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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 214 213 166
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -47
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 23 10 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.17% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 1.12% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 53
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £38,650 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £66,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median 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
928 896 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.02% 15.56% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 742 802 729
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,479
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 10 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Shropshire - 3 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -4 2 £25,000 -29.57%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £29,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £40,000 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 28 (50.00%) VoIP
2 20 (35.71%) Windows
3 18 (32.14%) Wireless
3 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
4 17 (30.36%) Telecoms
4 17 (30.36%) Cisco
5 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 16 (28.57%) WAN
6 15 (26.79%) IVR
7 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
8 12 (21.43%) Skype for Business
8 12 (21.43%) Office 365
8 12 (21.43%) Avaya
9 11 (19.64%) Project Management
9 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
10 10 (17.86%) GSM
10 10 (17.86%) PBX
10 10 (17.86%) SQL
10 10 (17.86%) ITIL
10 10 (17.86%) Business Development
10 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (16.07%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (16.07%) VMware
11 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
12 8 (14.29%) CRM
12 8 (14.29%) Linux
12 8 (14.29%) B2B
12 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 8 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Office 365
2 9 (16.07%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (14.29%) SaaS
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.00%) VoIP
2 18 (32.14%) Wireless
3 16 (28.57%) WAN
4 10 (17.86%) GSM
4 10 (17.86%) PBX
5 6 (10.71%) DHCP
5 6 (10.71%) DNS
5 6 (10.71%) Firewall
6 5 (8.93%) LAN
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (7.14%) Skype
7 4 (7.14%) VPN
7 4 (7.14%) WebEx
7 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
8 3 (5.36%) MPLS
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security
8 3 (5.36%) NX-OS
9 2 (3.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Big Data
General
1 17 (30.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Project Manager
2 10 (17.86%) Consultant
3 7 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Business Development Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Business Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Development Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Unified Communications Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Voice Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Communications Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Lync Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Sales Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) VoIP Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) IT Sales Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Presales Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Sales Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) XMPP
2 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 15 (26.79%) IVR
3 4 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.79%) BYOD
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) VyOS
6 2 (3.57%) Unix
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) HPUX
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Project Management
2 10 (17.86%) Business Development
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (14.29%) B2B
3 8 (14.29%) CRM
3 8 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.50%) Presales
5 6 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) Change Management
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Analytics
7 3 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (5.36%) Speech Recognition
8 2 (3.57%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) High Availability
8 2 (3.57%) Network Management
8 2 (3.57%) Release Management
8 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) MCITP
3 5 (8.93%) MCSE
4 4 (7.14%) CCNA
4 4 (7.14%) CCNP
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCDA
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCDST
6 1 (1.79%) MCSA
6 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCOM
2 3 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Cisco
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.43%) Avaya
4 9 (16.07%) VMware
5 5 (8.93%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (5.36%) Aruba
6 3 (5.36%) Brocade
6 3 (5.36%) EMC
6 3 (5.36%) ProCurve
6 3 (5.36%) SonicWALL
6 3 (5.36%) Verint
7 2 (3.57%) Mitel
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle
7 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.79%) CA
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix
8 1 (1.79%) Juniper
8 1 (1.79%) Motorola
8 1 (1.79%) SAP
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