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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 115 111 135
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Permanent jobs citing Lync 6 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.32% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.01% 1.32% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 5
Average salary £44,000 £33,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -34.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £26,700 £43,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,025 £83,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
298 302 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.94% 19.32% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 247 244 274
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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
Chester - 2 £43,250 -
Runcorn -12 1 £45,000 +36.36%
Nantwich - 1 £45,000 -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 9 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) MS Office
5 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 8 (44.44%) HP
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) SAN
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (33.33%) EMC
7 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 6 (33.33%) MCSE
7 6 (33.33%) SCCM
7 6 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (33.33%) MCITP
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (27.78%) CentOS
8 5 (27.78%) Citrix
8 5 (27.78%) Office 365
8 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
9 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (22.22%) IIS
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (11.11%) SAS
7 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (11.11%) FastStats
3 2 (11.11%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) PBX
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Intranet
4 2 (11.11%) DPNSS
4 2 (11.11%) QSIG
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) H.323
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.56%) MGCP
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) IT Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Database Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Marketing Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Statistics
2 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V2
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) CHAID
3 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Electronic Design Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Management
3 2 (11.11%) Cluster Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 2 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 4 (22.22%) VB
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) MCSE
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (33.33%) MCITP
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (22.22%) MCTS
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) HP ASE
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
4 2 (11.11%) RHCE
4 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (5.56%) VCP4
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (16.67%) vSphere
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (11.11%) XenApp
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) HP
3 8 (44.44%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) EMC
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) NETGEAR
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (11.11%) McAfee
8 2 (11.11%) Sophos
8 2 (11.11%) Minitab
8 2 (11.11%) SmartFocus
8 2 (11.11%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (5.56%) Draytek
9 1 (5.56%) IronPort
9 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
9 1 (5.56%) 3Com
9 1 (5.56%) Trend Micro
9 1 (5.56%) Symantec
9 1 (5.56%) Juniper