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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 210 189 192
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Permanent jobs citing Lync 30 54 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.79% 0.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.37% 3.80% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 18 45 54
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £43,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -7.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,450 £58,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -10.52%
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
1267 1420 1381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.78% 20.77% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 994 1189 1176
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -13 18 £40,000 - 13
Cheshire +3 11 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 40 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 35 (46.05%) Windows
3 34 (44.74%) Cisco
4 32 (42.11%) MS Exchange
5 27 (35.53%) VMware
6 26 (34.21%) SharePoint
7 25 (32.89%) ITIL
8 22 (28.95%) Citrix
9 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
10 19 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (25.00%) CCNA
10 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (23.68%) SLA
11 18 (23.68%) MS Excel
11 18 (23.68%) LAN
12 17 (22.37%) WAN
12 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (21.05%) Hyper-V
13 16 (21.05%) DNS
14 14 (18.42%) DHCP
14 14 (18.42%) SCCM
15 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (17.11%) PBX
15 13 (17.11%) VoIP
15 13 (17.11%) Advertising
16 12 (15.79%) MCSE
16 12 (15.79%) SQL
17 11 (14.47%) MCSA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 32 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 26 (34.21%) SharePoint
3 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (13.16%) IBM Notes
6 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle 9iAS
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (2.63%) WorkSite
9 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.63%) SAS
10 1 (1.32%) IIS
10 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) ProjectWise
4 2 (2.63%) FastStats
4 2 (2.63%) SPSS
4 2 (2.63%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Primavera
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) SmartFocus
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) IaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.68%) LAN
2 17 (22.37%) WAN
3 16 (21.05%) DNS
4 14 (18.42%) DHCP
5 13 (17.11%) PBX
5 13 (17.11%) VoIP
6 10 (13.16%) DPNSS
6 10 (13.16%) QSIG
7 8 (10.53%) Unified Communications
8 5 (6.58%) Wireless
8 5 (6.58%) SAN
9 4 (5.26%) MPLS
9 4 (5.26%) Firewall
9 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.26%) NetScaler
9 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.95%) OSPF
11 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.63%) Network Security
12 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (17.11%) Advertising
2 4 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 17 (22.37%) Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Messaging Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support
8 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) DBA
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Administrator
10 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.63%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) iPhone
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.95%) Life Science
4 2 (2.63%) Statistics
4 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) IVR
5 1 (1.32%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.05%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.89%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.58%) Linux
8 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.95%) CentOS
9 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.63%) AIX
11 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) ITIL
2 10 (13.16%) Operations Management
3 5 (6.58%) Network Design
3 5 (6.58%) Service Management
4 4 (5.26%) ITSM
4 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.95%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (3.95%) Migration
5 3 (3.95%) Project Management
5 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.95%) Change Management
5 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.95%) CRM
5 3 (3.95%) ETL
5 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.63%) CHAID
6 2 (2.63%) ERP
6 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.95%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) CCNA
1 19 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.79%) MCSE
3 11 (14.47%) MCSA
3 11 (14.47%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (14.47%) MCITP
4 8 (10.53%) CCNP
5 7 (9.21%) Degree
6 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.26%) MCTS
8 3 (3.95%) MCP
8 3 (3.95%) CCDP
8 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.95%) OCP
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (2.63%) RHCE
9 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) SLA
2 11 (14.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.58%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.95%) XenApp
7 2 (2.63%) Firmware
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) vCloud
8 1 (1.32%) vSphere
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) SCCM
2 11 (14.47%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.63%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.32%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 40 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 34 (44.74%) Cisco
3 27 (35.53%) VMware
4 22 (28.95%) Citrix
5 11 (14.47%) IBM
5 11 (14.47%) Dell
6 10 (13.16%) HP
6 10 (13.16%) Lotus
6 10 (13.16%) IronPort
7 5 (6.58%) Avaya
8 4 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (3.95%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.95%) CommVault
9 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.95%) Oracle
9 3 (3.95%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.63%) Interwoven
10 2 (2.63%) Minitab
10 2 (2.63%) MobileIron
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