The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 111 107 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 16 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.81% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 4.24% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 26
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,150 £74,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
Unified Communications
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
332 354 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.22% 19.10% 22.38%
Number of salaries quoted 298 311 301
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Birmingham region.

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications.

1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 14 (46.67%) Lync
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Office 365
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) Degree
5 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (23.33%) MCSE
5 7 (23.33%) Migration
6 5 (16.67%) MCTS
6 5 (16.67%) MCITP
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (13.33%) LAN
7 4 (13.33%) C
7 4 (13.33%) SAN
8 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (10.00%) VMware

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (46.67%) Lync
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco IPT
2 3 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Sales Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Account Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Business Development
4 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) Degree
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (23.33%) MCSE
4 5 (16.67%) MCTS
4 5 (16.67%) MCITP
5 3 (10.00%) MCSA
5 3 (10.00%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) CCNP
6 2 (6.67%) CCNA
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.33%) CCVP
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
1 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
1 2 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix