The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 26 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Lync 3 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.66% 1.43% 1.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.65% 8.11% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 3
Average salary £29,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +2.22%
Application Platforms Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
17 37 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.39% 17.62% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 24
Average salary £29,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Lync
England

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 24 April 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) Cacti
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (50.00%) WSUS
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (50.00%) IAG
3 3 (50.00%) UAG
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) VoIP
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Intranet
2 2 (33.33%) Extranet
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Document Management
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (50.00%) IAG
1 3 (50.00%) UAG
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (50.00%) Cacti
2 3 (50.00%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Apple