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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 71 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Permanent jobs citing Lync 2 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.29% 0.45% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.82% 2.42% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £28,434 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.17% +10.29%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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
110 124 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.01% 18.70% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 104 114 49
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,900 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Junior
1 1 (25.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) VMware