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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 210 158 163
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +5
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 11 58 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 1.06% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 6.78% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 52 43
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,454 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.08% +4.90%
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
890 855 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.41% 15.67% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 797 731 773
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -33 6 £53,750 -2.27% 5
Herefordshire - 3 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £35,500 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) MPLS
3 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
3 15 (36.59%) WAN
4 14 (34.15%) Data Centre
5 13 (31.71%) VPN
6 11 (26.83%) Ethernet
6 11 (26.83%) Business Development
6 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
6 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
7 10 (24.39%) Lync
7 10 (24.39%) VPLS
7 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (21.95%) CCNP
8 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
9 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
9 8 (19.51%) Windows
9 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (19.51%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (17.07%) VMware
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL
11 6 (14.63%) CRM
11 6 (14.63%) DNS
11 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
11 6 (14.63%) Avaya
11 6 (14.63%) IP Telephony
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
12 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 10 (24.39%) Lync
2 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) MPLS
2 15 (36.59%) WAN
3 13 (31.71%) VPN
4 11 (26.83%) Ethernet
5 10 (24.39%) VPLS
6 6 (14.63%) DNS
6 6 (14.63%) IP Telephony
7 5 (12.20%) VoIP
8 4 (9.76%) Wireless
9 3 (7.32%) DHCP
9 3 (7.32%) LAN
10 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.88%) VLAN
10 2 (4.88%) SAN
10 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.88%) Network Security
11 1 (2.44%) Skype
11 1 (2.44%) WebEx
11 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
11 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
General
1 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (12.20%) Consultant
2 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Programme Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Account Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (9.76%) Account Director
2 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Account Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Telephony Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Administrator
5 1 (2.44%) IP Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.51%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.32%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Business Development
2 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
4 6 (14.63%) CRM
5 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.44%) Channel Management
8 1 (2.44%) BCP
8 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (21.95%) CCNP
4 4 (9.76%) CCVP
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.44%) MCTS
7 1 (2.44%) MCITP
7 1 (2.44%) ISEB
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) Avaya
5 5 (12.20%) Mitel
6 4 (9.76%) Aruba
6 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.32%) F5
7 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.32%) Dell
8 2 (4.88%) IPFX
9 1 (2.44%) SAP
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