Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 289 290
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -31
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 35 54 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 2.94% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 34 36 34
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £19,375 £18,000
90th Percentile £55,625 £75,625 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.22% -10.00% -4.76%

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 1581 1839 1744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.69% 15.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1425 1544
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £58,750 £62,500
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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -5 21 £46,250 +2.78%
Staffordshire +17 5 £35,000 +12.00%
Worcestershire -4 4 £51,250 +13.89%
Coventry - 4 £47,000 - 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £45,000 +55.17%
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (60.00%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Firewall
3 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
4 12 (34.29%) LAN
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (31.43%) Unix
5 11 (31.43%) Linux
5 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
6 10 (28.57%) WAN
6 10 (28.57%) Wireless
6 10 (28.57%) Finance
6 10 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (28.57%) Skype
7 9 (25.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.86%) CCNP
8 8 (22.86%) Python
8 8 (22.86%) Apple
9 7 (20.00%) Internet
9 7 (20.00%) BGP
9 7 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 7 (20.00%) Network Security
9 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (20.00%) Open Source
10 6 (17.14%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (17.14%) Change Control
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA

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 (25.71%) Skype for Business
2 6 (17.14%) CMS
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.71%) Apache
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (34.29%) LAN
4 10 (28.57%) Skype
4 10 (28.57%) WAN
4 10 (28.57%) Wireless
5 7 (20.00%) BGP
5 7 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (20.00%) Internet
5 7 (20.00%) Network Security
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (17.14%) IMAP
7 5 (14.29%) S/MIME
7 5 (14.29%) SMTP
7 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (11.43%) IPsec
8 4 (11.43%) MPLS
8 4 (11.43%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Billing
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Voice Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Email Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) iPhone
3 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.71%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
1 11 (31.43%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Android
3 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) CentOS
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 6 (17.14%) Change Control
3 6 (17.14%) Information Security
3 6 (17.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Internal Audit
4 5 (14.29%) IT Audit
4 5 (14.29%) Network Management
4 5 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Customer Acquisition
7 2 (5.71%) Runbook
7 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) C
3 3 (8.57%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) VB
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (8.57%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.71%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) Apple
5 6 (17.14%) VMware
6 5 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) Mitel
6 5 (14.29%) Virgin Media
7 4 (11.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (8.57%) Acronis
8 3 (8.57%) Citrix
8 3 (8.57%) Juniper
8 3 (8.57%) Meraki
9 2 (5.71%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (5.71%) CA
9 2 (5.71%) Dell
9 2 (5.71%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (5.71%) F5
9 2 (5.71%) MobileIron
9 2 (5.71%) Wyse