The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 47 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Lync 6 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.05% 1.77% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.52% 11.63% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 0
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
63 43 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 21.58% 15.19% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 46 37 74
Average salary £41,250 £36,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% +8.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £28,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £41,905
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
West Midlands

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Lync
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Lync Salary Trend in Solihull

Lync
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Lync Salary Histogram in Solihull

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 4 (66.67%) NAS
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) MSI
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) NAS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) B2B
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp