The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.01% 0.93% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.02% 4.95% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 1
Average salary £42,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Lync
South Yorkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
169 101 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.09% 18.77% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 129 90 101
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £24,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Lync
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Lync Salary Trend in Sheffield

Lync
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
3 28 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (79.41%) MCSE
5 26 (76.47%) Citrix
6 23 (67.65%) VMware
7 22 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
8 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
9 15 (44.12%) MCITP
9 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (41.18%) MCTS
10 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (41.18%) SCOM
10 14 (41.18%) SAN
10 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
11 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
12 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (35.29%) Office 365
13 11 (32.35%) Change Management
13 11 (32.35%) Internet
13 11 (32.35%) MCP
13 11 (32.35%) Web Services
13 11 (32.35%) SLA
13 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
13 11 (32.35%) Riverbed
13 11 (32.35%) Unified Communications
14 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
15 8 (23.53%) Cisco

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (35.29%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) SAN
2 11 (32.35%) Internet
2 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 11 (32.35%) Unified Communications
3 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony
4 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.82%) PBX
6 2 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Consultant
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Consultant
2 12 (35.29%) Support Engineer
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Support Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Monitoring Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Change Management
2 3 (8.82%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (79.41%) MCSE
3 15 (44.12%) MCITP
4 14 (41.18%) MCTS
5 11 (32.35%) MCP
6 8 (23.53%) CCA
6 8 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (23.53%) CCEE
7 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.82%) CCNP
9 2 (5.88%) Degree
9 2 (5.88%) MCSA
9 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (47.06%) Hyper-V
2 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (38.24%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) SCOM
2 6 (17.65%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) AppDNA
4 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
4 2 (5.88%) SCDPM
4 2 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (76.47%) Citrix
3 23 (67.65%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) Riverbed
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Nortel
7 2 (5.88%) Avaya
7 2 (5.88%) Dialogic
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) EMC