The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 69 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Unified Communications 8 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.14% 0.15% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 1.10% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 6
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £50,000 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £50,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Unified Communications
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 91 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.00% 13.30% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 102 73 121
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,500 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Unified Communications
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Sheffield region.

Unified Communications Salary Trend in Sheffield

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications.

1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (66.67%) Lync
2 8 (66.67%) Office 365
3 7 (58.33%) XenDesktop
3 7 (58.33%) SCCM
3 7 (58.33%) SCOM
3 7 (58.33%) SCVMM
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) MS Office
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) SLA
4 6 (50.00%) SAN
4 6 (50.00%) CommVault
4 6 (50.00%) Change Management
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (50.00%) XenApp
4 6 (50.00%) vSphere
4 6 (50.00%) SaaS
4 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (50.00%) High Availability
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Office 365
2 6 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Communications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Change Management
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
1 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CCSE
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (58.33%) XenDesktop
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (50.00%) XenApp
3 6 (50.00%) vSphere
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
1 7 (58.33%) SCOM
1 7 (58.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (8.33%) SCDPM
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) CommVault
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (8.33%) Imperva
7 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint