The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 94 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 8 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.66% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.54% 3.29% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Lync
Scotland

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

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
315 243 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.47% 20.00% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 222 167 144
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Lync
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Lync Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (85.71%) Cisco
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 8 (57.14%) Linux
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
7 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (35.71%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) Games
8 4 (28.57%) MPLS
8 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
8 4 (28.57%) Internet
8 4 (28.57%) COM
8 4 (28.57%) MCSA
8 4 (28.57%) Juniper
8 4 (28.57%) SAN
8 4 (28.57%) CCNA
8 4 (28.57%) LAN
8 4 (28.57%) POP3

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Apache
5 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) POP3
4 4 (28.57%) SMTP
4 4 (28.57%) SAN
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) IMAP
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (28.57%) xDSL
4 4 (28.57%) Junos
5 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 5 (35.71%) Games
2 3 (21.43%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.14%) UNIX
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Debian
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) JNCIA
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (21.43%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) Perforce
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade