The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications 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 Unified Communications over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 191 183 160
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 26 22 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.44% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 2.52% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 34
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £73,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
902 873 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.36% 17.51% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 792 695 725
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Unified Communications Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Unified Communications Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
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 Unified Communications within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 December 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 -4 16 £55,000 - 1
Coventry -10 4 £45,000 -18.18%
Staffordshire +4 2 £32,000 +28.00%
Walsall - 2 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -8 1 £25,000 -61.53%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.86%) Lync
3 23 (41.07%) Cisco
4 19 (33.93%) Office 365
5 17 (30.36%) Windows
6 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
8 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
9 10 (17.86%) MCSE
9 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (17.86%) Degree
9 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 8 (14.29%) Migration
11 8 (14.29%) VMware
12 7 (12.50%) Citrix
12 7 (12.50%) MCTS
12 7 (12.50%) MCITP
12 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (10.71%) ITIL
13 6 (10.71%) LAN
13 6 (10.71%) HP
13 6 (10.71%) SAN
13 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
13 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
13 6 (10.71%) Strategic Planning

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 24 (42.86%) Lync
2 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.93%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) LAN
1 6 (10.71%) SAN
2 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.14%) NAS
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (5.36%) WAN
4 2 (3.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) H.323
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
5 1 (1.79%) MGCP
5 1 (1.79%) PBX
5 1 (1.79%) PSTN
5 1 (1.79%) VoIP
5 1 (1.79%) VPN
5 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Consultant
2 19 (33.93%) Architect
3 14 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (19.64%) Lead Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Communications Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Solutions Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Specialist
9 2 (3.57%) Account Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) XMPP
2 3 (5.36%) jQuery
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.79%) Statistics
2 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.36%) UNIX
5 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Migration
2 6 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (10.71%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
2 6 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (7.14%) Project Management
3 4 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.36%) CRM
4 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.57%) Line Management
5 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.57%) Business Development
6 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.79%) Data Management
6 1 (1.79%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.79%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.79%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.79%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) C
1 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
3 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.86%) Degree
3 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (17.86%) MCSE
4 7 (12.50%) MCTS
4 7 (12.50%) MCITP
5 5 (8.93%) MCSA
6 3 (5.36%) CCNP
6 3 (5.36%) CCNA
6 3 (5.36%) CCDA
7 2 (3.57%) CCVP
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (7.14%) AppDNA
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.57%) SCCM
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.07%) Cisco
3 8 (14.29%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Citrix
5 6 (10.71%) HP
6 5 (8.93%) NetApp
6 5 (8.93%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.79%) Veeam
West Midlands
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
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