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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 144 149 146
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.05% 1.68% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 3
Average salary £30,250 £37,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +14.45%
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
722 653 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 21.69% 20.75% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 459 431 449
Average salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £54,100 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 24 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 24 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 -3 16 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Glasgow -3 5 - -
Dundee - 3 £43,750 -
Stirling - 1 £60,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £19,000 -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 38 (88.37%) Microsoft
2 35 (81.40%) Windows
3 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
4 28 (65.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (55.81%) Cisco
5 24 (55.81%) MS Exchange
6 23 (53.49%) VMware
7 21 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (46.51%) Hyper-V
8 20 (46.51%) ITIL
8 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
9 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
10 18 (41.86%) IIS
11 15 (34.88%) SAN
12 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (30.23%) Blackberry
13 13 (30.23%) Service Delivery
14 12 (27.91%) Linux
15 11 (25.58%) WAN
15 11 (25.58%) Firewall
16 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
17 8 (18.60%) MCSE
17 8 (18.60%) MS Office
17 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
17 8 (18.60%) IP Telephony
17 8 (18.60%) Unified Communications
18 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (16.28%) Windows Phone

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 24 (55.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (41.86%) IIS
3 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
5 6 (13.95%) Apache
5 6 (13.95%) Tomcat
6 5 (11.63%) nginx
7 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (4.65%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
2 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) SAN
2 11 (25.58%) Firewall
2 11 (25.58%) WAN
3 8 (18.60%) IP Telephony
3 8 (18.60%) Unified Communications
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (16.28%) LAN
5 6 (13.95%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (13.95%) iSCSI
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (9.30%) xDSL
6 4 (9.30%) Junos
6 4 (9.30%) VPN
6 4 (9.30%) DNS
6 4 (9.30%) POP3
6 4 (9.30%) SMTP
6 4 (9.30%) IMAP
6 4 (9.30%) Internet
6 4 (9.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (16.28%) Law
2 5 (11.63%) Games
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Communications Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) IT Support
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Technical Manager
7 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Statistics
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) DTV
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) iPhone
4 1 (2.33%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Windows
2 28 (65.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.91%) Linux
4 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Phone
6 6 (13.95%) Ubuntu
7 5 (11.63%) Solaris
7 5 (11.63%) OpenSolaris
8 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.65%) UNIX
9 2 (4.65%) Android
10 1 (2.33%) CentOS
10 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Service Delivery
3 7 (16.28%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.95%) MOF
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.98%) Line Management
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.33%) Change Control
8 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.33%) Change Management
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
2 6 (13.95%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (18.60%) MCSE
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (16.28%) MCITP
4 6 (13.95%) Degree
4 6 (13.95%) CCNA
5 4 (9.30%) MCSA
5 4 (9.30%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.33%) CCIE
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (46.51%) Hyper-V
4 7 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (13.95%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (11.63%) vSphere
7 1 (2.33%) UAG
7 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.33%) XenApp
7 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (6.98%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.33%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (88.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (55.81%) Cisco
3 23 (53.49%) VMware
4 6 (13.95%) NetApp
4 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (11.63%) Oracle
5 5 (11.63%) Dell
5 5 (11.63%) Veeam
6 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.30%) Citrix
6 4 (9.30%) Juniper
6 4 (9.30%) Symantec
7 3 (6.98%) Lotus
7 3 (6.98%) HP
8 2 (4.65%) IronPort
9 1 (2.33%) Mitel
9 1 (2.33%) Brocade
9 1 (2.33%) Perforce
9 1 (2.33%) SAP
9 1 (2.33%) CommVault
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