The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 54 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Lync 8 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.40% 0.95% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.31% 3.94% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 3
Average salary £23,500 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-60.83% +26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Lync
Berkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
65 127 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 11.36% 24.10% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 57 109 79
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £34,920 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Lync
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Lync Salary Trend in Slough

Lync
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Slough region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Slough

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (44.83%) MCSE
4 13 (44.83%) DHCP
4 13 (44.83%) DNS
4 13 (44.83%) Telecoms
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) Office 365
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco
7 10 (34.48%) VPN
7 10 (34.48%) Degree
8 9 (31.03%) WAN
9 8 (27.59%) SLA
9 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (24.14%) CCNA
11 6 (20.69%) Dell
11 6 (20.69%) VoIP
11 6 (20.69%) MS Office
11 6 (20.69%) Internet
11 6 (20.69%) McAfee
11 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
11 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
11 6 (20.69%) Apple

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (13.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) DHCP
1 13 (44.83%) DNS
2 10 (34.48%) VPN
3 9 (31.03%) WAN
4 6 (20.69%) VoIP
4 6 (20.69%) Internet
4 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (17.24%) LAN
6 4 (13.79%) ISDN
6 4 (13.79%) SNMP
6 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.79%) VLAN
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (13.79%) RTP
6 4 (13.79%) Firewall
6 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (13.79%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (6.90%) PBX
8 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (44.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Team Leader
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Support
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Support
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
1 6 (20.69%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (20.69%) iPhone
1 6 (20.69%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) FMCG
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Asset Management
2 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
2 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (20.69%) Line Management
2 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.24%) OpenUP
3 5 (17.24%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) C++
2 4 (13.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (44.83%) MCSE
3 10 (34.48%) Degree
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (24.14%) CCNA
6 6 (20.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (20.69%) MCTS
7 5 (17.24%) CCVP
8 4 (13.79%) CNE
8 4 (13.79%) Novell Certification
9 3 (10.34%) MCSA
10 2 (6.90%) MCITP
11 1 (3.45%) CCDA
11 1 (3.45%) CCIE
11 1 (3.45%) CCNP
11 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Samba
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
2 4 (13.79%) vSphere
2 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) DameWare
1 6 (20.69%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (17.24%) WSUS
3 4 (13.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Dell
3 6 (20.69%) Juniper
3 6 (20.69%) Apple
3 6 (20.69%) McAfee
3 6 (20.69%) Bomgar
3 6 (20.69%) ServiceNow
3 6 (20.69%) Dell KACE
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) Brocade
5 4 (13.79%) ProCurve
5 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
5 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
5 4 (13.79%) Lotus
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Avaya