The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry 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 Coventry region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 59 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs citing Lync 10 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.61% 1.74% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.80% 7.36% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
147 163 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 23.63% 23.62% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 123 101 52
Average salary £40,000 £40,995 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.42% +17.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
West Midlands

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Lync
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Lync Salary Trend in Coventry

Lync
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Coventry

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 (88.89%) MS Exchange
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 21 (77.78%) Unified Communications
3 21 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (74.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (55.56%) Avaya
5 15 (55.56%) MCSE
5 15 (55.56%) Mitel
6 14 (51.85%) MCITP
6 14 (51.85%) Dialogic
6 14 (51.85%) Nortel
7 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
8 11 (40.74%) Windows
9 9 (33.33%) DNS
10 8 (29.63%) Citrix
10 8 (29.63%) NetApp
10 8 (29.63%) XenDesktop
11 7 (25.93%) HP
11 7 (25.93%) MS Office
11 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (22.22%) IAG
12 6 (22.22%) UAG
12 6 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (22.22%) COM
12 6 (22.22%) ITIL
12 6 (22.22%) VoIP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 24 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (74.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Unified Communications
2 9 (33.33%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (22.22%) VoIP
3 6 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) COM
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Phone
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) MCSE
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (51.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) CCVP
3 1 (3.70%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) XenDesktop
3 6 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
3 6 (22.22%) IAG
3 6 (22.22%) UAG
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (22.22%) XenApp
4 5 (18.52%) ISA Server
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) WSUS
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
1 6 (22.22%) Cacti
1 6 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (7.41%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 15 (55.56%) Avaya
3 15 (55.56%) Mitel
4 14 (51.85%) Nortel
4 14 (51.85%) Dialogic
5 8 (29.63%) Citrix
5 8 (29.63%) NetApp
6 7 (25.93%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) EMC
7 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (22.22%) Symantec
7 6 (22.22%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.41%) IBM