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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 91 104 66
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -38
Permanent jobs citing Lync 4 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.44% 0.089% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.82% 0.55% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 12
Average salary £61,250 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.18% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £38,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £38,000 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
220 181 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.94% 16.18% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 208 153 166
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 6 March 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Avaya
5 4 (40.00%) SLA
5 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) HAProxy
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) SIEM
6 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Redis
6 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (30.00%) Security Management
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Wyse
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Information Security
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Redis
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) EDMS
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Services Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Junior Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Junior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate
2 2 (20.00%) Junior
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Operations Management
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
2 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HAProxy
2 2 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) Wyse
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Acme Packet
5 1 (10.00%) Verint