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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 85 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 24 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.33% 0.92% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 5.03% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 10
Average salary £55,000 £46,250 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.91% -17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £38,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £70,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
267 318 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.83% 18.34% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 238 253 216
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 17 April 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (65.79%) Lync
2 18 (47.37%) Cisco
2 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
3 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (44.74%) Office 365
4 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
4 15 (39.47%) MS Exchange
5 14 (36.84%) MCITP
6 13 (34.21%) Windows
6 13 (34.21%) MCSE
7 12 (31.58%) Migration
8 11 (28.95%) MS Office
9 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (26.32%) VMware
9 10 (26.32%) MCTS
9 10 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
10 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (23.68%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (21.05%) HP
12 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
12 7 (18.42%) Juniper
12 7 (18.42%) SAN
12 7 (18.42%) Project Management
12 7 (18.42%) Fortinet
12 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (65.79%) Lync
2 15 (39.47%) MS Exchange
3 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (23.68%) Office Communications Server
4 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.63%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (28.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (44.74%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) SAN
2 5 (13.16%) NAS
3 4 (10.53%) MPLS
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) DHCP
3 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
5 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (5.26%) SSL
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) SMTP
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Consultant
2 11 (28.95%) Architect
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Technical Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Exchange Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Account Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Network Security Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Solutions Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Account Director
8 1 (2.63%) Sales Director
8 1 (2.63%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.26%) iPhone
2 2 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 2 (5.26%) iPad
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (5.26%) CLARiiON
2 2 (5.26%) Celerra
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 10 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (18.42%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Change Control
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) SIEM
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) Business Development
7 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.63%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (36.84%) MCITP
3 13 (34.21%) MCSE
4 10 (26.32%) MCTS
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (15.79%) CCNP
6 5 (13.16%) MCSA
6 5 (13.16%) Degree
7 4 (10.53%) CCIE
7 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.26%) HP AIS
8 2 (5.26%) HP ASE
8 2 (5.26%) HP MASE
8 2 (5.26%) VCDX
8 2 (5.26%) NCDA
8 2 (5.26%) NCIE
8 2 (5.26%) VCAP
8 2 (5.26%) VTSP
8 2 (5.26%) CCEE
8 2 (5.26%) CCIA
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) XenServer
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.26%) vSphere
4 2 (5.26%) vCloud
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
1 18 (47.37%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Juniper
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) Fortinet
5 5 (13.16%) TippingPoint
5 5 (13.16%) F5
5 5 (13.16%) Symantec
5 5 (13.16%) McAfee
5 5 (13.16%) Avaya
5 5 (13.16%) NetApp
5 5 (13.16%) Dell
5 5 (13.16%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.53%) Computacenter
7 3 (7.89%) TOWER Software
8 2 (5.26%) Websense