The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 55 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.37% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.73% 1.04% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £24,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Lync
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
148 96 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.02% 21.72% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 131 91 80
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,050 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Lync
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Lync Salary Trend in Lancashire

Lync
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Lync
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Blackburn -10 3 £37,000 -26.00%
Blackpool - 2 £40,750 -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) CCDP
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) OSPF
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) CCDP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) ScanSafe