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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 196 206 189
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Lync 48 44 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.64% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.97% 3.20% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 48 35 50
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% -26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,400 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £56,500 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
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
1209 1376 1379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.22% 19.91% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1225 1180
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +28 40 £32,500 -9.09% 6
Merseyside - 4 £40,000 -
Lancashire +15 3 £19,000 -20.83% 2
Cheshire +11 1 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 76 (71.70%) Windows
1 76 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 67 (63.21%) Microsoft
3 55 (51.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (46.23%) SharePoint
5 48 (45.28%) Windows Server
6 46 (43.40%) MS Exchange
6 46 (43.40%) VMware
7 42 (39.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (35.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 37 (34.91%) MCSE
10 34 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (30.19%) DNS
12 30 (28.30%) Cisco
12 30 (28.30%) HP
12 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (27.36%) Office 365
13 29 (27.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (26.42%) Dell
14 28 (26.42%) ITIL
15 26 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (22.64%) DHCP
17 20 (18.87%) SQL Server
18 19 (17.92%) Citrix
18 19 (17.92%) IBM
18 19 (17.92%) SolarWinds
19 18 (16.98%) SQL
19 18 (16.98%) MS Excel
20 17 (16.04%) CCNA
20 17 (16.04%) Cisco Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (46.23%) SharePoint
2 46 (43.40%) MS Exchange
3 38 (35.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (15.09%) IIS
6 14 (13.21%) Office Communications Server
7 12 (11.32%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 11 (10.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 29 (27.36%) Office 365
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.19%) DNS
2 24 (22.64%) DHCP
3 13 (12.26%) Skype
4 12 (11.32%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (11.32%) Unified Communications
5 11 (10.38%) LAN
6 10 (9.43%) Network Security
7 8 (7.55%) Internet
7 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.60%) SAN
8 7 (6.60%) SSL
9 6 (5.66%) NAS
10 5 (4.72%) Firewall
10 5 (4.72%) VoIP
11 4 (3.77%) WAN
12 3 (2.83%) MPLS
12 3 (2.83%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.83%) SNMP
12 3 (2.83%) VLAN
12 3 (2.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (11.32%) Back Office
2 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.66%) Finance
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (16.98%) Support Specialist
3 16 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (15.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 16 (15.09%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 13 (12.26%) Analyst
4 13 (12.26%) Support Engineer
5 12 (11.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (11.32%) VMware Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Server Specialist
6 11 (10.38%) Server Support
6 11 (10.38%) Storage Specialist
7 10 (9.43%) Consultant
8 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (7.55%) Architect
9 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) IT Support
9 7 (6.60%) Network Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) .NET
1 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Clustering
2 10 (9.43%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.66%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (4.72%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.89%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.94%) iPhone
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (71.70%) Windows
2 55 (51.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (45.28%) Windows Server
4 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.55%) Linux
7 7 (6.60%) AIX
7 7 (6.60%) CentOS
7 7 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.77%) Solaris
9 4 (3.77%) Unix
9 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.42%) ITIL
2 15 (14.15%) Incident Management
3 12 (11.32%) ITIL V3
3 12 (11.32%) Load Balancing
4 10 (9.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (6.60%) ITIL V2
5 7 (6.60%) Patch Management
5 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.72%) Migration
6 5 (4.72%) System Testing
6 5 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.77%) Presales
7 4 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (2.83%) CRM
8 3 (2.83%) High Availability
8 3 (2.83%) Process Improvement
8 3 (2.83%) Service Management
8 3 (2.83%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) SQL
2 17 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.94%) C
4 1 (0.94%) C#
4 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.94%) Python
4 1 (0.94%) R
4 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (39.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (34.91%) MCSE
3 29 (27.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (16.04%) CCNA
4 17 (16.04%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (8.49%) CCNP
5 9 (8.49%) Degree
6 8 (7.55%) MCITP
6 8 (7.55%) MCSD
7 7 (6.60%) A+ Certification
7 7 (6.60%) CISSP
7 7 (6.60%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (6.60%) HP ASE
7 7 (6.60%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (6.60%) RHCE
7 7 (6.60%) Security+ Certification
8 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.77%) MCSA
10 2 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 26 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.15%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.38%) vSphere
5 8 (7.55%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.55%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.66%) XenApp
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.83%) XenServer
8 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) SCCM
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (9.43%) Backup Exec
3 10 (9.43%) HP SIM
3 10 (9.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (9.43%) WSUS
4 5 (4.72%) SCOM
5 3 (2.83%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.83%) EdgeSight
5 3 (2.83%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (2.83%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.94%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.94%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 67 (63.21%) Microsoft
2 46 (43.40%) VMware
3 30 (28.30%) Cisco
3 30 (28.30%) HP
4 28 (26.42%) Dell
5 19 (17.92%) Citrix
5 19 (17.92%) IBM
5 19 (17.92%) SolarWinds
6 12 (11.32%) NetApp
6 12 (11.32%) Oracle
6 12 (11.32%) Symantec
7 10 (9.43%) Sophos
8 7 (6.60%) GFI Software
8 7 (6.60%) ProCurve
8 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.66%) SAP
9 6 (5.66%) Veeam
10 5 (4.72%) Dell Compellent
10 5 (4.72%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.72%) Sun
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