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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 102 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Permanent jobs citing Lync 8 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.58% 0.39% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.46% 2.02% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 10
Average salary £38,000 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £47,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
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
231 347 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.80% 19.22% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 213 288 274
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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

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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 4 August 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) HP
2 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) Veeam
3 12 (52.17%) 3PAR
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Citrix
4 11 (47.83%) SAN
5 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
6 6 (26.09%) Office 365
6 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
9 3 (13.04%) Dell
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (13.04%) Firewall
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
10 2 (8.70%) Product Management
10 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (8.70%) SCOrch

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) SMTP
4 2 (8.70%) SNMP
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Support Engineer
1 11 (47.83%) 3rd Line Support
1 11 (47.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Graduate
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Classic ASP
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) SAML
1 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Product Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
1 2 (8.70%) VBScript
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) HP
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Veeam
2 12 (52.17%) 3PAR
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat