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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 88 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Lync 5 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.44% 1.21% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.02% 6.53% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 2
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
247 199 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.57% 18.48% 24.77%
Number of salaries quoted 227 190 195
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable +2 2 £33,000 +13.79%
Bedford - 2 £47,500 -
Luton -20 1 £67,500 +38.46%
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) SAN
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (42.86%) HP
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (35.71%) MCSE
7 5 (35.71%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (28.57%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 4 (28.57%) XenApp
8 4 (28.57%) XenServer
8 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
8 4 (28.57%) DNS
8 4 (28.57%) DHCP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Network Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Wintel Support
3 4 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Development Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Business Development
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) MCTS
2 3 (21.43%) MCITP
2 3 (21.43%) MCP
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCA
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (28.57%) XenApp
4 4 (28.57%) XenServer
4 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) LANDesk
6 2 (14.29%) EMC
6 2 (14.29%) CommVault
6 2 (14.29%) AppSense
7 1 (7.14%) Polycom
7 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (7.14%) Meraki