The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 102 106 92
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 20 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 0.84% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.41% 5.47% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 17
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £42,500 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
312 311 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.00% 15.37% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 260 281 300
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Unified Communications
West Midlands

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 25 July 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (65.96%) Lync
2 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
3 28 (59.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (59.57%) Office 365
4 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
5 23 (48.94%) MS Exchange
6 22 (46.81%) Windows
7 20 (42.55%) MCSE
7 20 (42.55%) Cisco
7 20 (42.55%) Hyper-V
8 19 (40.43%) MCTS
8 19 (40.43%) MCITP
9 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (38.30%) VMware
9 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (36.17%) SAN
11 16 (34.04%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (31.91%) Degree
12 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (31.91%) Migration
12 15 (31.91%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (31.91%) NAS
12 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (31.91%) Project Management
13 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (27.66%) SharePoint
14 13 (27.66%) MCSA
14 13 (27.66%) Technical Analysis
15 10 (21.28%) HP
16 9 (19.15%) CCNP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (65.96%) Lync
2 23 (48.94%) MS Exchange
3 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (31.91%) Office Communications Server
4 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (27.66%) SharePoint
7 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (4.26%) IIS
9 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Office
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (59.57%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) SAN
2 15 (31.91%) NAS
3 7 (14.89%) IP Telephony
4 5 (10.64%) Firewall
5 4 (8.51%) LAN
6 3 (6.38%) PBX
6 3 (6.38%) DHCP
6 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.38%) VPN
6 3 (6.38%) DNS
6 3 (6.38%) Wireless
6 3 (6.38%) MPLS
7 2 (4.26%) Network Security
7 2 (4.26%) Multicast
7 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (4.26%) WAN
8 1 (2.13%) SMTP
8 1 (2.13%) SSL
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Publishing
2 2 (4.26%) Back Office
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Consultant
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Consultant
3 13 (27.66%) Exchange Consultant
4 9 (19.15%) Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Professional Services Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) NHS
1 2 (4.26%) CLARiiON
1 2 (4.26%) Celerra
1 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.13%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) iPhone
2 1 (2.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (31.91%) Project Management
2 15 (31.91%) Migration
3 13 (27.66%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) SIEM
4 3 (6.38%) Change Control
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) CRM
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.26%) Business Development
6 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.13%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (42.55%) MCSE
3 19 (40.43%) MCTS
3 19 (40.43%) MCITP
4 15 (31.91%) Degree
4 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (27.66%) MCSA
6 9 (19.15%) CCNP
7 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
8 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
9 4 (8.51%) CCNA
10 3 (6.38%) CCIE
11 2 (4.26%) CCDA
11 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (4.26%) HP AIS
11 2 (4.26%) HP ASE
11 2 (4.26%) HP MASE
11 2 (4.26%) VCDX
11 2 (4.26%) NCDA
11 2 (4.26%) NCIE
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 20 (42.55%) Hyper-V
3 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.26%) XenApp
5 2 (4.26%) XenServer
5 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) SCOM
2 4 (8.51%) SCVMM
2 4 (8.51%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (63.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (42.55%) Cisco
3 18 (38.30%) VMware
4 10 (21.28%) HP
5 5 (10.64%) NetApp
6 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) Juniper
6 4 (8.51%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.38%) TippingPoint
7 3 (6.38%) F5
7 3 (6.38%) Computacenter
7 3 (6.38%) Symantec
7 3 (6.38%) McAfee
7 3 (6.38%) TOWER Software
7 3 (6.38%) Dell
7 3 (6.38%) EMC
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 3 (6.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.13%) Mitel
8 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
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