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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 219 223
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 13 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.36% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 2.44% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 8
Median salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.77% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £70,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  

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 798 901 872
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.53% 14.61% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 627 715 779
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Birmingham +8 8 £45,000 -35.71% 3
Worcestershire -1 3 £57,500 +43.75%
Warwickshire +10 1 £45,000 +55.17%
Coventry - 1 £47,500 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) WAN
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) Wireless
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
4 8 (28.57%) VPLS
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (25.00%) CCNP
5 7 (25.00%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) DHCP
6 6 (21.43%) Unix
6 6 (21.43%) CCNA
6 6 (21.43%) VPN
6 6 (21.43%) DNS
6 6 (21.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 6 (21.43%) Nagios
6 6 (21.43%) MPLS
6 6 (21.43%) BGP
6 6 (21.43%) IP Telephony
6 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 6 (21.43%) SolarWinds
6 6 (21.43%) ProCurve

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 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
1 10 (35.71%) WAN
2 9 (32.14%) Wireless
3 8 (28.57%) VPLS
4 6 (21.43%) BGP
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (21.43%) DHCP
4 6 (21.43%) DNS
4 6 (21.43%) IP Telephony
4 6 (21.43%) MPLS
4 6 (21.43%) VPN
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
6 4 (14.29%) IPv6
6 4 (14.29%) Skype
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) IPv4
7 3 (10.71%) NX-OS
7 3 (10.71%) OSPF
General
1 5 (17.86%) Billing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Collaboration Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Presales Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Field Service Technician
6 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) IVR
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
1 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (21.43%) Unix
3 3 (10.71%) VyOS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
1 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (17.86%) Presales
2 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Business Development
4 2 (7.14%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.14%) Informatics
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Workload Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (21.43%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) VCP5
5 2 (7.14%) VCP6
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCENT
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) pfSense
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (21.43%) Nagios
5 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 6 (21.43%) Brocade
4 6 (21.43%) ProCurve
4 6 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 4 (14.29%) Aruba
5 4 (14.29%) Avaya
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) SonicWALL
6 3 (10.71%) Ubiquiti
7 2 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) Nortel
8 1 (3.57%) 3Com
8 1 (3.57%) CA
8 1 (3.57%) Draytek
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) Motorola
8 1 (3.57%) ZyXEL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Benefits+Car
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Omni RMS
Salary: From £15,000 to £16,500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago