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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 54 42 62
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Lync 15 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.36% 4.59% 1.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.05% 21.90% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 10
Average salary £26,000 £38,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.90% -29.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £27,350 £48,850
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £49,750 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
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
88 105 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 13.84% 20.96% 19.17%
Number of salaries quoted 75 99 114
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,246
% change year-on-year
- +1.92%

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 28 August 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Slough

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (77.78%) ITIL
2 13 (72.22%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) WAN
2 13 (72.22%) Service Management
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) OpenUP
4 8 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco
5 6 (33.33%) Change Management
5 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) Office 365
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (27.78%) Verint
6 5 (27.78%) Network Management
6 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (27.78%) Mitel
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 5 (27.78%) MGCP
6 5 (27.78%) SCCP
6 5 (27.78%) H.323
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Zeacom
6 5 (27.78%) ServiceNow
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Prime

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) LAN
1 13 (72.22%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
3 5 (27.78%) MGCP
3 5 (27.78%) SCCP
3 5 (27.78%) H.323
3 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Communications Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Transition Manager
3 2 (11.11%) BSS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
1 3 (16.67%) iPad
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) ITIL
2 13 (72.22%) Service Management
3 10 (55.56%) OpenUP
4 6 (33.33%) Change Management
5 5 (27.78%) Network Management
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) Line Management
6 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 2 (11.11%) Transition Management
8 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (16.67%) DameWare
2 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Mitel
3 5 (27.78%) Verint
3 5 (27.78%) Zeacom
3 5 (27.78%) ServiceNow
4 3 (16.67%) Dell KACE
4 3 (16.67%) Bomgar
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) Apple
4 3 (16.67%) McAfee
4 3 (16.67%) BT
5 2 (11.11%) VMware