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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 211 201 225
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Permanent jobs citing Lync 52 41 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.60% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.25% 3.06% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 46 35 26
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £27,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +14.45%
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
1600 1342 1391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.26% 19.77% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1158 1279
Average salary £37,608 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.46% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Cheshire -10 25 £29,500 +3.50% 3
Manchester -1 22 £37,000 +19.35% 11
Cumbria - 3 £32,500 - 1
Merseyside +11 2 £38,750 -29.54%
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 85 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 59 (49.58%) MS Exchange
3 53 (44.54%) SharePoint
4 52 (43.70%) Windows
5 49 (41.18%) SQL
6 43 (36.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 38 (31.93%) MS Excel
8 34 (28.57%) VMware
9 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
10 32 (26.89%) Citrix
11 31 (26.05%) Hyper-V
12 28 (23.53%) Blackberry
12 28 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (21.85%) MS Office
14 24 (20.17%) HP
14 24 (20.17%) VPN
14 24 (20.17%) Unified Communications
15 23 (19.33%) TCP/IP
15 23 (19.33%) Cisco
16 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (18.49%) SCCM
17 21 (17.65%) Degree
17 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
17 21 (17.65%) Office 365
18 20 (16.81%) T-SQL
18 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (15.13%) ITIL
20 17 (14.29%) DNS
20 17 (14.29%) SAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 59 (49.58%) MS Exchange
2 53 (44.54%) SharePoint
3 43 (36.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (7.56%) IIS
6 7 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.20%) SAS
9 2 (1.68%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.84%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.84%) WorkSite
Applications
1 38 (31.93%) MS Excel
2 26 (21.85%) MS Office
3 15 (12.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.20%) FastStats
4 5 (4.20%) SPSS
5 3 (2.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.65%) Office 365
2 5 (4.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.84%) PaaS
3 1 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.17%) VPN
1 24 (20.17%) Unified Communications
2 23 (19.33%) TCP/IP
3 17 (14.29%) DNS
3 17 (14.29%) SAN
4 16 (13.45%) DHCP
5 13 (10.92%) MPLS
6 9 (7.56%) LAN
6 9 (7.56%) VoIP
7 8 (6.72%) SNMP
7 8 (6.72%) WAN
8 7 (5.88%) SMTP
8 7 (5.88%) Firewall
9 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.36%) NAS
10 3 (2.52%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.52%) Wireless
10 3 (2.52%) H.323
11 2 (1.68%) PBX
11 2 (1.68%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.20%) MySQL
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.68%) OLAP
5 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (10.92%) Marketing
2 7 (5.88%) Back Office
3 4 (3.36%) Finance
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.52%) Legal
5 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.68%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Analyst
2 15 (12.61%) Consultant
3 13 (10.92%) Team Leader
4 10 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Database Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) Developer
5 9 (7.56%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.72%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Operations Team Leader
8 6 (5.04%) IT Support
8 6 (5.04%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Insight Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Exchange Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) WCF
2 5 (4.20%) jQuery
2 5 (4.20%) RESTful
2 5 (4.20%) Ember.js
2 5 (4.20%) SOAP
2 5 (4.20%) Web Services
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 3 (2.52%) XML
5 2 (1.68%) XMPP
6 1 (0.84%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.84%) CSS
6 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 26 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Mathematics
4 8 (6.72%) Statistics
5 7 (5.88%) PKI
6 4 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.36%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.36%) FlexPod
7 3 (2.52%) iPhone
7 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.84%) Tandem
9 1 (0.84%) SecurID
9 1 (0.84%) Handset
9 1 (0.84%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 52 (43.70%) Windows
2 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.92%) Linux
5 7 (5.88%) CentOS
5 7 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.88%) UNIX
6 4 (3.36%) Android
6 4 (3.36%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) AIX
8 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.13%) ITIL
2 16 (13.45%) CRM
2 16 (13.45%) Project Management
3 14 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 13 (10.92%) Data Analysis
5 9 (7.56%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.56%) Change Management
5 9 (7.56%) ETL
5 9 (7.56%) Statistical Modelling
6 8 (6.72%) Migration
6 8 (6.72%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 7 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.88%) Service Management
7 7 (5.88%) Line Management
8 6 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.20%) CHAID
9 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.18%) SQL
2 20 (16.81%) T-SQL
3 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.56%) C#
5 7 (5.88%) VB
6 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.20%) PHP
7 5 (4.20%) Delphi
8 3 (2.52%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (17.65%) Degree
2 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.92%) MCSE
3 13 (10.92%) MCITP
4 7 (5.88%) MCTS
4 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.04%) MCP
6 5 (4.20%) CCNP
7 3 (2.52%) MCSA
7 3 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.68%) CCNA
8 2 (1.68%) CCA
8 2 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.84%) ISEB
9 1 (0.84%) HNC
9 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) SLA
2 4 (3.36%) QA
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 31 (26.05%) Hyper-V
3 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (12.61%) XenApp
5 13 (10.92%) vSphere
6 8 (6.72%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.88%) Firmware
7 7 (5.88%) UAG
8 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (18.49%) SCCM
2 8 (6.72%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (6.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (6.72%) Backup Exec
2 8 (6.72%) WSUS
2 8 (6.72%) HP SIM
3 5 (4.20%) SCDPM
3 5 (4.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (4.20%) SCOM
3 5 (4.20%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.52%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.68%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.84%) SCSM
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 85 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.57%) VMware
3 32 (26.89%) Citrix
4 24 (20.17%) HP
5 23 (19.33%) Cisco
6 15 (12.61%) Dell
7 11 (9.24%) Symantec
8 10 (8.40%) Sophos
9 9 (7.56%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (6.72%) NetApp
11 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.04%) EMC
12 6 (5.04%) Fortinet
13 5 (4.20%) Minitab
13 5 (4.20%) Mitel
13 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
13 5 (4.20%) SmartFocus
14 4 (3.36%) Polycom
14 4 (3.36%) Oracle
15 3 (2.52%) SAP
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