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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 35 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing Lync 1 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.61% 1.65% 3.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.57% 21.43% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £35,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%
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
28 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 17.18% 7.69% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 14
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 6 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft