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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 167 170 163
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 41 35 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 4.00% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 38 30 14
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £37,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,400
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
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
891 874 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.59% 16.04% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 724 754 666
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,100 £57,500 £57,500
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 17 £70,000 -3.44%
Birmingham +1 17 £55,000 +18.91%
Solihull -3 1 - -
Shropshire -7 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 73 (80.22%) Microsoft
2 53 (58.24%) Lync
3 47 (51.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (47.25%) Cisco
5 39 (42.86%) MCSE
6 37 (40.66%) MS Exchange
7 36 (39.56%) Windows
8 34 (37.36%) Active Directory
8 34 (37.36%) Office 365
8 34 (37.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 33 (36.26%) MCITP
10 29 (31.87%) Hyper-V
11 28 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (28.57%) VMware
13 24 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (19.78%) MCTS
14 18 (19.78%) Degree
14 18 (19.78%) SAN
15 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (17.58%) Migration
16 16 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 16 (17.58%) Project Management
16 16 (17.58%) Avaya
16 16 (17.58%) MCSA
16 16 (17.58%) NAS
17 15 (16.48%) Office Communications Server
18 14 (15.38%) Dialogic
18 14 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
18 14 (15.38%) SharePoint
18 14 (15.38%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (58.24%) Lync
2 37 (40.66%) MS Exchange
3 34 (37.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (16.48%) Office Communications Server
7 14 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 5 (5.49%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (2.20%) IIS
11 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Office
2 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (37.36%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) IaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.78%) SAN
2 16 (17.58%) NAS
3 10 (10.99%) LAN
3 10 (10.99%) IP Telephony
4 8 (8.79%) DNS
5 7 (7.69%) WAN
6 6 (6.59%) NetScaler
6 6 (6.59%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (6.59%) Firewall
7 5 (5.49%) VoIP
7 5 (5.49%) VPN
8 3 (3.30%) DHCP
8 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.30%) PBX
8 3 (3.30%) MPLS
8 3 (3.30%) MGCP
8 3 (3.30%) SCCP
8 3 (3.30%) H.323
9 2 (2.20%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (50.55%) Consultant
2 25 (27.47%) Architect
3 19 (20.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (19.78%) Lead Architect
5 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Consultant
6 14 (15.38%) Exchange Consultant
7 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Specialist
9 4 (4.40%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Solutions Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Voice Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 2 (2.20%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) XMPP
2 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.10%) NHS
1 1 (1.10%) Clustering
1 1 (1.10%) Statistics
1 1 (1.10%) iPad
1 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (1.10%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.56%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
3 6 (6.59%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Phone
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Migration
1 16 (17.58%) Project Management
2 14 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
2 14 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (10.99%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
5 6 (6.59%) ITIL
6 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.30%) Time Management
8 2 (2.20%) Communications Security
8 2 (2.20%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.20%) CRM
9 1 (1.10%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.10%) Workflow
9 1 (1.10%) ITSM
9 1 (1.10%) Service Management
9 1 (1.10%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) C
2 1 (1.10%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (51.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (42.86%) MCSE
3 33 (36.26%) MCITP
4 18 (19.78%) MCTS
4 18 (19.78%) Degree
5 17 (18.68%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (17.58%) MCSA
7 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.79%) CCNP
9 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.49%) CCNA
11 3 (3.30%) CCDA
12 2 (2.20%) CCEE
12 2 (2.20%) CCAA
12 2 (2.20%) CCA
12 2 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.20%) CCEA
13 1 (1.10%) MCP
13 1 (1.10%) CCIE
13 1 (1.10%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (37.36%) Active Directory
2 29 (31.87%) Hyper-V
3 24 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.49%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.20%) XenApp
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.10%) Xen
7 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) SCCM
1 7 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 6 (6.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (5.49%) SCDPM
3 5 (5.49%) SCOM
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (4.40%) AppDNA
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.30%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 73 (80.22%) Microsoft
2 43 (47.25%) Cisco
3 26 (28.57%) VMware
4 16 (17.58%) Avaya
5 14 (15.38%) Dialogic
5 14 (15.38%) Nortel
5 14 (15.38%) Mitel
6 11 (12.09%) Citrix
7 10 (10.99%) HP
8 9 (9.89%) NetApp
9 6 (6.59%) IBM
10 3 (3.30%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.20%) Veeam
11 2 (2.20%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.20%) Juniper
11 2 (2.20%) Dell
12 1 (1.10%) EMC
12 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.10%) Blue Coat
West Midlands
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Salary: £52000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + OTE £80k - £100k plus car allowance
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