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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 53 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Lync 15 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.44% 3.07% 1.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.48% 16.13% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 12
Average salary £26,000 £42,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.82% -26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £25,900 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -10.00%
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
77 93 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 12.50% 19.02% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 62 84 96
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% -6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
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 3 August 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Slough

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 3 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 19 (79.17%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) LAN
2 16 (66.67%) WAN
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Service Management
5 11 (45.83%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (45.83%) Cisco
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (41.67%) OpenUP
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 9 (37.50%) VPN
7 9 (37.50%) MS Office
7 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (37.50%) Office 365
8 8 (33.33%) ServiceNow
8 8 (33.33%) MCSE
8 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (33.33%) SLA
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
10 6 (25.00%) DameWare
10 6 (25.00%) Asset Management
10 6 (25.00%) Change Management
10 6 (25.00%) Internet
10 6 (25.00%) McAfee
10 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 6 (25.00%) Dell
10 6 (25.00%) Juniper
10 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) LAN
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 11 (45.83%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (37.50%) VPN
4 6 (25.00%) Internet
5 5 (20.83%) MGCP
5 5 (20.83%) SCCP
5 5 (20.83%) H.323
5 5 (20.83%) VoIP
5 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
6 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (12.50%) DNS
6 3 (12.50%) SAN
6 3 (12.50%) VLAN
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 3 (12.50%) SNMP
6 3 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Transition Manager
5 2 (8.33%) BSS Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (25.00%) iPhone
1 6 (25.00%) iPad
1 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) CMDB
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) ITIL
2 13 (54.17%) Service Management
3 10 (41.67%) OpenUP
4 6 (25.00%) Change Management
4 6 (25.00%) Line Management
4 6 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.83%) Network Management
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Transition Management
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.17%) Release Management
8 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) MCSE
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (20.83%) CCNP
5 2 (8.33%) CCNA
5 2 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Samba
2 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) DameWare
1 6 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 6 (25.00%) Dell KACE
4 6 (25.00%) Bomgar
4 6 (25.00%) Dell
4 6 (25.00%) Juniper
4 6 (25.00%) Apple
4 6 (25.00%) McAfee
5 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 5 (20.83%) Verint
5 5 (20.83%) Zeacom
5 5 (20.83%) VMware
5 5 (20.83%) Mitel
6 3 (12.50%) Brocade
6 3 (12.50%) ProCurve
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) BT