The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 26 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.44% 0.62% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 5.88% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £80,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Unified Communications
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.13% 10.49% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 17
Average salary £70,000 £55,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.12% +0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Midlands region.

Unified Communications Salary Trend in the Midlands

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Lync
4 2 (33.33%) PABX
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) WebEx
4 2 (33.33%) XMPP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) VXML
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) CCDP
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) PABX
2 2 (33.33%) WebEx
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XMPP
1 2 (33.33%) VXML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) CCVP
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel