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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 71 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 8 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.10% 2.05% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% 9.56% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 3
Average salary £37,500 £29,900 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.41% -40.20%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
144 136 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.78% 21.42% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 116 125 96
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) Change Management
2 18 (94.74%) SLA
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) SCCM
2 18 (94.74%) SCOM
2 18 (94.74%) SCVMM
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) SAN
2 18 (94.74%) CommVault
2 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 18 (94.74%) MS Office
2 18 (94.74%) Hyper-V
2 18 (94.74%) ITIL
2 18 (94.74%) Office 365
3 16 (84.21%) vMotion
3 16 (84.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 16 (84.21%) XenApp
3 16 (84.21%) XenDesktop
3 16 (84.21%) vSphere
3 16 (84.21%) SaaS
3 16 (84.21%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (84.21%) Unified Communications
3 16 (84.21%) High Availability
3 16 (84.21%) PowerShell
3 16 (84.21%) Migration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (94.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (94.74%) Office 365
2 16 (84.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) SAN
2 16 (84.21%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Change Management
1 18 (94.74%) ITIL
2 16 (84.21%) High Availability
2 16 (84.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (94.74%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (94.74%) Hyper-V
3 16 (84.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 16 (84.21%) XenApp
3 16 (84.21%) XenDesktop
3 16 (84.21%) vSphere
3 16 (84.21%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (94.74%) SCCM
1 18 (94.74%) SCOM
1 18 (94.74%) SCVMM
2 16 (84.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) CommVault
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat