Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 271 292
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21 -26
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 17 36 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 2.39% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17 30 53
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.58% -3.13% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £19,000 £33,150
90th Percentile £52,900 £57,875 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.90% -2.11% -5.00%

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 1,449 1,506 1,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.87% 15.29% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,016 1,214 1,381
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,349
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.65%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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
Warwickshire +12 6 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £35,000 -
Coventry -10 3 £52,000 +11.83%
Birmingham -24 2 £47,500 +134.57% 1
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (70.59%) BGP
3 12 (70.59%) EIGRP
3 12 (70.59%) CCNP
4 10 (58.82%) OSPF
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco UCCE
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (52.94%) Wireless
6 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
6 8 (47.06%) Internet
7 7 (41.18%) RTCP
7 7 (41.18%) RTP
7 7 (41.18%) Project Management
7 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (41.18%) CCNA
7 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 7 (41.18%) VPN
7 7 (41.18%) DNS
7 7 (41.18%) SSL
7 7 (41.18%) Windows
7 7 (41.18%) ISDN
7 7 (41.18%) VoIP
7 7 (41.18%) DHCP
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (41.18%) DMVPN
7 7 (41.18%) HSRP
7 7 (41.18%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (41.18%) Algorithms
7 7 (41.18%) Network Optimisation

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 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) BGP
1 12 (70.59%) EIGRP
2 10 (58.82%) OSPF
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) Internet
5 7 (41.18%) DHCP
5 7 (41.18%) DMVPN
5 7 (41.18%) DNS
5 7 (41.18%) HSRP
5 7 (41.18%) ISDN
5 7 (41.18%) RTCP
5 7 (41.18%) RTP
5 7 (41.18%) SSL
5 7 (41.18%) VoIP
5 7 (41.18%) VPN
6 6 (35.29%) LAN
6 6 (35.29%) MPLS
7 5 (29.41%) Skype
7 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (23.53%) H.323
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Manager
1 7 (41.18%) Network Services Manager
1 7 (41.18%) Senior Manager
1 7 (41.18%) Senior Network Manager
1 7 (41.18%) Senior Service Manager
1 7 (41.18%) Service Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Voice Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Algorithms
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (41.18%) Network Optimisation
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Acquisition
4 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Principle of Least Privilege
4 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (70.59%) CCNP
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco UCCE
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Apple
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Mitel
2 5 (29.41%) Virgin Media
3 3 (17.65%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Meraki
3 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) F5