The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 32 30
Permanent jobs citing Lync 0 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.57% 2.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 16.00% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
Lync
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
24 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 20.00% 9.84% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 28
Average salary £39,996 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.65% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Lync
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Lync Salary Trend in the Midlands

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Cacti
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) COM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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%) IIS
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (60.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (60.00%) IAG
1 3 (60.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) Cacti
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Polycom