The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 90 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 8 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.78% 0.72% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.94% 4.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 0
Average salary £38,640 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.71% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.45%
Lync
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
203 190 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 19.71% 17.21% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 164 174 147
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Lync
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Lync Salary Trend in Kent

Lync
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Kent

Lync
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
Maidstone - 3 £34,500 -
Tunbridge Wells +20 1 £42,781 -12.24%
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (22.22%) Wyse
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) Process Management
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Thin Client

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DBA
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Head of IT
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSLT
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Biometrics
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Process Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Research
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) CCA
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Wyse
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Kronos
4 1 (11.11%) Meru Networks