The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Sheffield region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 61 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 11 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.48% 0.60% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.96% 3.61% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 0
Average salary £29,900 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.20% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £46,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-8.60% +8.13%
Application Platforms Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
158 83 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 21.32% 16.50% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 137 76 144
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Lync
South Yorkshire

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 17 April 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
3 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (55.56%) MCSE
4 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 9 (50.00%) SCOM
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (44.44%) Citrix
6 8 (44.44%) VMware
6 8 (44.44%) SAN
7 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (27.78%) Internet
9 5 (27.78%) MCP
9 5 (27.78%) Web Services
9 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 5 (27.78%) DNS
9 5 (27.78%) SLA
9 5 (27.78%) Change Management
9 5 (27.78%) MCITP
10 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
10 4 (22.22%) SCCM
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) MS Office

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) Internet
2 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
4 3 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.56%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) VoIP
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
6 1 (5.56%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) MCSE
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) MCP
2 5 (27.78%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCOM
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) RightFax
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) Nortel
5 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 2 (11.11%) Dialogic
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) OPNET