The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 150 150 154
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 20 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.31% 0.095%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% 1.75% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 1
Average salary £45,000 £32,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.53% +17.27%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
840 570 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.78% 17.50% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 537 348 478
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
UK

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 -8 6 £27,500 -12.00% 4
Dundee - 5 £42,500 - 1
Glasgow -13 1 - - 3
Stirling - 1 £50,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 39 (84.78%) Windows
3 35 (76.09%) Active Directory
4 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (45.65%) ITIL
6 21 (45.65%) MCSE
6 21 (45.65%) MCITP
7 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
7 19 (41.30%) IIS
8 18 (39.13%) Cisco
9 15 (32.61%) SAN
9 15 (32.61%) VMware
10 13 (28.26%) Unified Communications
11 12 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
11 12 (26.09%) Office 365
11 12 (26.09%) iSCSI
11 12 (26.09%) MOF
11 12 (26.09%) PRINCE2
11 12 (26.09%) Linux
12 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
12 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
13 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
14 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 7 (15.22%) VPN
16 6 (13.04%) WAN
16 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
16 6 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 19 (41.30%) IIS
2 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
4 6 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (13.04%) Apache
4 6 (13.04%) Tomcat
5 5 (10.87%) nginx
6 4 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) SAN
2 13 (28.26%) Unified Communications
3 12 (26.09%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (26.09%) iSCSI
4 7 (15.22%) VPN
5 6 (13.04%) WAN
6 5 (10.87%) LAN
6 5 (10.87%) Firewall
7 4 (8.70%) POP3
7 4 (8.70%) SMTP
7 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (8.70%) MPLS
7 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (8.70%) Internet
7 4 (8.70%) IMAP
7 4 (8.70%) xDSL
7 4 (8.70%) Junos
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.35%) NAS
8 2 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
1 5 (10.87%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Consultant
2 12 (26.09%) Communications Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Support
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) IT Support
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) COM
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.70%) Statistics
3 2 (4.35%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (26.09%) Linux
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.04%) Ubuntu
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) OpenSolaris
5 5 (10.87%) Solaris
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) PRINCE2
2 12 (26.09%) MOF
3 5 (10.87%) Project Management
3 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.17%) Change Management
7 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 6 (13.04%) Python
3 5 (10.87%) Perl
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (45.65%) MCITP
2 21 (45.65%) MCSE
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 4 (8.70%) JNCIA
4 4 (8.70%) CCNA
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCSA
5 1 (2.17%) MCDST
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
System Software
1 35 (76.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.87%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
1 6 (13.04%) SCOM
2 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (8.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco
3 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) NetApp
5 5 (10.87%) Lotus
5 5 (10.87%) Dell
5 5 (10.87%) Symantec
5 5 (10.87%) Veeam
6 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.70%) IronPort
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) CommVault
8 1 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.17%) Mitel
8 1 (2.17%) Brocade
8 1 (2.17%) Remedy
8 1 (2.17%) Perforce
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