The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 163 149 143
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Lync 62 79 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 1.45% 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.94% 8.13% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60 69 78
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
Lync
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
893 972 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.23% 17.84% 20.68%
Number of salaries quoted 771 767 901
Average salary £45,000 £44,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% -0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Lync
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Lync Salary Trend in Berkshire

Lync
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Lync Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Lync
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Reading +8 29 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Bracknell +10 10 £30,750 -38.50% 1
Newbury +13 7 £48,000 +14.28%
Slough -18 3 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 81 (60.90%) Microsoft
2 78 (58.65%) Windows
3 76 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 72 (54.14%) Cisco
5 54 (40.60%) ITIL
6 51 (38.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (37.59%) MS Exchange
8 42 (31.58%) VMware
8 42 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (31.58%) Windows Server
9 41 (30.83%) Office 365
10 38 (28.57%) MCSE
11 35 (26.32%) EMC
11 35 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (25.56%) MS Excel
13 33 (24.81%) HP
13 33 (24.81%) SCOM
13 33 (24.81%) Unified Communications
14 32 (24.06%) SCCM
15 31 (23.31%) Skype
15 31 (23.31%) Data Centre
16 30 (22.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 29 (21.80%) Firewall
18 28 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (20.30%) Cisco Certification
19 27 (20.30%) WAN
20 24 (18.05%) Dell
20 24 (18.05%) LAN
20 24 (18.05%) Wireless
21 21 (15.79%) Migration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 50 (37.59%) MS Exchange
2 30 (22.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (12.78%) SharePoint
5 16 (12.03%) Office Communications Server
6 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.75%) IIS
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (25.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.77%) MS Office
3 5 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.75%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (30.83%) Office 365
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.51%) IaaS
4 4 (3.01%) Yammer
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.81%) Unified Communications
2 31 (23.31%) Skype
3 29 (21.80%) Firewall
4 27 (20.30%) WAN
5 24 (18.05%) LAN
5 24 (18.05%) Wireless
6 16 (12.03%) Cisco IPT
6 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
7 15 (11.28%) DHCP
7 15 (11.28%) DNS
8 12 (9.02%) SAN
9 10 (7.52%) Ethernet
9 10 (7.52%) MPLS
9 10 (7.52%) VPN
10 7 (5.26%) IP Telephony
10 7 (5.26%) WebEx
11 6 (4.51%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (4.51%) VLAN
11 6 (4.51%) WAAS
11 6 (4.51%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Big Data
4 1 (0.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Axure RP
1 2 (1.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 11 (8.27%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Legal
4 3 (2.26%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (2.26%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Billing
5 2 (1.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Consultant
2 19 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.53%) Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 14 (10.53%) Lync Engineer
3 14 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 12 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Presales Consultant
9 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Presales Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) MSMQ
2 7 (5.26%) XMPP
3 4 (3.01%) VXML
4 2 (1.50%) CSS
4 2 (1.50%) HTML
4 2 (1.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.31%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.03%) EMC VNX
3 15 (11.28%) Driving Licence
4 11 (8.27%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (5.26%) Clustering
6 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.51%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.76%) Replication
8 4 (3.01%) IVR
8 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) iPhone
10 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Statistics
10 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 78 (58.65%) Windows
2 42 (31.58%) Windows Server
2 42 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.77%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.51%) Android
6 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.60%) ITIL
2 21 (15.79%) Migration
3 18 (13.53%) Project Management
4 16 (12.03%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (12.03%) Presales
5 11 (8.27%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.52%) Coaching
7 9 (6.77%) Service Management
8 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.51%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.51%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (3.01%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 4 (3.01%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.26%) Business Transformation
11 3 (2.26%) CRM
11 3 (2.26%) ERP
11 3 (2.26%) Network Architecture
11 3 (2.26%) Network Management
11 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.77%) SQL
2 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.01%) VB
3 4 (3.01%) VBScript
4 2 (1.50%) C
4 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.75%) C++
5 1 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (38.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (28.57%) MCSE
3 27 (20.30%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (12.03%) MCITP
4 16 (12.03%) MCTS
5 15 (11.28%) MCSA
6 14 (10.53%) CCNP
6 14 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (9.77%) CCNA
8 12 (9.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (6.02%) MOS
10 7 (5.26%) MCSD
10 7 (5.26%) VCP5
11 6 (4.51%) Degree
12 5 (3.76%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.76%) MCP
12 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.50%) CCDP
13 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.27%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.52%) VMware Server
5 10 (7.52%) vSphere
6 7 (5.26%) XenApp
7 6 (4.51%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.26%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (24.81%) SCOM
2 32 (24.06%) SCCM
3 13 (9.77%) NetBackup
4 11 (8.27%) Cacti
5 9 (6.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (6.02%) Backup Exec
6 8 (6.02%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (4.51%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (4.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (3.01%) MOM
10 2 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.50%) Simpana
11 1 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.75%) SCSM
11 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (60.90%) Microsoft
2 72 (54.14%) Cisco
3 42 (31.58%) VMware
4 35 (26.32%) EMC
5 33 (24.81%) HP
6 24 (18.05%) Dell
7 20 (15.04%) Polycom
8 16 (12.03%) Dell Compellent
9 14 (10.53%) Symantec
10 13 (9.77%) Citrix
11 12 (9.02%) Fortinet
12 11 (8.27%) SolarWinds
12 11 (8.27%) Sophos
13 8 (6.02%) Juniper
13 8 (6.02%) Veeam
14 7 (5.26%) arcserve
14 7 (5.26%) Avaya
15 6 (4.51%) Apple
15 6 (4.51%) Ipanema Technologies
15 6 (4.51%) Riverbed
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