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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 87 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs citing Lync 14 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.04% 0.22% 0.085%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.96% 0.93% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £42,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%
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
282 321 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 20.90% 23.40% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 208 225 149
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 30 (96.77%) Windows
1 30 (96.77%) MS Exchange
2 29 (93.55%) Active Directory
3 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
4 23 (74.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (64.52%) Cisco
6 18 (58.06%) Hyper-V
6 18 (58.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (51.61%) Blackberry
8 15 (48.39%) Windows XP
9 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
10 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
10 13 (41.94%) MS Office
10 13 (41.94%) VMware
10 13 (41.94%) IP Telephony
11 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
12 11 (35.48%) Firewall
13 9 (29.03%) ITIL
13 9 (29.03%) IIS
13 9 (29.03%) WAN
13 9 (29.03%) Citrix
13 9 (29.03%) SAN
13 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (29.03%) Cisco IPT
13 9 (29.03%) Degree
13 9 (29.03%) Windows Phone
14 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 30 (96.77%) MS Exchange
2 18 (58.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (29.03%) IIS
4 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
5 4 (12.90%) IBM Notes
6 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) IP Telephony
2 11 (35.48%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) WAN
3 9 (29.03%) SAN
3 9 (29.03%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (12.90%) LAN
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 7 (22.58%) Law
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Support Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Trainee
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) IT Support
8 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Technician
8 1 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Blackberry
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
4 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
5 2 (6.45%) Kindle
6 1 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (48.39%) Windows XP
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Phone
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.45%) Linux
7 2 (6.45%) Android
7 2 (6.45%) CentOS
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) MCSA
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (93.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (58.06%) Hyper-V
3 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (22.58%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (12.90%) XenApp
6 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (9.68%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.23%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Cisco
3 13 (41.94%) VMware
4 9 (29.03%) Citrix
5 7 (22.58%) HP
6 5 (16.13%) Symantec
7 4 (12.90%) Lotus
8 2 (6.45%) Avaya
8 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.23%) Varonis
9 1 (3.23%) IronPort