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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 104 102 114
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Lync 10 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% 0.56% 0.058%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.92% 3.70% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 1
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Lync
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
255 216 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.63% 15.22% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 211 181 286
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £55,000 £50,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

Lync
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

Lync
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 30 January 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Office 365
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Network Management
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
5 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (6.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) IT Support
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Android
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Atlassian