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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 22 33
Permanent jobs citing Lync 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.46% 1.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 6.67% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -12.62%
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
22 30 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.68% 21.90% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 27
Average salary £45,000 £22,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) PABX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) VXML
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) PABX
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) VXML
1 2 (66.67%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper