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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 146 149 156
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Lync 21 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.71% 2.01% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 4
Average salary £42,500 £33,750 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -26.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,000 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
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
774 646 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 21.75% 20.57% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 484 418 485
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -15 11 £29,500 -5.60% 1
Dundee - 7 £42,500 -
Glasgow -7 5 - -
Stirling - 1 £60,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £19,000 -
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UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
2 38 (82.61%) Windows
3 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
4 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (47.83%) Cisco
6 21 (45.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (45.65%) ITIL
6 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
7 20 (43.48%) VMware
8 19 (41.30%) IIS
8 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
8 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
9 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
11 16 (34.78%) MCITP
11 16 (34.78%) MCSE
11 16 (34.78%) SAN
12 13 (28.26%) Linux
13 12 (26.09%) Blackberry
13 12 (26.09%) Service Delivery
14 10 (21.74%) Firewall
14 10 (21.74%) Unified Communications
14 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (21.74%) Office 365
15 9 (19.57%) PRINCE2
16 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
16 8 (17.39%) WAN
16 8 (17.39%) MOF
16 8 (17.39%) iSCSI
16 8 (17.39%) Fibre Channel

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.04%) Apache
4 6 (13.04%) Tomcat
5 5 (10.87%) nginx
6 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.35%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) SAN
2 10 (21.74%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) Unified Communications
3 8 (17.39%) WAN
3 8 (17.39%) iSCSI
3 8 (17.39%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (13.04%) IP Telephony
5 5 (10.87%) LAN
5 5 (10.87%) VPN
6 4 (8.70%) Internet
6 4 (8.70%) MPLS
6 4 (8.70%) POP3
6 4 (8.70%) SMTP
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.70%) IMAP
6 4 (8.70%) xDSL
6 4 (8.70%) Junos
7 3 (6.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (13.04%) Law
2 5 (10.87%) Games
3 4 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Communications Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Support
6 3 (6.52%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Technical Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.70%) Statistics
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (82.61%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (28.26%) Linux
4 7 (15.22%) Ubuntu
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Phone
6 5 (10.87%) OpenSolaris
6 5 (10.87%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) CentOS
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Debian
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) Service Delivery
3 9 (19.57%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.39%) MOF
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.52%) Line Management
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.35%) Migration
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.17%) People Management
9 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.17%) Change Management
9 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) Python
2 6 (13.04%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.87%) Perl
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (34.78%) MCITP
2 16 (34.78%) MCSE
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 5 (10.87%) MCSA
5 5 (10.87%) CCNA
6 4 (8.70%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.17%) CCIE
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
3 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (10.87%) vSphere
6 4 (8.70%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.17%) XenApp
7 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
1 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (47.83%) Cisco
3 20 (43.48%) VMware
4 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (13.04%) NetApp
6 5 (10.87%) Veeam
6 5 (10.87%) Oracle
6 5 (10.87%) Dell
7 4 (8.70%) Juniper
7 4 (8.70%) Symantec
7 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.52%) Citrix
9 2 (4.35%) HP
9 2 (4.35%) Lotus
9 2 (4.35%) IronPort
10 1 (2.17%) Perforce
10 1 (2.17%) Brocade
10 1 (2.17%) Mitel
10 1 (2.17%) SAP
10 1 (2.17%) Avaya
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