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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 215 183 208
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Permanent jobs citing Lync 38 66 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.92% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.86% 4.40% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21 57 29
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -12.62%
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
1329 1500 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.38% 20.97% 19.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1030 1229 1213
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 32 £36,500 -21.50% 5
Cheshire -7 6 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 39 (53.42%) Windows
3 35 (47.95%) MS Exchange
4 28 (38.36%) DNS
4 28 (38.36%) Active Directory
5 27 (36.99%) ITIL
5 27 (36.99%) VMware
6 26 (35.62%) Cisco
7 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (31.51%) DHCP
9 22 (30.14%) SharePoint
9 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (28.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (23.29%) SLA
12 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
13 16 (21.92%) SQL
13 16 (21.92%) Citrix
14 15 (20.55%) LAN
14 15 (20.55%) WAN
14 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (19.18%) MCSE
15 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V
15 14 (19.18%) MCITP
16 13 (17.81%) CCNA
16 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
18 11 (15.07%) Unified Communications

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (47.95%) MS Exchange
2 22 (30.14%) SharePoint
2 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (28.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.59%) IBM Notes
5 6 (8.22%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (8.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle 9iAS
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.74%) SAS
9 1 (1.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) ProjectWise
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) FastStats
3 2 (2.74%) SPSS
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.11%) Primavera
3 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Office 365
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) SmartFocus
4 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.36%) DNS
2 23 (31.51%) DHCP
3 15 (20.55%) LAN
3 15 (20.55%) WAN
4 11 (15.07%) Unified Communications
5 10 (13.70%) VoIP
6 9 (12.33%) PBX
6 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.59%) DPNSS
7 7 (9.59%) QSIG
8 5 (6.85%) Internet
8 5 (6.85%) MPLS
9 4 (5.48%) SSL
9 4 (5.48%) SAN
10 2 (2.74%) VPN
10 2 (2.74%) Network Security
11 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.37%) POP3
11 1 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (12.33%) Advertising
2 5 (6.85%) Law
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Finance
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Consultant
3 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.59%) Messaging Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (6.85%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Support Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Active Directory Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) IT Support
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) WebCenter
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Clustering
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.11%) Replication
3 3 (4.11%) Life Science
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Statistics
4 2 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.37%) iPhone
5 1 (1.37%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 39 (53.42%) Windows
2 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.96%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.11%) Linux
7 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.74%) AIX
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.74%) CentOS
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) ITIL
2 8 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (9.59%) CRM
3 7 (9.59%) Service Management
3 7 (9.59%) Operations Management
4 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.85%) Migration
5 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.48%) Coaching
6 4 (5.48%) ITSM
6 4 (5.48%) Change Management
6 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.11%) Time Management
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.11%) ETL
7 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.11%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.85%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.11%) Prolog
4 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (19.18%) MCSE
2 14 (19.18%) MCITP
3 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (17.81%) CCNA
4 10 (13.70%) Degree
5 9 (12.33%) MCSA
6 8 (10.96%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (8.22%) MCP
8 5 (6.85%) CCNP
8 5 (6.85%) MCTS
9 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.11%) OCP
9 3 (4.11%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (2.74%) RHCE
10 2 (2.74%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.74%) CISSP
10 2 (2.74%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) SLA
2 8 (10.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (38.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.96%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.96%) XenApp
5 6 (8.22%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.48%) XenServer
7 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.59%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.48%) WSUS
4 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.11%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.74%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.99%) VMware
3 26 (35.62%) Cisco
4 16 (21.92%) Citrix
5 11 (15.07%) IBM
6 8 (10.96%) Dell
7 7 (9.59%) HP
7 7 (9.59%) IronPort
7 7 (9.59%) Lotus
8 5 (6.85%) Avaya
9 4 (5.48%) CommVault
9 4 (5.48%) NetApp
10 3 (4.11%) Oracle
10 3 (4.11%) SAP
10 3 (4.11%) Veeam
11 2 (2.74%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.74%) Minitab
12 1 (1.37%) Polycom
12 1 (1.37%) ProCurve
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