The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 107 102 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Permanent jobs citing Lync 14 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.39% 3.30% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 12
Average salary £25,000 £32,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% -24.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £18,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £54,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
413 333 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.10% 19.51% 21.65%
Number of salaries quoted 322 282 458
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 7 £37,500 -
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 11 (42.31%) MS Office
4 11 (42.31%) VMware
5 10 (38.46%) Project Management
5 10 (38.46%) VPN
6 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
6 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (34.62%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
7 8 (30.77%) MCITP
7 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Office 365
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
9 6 (23.08%) Degree
9 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
9 6 (23.08%) VB
9 6 (23.08%) .NET
9 6 (23.08%) Oracle
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) XML
9 6 (23.08%) ITIL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (42.31%) MS Office
3 6 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) VPN
2 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) SMTP
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Database Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Technician
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) IT Support
4 3 (11.54%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
1 6 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) CRM
2 6 (23.08%) ETL
2 6 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 6 (23.08%) VB
2 6 (23.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (30.77%) MCITP
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) MCSE
5 4 (15.38%) CCA
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.54%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) CCNP
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) MCTS
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Hyper-V
2 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Xen
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
1 3 (11.54%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 6 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (11.54%) Avaya
6 3 (11.54%) SAP
7 2 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Dell
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Sophos
8 1 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.85%) IronPort
8 1 (3.85%) Trend Micro