The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 164 136 129
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.60% 1.12% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.70% 4.72% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13 32 15
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Lync
West Yorkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
814 742 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.10% 23.68% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 603 610 452
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Lync
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Lync Salary Trend in Leeds

Lync
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Leeds

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 61 (74.39%) Microsoft
2 51 (62.20%) Windows
3 47 (57.32%) MS Exchange
4 44 (53.66%) Active Directory
5 40 (48.78%) Unified Communications
6 35 (42.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 34 (41.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (36.59%) MCSE
9 26 (31.71%) MS Excel
10 19 (23.17%) MCITP
11 18 (21.95%) VMware
11 18 (21.95%) SCCM
11 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (20.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (20.73%) Blackberry
12 17 (20.73%) Cisco
12 17 (20.73%) SharePoint
13 16 (19.51%) Citrix
13 16 (19.51%) Hyper-V
13 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (18.29%) SAN
14 15 (18.29%) Firewall
14 15 (18.29%) Load Balancing
15 14 (17.07%) MCTS
15 14 (17.07%) Office 365
16 13 (15.85%) Postini
16 13 (15.85%) Google
16 13 (15.85%) Change Management
16 13 (15.85%) SQL
17 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 47 (57.32%) MS Exchange
2 35 (42.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (20.73%) SharePoint
4 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.10%) IIS
7 4 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 26 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.32%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Office 365
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (48.78%) Unified Communications
2 15 (18.29%) SAN
2 15 (18.29%) Firewall
3 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.63%) DNS
4 11 (13.41%) VPN
4 11 (13.41%) DHCP
4 11 (13.41%) MPLS
5 8 (9.76%) PBX
6 5 (6.10%) FTP
6 5 (6.10%) HTTPS
6 5 (6.10%) S/MIME
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (4.88%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.66%) NAS
8 3 (3.66%) SMTP
9 2 (2.44%) H.323
9 2 (2.44%) PSTN
9 2 (2.44%) VoIP
10 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.88%) Billing
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
3 1 (1.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Consultant
2 13 (15.85%) Exchange Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Consultant
4 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Specialist
5 9 (10.98%) Exchange Specialist
5 9 (10.98%) Messaging Specialist
5 9 (10.98%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Sales Consultant
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.88%) Administrator
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.88%) Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Messaging Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Telecoms Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Blackberry
2 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Clustering
3 6 (7.32%) PKI
4 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 2 (2.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 51 (62.20%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.98%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) UNIX
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Root Cause Analysis
2 15 (18.29%) Load Balancing
3 13 (15.85%) Change Management
4 10 (12.20%) ITIL
4 10 (12.20%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (9.76%) Migration
6 6 (7.32%) Identity Management
6 6 (7.32%) High Availability
6 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.32%) Project Management
7 5 (6.10%) Change Control
8 4 (4.88%) ITSM
8 4 (4.88%) Service Management
8 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.88%) CRM
9 3 (3.66%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) SQL
2 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) C
3 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (41.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (36.59%) MCSE
3 19 (23.17%) MCITP
4 14 (17.07%) MCTS
5 10 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (12.20%) MCSA
6 9 (10.98%) CCNA
7 8 (9.76%) CCA
7 8 (9.76%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (9.76%) CCEE
8 5 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.88%) Degree
9 4 (4.88%) CCIE
9 4 (4.88%) CCNP
10 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.44%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.20%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.32%) UAG
6 5 (6.10%) vSphere
6 5 (6.10%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.88%) XenServer
8 2 (2.44%) XenApp
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) SCCM
2 9 (10.98%) SCOM
3 5 (6.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (4.88%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.44%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.22%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (74.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.95%) VMware
3 17 (20.73%) Cisco
4 16 (19.51%) Citrix
5 13 (15.85%) Google
5 13 (15.85%) Postini
6 5 (6.10%) Symantec
7 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.88%) Juniper
7 4 (4.88%) NetApp
8 3 (3.66%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Siemens
9 2 (2.44%) IronPort
9 2 (2.44%) Mitel
9 2 (2.44%) Polycom
10 1 (1.22%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.22%) RightFax
10 1 (1.22%) Remedy
10 1 (1.22%) Sophos
10 1 (1.22%) Dell