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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 180 213 221
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +8
Permanent jobs citing Lync 67 33 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.47% 2.39% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 58 29 24
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1500 1383 1526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.02% 19.08% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1197 1366
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Manchester +34 43 £45,750 +5.78% 7
Cheshire -5 14 £25,000 -21.87%
Cumbria - 5 - - 2
Lancashire 0 4 £45,000 -
Merseyside -1 3 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 80 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 57 (52.78%) MS Exchange
3 44 (40.74%) SharePoint
4 42 (38.89%) Windows
5 37 (34.26%) VMware
6 35 (32.41%) Citrix
7 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (29.63%) Hyper-V
9 31 (28.70%) Unified Communications
10 29 (26.85%) MS Excel
11 28 (25.93%) VPN
12 27 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (24.07%) Active Directory
14 25 (23.15%) TCP/IP
14 25 (23.15%) MCITP
15 24 (22.22%) Blackberry
16 23 (21.30%) MCSE
17 21 (19.44%) SQL
17 21 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (18.52%) CRM
18 20 (18.52%) ITIL
18 20 (18.52%) Office 365
19 19 (17.59%) Cisco
19 19 (17.59%) DNS
20 18 (16.67%) DHCP
20 18 (16.67%) MS Office
20 18 (16.67%) MPLS
20 18 (16.67%) Degree
21 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
22 16 (14.81%) NetApp

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 57 (52.78%) MS Exchange
2 44 (40.74%) SharePoint
3 27 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.70%) IIS
8 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 29 (26.85%) MS Excel
2 18 (16.67%) MS Office
3 6 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Line 500
2 1 (0.93%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.52%) Office 365
2 12 (11.11%) SaaS
3 2 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.70%) Unified Communications
2 28 (25.93%) VPN
3 25 (23.15%) TCP/IP
4 19 (17.59%) DNS
5 18 (16.67%) DHCP
5 18 (16.67%) MPLS
6 9 (8.33%) SAN
7 8 (7.41%) Firewall
8 7 (6.48%) LAN
8 7 (6.48%) WAN
9 5 (4.63%) VoIP
10 4 (3.70%) SMTP
10 4 (3.70%) NAS
11 3 (2.78%) Wireless
12 2 (1.85%) H.323
12 2 (1.85%) PBX
12 2 (1.85%) PSTN
13 1 (0.93%) SSL
13 1 (0.93%) Internet
13 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.63%) MySQL
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.85%) OLAP
5 2 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.56%) Marketing
2 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Consultant
3 13 (12.04%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) Team Leader
6 7 (6.48%) Technical Support
7 6 (5.56%) Database Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Product Manager
8 5 (4.63%) IT Support
8 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) .NET
1 6 (5.56%) XML
2 5 (4.63%) SOAP
2 5 (4.63%) Web Services
2 5 (4.63%) WCF
2 5 (4.63%) jQuery
2 5 (4.63%) RESTful
2 5 (4.63%) Ember.js
3 1 (0.93%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.41%) PKI
2 8 (7.41%) FlexPod
3 4 (3.70%) iPhone
4 3 (2.78%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Tandem
6 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.89%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.63%) Android
5 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.70%) Linux
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.52%) ITIL
1 20 (18.52%) CRM
2 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
3 15 (13.89%) Project Management
3 15 (13.89%) Migration
4 11 (10.19%) Change Management
5 9 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 9 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (6.48%) Data Migration
6 7 (6.48%) Service Management
7 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.56%) ETL
7 6 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (5.56%) Product Management
8 5 (4.63%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.63%) Kanban
8 5 (4.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.44%) SQL
2 12 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 11 (10.19%) C#
4 7 (6.48%) VB
4 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.56%) PHP
6 5 (4.63%) Delphi
6 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (23.15%) MCITP
3 23 (21.30%) MCSE
4 18 (16.67%) Degree
5 13 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
7 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.48%) CCNP
9 6 (5.56%) MCP
10 5 (4.63%) MCTS
11 4 (3.70%) CCA
11 4 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.78%) MCSA
12 3 (2.78%) CCNA
12 3 (2.78%) CCDA
12 3 (2.78%) CCDP
13 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.93%) CCIE
14 1 (0.93%) HNC
14 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) QA
System Software
1 32 (29.63%) Hyper-V
2 26 (24.07%) Active Directory
3 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (10.19%) XenApp
5 8 (7.41%) UAG
6 6 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.56%) vSphere
7 2 (1.85%) XenServer
7 2 (1.85%) Xen
7 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) SCCM
2 11 (10.19%) SCOM
3 5 (4.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.70%) SCDPM
4 4 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 80 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 37 (34.26%) VMware
3 35 (32.41%) Citrix
4 19 (17.59%) Cisco
5 16 (14.81%) NetApp
6 11 (10.19%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (7.41%) HP
8 7 (6.48%) Avaya
9 6 (5.56%) Dell
9 6 (5.56%) Oracle
10 5 (4.63%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.70%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.78%) Polycom
12 3 (2.78%) Mitel
12 3 (2.78%) SAP
12 3 (2.78%) Symantec
13 2 (1.85%) Siemens
13 2 (1.85%) Veeam
14 1 (0.93%) IronPort
14 1 (0.93%) Sage
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance + pension + healt
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: up to 55k - Plus Pension, Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Kendal
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35,000 circa
Posted: 27 days ago