The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 24 July 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 North East region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 59 67
Permanent jobs citing Lync 0 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 1.82% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 10.26% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 4
Average salary - £33,750 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
121 117 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 14.68% 17.73% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 102 103 136
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
England

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Lync
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Lync Salary Trend in the North East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware