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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 199 218 215
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Permanent jobs citing Lync 45 35 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.74% 2.50% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 44
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,750 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -3.22%
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
1204 1402 1309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.22% 20.26% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1140 1110
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,600 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +14 32 £43,250 +1.76% 14
Cheshire +5 8 £44,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire - 4 £47,250 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
2 42 (50.60%) Windows
3 39 (46.99%) Cisco
4 38 (45.78%) MS Exchange
5 35 (42.17%) VMware
6 33 (39.76%) Citrix
7 29 (34.94%) Active Directory
8 25 (30.12%) SharePoint
9 22 (26.51%) HP
9 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (24.10%) MS Excel
10 20 (24.10%) ITIL
11 18 (21.69%) SQL
11 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
12 17 (20.48%) SCCM
12 17 (20.48%) LAN
13 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (16.87%) MCSE
15 14 (16.87%) CCNA
15 14 (16.87%) VoIP
16 13 (15.66%) WAN
16 13 (15.66%) DNS
17 12 (14.46%) DHCP
17 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (13.25%) Unified Communications
18 11 (13.25%) XenApp

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (45.78%) MS Exchange
2 25 (30.12%) SharePoint
3 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.23%) IIS
6 5 (6.02%) IBM Notes
6 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.82%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.61%) WorkSite
9 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.20%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (1.20%) SAS
10 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (24.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) FastStats
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) LAN
2 14 (16.87%) VoIP
3 13 (15.66%) WAN
3 13 (15.66%) DNS
4 12 (14.46%) DHCP
5 11 (13.25%) Unified Communications
6 10 (12.05%) PBX
6 10 (12.05%) SAN
7 9 (10.84%) DPNSS
7 9 (10.84%) QSIG
8 8 (9.64%) Wireless
9 6 (7.23%) NetScaler
10 5 (6.02%) Firewall
10 5 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (6.02%) VPN
11 4 (4.82%) SMTP
11 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
12 3 (3.61%) Network Security
12 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
12 3 (3.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (9.64%) Advertising
2 4 (4.82%) Law
2 4 (4.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
3 2 (2.41%) Finance
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Analyst
1 15 (18.07%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Consultant
2 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Messaging Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) IT Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) IT Support
9 3 (3.61%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) iPhone
4 2 (2.41%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.20%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Handset
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) SecurID
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
5 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.05%) Linux
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.82%) CentOS
7 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.41%) UNIX
8 2 (2.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 9 (10.84%) Operations Management
3 7 (8.43%) Project Management
4 6 (7.23%) CRM
5 5 (6.02%) Network Design
6 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.61%) Service Management
7 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.61%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.61%) Network Management
7 3 (3.61%) Line Management
8 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.41%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.41%) ITIL V2
8 2 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.41%) Change Control
8 2 (2.41%) Time Management
8 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) VB
4 2 (2.41%) C
5 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (16.87%) MCSE
2 14 (16.87%) CCNA
3 9 (10.84%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) MCITP
5 7 (8.43%) MCSA
6 6 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.02%) CCNP
8 4 (4.82%) Degree
9 3 (3.61%) CCDP
9 3 (3.61%) MCTS
10 2 (2.41%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.41%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.41%) CISSP
10 2 (2.41%) RHCE
10 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.41%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
2 9 (10.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
3 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.25%) XenApp
5 6 (7.23%) vSphere
6 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.02%) XenDesktop
6 5 (6.02%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.20%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.20%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.20%) SCSM
4 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (67.47%) Microsoft
2 39 (46.99%) Cisco
3 35 (42.17%) VMware
4 33 (39.76%) Citrix
5 22 (26.51%) HP
6 9 (10.84%) Dell
7 8 (9.64%) EMC
7 8 (9.64%) IBM
7 8 (9.64%) NetApp
8 6 (7.23%) IronPort
9 5 (6.02%) Lotus
10 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.61%) Interwoven
10 3 (3.61%) Avaya
10 3 (3.61%) AppSense
10 3 (3.61%) Mitel
10 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.61%) MobileIron
10 3 (3.61%) NETGEAR
11 2 (2.41%) Aerohive Networks
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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