The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 168 165 179
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Lync 21 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.35% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.45% 1.83% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 4
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
858 710 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.21% 18.95% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 718 614 712
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Lync
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Lync Salary Trend in Manchester

Lync
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Manchester

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 43 (62.32%) Microsoft
2 40 (57.97%) MS Exchange
3 30 (43.48%) SharePoint
4 26 (37.68%) Unified Communications
5 22 (31.88%) Windows
6 21 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
7 19 (27.54%) VMware
8 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (24.64%) TCP/IP
9 17 (24.64%) Blackberry
10 16 (23.19%) DNS
10 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
10 16 (23.19%) Citrix
10 16 (23.19%) MPLS
10 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
11 15 (21.74%) VPN
11 15 (21.74%) DHCP
11 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
12 14 (20.29%) CRM
12 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (18.84%) SQL
14 12 (17.39%) MCSE
14 12 (17.39%) Office 365
14 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (15.94%) Cisco
15 11 (15.94%) NetApp
16 10 (14.49%) ITIL
16 10 (14.49%) Change Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 40 (57.97%) MS Exchange
2 30 (43.48%) SharePoint
3 21 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (8.70%) IIS
6 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Office 365
2 9 (13.04%) SaaS
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) Unified Communications
2 17 (24.64%) TCP/IP
3 16 (23.19%) DNS
3 16 (23.19%) MPLS
4 15 (21.74%) VPN
4 15 (21.74%) DHCP
5 8 (11.59%) VoIP
6 3 (4.35%) LAN
6 3 (4.35%) WAN
6 3 (4.35%) Firewall
7 2 (2.90%) H.323
7 2 (2.90%) SMTP
7 2 (2.90%) SAN
7 2 (2.90%) PBX
7 2 (2.90%) PSTN
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) DMZ
8 1 (1.45%) SNMP
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
8 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MySQL
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.70%) Marketing
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 10 (14.49%) Consultant
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Team Leader
4 7 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 6 (8.70%) Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (7.25%) Product Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) WCF
2 5 (7.25%) SOAP
2 5 (7.25%) Web Services
2 5 (7.25%) RESTful
2 5 (7.25%) jQuery
2 5 (7.25%) Ember.js
3 2 (2.90%) XMPP
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Blackberry
2 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.59%) PKI
4 7 (10.14%) FlexPod
5 4 (5.80%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.45%) Tandem
7 1 (1.45%) CMDB
7 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
2 14 (20.29%) CRM
3 10 (14.49%) ITIL
3 10 (14.49%) Change Management
4 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
4 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
5 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Product Management
7 5 (7.25%) OOD
7 5 (7.25%) SOA
7 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.25%) TDD
7 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 5 (7.25%) Scrum
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.25%) Kanban
8 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.35%) Project Management
9 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) PHP
2 6 (8.70%) C#
2 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.25%) Delphi
3 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (17.39%) MCSE
3 10 (14.49%) MCITP
4 7 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.14%) Degree
5 6 (8.70%) CCNP
5 6 (8.70%) MCP
6 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) MCTS
8 1 (1.45%) HNC
8 1 (1.45%) MCSA
8 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CCDA
8 1 (1.45%) CCDP
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.45%) ISEB
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 6 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
2 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.59%) UAG
4 6 (8.70%) vSphere
4 6 (8.70%) XenApp
5 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) XenServer
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) SCOM
2 5 (7.25%) SCVMM
2 5 (7.25%) SCDPM
2 5 (7.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (62.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.54%) VMware
3 16 (23.19%) Citrix
4 11 (15.94%) Cisco
4 11 (15.94%) NetApp
5 7 (10.14%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) Dell
7 5 (7.25%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.80%) Mitel
9 3 (4.35%) Polycom
10 2 (2.90%) Siemens
10 2 (2.90%) Symantec
10 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.45%) McAfee
11 1 (1.45%) Sophos
11 1 (1.45%) BMC
11 1 (1.45%) Embarcadero
11 1 (1.45%) Avaya
11 1 (1.45%) EMC
11 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
Greater Manchester
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £47000 to £51000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, North West, Cheshire, Lancashire,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000 + car/allow + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago