Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 266 261
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 28 50 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 2.97% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 51
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% -30.91%
10th Percentile £32,500 £19,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £52,900 £75,125 £58,750
England median annual salary £53,192 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.20% -10.00% +2.04%

Unified Communications is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,437 1,686 1,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.55% 16.16% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,123 1,304 1,336
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,349 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £56,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 9 £38,500 +92.50% 2
Warwickshire +3 6 £50,000 +72.41% 2
Staffordshire +8 5 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Coventry -4 5 £49,000 +5.38% 3
Worcestershire +1 2 £45,000 +2.86%
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (42.86%) CCNP
4 11 (39.29%) CCNA
4 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) Internet
4 11 (39.29%) Wireless
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco UCCE
5 10 (35.71%) OSPF
5 10 (35.71%) BGP
5 10 (35.71%) EIGRP
5 10 (35.71%) VPN
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
6 9 (32.14%) Firewall
7 8 (28.57%) Apple
7 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
7 8 (28.57%) Skype
8 7 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
8 7 (25.00%) DMVPN
8 7 (25.00%) HSRP
8 7 (25.00%) Algorithms
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 7 (25.00%) RTCP
8 7 (25.00%) RTP
8 7 (25.00%) Project Management

Unified Communications
Co-occurring 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 7 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Internet
1 11 (39.29%) Wireless
2 10 (35.71%) BGP
2 10 (35.71%) EIGRP
2 10 (35.71%) OSPF
2 10 (35.71%) VPN
3 9 (32.14%) Firewall
4 8 (28.57%) Skype
5 7 (25.00%) DHCP
5 7 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 7 (25.00%) DNS
5 7 (25.00%) HSRP
5 7 (25.00%) ISDN
5 7 (25.00%) RTCP
5 7 (25.00%) RTP
5 7 (25.00%) SSL
5 7 (25.00%) VoIP
6 6 (21.43%) LAN
7 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (14.29%) H.323
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Network Manager
1 7 (25.00%) Network Services Manager
1 7 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 7 (25.00%) Senior Network Manager
1 7 (25.00%) Senior Service Manager
1 7 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Voice Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.14%) iPad
3 2 (7.14%) iPhone
3 2 (7.14%) Reference Data
3 2 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (10.71%) Android
3 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
2 7 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) Information Security
5 3 (10.71%) Internal Audit
5 3 (10.71%) IT Audit
5 3 (10.71%) Network Management
5 3 (10.71%) Open Source
5 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Customer Acquisition
6 2 (7.14%) Runbook
6 2 (7.14%) SDLC
6 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) VB
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (42.86%) CCNP
3 11 (39.29%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.71%) vSphere
4 3 (10.71%) XenApp
4 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco UCCE
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco UCCX
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (10.71%) SCCM
4 2 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 2 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) Apple
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 5 (17.86%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) Mitel
5 5 (17.86%) Virgin Media
6 4 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (10.71%) Acronis
7 3 (10.71%) Citrix
7 3 (10.71%) F5
7 3 (10.71%) Juniper
7 3 (10.71%) Meraki
7 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (7.14%) Aruba
8 2 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
8 2 (7.14%) Wyse