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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 199 174 199
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Permanent jobs citing Lync 35 75 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.08% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.64% 5.22% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 65 45
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £25,000 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
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
1324 1437 1468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.66% 20.61% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 1198 1268
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,075
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -10 29 £35,500 -23.65% 11
Cheshire -12 6 £45,000 +19.20% 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 43 (53.09%) Microsoft
2 38 (46.91%) Windows
3 35 (43.21%) MS Exchange
4 33 (40.74%) Cisco
5 28 (34.57%) ITIL
5 28 (34.57%) VMware
6 23 (28.40%) SharePoint
7 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (25.93%) SLA
8 21 (25.93%) DNS
9 20 (24.69%) Citrix
10 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
10 19 (23.46%) WAN
10 19 (23.46%) MS Excel
10 19 (23.46%) LAN
10 19 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (22.22%) DHCP
11 18 (22.22%) CCNA
11 18 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (20.99%) SQL
13 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (18.52%) Hyper-V
15 14 (17.28%) MCITP
15 14 (17.28%) IBM
16 13 (16.05%) PBX
16 13 (16.05%) VoIP
16 13 (16.05%) Advertising
17 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (43.21%) MS Exchange
2 23 (28.40%) SharePoint
3 19 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (12.35%) IBM Notes
6 7 (8.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.70%) Oracle 9iAS
8 3 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.47%) SAS
9 2 (2.47%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (2.47%) WorkSite
10 1 (1.23%) IIS
10 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (23.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) ProjectWise
4 2 (2.47%) FastStats
4 2 (2.47%) SPSS
4 2 (2.47%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.70%) Primavera
3 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Office 365
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) SmartFocus
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) DNS
2 19 (23.46%) LAN
2 19 (23.46%) WAN
3 18 (22.22%) DHCP
4 13 (16.05%) PBX
4 13 (16.05%) VoIP
5 10 (12.35%) DPNSS
5 10 (12.35%) QSIG
5 10 (12.35%) Unified Communications
6 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.17%) MPLS
8 4 (4.94%) SAN
9 3 (3.70%) Firewall
9 3 (3.70%) Wireless
9 3 (3.70%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.47%) OSPF
10 2 (2.47%) Network Security
10 2 (2.47%) Internet
10 2 (2.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.70%) MySQL
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (16.05%) Advertising
2 5 (6.17%) Law
2 5 (6.17%) Legal
3 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Analyst
2 17 (20.99%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Messaging Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Administrator
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) DBA
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.70%) IT Support
9 2 (2.47%) Insight Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) WebCenter
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Clustering
1 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.94%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.70%) Replication
3 3 (3.70%) Life Science
3 3 (3.70%) iPhone
3 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.47%) Statistics
4 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) IVR
5 1 (1.23%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.91%) Windows
2 22 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (9.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.70%) Linux
9 2 (2.47%) AIX
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.47%) CentOS
9 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Operations Management
3 7 (8.64%) Service Management
4 5 (6.17%) Migration
4 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.94%) Network Design
5 4 (4.94%) ITSM
5 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.94%) Change Management
5 4 (4.94%) CRM
5 4 (4.94%) Line Management
5 4 (4.94%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.70%) Coaching
6 3 (3.70%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.70%) ETL
6 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.99%) SQL
2 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.17%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.70%) Prolog
4 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) CCNA
1 18 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (17.28%) MCITP
4 11 (13.58%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (12.35%) MCSE
6 9 (11.11%) MCSA
6 9 (11.11%) Degree
7 7 (8.64%) CCNP
8 5 (6.17%) MCTS
9 4 (4.94%) MCP
9 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
10 3 (3.70%) OCP
10 3 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (2.47%) RHCE
11 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.47%) CCDP
11 2 (2.47%) CISSP
11 2 (2.47%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) SLA
2 11 (13.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 12 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.88%) XenApp
5 7 (8.64%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.41%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.70%) XenServer
9 2 (2.47%) Firmware
10 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) SCCM
2 10 (12.35%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.70%) WSUS
3 3 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.47%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (53.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (40.74%) Cisco
3 28 (34.57%) VMware
4 20 (24.69%) Citrix
5 14 (17.28%) IBM
6 11 (13.58%) Dell
7 10 (12.35%) IronPort
7 10 (12.35%) Lotus
8 9 (11.11%) HP
9 6 (7.41%) Avaya
10 4 (4.94%) CommVault
10 4 (4.94%) NetApp
11 3 (3.70%) Oracle
11 3 (3.70%) Business Objects
11 3 (3.70%) SAP
11 3 (3.70%) Veeam
12 2 (2.47%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.47%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.47%) Interwoven
12 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
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