The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 65 73
Permanent jobs citing Lync 0 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.86% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 4.50% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Average salary - £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%
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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
113 111 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.57% 19.14% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 108 92 107
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Lync
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Lync Salary Trend in Merseyside

Lync
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle