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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 154 157 156
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Lync 9 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.28% 0.57% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.37% 2.57% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 6
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £35,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -8.60%
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
655 894 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 20.63% 22.15% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 406 592 431
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Edinburgh +12 4 £55,000 +53.84% 2
Glasgow +7 2 £34,500 -23.33%
Stirling -3 2 £51,250 -6.81%
Aberdeen +24 1 - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (83.33%) Windows
1 25 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (50.00%) Cisco
5 13 (43.33%) Blackberry
6 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
7 10 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 10 (33.33%) Finance
7 10 (33.33%) Citrix
7 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 9 (30.00%) MS Office
8 9 (30.00%) Lotus
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (26.67%) IP Telephony
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (23.33%) SCOM
10 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (23.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (23.33%) Firewall
11 6 (20.00%) HP
11 6 (20.00%) WAN
12 5 (16.67%) IBM Notes
12 5 (16.67%) Migration
12 5 (16.67%) Mainframe

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 25 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (23.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (16.67%) IBM Notes
6 4 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (10.00%) IIS
8 1 (3.33%) CMS
8 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) IP Telephony
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) WAN
4 4 (13.33%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) VoIP
6 2 (6.67%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) ISDN
7 1 (3.33%) SMTP
7 1 (3.33%) WLAN
7 1 (3.33%) PSTN
7 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.33%) VLAN
7 1 (3.33%) Internet
7 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Trainee
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support
5 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (6.67%) iPhone
5 2 (6.67%) Kindle
5 2 (6.67%) Clustering
6 1 (3.33%) PKI
6 1 (3.33%) CCTV
6 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) HND
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) XenApp
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCOM
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM
3 4 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (13.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.33%) OpenAM
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
4 9 (30.00%) Lotus
5 6 (20.00%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (13.33%) Symantec
8 3 (10.00%) IronPort
9 2 (6.67%) Avaya
10 1 (3.33%) Intel
10 1 (3.33%) McAfee
10 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.33%) Acme Packet
10 1 (3.33%) Verint
10 1 (3.33%) Varonis
10 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL