The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 154 172 162
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 52 37 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 4.00% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 46 30 22
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
847 925 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.91% 16.71% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 700 776 739
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Unified Communications
England

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 23 July 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 23 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
Coventry +25 24 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Birmingham +14 21 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Solihull -2 3 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 68 (72.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (55.32%) Lync
3 47 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (50.00%) Cisco
4 38 (40.43%) MCSE
4 38 (40.43%) MS Exchange
5 33 (35.11%) Active Directory
5 33 (35.11%) MCITP
6 32 (34.04%) Windows
6 32 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (32.98%) Office 365
8 28 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (28.72%) Hyper-V
10 25 (26.60%) VMware
11 23 (24.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (20.21%) SAN
13 19 (20.21%) MCTS
14 17 (18.09%) Avaya
14 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
15 16 (17.02%) Project Management
15 16 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
15 16 (17.02%) Degree
16 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (15.96%) Office Communications Server
16 15 (15.96%) NAS
16 15 (15.96%) MCSA
16 15 (15.96%) SharePoint
16 15 (15.96%) MS Office
16 15 (15.96%) Mitel

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 52 (55.32%) Lync
2 38 (40.43%) MS Exchange
3 32 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (15.96%) SharePoint
5 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (15.96%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.13%) IIS
8 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.96%) MS Office
3 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (32.98%) Office 365
2 3 (3.19%) IaaS
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) SAN
2 15 (15.96%) NAS
3 11 (11.70%) IP Telephony
3 11 (11.70%) LAN
4 9 (9.57%) WAN
5 8 (8.51%) DNS
6 7 (7.45%) Firewall
7 5 (5.32%) Wireless
7 5 (5.32%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (5.32%) VoIP
7 5 (5.32%) VPN
8 4 (4.26%) MPLS
8 4 (4.26%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.19%) Network Security
9 3 (3.19%) MGCP
9 3 (3.19%) SCCP
9 3 (3.19%) H.323
9 3 (3.19%) Internet
9 3 (3.19%) DHCP
9 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (51.06%) Consultant
2 26 (27.66%) Architect
3 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 14 (14.89%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (13.83%) Lead Architect
5 13 (13.83%) Exchange Consultant
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Specialist
9 3 (3.19%) Solutions Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Voice Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) XMPP
2 1 (1.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.13%) NHS
1 2 (2.13%) CLARiiON
1 2 (2.13%) Celerra
1 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (2.13%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.06%) iPad
2 1 (1.06%) iPhone
2 1 (1.06%) Clustering
2 1 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.04%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (5.32%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Phone
4 4 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Project Management
1 16 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (15.96%) Migration
3 13 (13.83%) Technical Analysis
4 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
4 9 (9.57%) ITIL
5 5 (5.32%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.26%) CRM
6 4 (4.26%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.19%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.19%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.19%) Time Management
7 3 (3.19%) SIEM
7 3 (3.19%) Change Control
8 2 (2.13%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (2.13%) Communications Security
8 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.13%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.13%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.13%) C
2 1 (1.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (40.43%) MCSE
3 33 (35.11%) MCITP
4 20 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (20.21%) MCTS
6 16 (17.02%) Degree
7 15 (15.96%) MCSA
8 12 (12.77%) CCNP
9 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
10 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (6.38%) CCNA
11 4 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (4.26%) CCEE
12 3 (3.19%) CCIE
13 2 (2.13%) CCDA
13 2 (2.13%) CCA
13 2 (2.13%) CCEA
13 2 (2.13%) CCAA
13 2 (2.13%) CCIA
13 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) COBIT
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (35.11%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.72%) Hyper-V
3 23 (24.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.45%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.38%) XenApp
6 4 (4.26%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.19%) XenServer
7 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.13%) vCloud
8 2 (2.13%) vSphere
8 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) SCCM
1 6 (6.38%) SCVMM
1 6 (6.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (5.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.26%) SCDPM
3 4 (4.26%) SCOM
4 3 (3.19%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (3.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (2.13%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 68 (72.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (50.00%) Cisco
3 25 (26.60%) VMware
4 17 (18.09%) Avaya
5 15 (15.96%) Mitel
6 14 (14.89%) Nortel
6 14 (14.89%) HP
6 14 (14.89%) Dialogic
7 12 (12.77%) Citrix
8 8 (8.51%) NetApp
9 5 (5.32%) Juniper
10 4 (4.26%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.26%) Dell
10 4 (4.26%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.19%) Fujitsu
11 3 (3.19%) TippingPoint
11 3 (3.19%) Computacenter
11 3 (3.19%) F5
11 3 (3.19%) EMC
11 3 (3.19%) IBM
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