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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 205 172 169
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -3
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 13 41 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 4.56% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 10 38 30
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £43,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.76%
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
870 899 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.45% 16.75% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 779 729 778
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,937
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 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 28 August 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 +4 10 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Shropshire -5 1 £57,500 +15.00%
Coventry -28 1 £30,000 -57.14% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £37,500 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 6 (25.00%) DNS
7 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (25.00%) Lync
8 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.83%) MPLS
8 5 (20.83%) VPN
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.67%) Dell
9 4 (16.67%) SAN
9 4 (16.67%) Service Management
9 4 (16.67%) F5
9 4 (16.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 3 (12.50%) Marketing
10 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
10 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
10 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
10 3 (12.50%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (25.00%) Lync
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.83%) MPLS
3 5 (20.83%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 4 (16.67%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) VoIP
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) VLAN
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) Skype
7 1 (4.17%) WebEx
7 1 (4.17%) H.323
7 1 (4.17%) Firewall
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (4.17%) VPLS
7 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Communications Security
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.33%) Product Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) Channel Management
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) BCP
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCVP
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) F5
5 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) Avaya
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) IPFX
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (4.17%) Mitel
7 1 (4.17%) Computacenter
7 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
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