 (4.69%) Mentoring
9 23 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
9 23 (4.69%) Security Monitoring
10 22 (4.49%) Coaching
10 22 (4.49%) DevOps
11 20 (4.08%) Migration
12 19 (3.88%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.88%) Service Management
13 18 (3.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.82%) Python
2 41 (8.37%) PowerShell
3 33 (6.73%) SQL
4 9 (1.84%) C#
4 9 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.63%) VBScript
6 7 (1.43%) C
7 6 (1.22%) C++
8 4 (0.82%) Apple Swift
8 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.20%) C-shell
10 1 (0.20%) Korn
10 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 159 (32.45%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (20.82%) CCNA
3 90 (18.37%) CCNP
4 30 (6.12%) Degree
5 28 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (5.51%) CCDP
7 19 (3.88%) MCP
8 18 (3.67%) JNCIA
8 18 (3.67%) JNCIS
9 15 (3.06%) MCSE
9 15 (3.06%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.65%) CCIE
10 13 (2.65%) MCSA
11 12 (2.45%) CCSA
12 10 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.63%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.43%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.43%) CCDA
14 7 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.20%) SLA
2 12 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.04%) QA
4 9 (1.84%) GDPR
5 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.20%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 168 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 125 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (14.08%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.92%) VMware Server
5 21 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.67%) vSphere
7 13 (2.65%) XenApp
8 12 (2.45%) Kamailio
8 12 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.84%) Firmware
11 8 (1.63%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.22%) VMware NSX
13 5 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.02%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.61%) Docker
15 3 (0.61%) NFS
16 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 31 (6.33%) Ansible
2 29 (5.92%) Nagios
3 28 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 26 (5.31%) SCCM
5 25 (5.10%) Puppet
6 24 (4.90%) Cisco UCCX
6 24 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (1.84%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.63%) FortiGate
10 8 (1.63%) WSUS
11 6 (1.22%) Terraform
12 5 (1.02%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.02%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.82%) CASB
13 4 (0.82%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 256 (52.24%) Cisco
2 195 (39.80%) VMware
3 176 (35.92%) Microsoft
4 67 (13.67%) Avaya
5 64 (13.06%) Juniper
6 56 (11.43%) Palo Alto
7 53 (10.82%) CheckPoint
7 53 (10.82%) Citrix
8 40 (8.16%) SolarWinds
9 34 (6.94%) Meraki
9 34 (6.94%) Sophos
10 28 (5.71%) F5
11 26 (5.31%) Riverbed
12 25 (5.10%) Mitel
13 21 (4.29%) HP
13 21 (4.29%) Veeam
14 20 (4.08%) Aruba
15 19 (3.88%) Dell
16 17 (3.47%) Fortinet
17 16 (3.27%) NetApp