The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 342 294 402
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +108
Permanent jobs citing Lync 845 1003 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.94% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.10% 4.47% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 730 854 468
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,050 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
Lync
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
20625 22422 20279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 20.17% 20.93% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 17324 18432 17343
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,246
% change year-on-year
- +1.92%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lync
Salary Trend in England

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

Lync Salary Trend in England

Lync
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in England

Lync
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 358 £45,000 -10.00% 42
South East +1 225 £41,000 -8.88% 31
South West -19 61 £31,500 -10.00% 8
Yorkshire -20 56 £34,625 -17.55% 15
East of England -8 55 £38,500 -18.94% 7
North West -32 36 £36,500 +8.95% 18
West Midlands -23 35 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -14 19 £22,500 -46.42% 1
North East - 1 £27,500 - 1
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 1247 (68.22%) Microsoft
2 1191 (65.15%) Windows
3 958 (52.41%) Active Directory
4 881 (48.19%) MS Exchange
5 669 (36.60%) VMware
6 571 (31.24%) Cisco
7 553 (30.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 545 (29.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 516 (28.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 489 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 473 (25.88%) MS Excel
12 468 (25.60%) ITIL
13 466 (25.49%) SCCM
14 453 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 444 (24.29%) SharePoint
16 432 (23.63%) DNS
17 405 (22.16%) Firewall
17 405 (22.16%) Office 365
18 380 (20.79%) Citrix
19 368 (20.13%) Exchange Server 2013
20 357 (19.53%) Hyper-V
21 348 (19.04%) LAN
22 327 (17.89%) SAN
23 315 (17.23%) WAN
24 304 (16.63%) SQL Server
25 294 (16.08%) SQL
26 292 (15.97%) DHCP
27 290 (15.86%) MCSE
28 283 (15.48%) Unified Communications
29 272 (14.88%) SCOM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 881 (48.19%) MS Exchange
2 553 (30.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 444 (24.29%) SharePoint
4 368 (20.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 225 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 132 (7.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 109 (5.96%) IIS
8 98 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 91 (4.98%) Office Communications Server
10 79 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 79 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (0.82%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.71%) Apache
13 11 (0.60%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.33%) SAS
15 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
16 5 (0.27%) CMS
17 4 (0.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 473 (25.88%) MS Excel
2 259 (14.17%) MS Office
3 17 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.88%) MS Project
5 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.16%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.11%) FastStats
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 34 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.16%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) SAP CCM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 405 (22.16%) Office 365
2 131 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.64%) SaaS
4 26 (1.42%) Mimecast
5 23 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (1.20%) IaaS
7 16 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.55%) Yammer
8 10 (0.55%) PaaS
9 9 (0.49%) Symantec.cloud
10 4 (0.22%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.11%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.055%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 432 (23.63%) DNS
2 405 (22.16%) Firewall
3 348 (19.04%) LAN
4 327 (17.89%) SAN
5 315 (17.23%) WAN
6 292 (15.97%) DHCP
7 283 (15.48%) Unified Communications
8 240 (13.13%) TCP/IP
9 213 (11.65%) VoIP
10 165 (9.03%) VPN
11 130 (7.11%) Cisco ASA
12 120 (6.56%) Skype
13 87 (4.76%) NAS
14 83 (4.54%) VLAN
15 81 (4.43%) PBX
16 75 (4.10%) iSCSI
17 72 (3.94%) Internet
18 70 (3.83%) Wireless
19 54 (2.95%) MPLS
20 41 (2.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.82%) MySQL
6 14 (0.77%) Redis
7 12 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.16%) MS Access
13 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.16%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (0.98%) Subversion
2 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (0.22%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.11%) MSI
5 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.11%) JIRA
5 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.11%) Redmine
6 1 (0.055%) Hudson
6 1 (0.055%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.055%) TeamCity
General
1 179 (9.79%) Finance
2 98 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.17%) Banking
3 58 (3.17%) Law
4 48 (2.63%) Legal
4 48 (2.63%) Marketing
5 46 (2.52%) Retail
6 36 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.97%) Back Office
7 34 (1.86%) Advertising
8 25 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.71%) Games
9 13 (0.71%) Electronics
9 13 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.66%) Private Banking
11 9 (0.49%) Front Office
11 9 (0.49%) Publishing
12 6 (0.33%) Local Government
13 5 (0.27%) French Language
14 4 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 257 (14.06%) Support Engineer
2 230 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 228 (12.47%) Analyst
4 162 (8.86%) Consultant
5 108 (5.91%) Administrator
6 94 (5.14%) Architect
7 86 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
8 81 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
9 79 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 71 (3.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 69 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 64 (3.50%) Support Analyst
13 55 (3.01%) Desktop Support
14 54 (2.95%) IT Support
15 52 (2.84%) Communications Engineer
15 52 (2.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 51 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 50 (2.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 47 (2.57%) Technical Support
19 43 (2.35%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.06%) .NET
2 35 (1.91%) Application Packaging
3 27 (1.48%) ASP.NET
4 21 (1.15%) Web Services
4 21 (1.15%) XMPP
5 15 (0.82%) HTML
5 15 (0.82%) CGI
6 14 (0.77%) MSMQ
7 11 (0.60%) SAML
7 11 (0.60%) Classic ASP
7 11 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.55%) 802.1X
9 9 (0.49%) CSS
10 8 (0.44%) COM
10 8 (0.44%) WAP
11 7 (0.38%) Middleware
11 7 (0.38%) ISPF
12 6 (0.33%) WSH
12 6 (0.33%) XML
13 5 (0.27%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.41%) Clustering
1 172 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 158 (8.64%) Video Conferencing
3 126 (6.89%) Blackberry
4 107 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.30%) EqualLogic
7 36 (1.97%) Replication
8 28 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.15%) PKI
10 19 (1.04%) User Experience
10 19 (1.04%) iPad
11 18 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.93%) GIS
12 17 (0.93%) iPhone
13 16 (0.88%) SecurID
14 15 (0.82%) HP Storage
15 14 (0.77%) BYOD
16 13 (0.71%) EMC VNX
17 12 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1191 (65.15%) Windows
2 545 (29.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 516 (28.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 267 (14.61%) Windows 7
5 240 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 177 (9.68%) Linux
7 77 (4.21%) Windows 8
8 73 (3.99%) Windows XP
9 54 (2.95%) Android
10 33 (1.81%) Mac OS
11 30 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.59%) UNIX
13 28 (1.53%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.82%) CentOS
16 14 (0.77%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.49%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.44%) AIX
20 6 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (25.60%) ITIL
2 224 (12.25%) Migration
3 136 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 120 (6.56%) Change Management
5 105 (5.74%) Mentoring
6 104 (5.69%) Service Delivery
6 104 (5.69%) Project Management
7 87 (4.76%) Service Management
8 84 (4.60%) Incident Management
9 78 (4.27%) CRM
10 61 (3.34%) Business Continuity
11 59 (3.23%) Load Balancing
12 57 (3.12%) High Availability
12 57 (3.12%) PRINCE2
13 56 (3.06%) Problem Management
14 50 (2.74%) ITSM
15 45 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
16 44 (2.41%) Network Design
17 40 (2.19%) Network Load Balancing
18 39 (2.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 294 (16.08%) SQL
2 231 (12.64%) PowerShell
3 31 (1.70%) VBScript
4 30 (1.64%) C#
5 16 (0.88%) Perl
6 15 (0.82%) VB
7 13 (0.71%) C
8 12 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 11 (0.60%) Python
10 10 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.38%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.16%) C++
12 3 (0.16%) Java
12 3 (0.16%) Prolog
12 3 (0.16%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.11%) XMLA
14 1 (0.055%) VBA
14 1 (0.055%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 453 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 290 (15.86%) MCSE
3 206 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
4 204 (11.16%) MCITP
5 142 (7.77%) MCSA
6 129 (7.06%) CCNP
7 122 (6.67%) Security Cleared
8 113 (6.18%) CCNA
9 106 (5.80%) Degree
10 97 (5.31%) SC Cleared
11 96 (5.25%) MCP
12 85 (4.65%) MCTS
13 75 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 56 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
15 32 (1.75%) CCDP
16 17 (0.93%) PhD
17 15 (0.82%) MCDST
18 14 (0.77%) CCA
18 14 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (7.60%) SLA
2 27 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.60%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.60%) QA
5 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 958 (52.41%) Active Directory
2 489 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 357 (19.53%) Hyper-V
4 194 (10.61%) XenApp
5 149 (8.15%) vSphere
6 76 (4.16%) VMware ESX
7 70 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
8 69 (3.77%) XenDesktop
9 57 (3.12%) XenServer
10 45 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 44 (2.41%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.42%) UAG
13 25 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (0.88%) Xen
15 15 (0.82%) ISA Server
16 14 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (0.77%) VMware Server
17 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.49%) BitLocker
19 8 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 466 (25.49%) SCCM
2 272 (14.88%) SCOM
3 81 (4.43%) Backup Exec
4 70 (3.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 68 (3.72%) WSUS
6 58 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 36 (1.97%) SCVMM
8 31 (1.70%) AirWatch
9 26 (1.42%) NetBackup
10 24 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
11 22 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 19 (1.04%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
13 16 (0.88%) SCSM
14 15 (0.82%) vMotion
15 14 (0.77%) HAProxy
16 11 (0.60%) Windows Intune
17 10 (0.55%) FortiGate
17 10 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1247 (68.22%) Microsoft
2 669 (36.60%) VMware
3 571 (31.24%) Cisco
4 380 (20.79%) Citrix
5 242 (13.24%) HP
6 166 (9.08%) Avaya
7 162 (8.86%) Dell
8 159 (8.70%) Symantec
9 102 (5.58%) EMC
10 88 (4.81%) Veeam
11 87 (4.76%) NetApp
12 86 (4.70%) Polycom
13 72 (3.94%) Mitel
14 50 (2.74%) IBM
15 49 (2.68%) 3PAR
16 46 (2.52%) CheckPoint
17 41 (2.24%) Apple
18 39 (2.13%) Remedy
18 39 (2.13%) F5
18 39 (2.13%) SolarWinds
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum plus bonus, car and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 45000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + car allowance + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago