The table below looks at the statistics for Symposium 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 Symposium over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Nortel Networks Symposium
Rank 202 187 201
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Permanent jobs citing Symposium 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.040% 0.12% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.66% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 1
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
Symposium
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
769 759 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.41% 17.57% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 683 593 685
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Symposium
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Symposium Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Symposium
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Symposium Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Symposium
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 Symposium within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 -13 2 £40,000 +23.07%
Symposium
England

Symposium
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Symposium 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 Symposium.

1 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (86.67%) Nortel
3 10 (66.67%) Finance
4 9 (60.00%) Avaya
5 7 (46.67%) Billing
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) Nortel Meridian
6 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) MS Office
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (40.00%) CCNA
7 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) WAN
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (26.67%) VoIP
8 4 (26.67%) MCSE
8 4 (26.67%) MCP
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (20.00%) SLA
9 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (20.00%) Line Management
10 2 (13.33%) PABX

Symposium
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Symposium 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 Symposium. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) S-PLUS
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Nortel Meridian
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) VoIP
3 4 (26.67%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) PABX
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
General
1 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 10 (66.67%) Telecoms Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Communications Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V2
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
2 4 (26.67%) MCP
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Nortel
2 9 (60.00%) Avaya
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft