The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 54 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.84% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.33% 0.70% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
120 143 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.21% 29.12% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 102 131 64
Average salary £36,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.27% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
North West

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
Blackburn +8 4 £45,000 -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) OLAP
3 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) OLAP
1 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCTS
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell