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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 84 68 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.12% 0.76% 4.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.83% 3.70% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 8
Average salary £37,500 £22,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
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
121 135 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.30% 20.55% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 102 125 97
Average salary £33,173 £30,565 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.53% -5.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 3 September 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) MCSA
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 5 (41.67%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) vSphere
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) MCITP
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (25.00%) Avaya
7 3 (25.00%) MS Office
7 3 (25.00%) MCSE
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (16.67%) HP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Project Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCSA
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Verint