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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 182 208 225
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +17
Permanent jobs citing Lync 71 30 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.50% 2.30% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 62 29 23
Average salary £33,500 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.55% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £18,400 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
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
1578 1302 1521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.21% 19.01% 20.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1126 1367
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +11 34 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Cheshire +3 26 £29,500 +3.50% 2
Cumbria - 5 - - 1
Merseyside +8 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Lancashire -4 4 £45,000 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 93 (73.81%) Microsoft
2 66 (52.38%) MS Exchange
3 52 (41.27%) SharePoint
4 50 (39.68%) Windows
5 40 (31.75%) MS Excel
6 39 (30.95%) SQL
6 39 (30.95%) VMware
7 37 (29.37%) Citrix
8 36 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 33 (26.19%) Hyper-V
9 33 (26.19%) Unified Communications
10 32 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (23.02%) Active Directory
13 26 (20.63%) Blackberry
13 26 (20.63%) TCP/IP
14 25 (19.84%) VPN
14 25 (19.84%) MS Office
15 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
16 23 (18.25%) Office 365
17 22 (17.46%) MCSE
17 22 (17.46%) Cisco
17 22 (17.46%) MCITP
18 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (16.67%) Degree
18 21 (16.67%) CRM
19 20 (15.87%) DNS
19 20 (15.87%) ITIL
19 20 (15.87%) T-SQL
20 19 (15.08%) DHCP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 66 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 52 (41.27%) SharePoint
3 36 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (4.76%) IIS
8 5 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.38%) SAS
11 2 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 40 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 25 (19.84%) MS Office
3 14 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.38%) FastStats
4 3 (2.38%) SPSS
5 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Line 500
2 1 (0.79%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.25%) Office 365
2 12 (9.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.19%) Unified Communications
2 26 (20.63%) TCP/IP
3 25 (19.84%) VPN
4 20 (15.87%) DNS
5 19 (15.08%) DHCP
6 17 (13.49%) MPLS
7 12 (9.52%) SAN
8 8 (6.35%) VoIP
8 8 (6.35%) Firewall
9 7 (5.56%) WAN
9 7 (5.56%) LAN
10 6 (4.76%) SNMP
11 5 (3.97%) SMTP
12 4 (3.17%) Wireless
12 4 (3.17%) NAS
13 2 (1.59%) H.323
13 2 (1.59%) PBX
13 2 (1.59%) PSTN
14 1 (0.79%) SSL
14 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.97%) MySQL
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) OLAP
6 2 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (9.52%) Marketing
2 5 (3.97%) Back Office
2 5 (3.97%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (27.78%) Analyst
2 15 (11.90%) Consultant
3 13 (10.32%) Technical Analyst
3 13 (10.32%) Team Leader
4 11 (8.73%) Database Analyst
5 9 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Operations Team Leader
8 5 (3.97%) IT Support
8 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Specialist
8 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) WCF
2 6 (4.76%) XML
3 5 (3.97%) jQuery
3 5 (3.97%) RESTful
3 5 (3.97%) Ember.js
3 5 (3.97%) SOAP
3 5 (3.97%) Web Services
4 2 (1.59%) XMPP
5 1 (0.79%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.35%) PKI
2 8 (6.35%) FlexPod
3 6 (4.76%) Firmware
3 6 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.97%) Statistics
5 4 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.17%) iPhone
5 4 (3.17%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.38%) Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) Tandem
8 1 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.68%) Windows
2 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.94%) Linux
5 6 (4.76%) CentOS
5 6 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.76%) UNIX
6 5 (3.97%) Android
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) CRM
2 20 (15.87%) ITIL
3 17 (13.49%) Project Management
3 17 (13.49%) Load Balancing
4 15 (11.90%) Migration
5 14 (11.11%) Change Management
6 10 (7.94%) ETL
6 10 (7.94%) Data Analysis
7 9 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 9 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.56%) Service Management
9 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
9 6 (4.76%) Product Management
9 6 (4.76%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.95%) SQL
2 20 (15.87%) T-SQL
3 12 (9.52%) C#
4 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.56%) VB
6 6 (4.76%) PHP
6 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.97%) Delphi
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (17.46%) MCITP
2 22 (17.46%) MCSE
3 21 (16.67%) Degree
4 12 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.73%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.56%) CCNP
7 6 (4.76%) MCP
8 5 (3.97%) MCTS
9 3 (2.38%) CCA
9 3 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.38%) MCSA
9 3 (2.38%) CCDA
9 3 (2.38%) CCDP
10 2 (1.59%) CCNA
10 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.79%) ISEB
11 1 (0.79%) CCIE
11 1 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) SLA
2 6 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 33 (26.19%) Hyper-V
2 29 (23.02%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (10.32%) vSphere
5 12 (9.52%) XenApp
6 8 (6.35%) UAG
7 6 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.59%) XenServer
8 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) SCCM
2 10 (7.94%) SCOM
3 7 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.76%) WSUS
4 6 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
4 6 (4.76%) HP SIM
5 5 (3.97%) SCDPM
5 5 (3.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (3.97%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 93 (73.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (30.95%) VMware
3 37 (29.37%) Citrix
4 22 (17.46%) Cisco
5 16 (12.70%) HP
5 16 (12.70%) NetApp
6 13 (10.32%) Dell
7 11 (8.73%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (7.14%) Symantec
9 7 (5.56%) Oracle
9 7 (5.56%) Avaya
9 7 (5.56%) Sophos
10 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.97%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.17%) Mitel
13 3 (2.38%) SmartFocus
13 3 (2.38%) Polycom
13 3 (2.38%) Minitab
13 3 (2.38%) SAP
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