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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 108 103 122
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Permanent jobs citing Lync 6 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.34% 0.48% 0.053%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.30% 3.45% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 1
Average salary £31,250 £43,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.45%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
261 203 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.83% 13.94% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 217 156 273
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 19 December 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) Office 365
3 8 (47.06%) SaaS
3 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
4 7 (41.18%) Service Management
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Line Management
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Publishing
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) MCTS
6 3 (17.65%) MCITP
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) MCSE
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Office 365
2 8 (47.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (17.65%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (29.41%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Applications Manager
1 5 (29.41%) IT Support
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Service Management
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Line Management
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) MCTS
2 3 (17.65%) MCITP
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Dell