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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 213 193 226
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +33
Permanent jobs citing Lync 37 51 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.75% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% 3.72% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29 44 50
Average salary £32,500 £39,125 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.93% -11.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £22,750 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
1556 1372 1581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.12% 20.20% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1187 1453
Average salary £35,875 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -24 22 £35,000 - 4
Cheshire -6 7 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Lancashire +3 4 £23,000 -54.00% 1
Cumbria - 3 £32,500 -
Merseyside +7 1 £22,500 -56.09% 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 72 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 57 (61.29%) Windows
3 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
4 42 (45.16%) MS Exchange
4 42 (45.16%) SQL
5 38 (40.86%) SharePoint
6 37 (39.78%) VMware
7 33 (35.48%) Citrix
8 32 (34.41%) MS Excel
9 30 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (32.26%) Hyper-V
10 27 (29.03%) HP
11 26 (27.96%) Cisco
11 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (26.88%) SCCM
13 24 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (21.51%) MS Office
15 19 (20.43%) SAN
16 18 (19.35%) Linux
16 18 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (18.28%) XenApp
17 17 (18.28%) vSphere
17 17 (18.28%) Office 365
18 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (16.13%) Dell
19 15 (16.13%) Project Management
19 15 (16.13%) MCSE
19 15 (16.13%) Degree

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 42 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 38 (40.86%) SharePoint
3 30 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (10.75%) IIS
6 8 (8.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (5.38%) SAS
8 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.15%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (2.15%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (1.08%) MS Project Server
11 1 (1.08%) WorkSite
Applications
1 32 (34.41%) MS Excel
2 20 (21.51%) MS Office
3 12 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.38%) FastStats
4 5 (5.38%) SPSS
5 3 (3.23%) MS Project
6 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.43%) SAN
2 14 (15.05%) DHCP
2 14 (15.05%) DNS
3 13 (13.98%) VPN
4 12 (12.90%) Unified Communications
5 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
6 10 (10.75%) LAN
7 9 (9.68%) VoIP
8 8 (8.60%) SNMP
9 7 (7.53%) WAN
10 6 (6.45%) SMTP
10 6 (6.45%) Wireless
11 5 (5.38%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.30%) Firewall
12 4 (4.30%) NAS
12 4 (4.30%) iSCSI
13 2 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (2.15%) Intranet
13 2 (2.15%) MPLS
14 1 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.68%) Marketing
2 7 (7.53%) Back Office
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.23%) Law
3 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 16 (17.20%) Consultant
3 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Team Leader
4 9 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.60%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Database Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) IT Support
6 7 (7.53%) Operations Team Leader
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Insight Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Developer
9 4 (4.30%) IT Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) XMPP
2 1 (1.08%) WCF
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.60%) Statistics
3 8 (8.60%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.38%) EqualLogic
5 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) iPhone
6 2 (2.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.08%) Handset
7 1 (1.08%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 57 (61.29%) Windows
2 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (19.35%) Linux
4 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.68%) UNIX
5 9 (9.68%) CentOS
6 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.53%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) Project Management
2 11 (11.83%) ITIL
3 9 (9.68%) Statistical Modelling
4 8 (8.60%) Data Analysis
4 8 (8.60%) Strategic Planning
5 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.45%) ETL
5 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.38%) CHAID
6 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.38%) CRM
6 5 (5.38%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (5.38%) Cluster Analysis
6 5 (5.38%) Release Management
6 5 (5.38%) Electronic Design Automation
6 5 (5.38%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (45.16%) SQL
2 12 (12.90%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.30%) VB
5 2 (2.15%) C
6 1 (1.08%) C#
6 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (16.13%) MCSE
2 15 (16.13%) Degree
3 8 (8.60%) MCSA
3 8 (8.60%) MCITP
4 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.45%) MCTS
6 5 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) CCA
7 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.08%) CCDP
8 1 (1.08%) ISEB
8 1 (1.08%) CCNP
8 1 (1.08%) MCP
8 1 (1.08%) MCSD
8 1 (1.08%) VCDX
8 1 (1.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) SLA
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
2 30 (32.26%) Hyper-V
3 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (18.28%) vSphere
4 17 (18.28%) XenApp
5 7 (7.53%) Firmware
5 7 (7.53%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.45%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.15%) UAG
10 1 (1.08%) vCloud
10 1 (1.08%) XenServer
10 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (26.88%) SCCM
2 8 (8.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (8.60%) Backup Exec
2 8 (8.60%) WSUS
2 8 (8.60%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (8.60%) HP SIM
3 4 (4.30%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (2.15%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.15%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.15%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.08%) SCSM
Vendors
1 72 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 37 (39.78%) VMware
3 33 (35.48%) Citrix
4 27 (29.03%) HP
5 26 (27.96%) Cisco
6 15 (16.13%) Dell
7 10 (10.75%) EMC
7 10 (10.75%) Sophos
8 9 (9.68%) Symantec
9 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
10 6 (6.45%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.38%) SmartFocus
11 5 (5.38%) Minitab
11 5 (5.38%) Mitel
11 5 (5.38%) NetApp
11 5 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (4.30%) Avaya
12 4 (4.30%) NETGEAR
13 3 (3.23%) AppSense
13 3 (3.23%) McAfee
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance / Benefits
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