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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 66 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 11 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.57% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.67% 2.80% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Average salary - £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%
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
165 143 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.57% 20.91% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 127 121 103
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 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 18 (94.74%) Windows
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) Citrix
2 16 (84.21%) VMware
3 14 (73.68%) SCOM
3 14 (73.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (73.68%) SAN
4 13 (68.42%) SLA
4 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (68.42%) Hyper-V
4 13 (68.42%) Change Management
4 13 (68.42%) SCCM
4 13 (68.42%) Office 365
5 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
5 12 (63.16%) ITIL
6 11 (57.89%) CommVault
6 11 (57.89%) SCVMM
7 10 (52.63%) SQL
7 10 (52.63%) MS Office
8 8 (42.11%) MCSE
8 8 (42.11%) Unified Communications
8 8 (42.11%) vSphere
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (36.84%) Web Services
9 7 (36.84%) XenApp
9 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
10 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
10 6 (31.58%) Citrix Presentation Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Office 365
2 6 (31.58%) SaaS
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) SAN
2 8 (42.11%) Unified Communications
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Change Management
2 12 (63.16%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) High Availability
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) BCP
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (42.11%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) MCSA
4 3 (15.79%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (68.42%) Hyper-V
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) vSphere
4 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (36.84%) XenApp
4 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
5 6 (31.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) SCOM
2 13 (68.42%) SCCM
3 11 (57.89%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.26%) AppDNA
4 1 (5.26%) SCDPM
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) Citrix
2 16 (84.21%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) CommVault
4 3 (15.79%) Riverbed
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) HP