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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 186 180 170
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 31 34 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 3.93% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 17
Average salary £61,250 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £37,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,750 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-16.81% +15.78%
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
925 866 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.68% 15.89% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 750 732 677
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Birmingham -6 16 £55,000 +18.91% 1
Coventry -3 11 £70,000 -6.66%
Shropshire -9 1 £50,000 -9.09%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 71 (78.89%) Microsoft
2 51 (56.67%) Lync
3 47 (52.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (48.89%) Cisco
5 37 (41.11%) MCSE
5 37 (41.11%) MS Exchange
6 34 (37.78%) Windows
7 33 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (35.56%) Office 365
8 32 (35.56%) MCITP
9 31 (34.44%) Active Directory
10 28 (31.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 28 (31.11%) Hyper-V
11 25 (27.78%) VMware
12 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (20.00%) MCTS
13 18 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (18.89%) SAN
14 17 (18.89%) Degree
15 16 (17.78%) Migration
15 16 (17.78%) Avaya
16 15 (16.67%) Project Management
16 15 (16.67%) MCSA
16 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (16.67%) NAS
17 14 (15.56%) Office Communications Server
17 14 (15.56%) Dialogic
17 14 (15.56%) Mitel
17 14 (15.56%) MS Office
17 14 (15.56%) Nortel

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 51 (56.67%) Lync
2 37 (41.11%) MS Exchange
3 33 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (31.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (15.56%) Office Communications Server
7 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
8 5 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) MS Office
2 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (35.56%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) IaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) SAN
2 15 (16.67%) NAS
3 9 (10.00%) LAN
3 9 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 7 (7.78%) DNS
5 6 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (6.67%) WAN
5 6 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.56%) VoIP
7 4 (4.44%) Firewall
7 4 (4.44%) VPN
8 3 (3.33%) SCCP
8 3 (3.33%) H.323
8 3 (3.33%) MGCP
8 3 (3.33%) PBX
9 2 (2.22%) DHCP
9 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (50.00%) Consultant
2 24 (26.67%) Architect
3 19 (21.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (20.00%) Lead Architect
5 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Consultant
6 13 (14.44%) Exchange Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Specialist
9 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Voice Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Solutions Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 2 (2.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Senior Support Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) XMPP
2 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.11%) Statistics
2 1 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) Migration
2 15 (16.67%) Project Management
3 13 (14.44%) Technical Architecture
3 13 (14.44%) Technical Analysis
4 11 (12.22%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.78%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (4.44%) ITIL
7 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.33%) Time Management
8 2 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.22%) Communications Security
8 2 (2.22%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.11%) People Management
9 1 (1.11%) Line Management
9 1 (1.11%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.11%) Service Management
9 1 (1.11%) CRM
9 1 (1.11%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.11%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.33%) C
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (52.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (41.11%) MCSE
3 32 (35.56%) MCITP
4 18 (20.00%) MCTS
4 18 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (18.89%) Degree
6 15 (16.67%) MCSA
7 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.89%) CCNP
9 7 (7.78%) CCNA
10 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.33%) CCDA
12 2 (2.22%) CCA
12 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.22%) CCEA
12 2 (2.22%) CCEE
12 2 (2.22%) CCAA
13 1 (1.11%) VTSP
13 1 (1.11%) CCSP
13 1 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (34.44%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.11%) Hyper-V
3 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCCM
1 7 (7.78%) SCVMM
2 5 (5.56%) SCDPM
2 5 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (5.56%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.44%) AppDNA
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 71 (78.89%) Microsoft
2 44 (48.89%) Cisco
3 25 (27.78%) VMware
4 16 (17.78%) Avaya
5 14 (15.56%) Dialogic
5 14 (15.56%) Mitel
5 14 (15.56%) Nortel
6 11 (12.22%) Citrix
7 10 (11.11%) HP
8 9 (10.00%) NetApp
9 6 (6.67%) IBM
10 3 (3.33%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.22%) Juniper
11 2 (2.22%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.22%) Dell
11 2 (2.22%) Veeam
12 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.11%) EMC
12 1 (1.11%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.11%) Blue Coat
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