The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 78 58 80
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Permanent jobs citing Lync 15 31 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.31% 2.81% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.82% 18.79% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 4
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +1.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Application Platforms Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
220 165 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 19.25% 14.97% 21.89%
Number of salaries quoted 195 146 169
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Lync
Wales

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Lync
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Lync Salary Trend in South Wales

Lync
Salary Histogram in South Wales

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

Lync Salary Histogram in South Wales

Lync
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -31 7 £22,500 -43.39%
Bridgend - 2 £22,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £20,500 -
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) SharePoint
3 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (50.00%) SAN
4 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
4 17 (47.22%) VMware
5 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 15 (41.67%) CCNP
6 15 (41.67%) Firewall
6 15 (41.67%) Office 365
7 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (38.89%) Hyper-V
7 14 (38.89%) CCNA
8 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
9 12 (33.33%) HP
9 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (33.33%) Email Migration
10 11 (30.56%) HSRP
10 11 (30.56%) VLAN
10 11 (30.56%) VRRP
10 11 (30.56%) Project Management
10 11 (30.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (30.56%) Dell
10 11 (30.56%) Windows
11 10 (27.78%) SonicWALL
12 9 (25.00%) WatchGuard
12 9 (25.00%) Avaya
12 9 (25.00%) Juniper
13 7 (19.44%) VoIP
14 6 (16.67%) LAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 19 (52.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Site Server
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) SAN
2 15 (41.67%) Firewall
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (30.56%) HSRP
4 11 (30.56%) VRRP
4 11 (30.56%) VLAN
5 7 (19.44%) VoIP
6 6 (16.67%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) WAN
7 5 (13.89%) Wireless
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (8.33%) PBX
8 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.56%) VPN
9 2 (5.56%) WLAN
9 2 (5.56%) ISDN
10 1 (2.78%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.78%) Network Security
10 1 (2.78%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Project Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Data Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Head of Infrastructure
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) IT Support
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) XMPP
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Email Migration
2 11 (30.56%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Network Management
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Document Management
6 1 (2.78%) IT Governance
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) ERP
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (41.67%) CCNP
3 14 (38.89%) CCNA
4 11 (30.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (8.33%) MCSE
7 2 (5.56%) CCDA
8 1 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (2.78%) MCSA
8 1 (2.78%) CCIE
8 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.78%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) GxP
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (38.89%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.89%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) OpenView
2 1 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) VMware
3 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
5 12 (33.33%) HP
6 11 (30.56%) Dell
7 10 (27.78%) SonicWALL
8 9 (25.00%) Avaya
8 9 (25.00%) Juniper
8 9 (25.00%) WatchGuard
9 6 (16.67%) Tandberg
10 4 (11.11%) F5
11 3 (8.33%) Aruba
11 3 (8.33%) ProCurve
11 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
11 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
12 2 (5.56%) Citrix
13 1 (2.78%) Sonus
13 1 (2.78%) Remedy
13 1 (2.78%) 3Com