The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 75 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 10 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.12% 1.34% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.43% 6.99% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 1
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +2.22%
Application Platforms Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
184 186 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 20.63% 19.18% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 165 156 93
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Lync
Oxfordshire

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 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Oxford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (66.67%) Windows
4 15 (62.50%) Dell
4 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (58.33%) Office 365
6 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
6 13 (54.17%) HP
6 13 (54.17%) SQL
6 13 (54.17%) DHCP
7 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 12 (50.00%) DNS
7 12 (50.00%) Windows 8
8 11 (45.83%) XenApp
8 11 (45.83%) XenDesktop
8 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
8 11 (45.83%) Fujitsu
8 11 (45.83%) WSUS
8 11 (45.83%) iSCSI
8 11 (45.83%) Citrix
8 11 (45.83%) SAS
8 11 (45.83%) SAN
8 11 (45.83%) Apple
8 11 (45.83%) Migration
9 10 (41.67%) vSphere
9 10 (41.67%) SCCM
10 8 (33.33%) Unified Communications
10 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (45.83%) SAS
3 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (4.17%) IIS
7 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) DHCP
2 12 (50.00%) DNS
3 11 (45.83%) iSCSI
3 11 (45.83%) SAN
4 8 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Business Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Business Development
3 1 (4.17%) High Availability
3 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (20.83%) MCITP
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCDA
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
4 11 (45.83%) XenApp
4 11 (45.83%) XenDesktop
5 10 (41.67%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) WSUS
2 10 (41.67%) SCCM
3 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Dell
3 13 (54.17%) HP
4 11 (45.83%) Fujitsu
4 11 (45.83%) Citrix
4 11 (45.83%) Apple
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Symantec
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (8.33%) EMC
8 2 (8.33%) NetApp
9 1 (4.17%) Lotus
9 1 (4.17%) Juniper
9 1 (4.17%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Veeam
9 1 (4.17%) Fortinet