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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 116 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 13 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 1.44% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 9.74% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 17
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
287 267 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.90% 14.78% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 233 238 261
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Business Development
3 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) WAN
3 11 (37.93%) MPLS
4 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
4 10 (34.48%) Ethernet
4 10 (34.48%) VPN
4 10 (34.48%) VPLS
5 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
6 8 (27.59%) Lync
7 7 (24.14%) Office 365
7 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (20.69%) CRM
8 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco
10 4 (13.79%) Retail
11 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (10.34%) CCNP
11 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
11 3 (10.34%) ITIL
12 2 (6.90%) Project Management
12 2 (6.90%) Finance
12 2 (6.90%) Migration
12 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
12 2 (6.90%) MCSE

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (27.59%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) WAN
1 11 (37.93%) MPLS
2 10 (34.48%) Ethernet
2 10 (34.48%) VPN
2 10 (34.48%) VPLS
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
General
1 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Account Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Account Director
3 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Account Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Sales Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Communications Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Business Development
2 6 (20.69%) CRM
2 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Line Management
5 1 (3.45%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) CCNP
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCVP
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
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