The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 140 141 158
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Lync 21 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.62% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.88% 3.47% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 6
Average salary £45,250 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
Lync
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
729 547 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.45% 17.93% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 474 366 499
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Lync
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Lync Salary Trend in Scotland

Lync
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Lync Salary Histogram in Scotland

Lync
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Glasgow -2 12 £47,000 +4.44%
Edinburgh +3 9 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Data Centre
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Degree
5 11 (34.38%) Benchmarking
6 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 9 (28.13%) Citrix
7 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (25.00%) XenApp
8 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (25.00%) VMware
8 8 (25.00%) Symantec
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) Office 365
9 7 (21.88%) Finance
9 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.88%) XenDesktop
10 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
10 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
11 5 (15.63%) DHCP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) SaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) VPN
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) Skype
4 3 (9.38%) SSL
4 3 (9.38%) VoIP
5 2 (6.25%) BGP
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.25%) FWSM
5 2 (6.25%) HSRP
5 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.25%) IPv6
5 2 (6.25%) MPLS
5 2 (6.25%) OSPF
5 2 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (6.25%) VRRP
5 2 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) WinDbg
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Back Office
3 3 (9.38%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Law
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Support
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Trainer
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Trainer
5 2 (6.25%) Legal IT Trainer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.50%) Android
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) CentOS
6 2 (6.25%) Debian
7 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Benchmarking
2 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (15.63%) Asset Management
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) High Availability
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) Network Design
7 2 (6.25%) People Management
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.13%) DevOps
8 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
8 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) HND
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) XenApp
3 7 (21.88%) XenDesktop
4 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.25%) UAG
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Citrix
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) Symantec
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) CA
4 4 (12.50%) Proofpoint
4 4 (12.50%) Varonis
5 3 (9.38%) iManage
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (3.13%) IronPort
7 1 (3.13%) Lotus