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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 203 210 202
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 31 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.28% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 1.87% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 22
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,000 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
940 801 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.26% 14.88% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 721 696 764
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,850
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -10 25 £45,000 -10.00%
Shropshire -10 2 £35,000 -39.13%
Staffordshire - 2 £31,250 -
Warwickshire -3 1 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 24 (45.28%) WAN
2 21 (39.62%) Cisco
3 17 (32.08%) LAN
4 16 (30.19%) Windows
5 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
6 14 (26.42%) Presales
6 14 (26.42%) Wireless
7 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
8 12 (22.64%) VoIP
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.75%) VMware
9 11 (20.75%) IVR
10 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (16.98%) Office 365
11 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
11 9 (16.98%) SQL
11 9 (16.98%) HP
12 8 (15.09%) Retail
12 8 (15.09%) Data Management
12 8 (15.09%) Zachman Framework
12 8 (15.09%) TOGAF
12 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (15.09%) Application Rationalisation
13 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (13.21%) CCNP
13 7 (13.21%) Linux
13 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
14 6 (11.32%) ITIL
14 6 (11.32%) GSM
14 6 (11.32%) WLAN

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 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.77%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (45.28%) WAN
2 17 (32.08%) LAN
3 14 (26.42%) Wireless
4 12 (22.64%) VoIP
5 6 (11.32%) GSM
5 6 (11.32%) PBX
5 6 (11.32%) WLAN
6 5 (9.43%) Firewall
7 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (7.55%) IP Telephony
7 4 (7.55%) NX-OS
7 4 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.66%) BGP
8 3 (5.66%) DHCP
8 3 (5.66%) DNS
8 3 (5.66%) IPv6
8 3 (5.66%) MPLS
8 3 (5.66%) SAN
9 2 (3.77%) SNMP
9 2 (3.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.09%) Retail
3 6 (11.32%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Architect
2 9 (16.98%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Support
7 3 (5.66%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Presales Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Sales Executive
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Unified Communications Manager
7 3 (5.66%) VoIP Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.75%) IVR
3 5 (9.43%) Clustering
4 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) EPoS
6 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.21%) Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.55%) VyOS
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Unix
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Presales
2 8 (15.09%) Application Rationalisation
2 8 (15.09%) Data Management
2 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (15.09%) TOGAF
2 8 (15.09%) Zachman Framework
3 6 (11.32%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (9.43%) High Availability
5 4 (7.55%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (7.55%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) Analytics
6 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.66%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (3.77%) Release Management
7 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) CCNP
1 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) CCIE
3 5 (9.43%) CCVP
3 5 (9.43%) MCSA
3 5 (9.43%) MCSE
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) CCNA
5 2 (3.77%) MCDST
5 2 (3.77%) MCITP
5 2 (3.77%) MCTS
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) pfSense
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (3.77%) Nagios
1 2 (3.77%) Sysprep
2 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) HP
4 5 (9.43%) Avaya
4 5 (9.43%) SonicWALL
5 4 (7.55%) Aruba
5 4 (7.55%) Brocade
5 4 (7.55%) EMC
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) NetApp
5 4 (7.55%) Oracle
5 4 (7.55%) ProCurve
5 4 (7.55%) Symantec
6 3 (5.66%) Verint
7 2 (3.77%) Lotus
7 2 (3.77%) Mitel
7 2 (3.77%) NETGEAR
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.77%) Veeam