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 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 170 153 155
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Lync 24 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.58% 3.32% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 28
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £22,000 £31,834
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
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
929 722 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.09% 18.98% 20.65%
Number of salaries quoted 804 625 740
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 November 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Manchester

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (51.67%) MS Exchange
3 25 (41.67%) Windows
3 25 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (30.00%) Citrix
5 18 (30.00%) Unified Communications
5 18 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
6 17 (28.33%) VMware
7 16 (26.67%) Hyper-V
7 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (25.00%) SQL
9 14 (23.33%) Cisco
10 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (20.00%) XenApp
11 12 (20.00%) Blackberry
12 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
13 10 (16.67%) Office 365
13 10 (16.67%) HP
13 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 10 (16.67%) VPN
13 10 (16.67%) DNS
13 10 (16.67%) ITIL
13 10 (16.67%) VoIP
14 9 (15.00%) DHCP
14 9 (15.00%) Dell
14 9 (15.00%) MPLS

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (51.67%) MS Exchange
2 25 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 18 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (13.33%) IIS
6 5 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.67%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Project
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 5 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) IaaS
3 1 (1.67%) PaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) Unified Communications
2 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.67%) VPN
2 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 10 (16.67%) VoIP
3 9 (15.00%) DHCP
3 9 (15.00%) MPLS
4 5 (8.33%) LAN
5 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) SAN
7 1 (1.67%) DMZ
7 1 (1.67%) Internet
7 1 (1.67%) SNMP
7 1 (1.67%) WLAN
7 1 (1.67%) Firewall
7 1 (1.67%) Wireless
7 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.00%) Law
1 3 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Consultant
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 4 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Messaging Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) WCF
1 2 (3.33%) XMPP
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) SOAP
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.67%) Ember.js
2 1 (1.67%) RESTful
2 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) EqualLogic
4 5 (8.33%) PKI
5 4 (6.67%) FlexPod
6 3 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.67%) Handset
7 1 (1.67%) Tandem
7 1 (1.67%) SecurID
7 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (41.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) CRM
3 5 (8.33%) Project Management
3 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.67%) Change Management
4 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.00%) Migration
5 3 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.33%) Product Management
6 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.33%) Document Management
6 2 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.33%) C
2 2 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) Delphi
3 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.67%) PHP
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) MCSE
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 4 (6.67%) MCITP
5 2 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (1.67%) CCNP
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 12 (20.00%) XenApp
4 7 (11.67%) vSphere
4 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (8.33%) UAG
6 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.67%) XenServer
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) SCCM
2 4 (6.67%) SCOM
2 4 (6.67%) SCVMM
2 4 (6.67%) SCDPM
2 4 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.67%) SCSM
3 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.00%) Citrix
3 17 (28.33%) VMware
4 14 (23.33%) Cisco
5 10 (16.67%) HP
6 9 (15.00%) Dell
7 7 (11.67%) Fortinet
8 6 (10.00%) NetApp
9 4 (6.67%) Mitel
10 3 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (5.00%) AppSense
11 2 (3.33%) Polycom
11 2 (3.33%) Symantec
12 1 (1.67%) McAfee
12 1 (1.67%) Sophos
12 1 (1.67%) Embarcadero
12 1 (1.67%) IBM
12 1 (1.67%) Interwoven
12 1 (1.67%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.67%) Tandberg
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