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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 124 102 87
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 15 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.63% 1.13% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 6.58% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 22
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £39,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £87,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
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
427 365 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.96% 17.20% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 343 332 276
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £30,000
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 24 October 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (62.86%) Lync
2 22 (62.86%) Office 365
3 21 (60.00%) Windows
4 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
5 16 (45.71%) MCSE
6 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 14 (40.00%) MCTS
7 14 (40.00%) MCITP
8 12 (34.29%) Degree
8 12 (34.29%) Migration
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco
8 12 (34.29%) SAN
9 11 (31.43%) SharePoint
9 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (31.43%) VMware
9 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (31.43%) NAS
9 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (25.71%) Office Communications Server
11 9 (25.71%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (25.71%) Project Management
11 9 (25.71%) MCSA
12 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (62.86%) Lync
2 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (31.43%) SharePoint
4 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (25.71%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (62.86%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) SAN
2 11 (31.43%) NAS
3 5 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
4 3 (8.57%) PBX
5 2 (5.71%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) VPN
5 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) Multicast
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Solutions Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.86%) Statistics
1 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 10 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (25.71%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (25.71%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.86%) Line Management
7 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (45.71%) MCSE
3 14 (40.00%) MCTS
3 14 (40.00%) MCITP
4 12 (34.29%) Degree
5 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (25.71%) MCSA
7 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.29%) CCNP
8 5 (14.29%) CCNA
9 3 (8.57%) CCDA
10 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
1 5 (14.29%) SCVMM
1 5 (14.29%) SCDPM
1 5 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 11 (31.43%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix