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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 49 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs citing Lync 22 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.38% 1.52% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.19% 6.21% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 0
Average salary £65,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +9.19%
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
128 145 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 19.66% 24.41% 20.27%
Number of salaries quoted 102 134 103
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Slough

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (62.50%) DNS
3 22 (55.00%) Windows
4 21 (52.50%) Cisco
5 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
6 16 (40.00%) ITIL
6 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (37.50%) DHCP
7 15 (37.50%) CCNA
7 15 (37.50%) SLA
8 14 (35.00%) VMware
8 14 (35.00%) Degree
9 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
10 11 (27.50%) Linux
10 11 (27.50%) VPN
10 11 (27.50%) Firewall
10 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (27.50%) vSphere
10 11 (27.50%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (25.00%) Network Management
11 10 (25.00%) OpenUP
11 10 (25.00%) Zenoss
11 10 (25.00%) Change Management
11 10 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (25.00%) WSUS
11 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (25.00%) Office 365
11 10 (25.00%) Multicast

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) DNS
2 15 (37.50%) DHCP
3 11 (27.50%) Firewall
3 11 (27.50%) VPN
4 10 (25.00%) SSL
4 10 (25.00%) Multicast
4 10 (25.00%) IPsec
4 10 (25.00%) MPLS
4 10 (25.00%) OSPF
4 10 (25.00%) BGP
4 10 (25.00%) WAN
5 6 (15.00%) LAN
5 6 (15.00%) VoIP
6 4 (10.00%) ISDN
6 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.00%) RTP
7 3 (7.50%) PBX
8 1 (2.50%) SNMP
8 1 (2.50%) VLAN
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 8 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Change Management
2 10 (25.00%) OpenUP
2 10 (25.00%) Network Management
3 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
2 4 (10.00%) C++
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNA
3 14 (35.00%) Degree
4 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (15.00%) MCTS
7 5 (12.50%) CCVP
7 5 (12.50%) MCSE
8 4 (10.00%) CNE
8 4 (10.00%) Novell Certification
9 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (5.00%) MCITP
11 1 (2.50%) CCDA
11 1 (2.50%) MCSA
11 1 (2.50%) CCIE
11 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) SLA
2 10 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (27.50%) vSphere
2 11 (27.50%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) WSUS
1 10 (25.00%) Zenoss
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) Cisco
3 14 (35.00%) VMware
4 8 (20.00%) Polycom
5 6 (15.00%) Citrix
6 4 (10.00%) Lotus
6 4 (10.00%) Oracle
7 3 (7.50%) Avaya
8 2 (5.00%) BT
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.50%) Brocade