The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 106 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 9 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.68% 1.12% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.11% 5.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 0
Average salary £42,000 £36,834 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.02% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
289 239 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.96% 20.66% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 271 208 187
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Lync
East of England

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Lync
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Lync Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Lync
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 7 £42,000 -40.00%
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Lync 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 Lync.

1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
4 8 (57.14%) SAN
4 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
5 7 (50.00%) Citrix
5 7 (50.00%) Firewall
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (35.71%) VPN
6 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
7 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) CCNA
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) MCSE
8 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 3 (21.43%) Advertising
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) WSUS
9 2 (14.29%) Computer Science

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Lync 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 Lync. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
4 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Business Development
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (21.43%) MCSE
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) CCDA
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 2 (14.29%) XenServer
5 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Meraki
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam