The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 62 87 87
Rank change year-on-year
+25 0
Permanent jobs citing Lync 13 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.79% 0.60% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.99% 2.79% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 2
Average salary £37,500 £57,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.78% +17.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £50,000 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £65,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.48%
Lync
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Application Platforms Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
186 215 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 25.58% 21.39% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 170 208 148
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Lync
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Oxford region.

Lync Salary Trend in Oxford

Lync
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Oxford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) MS Exchange
3 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
7 8 (42.11%) Citrix
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
8 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (36.84%) SCCM
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (31.58%) Office 365
9 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (31.58%) Cisco
10 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (26.32%) MS Office
10 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
10 5 (26.32%) Wireless
10 5 (26.32%) SCOM
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
11 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (21.05%) NetApp
11 4 (21.05%) CCNA
12 3 (15.79%) DNS
12 3 (15.79%) CCNP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (63.16%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
1 5 (26.32%) Wireless
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Team Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Project Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (10.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) CRM
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) SCOM
3 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
3 3 (15.79%) SCDPM
3 3 (15.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) NetApp
6 3 (15.79%) Symantec
7 2 (10.53%) Polycom
7 2 (10.53%) F5
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Avaya
8 1 (5.26%) Google