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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 67 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Lync 14 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.84% 1.22% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.27% 5.88% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 11
Average salary £64,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -8.60%
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
151 187 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 19.87% 20.71% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 124 166 168
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 April 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Oxford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 11 (47.83%) CCDP
3 11 (47.83%) UNIX
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (47.83%) Clustering
3 11 (47.83%) Business Continuity
3 11 (47.83%) Load Balancing
3 11 (47.83%) High Availability
3 11 (47.83%) HSRP
4 10 (43.48%) VoIP
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
6 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (26.09%) Apache
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) SAN
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
7 5 (21.74%) Sophos
7 5 (21.74%) CentOS
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (17.39%) PMI
8 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Advertising
8 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (13.04%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (26.09%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) HSRP
2 10 (43.48%) VoIP
3 5 (21.74%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.70%) WPA
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Redmine
General
1 4 (17.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Team Leader
1 10 (43.48%) Network Team Leader
2 8 (34.78%) Support Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Network Specialist
3 7 (30.43%) Voice Specialist
3 7 (30.43%) VoIP Specialist
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Specialist
5 5 (21.74%) IT Support
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (13.04%) Network Manager
7 3 (13.04%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (13.04%) Consultant
8 2 (8.70%) Solutions Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Sales Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) PMI
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) CentOS
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
5 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Business Continuity
1 11 (47.83%) Load Balancing
1 11 (47.83%) High Availability
2 3 (13.04%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) CCNP
1 11 (47.83%) CCDP
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) Sophos
4 2 (8.70%) CommVault
4 2 (8.70%) Veeam