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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 100 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 10 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.56% 0.081%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.31% 2.79% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £29,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +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
302 251 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.23% 19.97% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 226 186 156
Average salary £36,500 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.04% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 22 September 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 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (77.78%) VMware
4 13 (72.22%) Windows
5 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (61.11%) ITIL
7 10 (55.56%) Firewall
7 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
9 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
9 8 (44.44%) Linux
9 8 (44.44%) WAN
10 7 (38.89%) SAN
11 6 (33.33%) Law
11 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
11 6 (33.33%) IIS
11 6 (33.33%) MS Office
11 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (33.33%) Windows Phone
11 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
11 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
11 6 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (27.78%) Degree
12 5 (27.78%) MCSA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (27.78%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) VPN
6 4 (22.22%) MPLS
6 4 (22.22%) Internet
6 4 (22.22%) POP3
6 4 (22.22%) SMTP
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (22.22%) IMAP
6 4 (22.22%) Junos
6 4 (22.22%) xDSL
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 6 (33.33%) Law
2 5 (27.78%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Support
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Phone
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.56%) CentOS
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) UNIX
7 1 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) MCSA
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (61.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco
3 14 (77.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) Perforce
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp