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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 105 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 16 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.88% 0.58% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 2.94% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 24
Average salary £55,000 £51,250 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,750 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
278 306 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.22% 19.67% 21.78%
Number of salaries quoted 256 264 289
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,250 £62,000
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 27 January 2015.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (48.39%) Lync
3 11 (35.48%) Office 365
3 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
5 9 (29.03%) Cisco
5 9 (29.03%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Migration
6 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 6 (19.35%) MCSE
7 6 (19.35%) ITIL
7 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
8 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 4 (12.90%) MCITP
9 4 (12.90%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (12.90%) MCTS
9 4 (12.90%) MS Office
10 3 (9.68%) Linux
10 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.68%) UNIX
10 3 (9.68%) CRM
10 3 (9.68%) CCNP
10 3 (9.68%) Project Management
10 3 (9.68%) SAN

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (48.39%) Lync
2 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (6.45%) NAS
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) MPLS
3 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Account Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Account Director
6 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Account Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Communications Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Sales Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Business Development
6 1 (3.23%) Line Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (19.35%) MCSE
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) MCTS
5 4 (12.90%) MCITP
6 3 (9.68%) CCNP
7 2 (6.45%) CCNA
7 2 (6.45%) MCSA
8 1 (3.23%) CCDA
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.23%) CCVP
8 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCDPM
2 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
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