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 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 61 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 4 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.66% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.17% 3.36% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
126 119 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.66% 18.45% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 112 101 159
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

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

Lync Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Lync
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Liverpool +9 4 £45,000 -18.18%
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Migration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCDA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Mitel
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet