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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 55 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Lync 11 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.61% 1.50% 2.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.38% 7.69% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 12
Average salary £27,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -10.52%
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
106 130 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.47% 19.46% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 99 113 97
Average salary £31,500 £35,783 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.96% +0.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

Lync
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 27 May 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (50.00%) SAN
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) MCSA
4 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (50.00%) Office 365
4 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) MCSE
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) MCITP
7 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (21.43%) CCNA
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Avaya
8 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (14.29%) Symantec

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Project Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) People Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCSA
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCITP
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCTS
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Avaya
6 2 (14.29%) Lotus
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (14.29%) BT
7 1 (7.14%) Verint