The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 213 201 218
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Permanent jobs citing Lync 43 53 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.72% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.96% 4.01% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 33 49 14
Average salary £35,000 £45,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +65.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1451 1323 1419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.20% 18.02% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1192 1125 1281
Average salary £36,000 £36,600 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% +12.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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England

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 18 April 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in the North West

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 28 £35,000 -17.64% 9
Cheshire -6 12 £35,250 -55.93% 3
Merseyside -12 2 - -
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England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 83 (88.30%) Microsoft
2 56 (59.57%) MS Exchange
3 46 (48.94%) Windows
4 36 (38.30%) MS Excel
5 34 (36.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (30.85%) VMware
7 28 (29.79%) SharePoint
7 28 (29.79%) MCSE
7 28 (29.79%) Unified Communications
8 27 (28.72%) Hyper-V
8 27 (28.72%) MCITP
9 26 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 26 (27.66%) Cisco
10 25 (26.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (24.47%) Office 365
11 23 (24.47%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (23.40%) Active Directory
12 22 (23.40%) Citrix
12 22 (23.40%) Migration
13 21 (22.34%) MS Office
14 19 (20.21%) ITIL
14 19 (20.21%) NetApp
15 17 (18.09%) CCNA
15 17 (18.09%) SQL
16 16 (17.02%) Avaya
16 16 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (15.96%) Project Management
18 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (59.57%) MS Exchange
2 28 (29.79%) SharePoint
3 26 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (26.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (9.57%) IBM Notes
6 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (9.57%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (5.32%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.19%) IIS
8 3 (3.19%) CMS
8 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 36 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 21 (22.34%) MS Office
3 3 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Line 500
2 1 (1.06%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.47%) Office 365
2 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.79%) Unified Communications
2 13 (13.83%) VPN
2 13 (13.83%) DNS
3 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.45%) WAN
4 7 (7.45%) DHCP
4 7 (7.45%) LAN
5 6 (6.38%) MPLS
5 6 (6.38%) Firewall
6 5 (5.32%) SMTP
6 5 (5.32%) SSL
7 4 (4.26%) Internet
8 3 (3.19%) VoIP
8 3 (3.19%) Wireless
9 2 (2.13%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.06%) SAN
10 1 (1.06%) ADSL
10 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.06%) 3G
10 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (7.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Billing
4 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Consultant
2 21 (22.34%) Technical Consultant
3 14 (14.89%) Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) Architect
5 6 (6.38%) Solutions Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Administrator
8 3 (3.19%) Tester
8 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.19%) Database Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Cloud Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Head of Software Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) XML
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.19%) SOAP
2 3 (3.19%) Web Services
2 3 (3.19%) WCF
2 3 (3.19%) jQuery
2 3 (3.19%) RESTful
3 1 (1.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.06%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.32%) HP StorageWorks
3 4 (4.26%) FlexPod
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) iPhone
5 2 (2.13%) iPad
5 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.06%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.06%) PKI
6 1 (1.06%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.94%) Windows
2 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.38%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000
5 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.19%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) Migration
2 19 (20.21%) ITIL
3 15 (15.96%) Project Management
4 11 (11.70%) CRM
4 11 (11.70%) Change Management
5 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.26%) Product Management
8 4 (4.26%) Change Control
8 4 (4.26%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.19%) ETL
9 3 (3.19%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.19%) Workforce Management Optimization
9 3 (3.19%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.19%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) C#
3 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.26%) PHP
5 3 (3.19%) VB
5 3 (3.19%) Delphi
5 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (36.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (29.79%) MCSE
3 27 (28.72%) MCITP
4 23 (24.47%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (18.09%) CCNA
6 10 (10.64%) Degree
7 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (8.51%) MCP
7 8 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (7.45%) CCA
8 7 (7.45%) MCSA
9 6 (6.38%) CCEE
9 6 (6.38%) CCNP
10 5 (5.32%) JNCIS
10 5 (5.32%) NCIE
10 5 (5.32%) HP AIS
10 5 (5.32%) HP ASE
11 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
11 4 (4.26%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 4 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) Hyper-V
2 22 (23.40%) Active Directory
3 16 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) XenApp
4 3 (3.19%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.13%) XenServer
5 2 (2.13%) vSphere
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.13%) Xen
6 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) SCOM
2 5 (5.32%) SCCM
3 3 (3.19%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.06%) OpenView
4 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.06%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 83 (88.30%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.85%) VMware
3 26 (27.66%) Cisco
4 22 (23.40%) Citrix
5 19 (20.21%) NetApp
6 16 (17.02%) Avaya
7 12 (12.77%) HP
8 10 (10.64%) Dell
9 9 (9.57%) Juniper
9 9 (9.57%) Lotus
10 8 (8.51%) Mitel
11 7 (7.45%) EMC
12 5 (5.32%) Brocade
13 4 (4.26%) Trend Micro
13 4 (4.26%) 3PAR
13 4 (4.26%) Sophos
14 3 (3.19%) Oracle
14 3 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (3.19%) IronPort
14 3 (3.19%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allow + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,500 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + car/allow + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits.
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago