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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 28 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.81% 2.47% 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.29% 19.05% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £70,000 £29,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+141.37% -51.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
7 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.69% 12.96% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 20
Average salary £70,000 £29,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+141.37% -42.00%
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 22 May 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) PABX
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) XMPP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) VXML
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) MPLS
1 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) PABX
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XMPP
1 2 (50.00%) VXML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel