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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 104 108 122
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs citing Lync 11 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.62% 0.64% 0.049%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.42% 4.07% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 1
Average salary £42,500 £47,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.05% -0.52%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +25.00%
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
322 246 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.21% 15.71% 19.27%
Number of salaries quoted 265 218 339
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) MS Office
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (75.00%) Office 365
3 6 (50.00%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) Publishing
4 5 (41.67%) SaaS
4 5 (41.67%) Atlassian
4 5 (41.67%) Line Management
5 4 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) MCTS
6 3 (25.00%) MCITP
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) Symantec
8 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
8 1 (8.33%) Electronics
8 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (91.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 5 (41.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (41.67%) Publishing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Applications Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Line Management
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) MCTS
1 3 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec