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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 44 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing Lync 20 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 4.08% 1.63% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.86% 7.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 0
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,750 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.50% +25.00%
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
112 137 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 22.86% 22.35% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 106 129 101
Average salary £37,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 23 September 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Slough

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (81.48%) Cisco
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) VMware
3 16 (59.26%) SLA
3 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (59.26%) CCNA
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (55.56%) MPLS
4 15 (55.56%) OSPF
4 15 (55.56%) BGP
4 15 (55.56%) VPN
4 15 (55.56%) DNS
4 15 (55.56%) SSL
4 15 (55.56%) Linux
4 15 (55.56%) Zenoss
4 15 (55.56%) vSphere
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 15 (55.56%) Degree
4 15 (55.56%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (55.56%) IPsec
4 15 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (55.56%) Network Management
4 15 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (55.56%) Multicast
5 10 (37.04%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) Polycom
7 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) IPsec
2 15 (55.56%) Multicast
2 15 (55.56%) VPN
2 15 (55.56%) DNS
2 15 (55.56%) SSL
2 15 (55.56%) MPLS
2 15 (55.56%) OSPF
2 15 (55.56%) BGP
3 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Manager
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support Manager
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Network Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) CCNA
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) SLA
2 15 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (55.56%) vSphere
2 15 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) Zenoss
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Polycom
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) BT
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Dell