The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 64 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Lync 4 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.63% 0.80% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.70% 4.85% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 6
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £47,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
108 103 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.95% 16.45% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 87 89 167
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,063 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +2 4 £45,000 -10.00%
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SalesLogix
1 1 (16.67%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) CCDA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Sage
5 1 (16.67%) Mitel
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Avaya