The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 205 210 192
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Lync 36 44 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.82% 3.12% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 22 35 55
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £31,000 £28,132
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £85,000
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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1275 1409 1346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.57% 20.03% 18.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 1155 1141
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,503 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lync
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Lync Salary Trend in the North West

Lync
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in the North West

Lync
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 25 £49,000 +30.66% 13
Cheshire +1 9 £44,000 +17.33% 2
Lancashire - 2 £57,500 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
2 38 (51.35%) Cisco
3 36 (48.65%) Windows
4 35 (47.30%) MS Exchange
5 30 (40.54%) VMware
6 28 (37.84%) Citrix
7 24 (32.43%) Active Directory
8 23 (31.08%) SharePoint
9 22 (29.73%) ITIL
10 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
12 16 (21.62%) LAN
12 16 (21.62%) CCNA
12 16 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (20.27%) HP
13 15 (20.27%) VoIP
13 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (20.27%) Hyper-V
14 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (17.57%) SCCM
15 13 (17.57%) WAN
15 13 (17.57%) SQL
15 13 (17.57%) MCSE
15 13 (17.57%) DNS
15 13 (17.57%) SLA
16 12 (16.22%) DHCP
16 12 (16.22%) PBX
17 11 (14.86%) Dell

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 35 (47.30%) MS Exchange
2 23 (31.08%) SharePoint
3 18 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (10.81%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.41%) IIS
6 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.05%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.70%) SAS
8 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) SPSS
3 2 (2.70%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.70%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) SmartFocus
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) LAN
2 15 (20.27%) VoIP
3 13 (17.57%) WAN
3 13 (17.57%) DNS
4 12 (16.22%) PBX
4 12 (16.22%) DHCP
5 10 (13.51%) DPNSS
5 10 (13.51%) QSIG
5 10 (13.51%) Unified Communications
6 6 (8.11%) Wireless
6 6 (8.11%) SAN
7 4 (5.41%) Firewall
7 4 (5.41%) NetScaler
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.05%) OSPF
9 2 (2.70%) Network Security
9 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (14.86%) Advertising
2 3 (4.05%) Law
2 3 (4.05%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) Messaging Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) IT Support
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.70%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.70%) Statistics
3 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.70%) iPhone
3 2 (2.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.35%) iPad
4 1 (1.35%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.65%) Windows
2 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.16%) Linux
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.11%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.41%) CentOS
8 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.70%) AIX
9 2 (2.70%) UNIX
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Operations Management
3 5 (6.76%) CRM
3 5 (6.76%) Project Management
3 5 (6.76%) Network Design
4 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.70%) Service Management
5 2 (2.70%) Change Management
5 2 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.70%) Migration
5 2 (2.70%) CHAID
5 2 (2.70%) Electronic Design Automation
5 2 (2.70%) Project Planning
5 2 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.70%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.70%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (2.70%) Cluster Analysis
5 2 (2.70%) ERP
5 2 (2.70%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) CCNA
1 16 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (17.57%) MCSE
4 10 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (10.81%) MCSA
6 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.11%) MCITP
7 6 (8.11%) CCNP
8 4 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.41%) Degree
9 3 (4.05%) CCDP
10 2 (2.70%) MCP
10 2 (2.70%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.70%) RHCE
10 2 (2.70%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.70%) CISSP
10 2 (2.70%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) SLA
2 10 (13.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.27%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.81%) XenApp
5 6 (8.11%) vSphere
6 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.35%) Firmware
9 1 (1.35%) vCloud
9 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) SCCM
2 10 (13.51%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.35%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
2 38 (51.35%) Cisco
3 30 (40.54%) VMware
4 28 (37.84%) Citrix
5 15 (20.27%) HP
6 11 (14.86%) Dell
7 10 (13.51%) IBM
8 8 (10.81%) Lotus
8 8 (10.81%) IronPort
9 7 (9.46%) NetApp
10 4 (5.41%) Avaya
10 4 (5.41%) EMC
11 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.05%) Mitel
11 3 (4.05%) Blue Coat
11 3 (4.05%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.70%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.70%) McAfee
12 2 (2.70%) Minitab
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