The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Unified Communications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / West Midlands
Rank 194 205 183
Rank change year-on-year +11 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 15 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 3.90% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 21
Median salary £40,000 £37,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.38% -21.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £35,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,950 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Unified Communications is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 717 922 782
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.43% 15.17% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 588 737 666
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Unified Communications in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unified Communications 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 23 March 2017. 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 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
Shropshire - 6 £33,375 -
Worcestershire -8 5 £40,000 +10.34%
Birmingham -5 3 £55,000 +29.41%
Warwickshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 (75.68%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (27.03%) Windows
4 10 (27.03%) Cisco UCCE
4 10 (27.03%) Presales
4 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (21.62%) Linux
6 8 (21.62%) IPv6
7 7 (18.92%) MPLS
7 7 (18.92%) Nagios
7 7 (18.92%) IP Telephony
7 7 (18.92%) Firewall
7 7 (18.92%) VPN
7 7 (18.92%) DNS
7 7 (18.92%) Unix
7 7 (18.92%) WAN
7 7 (18.92%) DHCP
7 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
7 7 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
7 7 (18.92%) ProCurve
7 7 (18.92%) Brocade
7 7 (18.92%) VPLS
8 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
8 6 (16.22%) XMPP

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 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) IPv6
2 7 (18.92%) DHCP
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
2 7 (18.92%) IP Telephony
2 7 (18.92%) MPLS
2 7 (18.92%) VPLS
2 7 (18.92%) VPN
2 7 (18.92%) WAN
3 6 (16.22%) VoIP
3 6 (16.22%) WebEx
4 4 (10.81%) Skype
4 4 (10.81%) Wireless
5 3 (8.11%) BGP
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (8.11%) NX-OS
5 3 (8.11%) OSPF
5 3 (8.11%) SNMP
5 3 (8.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (13.51%) Marketing
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Presales Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Collaboration Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Internal Sales Executive
5 4 (10.81%) Sales Executive
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Presales Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Account Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Azure Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Office 365 Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) IVR
3 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
1 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Unix
4 3 (8.11%) VyOS
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Presales
2 7 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
5 4 (10.81%) Business Development
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.11%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) CRM
7 2 (5.41%) High Availability
7 2 (5.41%) Migration
8 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
1 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCENT
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) VCP5
5 1 (2.70%) VCP6
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.11%) pfSense
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco UCCE
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (18.92%) Nagios
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 7 (18.92%) Brocade
4 7 (18.92%) ProCurve
4 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
5 5 (13.51%) Aruba
6 4 (10.81%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) Avaya
7 3 (8.11%) SonicWALL
7 3 (8.11%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (5.41%) Nortel
9 1 (2.70%) 3Com
9 1 (2.70%) Draytek
9 1 (2.70%) EMC
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) NetApp
9 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.70%) Symantec
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