The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 111 96 128
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Permanent jobs citing Lync 25 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 1.16% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.54% 6.15% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 8
Average salary £29,500 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +14.45%
Lync
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
382 309 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.42% 18.84% 18.16%
Number of salaries quoted 322 266 348
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -3.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Lync
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Lync Salary Trend in Cheshire

Lync
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Lync
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 15 £23,000 -54.00%
Knutsford - 2 £31,000 -
Runcorn +1 1 £47,500 +111.11%
Northwich - 1 £22,000 - 1
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 37 (92.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) SQL
3 22 (55.00%) MS Office
4 21 (52.50%) MS Excel
5 19 (47.50%) Windows
6 17 (42.50%) SharePoint
7 15 (37.50%) T-SQL
7 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 15 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 13 (32.50%) Linux
8 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
8 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (30.00%) HP
10 11 (27.50%) Degree
10 11 (27.50%) VMware
11 10 (25.00%) SCCM
11 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 9 (22.50%) Sophos
12 9 (22.50%) Project Management
12 9 (22.50%) ETL
12 9 (22.50%) VPN
12 9 (22.50%) Cisco
12 9 (22.50%) Marketing
12 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (22.50%) Office 365
12 9 (22.50%) Statistical Modelling
13 8 (20.00%) vSphere
13 8 (20.00%) Statistics

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (42.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (12.50%) SAS
6 3 (7.50%) IIS
6 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (55.00%) MS Office
2 21 (52.50%) MS Excel
3 15 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (12.50%) SPSS
4 5 (12.50%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) VPN
2 7 (17.50%) SAN
2 7 (17.50%) SNMP
3 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.00%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) H.323
6 1 (2.50%) MGCP
6 1 (2.50%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) Firewall
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (22.50%) Marketing
2 6 (15.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Database Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Team Leader
3 7 (17.50%) Operations Team Leader
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Insight Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Database Developer
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Database Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) IT Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Marketing Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) XML
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (20.00%) Statistics
2 8 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.50%) iPhone
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) UNIX
4 7 (17.50%) CentOS
5 3 (7.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Project Management
1 9 (22.50%) ETL
1 9 (22.50%) Statistical Modelling
2 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (17.50%) Strategic Planning
4 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) CHAID
5 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.50%) Cluster Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Electronic Design Automation
5 5 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
6 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.00%) Release Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 6 (15.00%) VB
4 3 (7.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.50%) MCITP
4 4 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (7.50%) MCTS
6 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) CCA
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) vSphere
3 7 (17.50%) Firmware
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (17.50%) Backup Exec
2 7 (17.50%) WSUS
2 7 (17.50%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (17.50%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.00%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 37 (92.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) HP
3 11 (27.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) Sophos
4 9 (22.50%) Cisco
5 8 (20.00%) Symantec
6 7 (17.50%) Red Hat
6 7 (17.50%) Dell
7 6 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (12.50%) Minitab
8 5 (12.50%) SmartFocus
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 3 (7.50%) EMC
10 3 (7.50%) Avaya
10 3 (7.50%) SAP
10 3 (7.50%) Oracle
10 3 (7.50%) NETGEAR
11 2 (5.00%) Trend Micro
11 2 (5.00%) IronPort
12 1 (2.50%) Juniper
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