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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 197 208 232
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +24
Permanent jobs citing Lync 58 31 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.67% 2.36% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 55 31 21
Average salary £32,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.45% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £61,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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
1579 1316 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.49% 19.18% 20.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1143 1356
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 £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,500
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 16 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 16 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 30 £29,500 +3.50% 3
Manchester -2 23 £37,000 -26.00% 14
Merseyside +6 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 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 95 (73.64%) Microsoft
2 67 (51.94%) MS Exchange
3 54 (41.86%) SharePoint
4 49 (37.98%) Windows
5 45 (34.88%) SQL
6 43 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 40 (31.01%) VMware
7 40 (31.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 35 (27.13%) Citrix
9 33 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (24.03%) Unified Communications
10 31 (24.03%) Hyper-V
11 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (22.48%) Active Directory
13 28 (21.71%) MS Office
14 26 (20.16%) Blackberry
14 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
16 24 (18.60%) Cisco
16 24 (18.60%) TCP/IP
16 24 (18.60%) Office 365
17 23 (17.83%) T-SQL
17 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (17.05%) Degree
18 22 (17.05%) VPN
19 20 (15.50%) CRM
19 20 (15.50%) MCSE
19 20 (15.50%) MCITP
20 19 (14.73%) ITIL
20 19 (14.73%) HP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 67 (51.94%) MS Exchange
2 54 (41.86%) SharePoint
3 40 (31.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (5.43%) IIS
7 7 (5.43%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.88%) SAS
10 2 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 43 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (21.71%) MS Office
3 18 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.88%) SPSS
4 5 (3.88%) FastStats
5 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.60%) Office 365
2 12 (9.30%) SaaS
3 2 (1.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.03%) Unified Communications
2 24 (18.60%) TCP/IP
3 22 (17.05%) VPN
4 18 (13.95%) DNS
5 17 (13.18%) DHCP
6 16 (12.40%) MPLS
7 13 (10.08%) SAN
8 9 (6.98%) VoIP
9 8 (6.20%) SNMP
10 7 (5.43%) Firewall
10 7 (5.43%) WAN
10 7 (5.43%) LAN
11 4 (3.10%) NAS
11 4 (3.10%) SMTP
12 3 (2.33%) Wireless
13 2 (1.55%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.55%) PBX
13 2 (1.55%) PSTN
13 2 (1.55%) H.323
14 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.88%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) OLAP
5 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.63%) Marketing
2 7 (5.43%) Back Office
3 5 (3.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Analyst
2 16 (12.40%) Consultant
3 14 (10.85%) Team Leader
4 13 (10.08%) Database Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Developer
6 10 (7.75%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Technical Support
9 7 (5.43%) Operations Team Leader
10 6 (4.65%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
10 6 (4.65%) Technical Support Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) IT Support
10 6 (4.65%) Architect
11 5 (3.88%) Insight Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Specialist
11 5 (3.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) .NET
2 6 (4.65%) WCF
2 6 (4.65%) XML
3 5 (3.88%) Ember.js
3 5 (3.88%) SOAP
3 5 (3.88%) Web Services
3 5 (3.88%) RESTful
3 5 (3.88%) jQuery
4 2 (1.55%) XMPP
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.78%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.16%) Blackberry
1 26 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.98%) Mathematics
3 8 (6.20%) FlexPod
3 8 (6.20%) PKI
3 8 (6.20%) Statistics
4 7 (5.43%) Firmware
5 5 (3.88%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.33%) iPhone
7 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.33%) Clustering
8 1 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.98%) Windows
2 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (9.30%) Linux
5 7 (5.43%) UNIX
5 7 (5.43%) CentOS
6 4 (3.10%) Android
7 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) CRM
2 19 (14.73%) ITIL
3 18 (13.95%) Project Management
4 16 (12.40%) Load Balancing
5 15 (11.63%) Change Management
6 13 (10.08%) Migration
6 13 (10.08%) Data Analysis
7 12 (9.30%) ETL
8 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.98%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.98%) Statistical Modelling
8 9 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (6.20%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (5.43%) Service Management
10 7 (5.43%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (4.65%) Product Management
11 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.65%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) SQL
2 23 (17.83%) T-SQL
3 12 (9.30%) C#
4 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.20%) VB
5 6 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.65%) PHP
6 5 (3.88%) Delphi
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (17.05%) Degree
3 20 (15.50%) MCSE
3 20 (15.50%) MCITP
4 12 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.43%) CCNP
7 6 (4.65%) MCTS
7 6 (4.65%) MCP
8 3 (2.33%) CCA
8 3 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.33%) MCSA
8 3 (2.33%) CCDA
8 3 (2.33%) CCDP
8 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.55%) CCNA
10 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.63%) SLA
2 6 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 31 (24.03%) Hyper-V
2 29 (22.48%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.63%) vSphere
5 12 (9.30%) XenApp
6 8 (6.20%) UAG
7 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.55%) XenServer
10 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (13.95%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) HP SIM
2 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
2 8 (6.20%) WSUS
2 8 (6.20%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (6.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.88%) SCDPM
3 5 (3.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (3.88%) SCOM
3 5 (3.88%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 95 (73.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.01%) VMware
3 35 (27.13%) Citrix
4 24 (18.60%) Cisco
5 19 (14.73%) HP
6 16 (12.40%) Dell
6 16 (12.40%) NetApp
7 11 (8.53%) Symantec
7 11 (8.53%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (6.98%) Sophos
9 7 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.43%) Avaya
9 7 (5.43%) Oracle
10 6 (4.65%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.88%) SmartFocus
11 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.88%) Minitab
11 5 (3.88%) Mitel
12 3 (2.33%) SAP
12 3 (2.33%) EMC
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
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