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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 106 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.091% - 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.37% - 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 10
Average salary £57,500 - £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
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
270 175 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.66% 15.56% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 248 164 161
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -12.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
4 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Wyse
5 2 (25.00%) EDMS
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) GIS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) PHP
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Document Management
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) EDMS
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Services Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Service Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate Web Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Document Management
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WMI
2 1 (12.50%) SCDPM
2 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Wyse
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Acme Packet
4 1 (12.50%) Verint
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya