Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 298 294
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 27 32 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.04% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 34
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £45,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.08% +14.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £49,125 £34,350 £21,025
90th Percentile £85,000 £60,125 £75,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 1,507 1,569 1,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.43% 15.85% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 1,266 1,422
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -0.65% +1.97%
10th Percentile £23,777 £24,500 £22,525
90th Percentile £66,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Worcestershire +14 14 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Birmingham -14 9 £85,000 +83.78% 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) Presales
3 12 (44.44%) Office 365
4 9 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (25.93%) Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco
5 7 (25.93%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (22.22%) IT Strategy
6 6 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (22.22%) Skype
6 6 (22.22%) B2B
6 6 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (22.22%) QA
7 5 (18.52%) Windows
7 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (14.81%) GDPR
8 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
8 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (14.81%) SLA
8 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
8 4 (14.81%) Dell
8 4 (14.81%) EMC
8 4 (14.81%) CommVault
8 4 (14.81%) Veritas
8 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
8 4 (14.81%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
8 4 (14.81%) Data 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 9 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.81%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Office 365
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Skype
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) Network Security
2 3 (11.11%) VLAN
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) Wireless
3 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) IPsec
3 2 (7.41%) OSPF
3 2 (7.41%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) WLAN
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Architect
2 14 (51.85%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
6 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
6 2 (7.41%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Operations Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Account Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Lync Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Account Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Presales
2 7 (25.93%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (25.93%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) B2B
3 6 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 4 (14.81%) Data Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCDE
2 1 (3.70%) CCIE
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 4 (14.81%) GDPR
2 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) CommVault
3 4 (14.81%) Dell
3 4 (14.81%) EMC
3 4 (14.81%) Veritas
4 3 (11.11%) Verint
5 2 (7.41%) Aruba
5 2 (7.41%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel
6 1 (3.70%) Sonus
6 1 (3.70%) Virgin Media