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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 68 47 72
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Permanent jobs citing Lync 9 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.18% 1.62% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.08% 6.25% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 2
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £32,500 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £90,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +14.45%
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
177 112 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.29% 25.99% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 130 97 109
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £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 23 October 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 28 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (90.00%) Windows
3 23 (76.67%) Citrix
3 23 (76.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (73.33%) VMware
4 22 (73.33%) MCSE
5 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (53.33%) Hyper-V
7 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (43.33%) XenDesktop
8 13 (43.33%) MCTS
8 13 (43.33%) MCITP
8 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
9 12 (40.00%) Office 365
10 11 (36.67%) SAN
10 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (33.33%) SCOM
12 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
12 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
12 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
13 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
13 8 (26.67%) Web Services
13 8 (26.67%) MCP
13 8 (26.67%) Internet
13 8 (26.67%) CCA
13 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (26.67%) SLA
13 8 (26.67%) Change Management
13 8 (26.67%) Riverbed

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Office 365
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) SAN
2 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (26.67%) Internet
3 8 (26.67%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) PBX
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) IPsec
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Consultant
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Server Support
7 2 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Change Management
1 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) ITSM
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) BCP
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (73.33%) MCSE
3 13 (43.33%) MCTS
3 13 (43.33%) MCITP
4 8 (26.67%) MCP
4 8 (26.67%) CCA
4 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (26.67%) CCEE
5 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.00%) CCNP
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (53.33%) Hyper-V
3 13 (43.33%) XenDesktop
3 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.33%) XenApp
5 3 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) Xen
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCOM
2 7 (23.33%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) AppDNA
4 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
4 2 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (76.67%) Citrix
3 22 (73.33%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) Riverbed
5 7 (23.33%) Cisco
6 6 (20.00%) NetApp
7 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 3 (10.00%) EMC
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) HP