Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unified Communications
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 298 302
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -27
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 7 31 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.075% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 2.01% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 30 48
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £38,336 £30,088 £26,400
90th Percentile £54,175 £61,250 £57,875
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +3.26% -12.38%

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 1,508 1,544 1,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.07% 15.37% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 1,253 1,488
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +11 2 £37,192 -9.84%
Birmingham -17 2 £47,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
1 5 (71.43%) Skype
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (28.57%) Principle of Least Privilege
4 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall

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 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Skype
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPLS
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
1 2 (28.57%) IT Operations Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Principle of Least Privilege
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Mitel
2 1 (14.29%) Sonus
2 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media