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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 109 109 96
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 18 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 0.83% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 5.13% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 13
Average salary £55,000 £46,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.91% -19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £42,750 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,500 £74,600
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-7.76% +8.42%
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
386 351 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.52% 16.12% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 305 323 257
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
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 2 September 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 31 (73.81%) Microsoft
1 31 (73.81%) Lync
2 30 (71.43%) Office 365
3 29 (69.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 25 (59.52%) Windows
6 22 (52.38%) MS Exchange
7 21 (50.00%) MCSE
8 20 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (47.62%) MCITP
8 20 (47.62%) Hyper-V
9 19 (45.24%) MCTS
10 17 (40.48%) Degree
10 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (40.48%) VMware
11 16 (38.10%) Migration
11 16 (38.10%) SAN
11 16 (38.10%) Project Management
11 16 (38.10%) NAS
11 16 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (35.71%) Office Communications Server
13 14 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
13 14 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (33.33%) MCSA
13 14 (33.33%) Cisco
14 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
15 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (19.05%) MS Office
17 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 31 (73.81%) Lync
2 22 (52.38%) MS Exchange
3 20 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (35.71%) Office Communications Server
6 14 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (4.76%) IIS
10 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (71.43%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) SAN
1 16 (38.10%) NAS
2 6 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) PBX
4 3 (7.14%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (4.76%) Multicast
5 2 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Consultant
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Consultant
3 14 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Services Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Exchange Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) Account Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) NHS
1 1 (2.38%) Clustering
1 1 (2.38%) Statistics
1 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.38%) iPhone
1 1 (2.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Project Management
1 16 (38.10%) Migration
2 14 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 14 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.38%) CRM
4 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.38%) Line Management
4 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.38%) Business Development
4 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (50.00%) MCSE
3 20 (47.62%) MCITP
4 19 (45.24%) MCTS
5 17 (40.48%) Degree
6 14 (33.33%) MCSA
7 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 5 (11.90%) CCNP
11 3 (7.14%) CCNA
11 3 (7.14%) CCDA
12 1 (2.38%) MCP
12 1 (2.38%) CCIE
12 1 (2.38%) CCSP
12 1 (2.38%) PMP
12 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
12 1 (2.38%) VTSP
System Software
1 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (47.62%) Hyper-V
3 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) SCOM
2 5 (11.90%) SCVMM
2 5 (11.90%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 31 (73.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (40.48%) VMware
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
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