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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 82 98 83
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Permanent jobs citing Lync 15 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.36% 0.63% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.95% 2.85% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 7
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -31.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -12.62%
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
252 246 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 22.93% 22.22% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 247 212 163
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Tunbridge Wells -24 4 £37,500 -12.34%
West Malling - 3 £42,500 -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (95.24%) Windows
3 18 (85.71%) Firewall
4 17 (80.95%) SCOM
4 17 (80.95%) iSCSI
4 17 (80.95%) Linux
4 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
4 17 (80.95%) SAN
4 17 (80.95%) PowerShell
4 17 (80.95%) Hyper-V
4 17 (80.95%) Redis
4 17 (80.95%) HAProxy
4 17 (80.95%) DevOps
4 17 (80.95%) Nimble Storage
5 16 (76.19%) SaaS
5 16 (76.19%) DNS
5 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
6 15 (71.43%) IIS
7 14 (66.67%) SCVMM
7 14 (66.67%) SCCM
7 14 (66.67%) EqualLogic
7 14 (66.67%) Capacity Management
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 5 (23.81%) Security Management
10 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (14.29%) SIEM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (71.43%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) SaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) Firewall
2 17 (80.95%) iSCSI
2 17 (80.95%) SAN
3 16 (76.19%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) Redis
2 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
1 14 (66.67%) Systems Support
1 14 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 14 (66.67%) Systems Support Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Head of IT
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Operations Manager
3 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) EqualLogic
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) SCADA
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) DevOps
2 14 (66.67%) Capacity Management
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) Security Management
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 3 (14.29%) Operations Management
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) SIEM
6 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security
7 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
1 17 (80.95%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (80.95%) SCOM
1 17 (80.95%) HAProxy
2 14 (66.67%) SCCM
2 14 (66.67%) SCVMM
3 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
4 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (80.95%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Avaya
4 2 (9.52%) McAfee
4 2 (9.52%) Websense
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Wonderware
5 1 (4.76%) Sitecore