The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 55 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Lync 8 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.36% 2.85% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.30% 12.80% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 3
Average salary £45,000 £65,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £50,000 £36,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £84,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Lync
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
127 125 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 21.53% 22.28% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 110 94 90
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 2 September 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Coventry

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) MS Exchange
3 21 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (71.43%) Unified Communications
5 15 (53.57%) MCSE
5 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (50.00%) Avaya
6 14 (50.00%) Nortel
6 14 (50.00%) Windows
6 14 (50.00%) Mitel
6 14 (50.00%) MCITP
6 14 (50.00%) Dialogic
7 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
8 10 (35.71%) Citrix
8 10 (35.71%) DNS
8 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (32.14%) XenDesktop
9 9 (32.14%) NetApp
10 7 (25.00%) SAN
10 7 (25.00%) HP
10 7 (25.00%) EMC
10 7 (25.00%) DHCP
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Symantec
10 7 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (25.00%) SCCM
10 7 (25.00%) XenApp

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (82.14%) MS Exchange
2 21 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Unified Communications
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
3 7 (25.00%) SAN
3 7 (25.00%) DHCP
4 6 (21.43%) Firewall
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (21.43%) VoIP
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Lead Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) Replication
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) VBScript
1 1 (3.57%) VB
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) MCSE
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) CCA
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) XenDesktop
3 7 (25.00%) XenApp
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (21.43%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (21.43%) IAG
4 6 (21.43%) UAG
5 5 (17.86%) ISA Server
6 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.57%) vSphere
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (21.43%) Cacti
2 6 (21.43%) WSUS
2 6 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (10.71%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 23 (82.14%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) Nortel
3 14 (50.00%) Avaya
3 14 (50.00%) Mitel
3 14 (50.00%) Dialogic
4 10 (35.71%) Citrix
5 9 (32.14%) NetApp
6 7 (25.00%) HP
6 7 (25.00%) EMC
6 7 (25.00%) Symantec
7 6 (21.43%) SolarWinds
7 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
8 3 (10.71%) IBM
9 1 (3.57%) Sophos
9 1 (3.57%) VMware