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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 94 111 110
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 12 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.87% 0.66% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.38% 3.33% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 8
Average salary £34,000 £47,500 £47,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.42% +0.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £54,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
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Cambridgeshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
223 360 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.09% 19.81% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 206 298 238
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Lync Salary Trend in Cambridge

Lync
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 12 (50.00%) Degree
5 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (33.33%) Veeam
6 8 (33.33%) 3PAR
6 8 (33.33%) HP
6 8 (33.33%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) SAN
7 7 (29.17%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Office 365
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
10 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 2 (8.33%) Dell
11 2 (8.33%) Information Security
11 2 (8.33%) Subversion
11 2 (8.33%) SecurID
11 2 (8.33%) MCITP
11 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 2 (8.33%) SAML
11 2 (8.33%) Internet
11 2 (8.33%) Project Management
11 2 (8.33%) Change Management
11 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SMTP
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) SNMP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Desktop Support
1 10 (41.67%) Support Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (29.17%) Junior Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Junior Support Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Junior
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Graduate
4 1 (4.17%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Classic ASP
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.33%) SAML
1 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Change Management
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.33%) Information Security
2 2 (8.33%) Product Management
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C#
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) VBScript
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Veeam
2 8 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Dell