The first table below looks at the demand for Office Communications Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Application Platforms category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 205 202 189
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Office Communications Server 9 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.090% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.83% 0.50% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 15
Average salary £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.72% +10.86%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1079 1008 961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.09% 18.14% 19.67%
Number of salaries quoted 917 852 846
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Office Communications Server
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Office Communications Server Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Office Communications Server
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 9 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Office Communications Server 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 Office Communications Server.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (88.24%) Lync
2 15 (88.24%) Unified Communications
3 14 (82.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (82.35%) Office 365
3 14 (82.35%) MCTS
3 14 (82.35%) Project Management
3 14 (82.35%) MCSE
3 14 (82.35%) MS Exchange
3 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 13 (76.47%) MCSA
4 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) SAN
4 13 (76.47%) Migration
4 13 (76.47%) VMware
4 13 (76.47%) MCITP
4 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (76.47%) Technical Analysis
4 13 (76.47%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (76.47%) Degree
4 13 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (76.47%) Hyper-V
4 13 (76.47%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Avaya

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Office Communications Server 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 Office Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (88.24%) Lync
2 14 (82.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (82.35%) MS Exchange
3 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) Unified Communications
2 13 (76.47%) SAN
2 13 (76.47%) NAS
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Consultant
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Consultant
2 13 (76.47%) Exchange Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Project Management
2 13 (76.47%) Migration
2 13 (76.47%) Technical Architecture
2 13 (76.47%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) MCSE
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (82.35%) MCTS
2 13 (76.47%) MCITP
2 13 (76.47%) Degree
2 13 (76.47%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
1 13 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (76.47%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Isilon
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Avaya
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel
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