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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 209 209 242
Rank change year-on-year
0 +33
Permanent jobs citing Lync 47 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.95% 2.78% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 17
Average salary £31,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £24,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
1595 1295 1431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 19.37% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1334 1115 1292
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,250 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -1 27 £29,500 +3.50% 1
Manchester +6 16 £35,750 +2.14% 9
Merseyside +6 3 £45,000 -25.00%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 88 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 59 (48.76%) MS Exchange
3 51 (42.15%) SharePoint
4 47 (38.84%) Windows
5 46 (38.02%) SQL
6 41 (33.88%) MS Excel
6 41 (33.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (26.45%) VMware
8 30 (24.79%) Unified Communications
9 29 (23.97%) Citrix
9 29 (23.97%) Hyper-V
10 28 (23.14%) MS Office
10 28 (23.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
12 26 (21.49%) Blackberry
12 26 (21.49%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (19.83%) SQL Server
14 23 (19.01%) T-SQL
14 23 (19.01%) TCP/IP
15 22 (18.18%) VPN
15 22 (18.18%) Cisco
15 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (18.18%) Office 365
16 21 (17.36%) Degree
17 20 (16.53%) CRM
18 19 (15.70%) Project Management
19 18 (14.88%) HP
19 18 (14.88%) ITIL
19 18 (14.88%) MS PowerPoint

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (48.76%) MS Exchange
2 51 (42.15%) SharePoint
3 41 (33.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (23.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.79%) IIS
6 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.79%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.13%) SAS
8 5 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.83%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 41 (33.88%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.14%) MS Office
3 18 (14.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.13%) FastStats
4 5 (4.13%) SPSS
5 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.18%) Office 365
2 6 (4.96%) SaaS
3 2 (1.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.79%) Unified Communications
2 23 (19.01%) TCP/IP
3 22 (18.18%) VPN
4 17 (14.05%) DNS
5 16 (13.22%) DHCP
5 16 (13.22%) MPLS
6 13 (10.74%) SAN
7 9 (7.44%) VoIP
8 8 (6.61%) SNMP
9 7 (5.79%) WAN
9 7 (5.79%) LAN
10 6 (4.96%) Firewall
11 4 (3.31%) SMTP
11 4 (3.31%) NAS
12 2 (1.65%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.65%) PBX
12 2 (1.65%) PSTN
12 2 (1.65%) H.323
13 1 (0.83%) Wireless
13 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.13%) MySQL
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) OLAP
5 2 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.40%) Marketing
2 7 (5.79%) Back Office
3 5 (4.13%) Finance
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Analyst
2 17 (14.05%) Consultant
3 14 (11.57%) Team Leader
4 13 (10.74%) Database Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Operations Team Leader
9 6 (4.96%) IT Support
9 6 (4.96%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) WCF
2 6 (4.96%) XML
3 5 (4.13%) jQuery
3 5 (4.13%) RESTful
3 5 (4.13%) Ember.js
3 5 (4.13%) SOAP
3 5 (4.13%) Web Services
4 2 (1.65%) XMPP
5 1 (0.83%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.83%) HTML
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Blackberry
1 26 (21.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Mathematics
3 8 (6.61%) PKI
3 8 (6.61%) Statistics
4 5 (4.13%) FlexPod
5 4 (3.31%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.48%) iPhone
6 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) Tandem
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.84%) Windows
2 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (9.09%) Linux
5 7 (5.79%) CentOS
5 7 (5.79%) UNIX
6 4 (3.31%) Android
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.53%) CRM
2 19 (15.70%) Project Management
3 18 (14.88%) ITIL
4 16 (13.22%) Load Balancing
5 13 (10.74%) Migration
5 13 (10.74%) Data Analysis
6 12 (9.92%) ETL
6 12 (9.92%) Change Management
7 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.44%) Statistical Modelling
8 8 (6.61%) Strategic Planning
9 7 (5.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (5.79%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.96%) Product Management
10 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.96%) Line Management
10 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.96%) Project Planning
10 6 (4.96%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (4.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.02%) SQL
2 23 (19.01%) T-SQL
3 12 (9.92%) C#
4 8 (6.61%) VB
4 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.13%) PHP
6 5 (4.13%) Delphi
7 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (17.36%) Degree
3 14 (11.57%) MCITP
4 13 (10.74%) MCSE
5 11 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.96%) MCTS
6 6 (4.96%) MCP
6 6 (4.96%) CCNP
7 3 (2.48%) CCDA
7 3 (2.48%) CCDP
7 3 (2.48%) MCSA
7 3 (2.48%) CCA
7 3 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.65%) CCNA
9 1 (0.83%) ISEB
9 1 (0.83%) HNC
9 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) SLA
2 6 (4.96%) QA
System Software
1 29 (23.97%) Hyper-V
2 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.57%) vSphere
4 12 (9.92%) XenApp
5 8 (6.61%) UAG
6 7 (5.79%) Firmware
7 6 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) SCCM
2 8 (6.61%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (6.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (6.61%) Backup Exec
2 8 (6.61%) WSUS
2 8 (6.61%) HP SIM
3 5 (4.13%) SCDPM
3 5 (4.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (4.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (4.13%) SCOM
3 5 (4.13%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 88 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.45%) VMware
3 29 (23.97%) Citrix
4 22 (18.18%) Cisco
5 18 (14.88%) HP
6 14 (11.57%) Dell
7 11 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (9.09%) Symantec
8 10 (8.26%) NetApp
9 9 (7.44%) Sophos
10 7 (5.79%) Oracle
10 7 (5.79%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.96%) Avaya
11 6 (4.96%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.13%) Mitel
12 5 (4.13%) Minitab
12 5 (4.13%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.13%) SmartFocus
13 3 (2.48%) Polycom
13 3 (2.48%) EMC
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