The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 65 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Permanent jobs citing Lync 3 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.48% 3.09% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.26% 13.74% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Average salary £33,000 £29,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.79% -27.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Lync
South Wales

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

Application Platforms Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
133 131 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.45% 22.51% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 120 106 67
Average salary £30,590 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.87% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,550 £56,750 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Lync Salary Trend in Cardiff

Lync
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (50.00%) Dell
3 6 (50.00%) SAN
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Office 365
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (41.67%) CCNP
4 5 (41.67%) CCNA
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (16.67%) WatchGuard
7 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
7 2 (16.67%) VLAN
7 2 (16.67%) VRRP
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) VRRP
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) HSRP
5 1 (8.33%) ISDN
5 1 (8.33%) Softswitch
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Sales Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
1 2 (16.67%) Email Migration
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Document Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) MCTS
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Dell
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) WatchGuard
4 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (8.33%) Tandberg
5 1 (8.33%) Sonus
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper